It arrived Friday
but before I talk about the awesome-ness of the book I have to share the story of it’s delivery.
Yes, a book birth story as it were.
I ordered this book from Blurb, as I did both my previous 365 books. Blurb ships FedEx now, which I failed to pay attention to in my excitement at ordering the book.
FedEx has, 9 times out of 10, had ‘issues’ delivering things to me. Granted, about half the time it is weather related. Like before Xmas when it took them 6 BUSINESS DAYS to take a package the 50 miles from their distribution center to my home. It kept going out on the truck but just not making it to my house until I finally made such a pest of myself they sent some guy out at 5pm to make the hour long drive. (I’m sure FedEx and the tech support folks at my ISP would have *lots* to talk about over drinks. I’m civil but I am insistent). Yes there had been a major snowstorm, but a FULL WEEK earlier & that package was at my ‘local’ distribution center when it started so don’t give me ‘we have a backlog to deliver’ BS. My package was part of the original backlog. And UPS was there the day AFTER the snow with my stuff. Hell, USPS was there too.
Anyway…I try not to end up with FedEx for my deliveries.
So when the ‘we shipped your book’ email from Blurb arrived with the FedEX tracking number I knew there would be problems. And snow was predicted. And my heart sank.
Delivery was supposed to be for Thursday but it snowed & there was no package, so I assumed it would be this week before the book showed up.
Friday afternoon, as I am heading out to the kids’ school to take Mayhem’s class cupcakes (which should have been Wednesday but school closed early due to impending snow) I see this at the end of the driveway
Yes, that is my package. Yes, they tied it to a TREE branch by the road & just left it there for anyone to drive by & steal. Apparently my driveway was ‘snowed in’ (I called customer service to complain Saturday) and yet, there I was in in a mini van without snow tires, studs or all wheel drive, getting in and out of it.
My snowed in driveway
A Kia could manage that driveway!
But I did get the book before anyone thought to steal it, so that’s good.
It’s really nice too. I am delighted by it & so happy I went with the 12x12 size this time. Seeing everything full sized is awesome!
Wonderful clear colors
nice tight binding
great quality paper
no weird cropping of my pages
It’s kinda skinny though
I expected 80 pages to be…thicker.
But that’s due to me being spatially challenged. I can never tell how big anything will be.
I’m very pleased with it
And do you what else? I ordered something from another company that ended up going Fed Ex and surprisingly was delivered on Saturday.
And they did it AGAIN!
This time I wasn’t even expecting a package & only learned of it’s existence because one of my neighbors saw it when they drove by and called to tell me something was tied to my pine tree by the road.
That’s when I called FedEx customer service.
Seriously people. Packages tied to a tree. I suppose I should be glad they didn’t just keep them & say they were undeliverable.