I picked up a few items for the camper today – small sizes of dishwashing and laundry liquid. I know I could have gotten cheap plastic bottles and poured it out myself, but it’s so much easier and more convenient to have the small sizes. There will no doubt be quite a few items I will need to buy in Arizona, when I see exactly how much room I’ll have to store them, as well as what is required and what I can do without.
I bought two pairs of fleece gloves at Target, and although they cost a couple more dollars than those from Walmart they are actually a bit longer and a better fit. I just wish they had more colors than the black and white ones I bought. I have a snazzy cranberry colored down vest on the way, so you will see me coming from afar.
In looking at Cabelas website (where I bought the vest) it looked like they had shipped the item but the tracking number indicated they couldn’t track it as it hadn’t been shipped. I wrote an email to the customer service at Cabelas last night, and today I received a very prompt and polite reply, notifying me that it shipped yesterday. I’m on a roll with good customer service lately!
If only companies realized how their service can affect their business, they would all try harder. I would have ordered from LLBean, but a live chat with their rep was so unsatisfactory I decided not to buy from them. I wanted to know the back length of the parka and the coat – the response was that the coat was 5-3/4″ longer than the parka??? At that point I lost my connection. The rep emailed me and finally answered my question as to the country of manufacture, but it’s too late for LLBean. Tomorrow I plan to go to the Folsom outlet mall and look for a parka, but I think I can stay warm in Arizona without one. (To be fair to LLBean, their reps on the phone have always been terrific. I guess it’s different when typing information on a computer, and information can come across much differently than when you can actually hear the other’s voice.)
I am so tired this evening and I still need to eat something, but I sure don’t feel like cooking. This is why I can’t gain weight. Maybe some soup and crackers, a bottle of beer, some Halloween candy, and I’m off to bed early tonight.