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Old 08-26-2011, 10:27 AM   #5356
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I would be hyperventilating about now, I do that when I get really ticked, know what I mean Vern?
Oh, so you heard me last night then Jim, when I discovered the mistake? Sorry about that...hehehe.

When we were ordering the material, the guy asked me if we wanted 76" wide or 78" wide. Now up to that point I hadn't even heard of a 76" wide king size bed. I made it very clear that ours was 78" wide..You can guess what size they gave us.

Not only that, but the 6" thick foam is also just too short, obviously a mis-cut. All in all a p!ss poor job.

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If you lived on the island and it was just a matter of loading it on the truck and driving it back to the store, it would be one thing. But with you having to carry all of it back down the stairs (which is dangerous because it's so awkward and bulky), down to the boat and multiple trips from the boat across the doc (if the wind catches it, you could end up in the bay) and up to your vehicle.... it's something you shouldn't have to deal with.

At the very least they should tell you to keep the one you have and replace it with another. There's no sense in you going to all the trouble of bringing it back so they can let it sit in the warehouse.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:13 PM   #5358
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This just in from the Ruxton Island news department......

After a series of calls to the foamies, wherein they started to call me a liar about the size of the foam, we are finally getting somewhere.

First they requested that I bring the foam back to the store so they could personally check the sizes. That was the cause of my first tirade.

Then I had to wait nearly 3 hours for them to return my first call, which didn't sit too well.

After discovering that the foam is actually cut in Vancouver (which is what I suspected in the first place) I suggested that they might like...no I demanded that they call the supplier and have them tell the foamies how big it was cut.

They did this. Surprise, surprise, it was cut the size I said it is. Well, nearly. Apparently, they just feed numbers into a computer and a machine cuts the foam to the approximate size. Mr. Foam God said it is normal for the foam to be a different size than what is punched into the computer.

So, Mr. Junior foamie still needs some sort of confirmation that the foam is the size I say it is, even after having spoken to the foam gods in Vancouver. He took my suggestion of what he could do with his confirmation rather well, all things considered. However, I invited him to come over to Ruxton Island - at his expense of course - and he would be more than welcome to measure away to his little heart's content.

All of a sudden that wasn't quite such a good idea, and he would be quite happy if I could just take a pic or two (which I offered to do in the initial call first thing this morning).

That has been done, 6 pics in all, and we ended our last call on a decidedly friendlier note.

Oh yes, just one other tiny little detail, they would have to charge me $50 to have this extra foam sent from Vancouver. It didn't take more than about 15 seconds for me to explain the error of his ways in asking for such a stupid thing. It's your fault pal, you pay the freight. Capiche?
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Mr. Foam God said it is normal for the foam to be a different size than what is punched into the computer.
We should be thankful this guy doesn't build airplanes..... "By golly Joe! The left wing on this plane is a foot longer than the right wing". "That's fairly normal Fred - close enough anyway".
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This just in from the Ruxton Island news department......

After a series of calls to the foamies, wherein they started to call me a liar about the size of the foam, we are finally getting somewhere.

First they requested that I bring the foam back to the store so they could personally check the sizes. That was the cause of my first tirade.

Then I had to wait nearly 3 hours for them to return my first call, which didn't sit too well.

After discovering that the foam is actually cut in Vancouver (which is what I suspected in the first place) I suggested that they might like...no I demanded that they call the supplier and have them tell the foamies how big it was cut.

They did this. Surprise, surprise, it was cut the size I said it is. Well, nearly. Apparently, they just feed numbers into a computer and a machine cuts the foam to the approximate size. Mr. Foam God said it is normal for the foam to be a different size than what is punched into the computer.

So, Mr. Junior foamie still needs some sort of confirmation that the foam is the size I say it is, even after having spoken to the foam gods in Vancouver. He took my suggestion of what he could do with his confirmation rather well, all things considered. However, I invited him to come over to Ruxton Island - at his expense of course - and he would be more than welcome to measure away to his little heart's content.

All of a sudden that wasn't quite such a good idea, and he would be quite happy if I could just take a pic or two (which I offered to do in the initial call first thing this morning).

That has been done, 6 pics in all, and we ended our last call on a decidedly friendlier note.

Oh yes, just one other tiny little detail, they would have to charge me $50 to have this extra foam sent from Vancouver. It didn't take more than about 15 seconds for me to explain the error of his ways in asking for such a stupid thing. It's your fault pal, you pay the freight. Capiche?
You have patience buddy, down this way we would be fixin to open up a 5 gallon bucket of W A.
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We should be thankful this guy doesn't build airplanes..... "By golly Joe! The left wing on this plane is a foot longer than the right wing". "That's fairly normal Fred - close enough anyway".
Isn't that why they used to build airplanes with one wing on top of the other...just in case they didn't get the bottom one right?
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...and it seems everything works out for the best afterall.

Now when your boat sinks - you do have a nice new foam raft to take you to town.
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On a lighter side of all this......
You know we need people like this.......they make the rest of us look sooo good without even trying.
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On a lighter side of all this......
You know we need people like this.......they make the rest of us look sooo good without even trying.
Ain't that just the truth!
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I washed off the top railing outside the bedroom yesterday and added a coat of the new urethane. This morning I added a second coat, so now there's 7 varnish and two urethane's.

You should see this thing shine in the sun. A picture simply does not convey the depth of the finish.
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One more for good measure and a few of todays' flower pics.
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Your pictures are always just stunningly beautiful. Is your sweety doing better yet?

Keith if your rail is prettier in person than the picture, it is out of sight, it still reminds me a lot of a yacht. By the way, how is my table doing now days.
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Thanks Jim:

The missus' leg is still not good. Now there's some sort of problem with her foot as well. It all seems to be muscle/tendon/ligament related.

That rail really is better in the flesh than any photo.

As for your table, well the arbutus moved quite a bit, causing some cracks in the varnish. I think I will sand off the old varnish and see what happens with three or four coats of this urethane. Nothing to lose by trying.

Can't get at it today...I have to clean the surface of the old pond liner with soap and water, then try to stretch out the new liner, then get two coats of urethane on the top windows (sanded then down last night), water the Japanese garden, water the missus' garden, get some more grout on the living room floor and clear out part of the generator shed so I can get at the big pressure water tank to move it over to the house.

Not quite sure what I'll be doing after coffee break.

I guess I will be building the new headboard now that I think about it!
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you need to hurry up every chance you get, you should be able to fit /shoehorn a few more projects in there
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you need to hurry up every chance you get, you should be able to fit /shoehorn a few more projects in there
You betcha...but I don't want to run out of stuff to do that fast!

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