Where we left off: I'd emailed inquiring about when I could expect our sectional to arrive since it had been several days past the expected 10. Found out it was on back order and they were hoping to receive it the following week.
I had emailed back to the customer service rep and he told me that actually, the sectional had arrived to their store that morning and I would be hearing from them soon to schedule the delivery. That was Tuesday. On Friday I still hadn't gotten that call, so we asked if we could just pick it up ourselves. I mean, why have it just sitting there so close, yet so far away? It could be "just sitting" right here in my house! ;-) (We learned they intended to schedule the delivery for this Wednesday, over a WEEK after they got it and more than a MONTH after we purchased it! And since I won't be home, it would have been put off even later!) So yesterday Brian picked it up, he and I painstakingly got the pieces into the house... and as it turns out they don't both fit. They both have a corner piece on one end.
I know, right?
What happened is... to get a symmetrical sectional you need a sofa and a one-armed loveseat. We wanted the asymmetrical version, so our salesguy ordered 2 sofas. That would create the correct number of seats, but the manufacturer doesn't make the sectional like that. What they make is a sofa and loveseat, and additionally an armless chair you can place between, if desired.
|Wait! This won't work!|
|Aah, there it is|
Anyway, it's being sorted out. In another 11+ days we'll get the correct pieces. In the mean time I'm trying to keep my kids from bouncing on the sofa we're giving back. We're not super happy customers, but I also understand that these things happen. Backorders, ordering mistakes, etc. It's just a teensy bit annoying that it's ALL happening to us.
But we LOVE the piece that works!
Have you ever made up your mind about certain qualities you absolutely DON'T want... then fall in love with something that has those qualities anyway? Like, I'd always decided that I could marry anyone from anywhere, EXCEPT an Idahoan. (My reasoning was I did NOT want a pokey potato farmer. I mean, what if he wanted me to live on a farm in Idaho?!?!?!)
In this case, I knew what I wanted: Tight back, fabric (not leather), modern but not "contemporary",... And what I definitely no matter what didn't want: Rolled arms, brown in color, microfiber or leather, pillow back to eventually look sloppy, (at the very least NO DETACHED for my kids to throw around the room.)...
What I bought: A brown, microfiber, - that looks like leather - rolled arm sectional with a pillow back. (But they are attached at least :-) ) I dunno what happened. But we just fell in love. It's not the microfiber that you can write in. You know when it's a different shade depending on which direction you move the fibers? I can't remember what that's called. Anyway, this doesn't do that. It looks like leather suede, but as microfiber is easier to clean. I can live with brown, I think. I wasn't sure I could learn to love the rolled arms, but it's really growing on me. And after purchasing I learned that there are hidden zippers in the attached back pillows for adding stuffing. Sweet!
Anyway, I just think it's funny that I ended up with everything I definitely didn't want. Lol. That is SO me.