Getting on with it
I took a deep breath and opened the summerhouse door to be greeted with wall to wall cobwebs. Ugh! Never mind, our bright yellow “hard work” vacuum cleaner quickly sucked them up and feeling in a “get on with it” mood, I carried on and made it all presentable again. But as I did, I looked at those two folded chairs and thought how sad they looked. Watermarked and spider-spotty, I didn’t much feel like sitting on either of them. Maybe it was time to perk them up a bit?
The last time I had that thought, I got out the acrylic paints, mixed in some textile medium and painted the canvas. But I didn’t feel like repeating the exercise and took them apart to have a think. I recalled a company selling deckchair fabric so before I got some lunch together, I googled and came across The Stripes Company (though I’d actually bookmarked them as Deckchair Stripes, I discovered later). It was quite difficult to choose from some glorious deckchair fabrics but I decided on “Aerobics” and placed my order.
In true internet shopping style, it was immediately acknowledged and paid for.
Around 2.30pm I had another email. My package had been dispatched.
I was working this morning and in a meeting, so I don’t know what time it arrived, but this afternoon, when I arrived home, there it was. I was thrilled with my choice and even more thrilled by the outstanding service.
I suppose it was about 3pm when I started to give the wooden frames a bit of a clean up. I might have switched my sewing machine on around 4.
All I can say is that by 6.30pm we had two spiffy chairs, ready to use!