The cuteness that is really a little stinker!
As I predicted that project I got slammed with last Monday morning isn't done yet. I've been tasked now to do the work necessary from the results of the reports. I figured this was coming. I'll get started on it Monday morning. I'm guessing it won't take me more than 2 days at the most. My boss said she is going to work on half of it, but I'm hoping I'll get mine done before she does and then I can just offer to finish up her part.
DH and I have never been the type of people to ask favors of others (though he gets asked all the time and readily does them over and aboard what is asked, often), even family members. We don't like to bother or inconvenience people, but every so often you just need some help. I'm trying to figure out why, though, when we "expect" some help, it's not forthcoming, yet you see these family and friends doing them for others, all the time. I just don't get it. Let alone, almost anytime we have asked a "favor" we actually pay the person for it, friend or family!
Long story short (haha, not really), our new car is at the dealership and ready as of last Friday. DD and her dh ordered a new car (same car, different color) at the same time and both came in this past week. The dealer is a long time family friend of SIL (that is why we decided to go ahead and order from him). They got notified by the dealer friend Friday evening that their car was ready. They drove the 3 hours to his dealership first thing Saturday morning, of course excited to pick it up. We, since deciding to order from there in November, have been trying to work out the logistics of picking ours up, since it's winter (the cars came almost a month earlier than we were originally told they'd be done). We will be selling our old car on our own, not trading in. So, we need to drive our old car 400+ miles to go pick new car up and then both of us drive a car back home. But, it's still very wintery and 3 snowy mountain passes. I can't drive those passes in snow. I would probably have a panic attack at best, an accident at worst. In addition to that "obstacle" dh is anal about cars, especially a brand spanking new one and doesn't want to drive it over the passes with all the de-icer crap all over the roads right now. It's just a mess and ruins the underneath quickly. He wants the roads bare and dry. Ideally, we want to wait and get it as soon as there are some bare and dry roads (they are and will of course get better every week we get closer to spring).
All along dd and SIL have acted like they could even pick up the car and drive it over here. Well, that sure would be nice! The dealer already told me I can do all the paperwork electronically. The other option we all liked was having them pick up the car and store it at their house until we can go over and pick it up. That way we aren't inconveniencing them with trip over here (because we hate inconveniencing others). Then this past month SIL started hinting that the dealer can store it for us and then dd said "or we can store it in our backyard for you". Ok, well both of them know dh well enough that he's not going to want our brand new car sitting in their backyard under fir trees, needles and sap. ok, I guess we'll leave it at the dealer.
The other issue, adding the the logistics, is both of us bought this aftermarket radiator cooler to install. They were ordered together and shipped to our house (to save on shipping and no sales tax) before Christmas. The plan then was they'd pickup their car and ours and drive both over (this was before we knew the production schedule got bumped up a month early and were assuming roads would be better at that time in March) and both guys would put their new intercoolers on together in our nice big heated shop and dh has all the tools. Then when they were packing their truck to go home, suddenly they decided to take both intercoolers home with them. It was all a big rush and dh was kind of confused and was like umm..ok...but after they left he's like I don't understand the thinking - why take both/ours with them? At this point we then assumed they still would be picking our car up and taking it to their house, so ok, we'll just either put the intercooler on when we go to their house to pick up (adding another day, for installation) or I guess dh just hauls it back here, LOL.
So, now as the whole thing stands, since it's being stored at the dealer we will have to drive there, a good 8 hour drive. Spend however long picking it up. THEN drive the 120 miles to dd's house, at least 3 more hours (because by then it will be prime commuting time, so likely 4 hours) to pick up the intercooler (that should have just been at our house!). A good 14 hour day at the least. All this with a dh who literally has to pee every 20 minutes. Fun.
What bothers me the most is that dd and her dh let a co-worker of hers, that she hardly even knew and isn't even close to, store a car in their garage for 2 YEARS!! (it was just supposed to be a few months) and then when they finally got him to take the car back, then dd's father in law stored his car in their garage for many months (like a year I think)! We are asking for a few weeks of storage to help us out, until the roads are better and it's apparently too much for us to ask.
Then throw on top of all that that the dealer just totally dropped the ball on getting the purchase paperwork processing for our car. I had emailed with him 3 1/2 weeks ago (as soon as we knew pretty close what date the car would be at the dealer), specifically discussing the electronic signing option as well as told him I wanted to finance through Ford Credit, so do I apply online or what? He emailed me a credit app, which I sent back that day. He replied back that it was received and he'd be in touch. Well, he's apparently done nothing with my credit app and didn't even bother to call us to say "hey, your car is here and ready when you are, I'm getting the paperwork started". I had to finally call him yesterday, after no call from him, and found out he hadn't even done my credit app yet. Apparently under the impression we were doing it when we came to get the car? No, we specifically discussed doing it all electronically. (for 2 reasons, if we pick it up, we don't want to drive 8 or more hours, then sit in a dealership 3 hours doing the paperwork, we wanted it done ahead of time. Or, if we have DD pick it up it obviously needs to be all completed for her to be able to drive away with it). So, then he told me the credit website is down, so he'll have to do it on Monday. Sure.....
I'm just disappointed in dd. They can and do favors for their friends and SIL's parents (all the time), but I guess we're asking too much. That's how we are always made to feel if we ever ask anyone for a favor, it seems. So, us asking anyone is always few and far between!