18 January 2007

It's Here!

The shipping confirmation said 3-Day UPS and gave a delivery date of the 19th but Chris discovered a pile of boxes the approximate size of a Fiat on our front porch and messaged me that my cubbies had arrived! This picture shows four (of five - the last one appeared later on) of the shipping cartons. The odd thing is that although the cartons are huge (50" x 20" x 20") and heavy (lightest is about 60lbs), we didn't hear the delivery guy at all. Not a sound, not a thump, not a porch rattle. Nothing. We live in a wooden house that shakes when our kids walk around, so it's sort of curious that we managed to miss someone making a 240 pound delivery on our porch. Maybe they were teleported in? After dinner and before I left for hockey practice, we uncrated and set it up. Pixie approves of the new cubbies! She hopped right in to inspect our work and has staked out a favorite cubby. Look for a fleece blanket and a catnip mouse to be stored in that one. I decided to be nice and *not* block up the door - we'll have to squeeze by it in our den entry way for a while until the weather warms and we can start construction to move the door. We can't do it now, because the wall where we will put the new door has heating pipe on both sides and to alter that, we'll have to have the heat off and be able to empty the pipes. Not something we'd be wise to start in January...it's been warm lately, but we're still prefering to have the heat on. I'll be able to work from home tomorrow, so will get some actual items stored in the cubbies. Look for a follow-up photo soon!

9 comments:

Fraukow said...

looks great! love that pixie!

Epiphany Alone said...

Ohhh...it's gorgeous!

Navilyn said...

It looks nice, I like it.

Makes me want to go to Ikea and get something to put together...

Grandmoo said...

Your cubby is BEAUTIFUL! ABSOLUTELY makes the room look SO RICH! Somehow I pictured Pixie taking over immediately. It's probably the most expensive kitty kubby Pet Smart ever sold!

sister k said...

ha ha...didn't even see that pretty pixie at first! love the cubby and the rug! looks as good or better than the pottery barn pic :)

Spice Girl said...

You may be jealous of my new towels, but I'm jealous of your cubbies. I was just throwing the towels into the washer and thinking I should pick some up to send to you as a surprise. Perhaps you'll return the favor?? Hee hee!

OMSH said...

I love it. Now that's an original thought, yes? I could do so many things with this item. I need it in my room. Wait, no ... in the living area. No ... in the ...

ENJOY IT!

grandmoo said...

Spice Girl: If you throw those cubbies in your dryer, you'll ruin the towels!

Colleen said...

It's beautiful. I'm totally covetting it! I told Roger about it and hope we can get one too before they run out.

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