Delivery for my new dining chair was between 7am and 2pm yesterday, I think it's already obvious what happened. With no exaggeration whatsoever, at 10 seconds to 2pm a man ran up the drive and rang the doorbell! I don't break into so much as a light jog for any reason so I was impressed.
I can never have too much orange!
Perfect fit, and now you can all come round for tea! Three at a time obviously.
Dan phoned a washing machine repair man who said he could come out but asked a few questions first, he heard my description of what was wrong and said "does it sound like there's a load of bricks in it?" I replied that it did. Then there was the sharp intake of breath, you know the one "it's your something-or-other bearings, I could fix it but it would be £200, you'd be better off with a new one. Ring me when you have something cheaper to repair!" he laughed.
So we went to see my MIL with a couple of loads of laundry, we came away with clean clothes and the offer of a second hand washing machine. Excellent! So all we need is a van to collect it (nothing fits in our car). The only slight downside is that Dan has had to send his ID off to a solicitor for something totally different. It'll work out, it may just take a while! There's a lot of not all that good stuff going on at the moment, but this is something that is good for us and helps someone out too.