Because now we have curtains in the bedroom!
Yay! No more dashing around the windows topless hoping the neighbors don't see! I won't miss that about Northern New Jersey--the way houses are stacked within feet of each other.
I pushed myself to make these Sunday night. I made two and they cost me about $8 total. Fabric.com had this particular cotton lawn on sale. I'd never seen cotton lawn before, nor had I any idea what it was like, but based on the description of it (and the price!) I went for it.
The result is a lovely soft, thin, but not too thin curtain that wafts in the breeze quite nicely.
You can see the transparency a bit better here.
I love Fabric.com too--I've had nothing but amazing customer service from them. One time I bought from them with an AMEX gift card someone had given me and I didn't realize you had to "activate" it online to get it to work and I made a purchase before activating. Fabric.com wasted no time getting ahold of me.
Another time they accidentally sent me a fat quarter I didn't order. When I contacted them, within two days they had my correct fat quarter to me--and they let me keep the one I didn't order that they sent by mistake.
This order I had ordered 3 yards of the cotton lawn--1.5 yards for each bedroom window. They emailed me immediately to apologize and inform me they didn't have 3 yards uncut. They only had two 1.5 yard pieces.
SWEET! Less cutting for me! I told them that was fine and they gave me a coupon for a few bucks of my next order as a "sorry for the inconvenience" gesture.
Anyway, it's nice to find people attune to their customers these days.
Which brings me to the latest Zorba update.
So on Wednesday I mailed out a letter thanking Zorba for his promptness in getting us a check. But then I laid out the math for him and asked him for an explanation as to why it didn't add up.
Thursday night while I was out walking the boys after dinner (Mooch LOVES to go for evening walks), Nurse Lady called and talked to Dr. Mad Scientist.
He tells me that she told him that she told Zorba he couldn't just send a check--that he had to include a statement as well, but that he ignored her.
She also said that Zorba was adamant that we had only paid $1400 as a deposit (huh? Did he not keep a copy of the lease? I have a copy of the lease!).
She told him he was wrong and then she went and dug up one of the early bank statements showing how much was initially deposited.
She said she couldn't guarantee it, but that she thought he'd be sending more money soon.
Yeah Zorba, that's right.
Which has me scratching my head--what did he do with nearly $1000 of our money? Where did he put it?
I know he opened a bank account (interest bearing) in our name because there every year around tax time we'd get a 1099 telling us how much money we earned in interest.
Of course I haven't seen one for a while now that I think about it since they only came once a year...
All I want is an accounting of what happened to our money. Getting back the nearly $1000 would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath.
Nurse Lady then told Dr. MS that after she gets back from Poland, which will be after Zorba's allegedly put in a home (that's happening allegedly at the end of this week--I bet we never hear from him or his stupid kin again after that), she's thinking about renting our apartment to live in herself (why not? She already knows exactly what's wrong with everything there...) and she asked Dr. MS if she could have our fridge.
He told her hell yeah.
Even we don't get our money back, at least my fridge (that I truly miss--who thought you could get attached to a fridge?) will be going to an honest person.
Labels: NJ Apartment, Sewing