This past week I went out to Vaudeville Mews to see P.O.S. It has been a while since I've gone out to see a concert on my own, and this was one that accidentally made me do so. While the performance was strange as he had a bit (or a lot) of vertigo, it felt very connected and I'm glad I went. I did spend the first part after the doors opened, reading a bit. I suppose I could've attempted to socialize, but I'm not very good at starting that. I'm glad I went, even alone, and enjoyed it.
Friday, I took the day off again. I was tasked for finding a replacement ceiling fan. After searching and research, I found one that I thought would work. Then ordered it to pickup in a Lowes store.
Having other errands to run, I got ready to leave the house, then headed off to JC Penny's to find some work clothes (and spend the gift card from my mom-in-law). I found a couple of deals, a couple of acceptable items, one super good deal (91% off). Ended up getting 7 items for just under $100. I headed out to the parking lot to check in on the pickup at the store item at Lowes. I called, after bouncing around a bit, finally talked to someone, who said they'd call me back.
I headed to Whole Foods to pick up a couple of things. The idea for me, was Pennys > Lowes > Whole Foods > home. So as lowes was out of the loop, I made my way home. After a bit of time, I finally tweeted about my frustration and after a bit of responsive twitter lowes, I finally got a call back. Apparently the items shipped to the store had not survived the trip and were not removed form stock. Which is fair enough, but still a frustrating experience. Then I got offered a ceiling fan from a friend (thanks Keith!), and this sounds like the new plan. I still thought about the fan, which would probably be more effective in the living room. So the plan changed. Then I remembered that I'd have to run electricity and create a new light socket, which to me sounds expensive, so I'll get quotes on that. So I cancelled my fan in store pickup. I often complain about inventory management. I understand it's hard to get accurate information, but if you are going to display that, it's the responsibility of everyone to get the data as correct as possible.