But when we got home, we found that two of the six stools had cracked legs. Because they were the "bottom of the stack", they had obviously been mishandled in shipment. We had gotten such a good deal, we decided it was still worth it, even with just four chairs.
However, after putting everything together, we found "The Phone Number". Service and Repair. So, I called the company. I told them we had bought it from Sam's, and that two of the chair's were broken, and was there anything they could suggest.
They told me they were currently out of stock in that model, but took my name, address and item number down.
Weeks and weeks went by. I E-mailed the company once, and they said they were still out of stock. More weeks went by. I completely and utterly forgot about the very idea of more chairs. Then, last week, the door bell rang....
and these were waiting for me at the door. There is just something about a big brown box - it simply feels like Christmas! It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Canaan, Zion and I sat in the front yard, got out Daddy's tools and went to work.
Here is a picture of our completed handiwork.
And here is a picture of my proud little helpers, trying out the finished product.
They arrived just in time, and are just the right height, for our homeschool co-op to make Gingerbread houses around our kitchen island.
Here are their finished results...
Jessica's Samantha's Canaan's
Don't drool too much, okay?!
P.S. I sent the company a thank-you E-mail, to let them know I appreciated them following through, even though it had been so long. I had forgotten about the chairs, so I know that they could have forgotten about them too. I wished them a Merry Christmas. They wrote me back a nice little note, and wished me a "Happy Holidays". We'll have to pray that they get some Jesus in their Holiday time - but even without, I was impressed with their follow through.
Be blessed! Bethany