Blog-Behind the Scenes at Orozco Ink
This is from the Catalyst for Cats newsletter. I do volunteer work with this fabulous all-volunteer nonprofit.
Happy New Year! Here's to hoping 2018, aka the Year of the Dog, is the best ever.
Even with the ash of the Thomas Fire still evident, my 2018 is off to a fine start.
Example: On Tuesday, Jan. 2, I ordered (online) a new office chair, which was scheduled to arrive between 8 to 10 business days. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, the chair arrived late afternoon. I thought it best not to tackle assembling the chair after a full workday, so it sat, unopened, in its box until Thursday morning, when I figured I would get out all the parts and read the directions. Then start putting it together on Friday.
"Friday? Why wait?" you might ask.
Because I'm really not very good at this sort of thing. Nor is my husband. Definitely neither of us enjoy it. Furniture assembly is probably the closest we've come to divorce. Really and truly. Infidelity, nope. Fiscal fights, nope. In-law misunderstandings, a wee bit. Unfair distribution of labor in regards to household chores, more than a tad. Whose turn is it to be Designated Driver, sometimes ...
Well, you get the picture. So I figured, best to take it slow and easy. Maybe get some special snacks for Friday to associate the assembly with pleasantness.
Yesterday (Thursday) I took out all named 7 parts and 7 pieces of hardware (including supplied Allen wrench). The five steps of directions seemed easy enough, so I thought, "Go ahead, give it a whirl. You can stop anytime as you are so far ahead of schedule with the early delivery and assembling starting a day early."
Within 30 minutes, my new snazzy red leather-lookalike chair was ready for me to plop into and start working. And here I am telling you about my wonderful start to 2018.
Hope you have as nice a start to the Year of the Dog as I did.
BTW, the chair's official name is Dorado Office Chair. It comes in a choice of colors. I ordered it from Costco.
And, I must point out, as it's in my line of work, there should have been eight parts listed with directions of six steps. They forgot the thingee (black plastic) between the base and pneumatic cylinder – solely decorative in function, I believe. Even with that gaffe, assembly was a breeze. Sooo much better than IKEA!