Back in March I realized that my knee high leather boots, which are one of my favorite things, were getting a little old. Back when I thought the pandemic was eventually going to end, I wrote in my planner for September 20-
buy new boots
On September 20 I pulled up DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) and began searching for boots.
I am grateful for being optimistic.
I found a really nice pair of riding boots at a good price.
Grateful that they make riding boots for show, that they had a size 7M in black.
I was about to buy them when I looked at the time and knew that I needed to start dinner or we would never eat. So I put them in my cart.
After dinner was over and we had cleaned up, I sat at my desk to purchase the boots, but first I checked my email.
Lo and behold DSW was having a three hour sale. 40% off everything plus free shipping.
I was grateful for a 40% off code.
However, because 40% off everything and free shipping is an amazing deal, I wasn’t the only one trying to buy boots…
Their website had crashed.
After trying for a bit to see if the website would revitalize, I gave up.
At 10:30, I gave my email a check.
I am so grateful that DSW had sent a new code, thus extending the 40% off period.
So I got my boots at a ridiculous stupid price.
Two days later…
So I got a notice that the boots shipped from Holbrook New York which is two hours EAST of NYC. The notice said delivery tomorrow.
When I didn’t receive a package, I looked at tracking info: The boots were in Pennsylvania- 3 hours WEST of NYC.
FYI- unless you are on a plane or boat. you MUST drive through at least part of NYC to get from Long Island to literally anyplace else in the contiguous United States.
The boots are now scheduled to arrive this coming Tuesday as opposed to last Wednesday.
So the thing I am most grateful for is that my boots have been able to do a gap week and explore their wild oats before they lead a simple life here with me. Just hoping they brought me a souvenir pocketbook from their travels.