Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stuck between a delivery time and a tile floor

After we rented the house in Los Algarrobos one of the first things we had to buy was appliances (our place is unfurnished so no stove or fridge). The place we bought our appliances and bed from deliver for a small fee so we decided that we would have them go ahead and do that for us. The problem is that they deliver from anywhere from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon, and if you are not there when they try to deliver you have to pay again for them to come back another day.

At the time we lived in Volcan. There are no direct ways from Volcan to Algarrobos, you have to go from Volcan to David to Algarrobos. The bus from Volcan to David often takes over an hour and then from David to Algarrobos it is about 20-30 minutes depending on the number of stops made. The buses start running around 7:30 to 8:00 so this wouldn't give us enough time to get to Algarrobos if they were there at 9.

We didn't want to miss the delivery so we decided the only option was to stay overnight at the house in Nuevo Horizonte (New Horizon [our neighborhood]). The problem was we only had a comforter set we bought for the bed. All the floors here are tile or concrete, not exactly the softest flooring around. So to say the least it was not the most comfortable place I have ever slept.
Here is Michelle getting ready for bed.
Tyler trying to keep the bugs out.

The delivery was made the next morning, so we now have our; bed, stove, fridge, washer and dryer. Now we just have to start getting things arranged.


  1. Tyler,
    What time did the delivery arrive? Was is close to 9:00 or could you have made it without spending the night?
    Yes, I've silently been following your posts ;)

  2. Yeah, they ended up at our place around 11am. So we actually did have time to take the bus and make it. But you just never know here, customer service is not really a big concept here. Thus if we would have missed the delivery it would have been too bad for us and another $20.