Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Insane excitement!!!!!!

Finally, after soooooo long waiting, the container of silk lanterns from Vietnam has arrived!! My excitement levels are completely out of control!!! :-)
Due to delays with typhoons, customs documents, port strikes, etc. etc. I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when the truck finally arrived!!
Here it comes ...... mmmmmmmm such a big truck - is it all going to fit??????

20 foot container door is open - its just like Xmas day!!!!! If only Santa was here to bring it all inside for me!
Need the step ladder so I can climb up and in. My job cause I'm the weakest and smallest is to pass down the boxes. I tell you, its harder work than any gym visit!

Oh no ....... it doesn't all fit inside the double garage. Will have to squeeze it down the hallway, in the lounge, in the spare bedroom ....

Here is a very unflattering pic of myself after unloading the container. Unfortunately its over 30 degrees again today and humidity over 80% too!
Thankfully I had two other keen helpers. Thanks Wayne and Eric. Patsy just watched this time (not so helpful)!

Well, my arms are like jelly, and every muscle is aching... Going to have a little rest, a coffee, and a choclate reward - then start to open boxes!!!! The adrenaline rush of new stuff will overcome my fatigue (I hope).

Will post pics of all the new stuff soon.... Yipee :-)
Hope to have it all available in Lanternshop in the next few days!


Beach Vintage said...

How fun, it must be like Xmas all over again unpacking all these goodies!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello and thank you so much for visiting me today! I adore your little pup! What a doll... looks like you really worked hard today, you deserve that coffee and chocolate! xoxo Julie Marie

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

that truck does look a bit full...

good luck!!!!

Olive said...

Wow, that was a HUGE shipment!

Hope you got some much deserved rest and chocolate :)

Patsy..sitting this one out huh? I would have too!! BOL!!

Licks from Olive

Tracey said...

I would have helped....If I actually lived near...oh and if it was winter!!

Healthy Shift Worker said...

Ah yes, there are quite a few boxes to unpack Karen ... at least you got them all inside before the thunderstorm!!

inkala images said...

sweet surprises to behold and sweet treats as well...relax you deserve it! x

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I can so relate...when I had my boutique it never got old seeing the delivery truck pull up even though I new I had a bunch of work ahead of me. How exciting my friend and you have some load to go through! I can't wait to see your new treasures!!

Relax a bit my friend!


Lorenza said...

Sure you are excited!
I hope we can see them soon!
Kisses and hugs

Mami said...

Definitely hard work I know!!But what a excitement job!!
I look forward to seeing some beautiful silk lanterns.Wow!!:-)

thank you for your giveaway.do you know how much i feel cozy

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see those beautiful silk lanterns!

Marina said...

Nothing beats opening packages!!
Good luck with the shipment ... and enjoy the thrill!

Baino said...

Holy Moly if they're all packed flat that's a shitload of lanterns? Nice T shirt, looks like mine after cleaning on a sultry Saturday. Maybe we could pack them off as rip of shrouds of Turin or some miraculous sign? Maybe not.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

How exciting!!!! Looks like you're working hard!

Eternally Distracted said...

Yayyyy, seems like a hard but very worthwhile day was had!

Thea said...

OMG.. how you will ever find everything?

Kissed by an Angel said...

that was a lot of work!!! can't wait to see the lanterns though!!!

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the lanterns. They must be beautiful.

daisychain said...

Um wow! That's about all I can think of to say!

Little Lotus said...

yippy, can't wait to see them :)

Who's that Gamine? said...

yay! so excited for you! can't wait for more pics- give patsy a squeeze for me!



My Grama's Soul said...

Nothing like a little physical labor to jump start the heart!..

Am anxious to see your new stuff.



caterina foi passear... said...

Karen, thanks for your comment!
Kisses from Brazil!!!!