Posted by Nina on Feb 17, 2006
and so the Valentine’s day drama doesn’t end on V-Day apparently.. DH called FTD to hopefully either get a refund or replacement, only to be told that they will try to arrange something with the florist that sent us our flowers! Uhm, ok, then we are told the florist is in Grand Rapids (NOT the city we live in!) has a completely different zip code, neither DH nor I know where this place is located and we have an FTD florist right down the street from us! So not only were the flowers ugly and dying, they didn’t include the right vase (which FTD actually seemed a bit surprised about), the arrangement looked nothing like what he had ordered, no rose food was included, and two ALL of the roses are dying and the two previously photographed look hideous. FTD flowers are supposed to be guaranteed 7-day life span, mine lasted less than 7 hours.. We got an email thanking us for contacting them and they will see what they can do, I on the other hand would much prefer a refund than more crappy flowers from a florist shop that can’t deliver on time, makes arrangements that look nothing like what you’ve asked for, and then delivers dead flowers. So phooey to them. DON’T buy from Rosebowl Floral in GR, MI!
The rest of the flowers look like this
Posted by Nina on Feb 15, 2006
Well.. I guess it all started somewhere around 11pm on the 13th.. DH decided to take a quick trip to our local 24hr grocery store to pick up some extra items we needed for the dinner I was making for Valentines Day.. Somewhere around 1am I was starting to get worried.. He’s never taken longer than an hour at the grocery store and all he was going for was some candles, whipped cream, and cake mix… somewhere shortly after that, he came stumbling in, half frozen, and held out his car key… yup, sure enough it was broken in half, the other half we hoped was still in the trunk…… finally after about 45mins of looking to no avail for the spare, I asked him if he had checked the car before he left…. he hadn’t.. so to him this meant walking back to the car, when your married to the most stubborn man in the world, you don’t try to talk them out of it, you just try to prepare them for the journey.. so he of course went back… not there, had to walk back home, WHY he wouldn’t let me call him a cab, I don’t understand, he made it back somewhere around 3am.. no key in hand, of course, and we searched until almost 4am.
Finally I convinced him to sleep a little, but he asked to be woke up at 5:30am… so I volunteered myself to stay up and wake him up at 5, so we could begin discussing what the next steps were.. not only was this day Valentines Day, our little Princess had a grooming appointment, he had one of the companies most important meetings to attend to, and I still had NO desert for Valentines Day dinner (wah, right?), and on top of that, no functioning car! So, 5:30 rolled around, I woke him up and I guess he went looking for locksmiths in our area, having no spare key and only 1/2 of a key to work with and that half is stuck inside your car somewhere, you’d be surprised how many locksmiths aren’t willing to help you! I went to sleep after waking him up, slept for about an hour and a half, I woke up around 7:30am and asked him what he had planned to do, he said he already had called enterprise to pick him up and we’d just use the rental car, he was going to work and we’d discuss whats next after his meeting, he was going to drop the puppy off at the groomers, call work and take 1/2 day off, and then go to the car dealership to hopefully get a new key! I decided to get some more sleep, I was not amused by last nights activities, to say the least..
I woke up around 11am, 4hours total sleep, if I was lucky! DH called to say he had just gotten the key from the dealership, was on his way to return the rental car, will then get dropped off back at the grocery store to pick up his car, go get the Princess, return home, and then head to work… so the day was looking up… or so I thought… the Princess looked beautiful!! DH made me promise NOT to sleep because he said something would be delivered, so I played with the Princess, cleaned the house, watched tv, kept myself busy until he came home from work, with the other ingredients I needed to begin dinner. When he got home around 7:30pm, no deliveries.. he told me on holidays it could take until 9, so we held off the gift giving until around 8:30pm.. He got me a beautiful card and a good bottle of some Cherry wine, that tasted amazing!!, but still wasn’t happy my gift hadn’t been delivered.. we began cooking somewhere around 9pm, he did most of the work, I think he felt bad, perhaps even guilty , somewhere around 10:30pm, no flower deliveries later, he showed me what he had been promised would be delivered..
1 dozen red roses in a red vase We had an amazing dinner, we had Chicken Triangles for appetizers, Moo Shu Chicken for dinner (I think its sexier to eat with your hands), and for desert we had “Better Than Sex” Cake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, & Strawberries and Cream, polished off with his wonderful bottle of Cherry wine.. despite the drama of the day, dinner was amazingly romantic.. we ate by cherry scented candle light, with soft music playing in the background..
Then it dribbles onto, today!.. My flowers came around 2pm, they look NOTHING like what DH had ordered, 2 of them are dying, and came in a totally different vase.. hes VERY upset about it, I still think their beautiful, I suggested we take the 2 dying flowers out, and change the vase (which he’s called ugly), but hes too upset.. he won’t let me do anything about it.. so he’s called the florist, which I hope has made him feel better, and they will either refund or replace them.. I am not sure which yet… anyway, this is what I got.. the vase , the bouquet , dying flower #1 , dying flower #2 So, now I don’t know how to make him feel better, he hates my flowers, I of course love them because they were a lovely gift from my husband, but I can’t help but feel sad when I look at them because he is so disappointed… anyway, we survived Valentines Day!