We opted not to buy the refrigerator or washer and dryer from the builder and we’re glad we made that choice because a) you save a lot buying them yourself and b) the builders were having difficulty getting those appliances during this crazy time.
But moving into a house without a refrigerator is a bit inconvenient. But fear not. Rich found a great deal from a Home Depot and scheduled delivery for yesterday. They called is the night before and confirmed delivery would be happening between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Great! We got up early, finished packing the car and the cats and drove over to the new house. Around 10 am we got a call from GE saying the delivery would be delayed until May 6th!! We called Home Depot and after waiting for close to an hour finally got through with no real satisfaction about why they’d confirmed delivery the night before or why we hadn’t been given more notice.
The only thing they offered was to delivery a generic floor model until our refrigerator could be delivered. This is supposed to happen sometime before noon today. We will see.
But the crazy part in addition to all of that is that we couldn’t go to Lowe’s or RC Willey because they would only drop off the refrigerator – no installation is provided during this pandemic. Same story as Cox.
More ridiculousness! These are essential services. If we’re supposed to stay home with stocked groceries for 2 weeks at a time, how are we supposed to do that without a refrigerator?
Construction is essential. Handymen are essential. Why aren’t installation services for internet and appliances not essential? Obviously, Home Depot is doing it even if they screwed it up.
This is what I find so infuriating about how this “Bob” situation is being handled. When we went under contact last October, we knew nothing of this oncoming crisis. What’s making to so much worse is a) social media and b) politicians.
It’s much easier to tell people to #stayhome or “shelter in place” (I despise that phrase – it’s so disrespectful). The bigger and better job is to figure out the medical and lifestyle solutions.