Last week I ordered a pinch-pleat curtain panel, hooks, and curtain rod for the sliding door in our study. Sounds simple, doesn't it? I drove myself nuts though, because I knew what I wanted but didn't know what any of it was called. And after that, I couldn't seem to find a thermal curtain in white. But finally, on the website of a company I have done excellent business with in the past, I found everything I wanted, and the order went in.
This Thursday I came home from work to find three boxes at the front door, one of them clearly a curtain rod. I carried them all in and set them in the study, and went on with my day (I'm on a tight schedule in the afternoons to get swimming laps squeezed in between work and supper). After supper my husband asked why they packed each curtain in a separate box, and I said that, since it was only a one-piece curtain, I had assumed that the curtain hooks (I had to order two sets to have enough) rated their own box.
It was days later before he actually opened the boxes. With a laugh, he delivered one of the boxes to me straight away.
Not curtain-related at all! I hadn't expected to see this order so soon. And in the surprise of it, the next thing I knew, I had cast on the new project. *sigh* I'm never going to finish anything at this rate!