I have been lurking the interwebs for 2 full years..count 'em.. TWO
Looking for a Japanese soaking tub.
They are rare, and wildly expensive..
Most of the ones I have found were acrylic, which I wasn't thrilled about.. and upwards of two grand
So, after talking with a coworker who was redoing her bathroom
I had decided to get a copper tub, which she had found on some website for half the price of other copper tubs..
It was longer than I wanted, and not as deep as I wanted
But I was tired of looking
And tired of attempting to take a bath in our current tub which is only 11 inches deep and a hundred feet long,
so while you can pretty much lay out flat in the thing, it takes a lot of water to fill,
And then well, 11 inches deep is insufficient for a satisfying soak by any standards..you maybe get 9 " of water - when taking into account the overflow etc..
Cut to today
A magical day
The lunar New Year,
Year of the dog
I checked Craigslist one last time before pulling the plug on a copper tub..(pun intended)
(insert magical music and swirling sparkles here)
☆☆Freestanding, and Cast Iron/Enamel☆☆
said I could drive down to Yelm sunday, wouldn't haggle on the price etc etc.
(Yelm?!- That's like a 1.5 hour drive! But I was not hindered by distance no!)
No response (gahh!)
I waited hours, excruciating hours
Them sent another text (maybe they didn't hear the first one? So I just texted a period, just to make their phone beep)
They texted back (omg! They texted back!!!)
a question mark,
then a semi colon.. haha
(Houston we have contact!)
I repeated my plea to buy their beautiful tub..
They asked if I had cash
YES!! YES I have cash!! Oh this was going in the right direction!!.
Then the words came across my screen that were utterly too good to believe!
"You want to come down Sunday and get it? Or do you want me to BRING IT TO YOU TODAY??"
So this wonderful human being loaded up his tub into his car, sent me progress texts, ('got it in the car!' 'leaving now')
and with no request for compensation for delivery....delivered it to my house..while I was at work!!!
Chris paid him. (His asking price was one tenth of what I would have paid for a similar tub online) Plus gave him money for gas..
And texted me, "your tub has arrived."
Friends, The year of the dog is off to a freaking fantastic start !!!
with Chris for perspective.
Ode says he will need a stool to get into it.
Soaking tub mission accomplished.
Hip Hip Hurray! ! 🤗😆🤗😆🤗😆