So I ordered a lovely basket of plants for my Grandma & Grandpa Olson from Calyx and Corolla. It cost a lot, but I figured it'd be worth it if it bloomed a good long while and made my Grandma happy.
Today I got a phone call from my Dad that started with "now I don't want you to feel bad, it's not your fault . . . " Yikes, you never want conversations to start like that. My Grandma had talked to him and told him that they'd been thrilled to receive my package . . . only to find that the plants were frozen. Argh!
My Grandma, bless her heart, was tempted not to even mention it because she didn't want me to feel bad. But my Dad knew I'd want to know so I could get my money back. Sigh. I called up Calyx & Carolla and they were extremely apologetic and offered to send another basket (though it wouldn't arrive in time for Xmas) and didn't have the slightest problem with refunding my money.
'Course I still feel kinda crummy 'cuz it didn't work out. But I talked to my Grandma and she thinks maybe she can save the ivy and she claims the rose blooms were pretty despite the leaves being black and frozen . . . I didn't have the heart to try and send a bouquet or something today so I hope I can send them something else cool sometime soon (or maybe get out to see them for a visit).