We were up quite early this morning as we wanted to avoid the traffic and school runs on the way to collect Maggie’s picture. The skies were dark and it was pouring with rain, as it had been since the early hours. Still, snow had been forecast for today, so we were grateful we weren’t up to our knees in it.
Photos: The beach November 2017
We did however drive through gallons of standing water and the rain turned to snow some 8 miles from our destination.
To be honest, I had been anxious that I wouldn’t like Maggie’s picture and had no intention of paying for something I wasn’t happy with. As it turned out, he hadn’t done anything towards our commission as it were, and was most apologetic for letting us down.
I was angry at first, but then thought about it. I asked if he’d managed to do anything about the electric light cable so prominent in the background, and he said he couldn’t because it didn’t look right. Hm. His ‘expertise’ slipped a couple of notches in my eyes then, and I said that Hubby had been playing with his photoshop package at home and had managed to tweak the photograph we’d chosen. We had it on a USB key, and to say he was impressed was an understatement. So much so, he ran off a copy there and then which is absolutely brilliant and will be used for our canvas picture.
We also had the picture of Kizzy that Hubby had been playing with and asked if he could do anything with that. Again, he was impressed and ran off the print.
So, his non action was a blessing in disguise, and on Monday, we will collect 2 canvases. He offered us a 10% discount, but I asked for a buy one, get one free. That didn’t come off, but we are getting a 20% discount and I’m well pleased with that. It was the least he could do actually, not only for the inconvenience, but the fact that Hubby had done all the ground work for him……………….. on a free download photoshop programme compared to his state-of-the-art software and equipment which couldn’t clone colours or airbrush out unwanted objects. Makes you wonder what skill set he was charging for.
Hope your day has started off OK. It’s got cold here, so doubtful we’ll be having a walk later.
Take care and keep safe everyone