Dorayme, I am feeling better! I've started my list of potential items I will carry usually in my Ristretto, so that has distracted me. Now for a little forum surfing and I think I'll make it through the night. :^)
As for the colors, honestly, I could live with any of them easily. I almost went with cocoa/cayenne. I'm sure whatever new colors and combinations Tom and company dream up will be equally beautiful. About the only color combo I am not that fond of is the black/grey (I forget the TB name). But I could make that work too.
My parents are in Hendersonville. I went to grad school at UNC-Chapel Hill, and worked a stint at NCSU. I love NC. But Maine is wonderful too. I don't know Charlotte at all. I usually drive down.
Well, my order shipped and now I can re-enter my hate-hate relationship with UPS.
The email says: Scheduled Delivery: 15-August-2011
But go to the tracking and I get: Scheduled Delivery Updated To: Wednesday, 17/08/2011, By End of Day
I really, really hate UPS!
Whatever the reason, I know the extra two days are killing you, Audrey! Keep looking at the photos on the forum and website to tide you over until your TB box finally arrives.
The cause is definitely UPS being slow handling the package. It's taken 24 hours for the package to reach Louisville, KY, which I know is UPS's major hub, then the package will stop for a day or two in Hawaii, and finally it will sit in the depots here in Australia for a couple of days.
No advised delivery date now.
It is their cheapest shipping option, I know. It's just infuriating that you get one date in the confirmation email and then you briefly see another on the tracking site and then there's nothing at all.
The TB website says "3-5 days". It definitely isn't that!
Having just placed my second ever TB order, I'm joining the TBAS crowd!
Last year I got myself a MCB and Synapse along with a few pouches. This year I've ordered a Ristretto for iPad which will replace the MCB as my everyday bag. The Synapse gets used when I need to carry more.
I also went a little crazy with a bunch more pouches, a kit, 3D clear organiser cube, some coloured key straps and a screen cloth. Had added far too much to the basket and had to force myself to delete some items.
Now to wait for them to travel all the way to Australia.
I believe Tom Bihn Inc is paying extra for the green option shipping. Please inform customer service about any UPS snafu.
"Scheduled Delivery: 17-August-2011"
Well, I have to take it all back about UPS. It arrived in Australia Thursday at 3 pm, and in my city at 11:30 am today (Friday). I thought gloomily, wonderful it will sit around all weekend, and then I got a call - it's just been delivered!
Box is undamaged. Whipped out the new UV Shop Bag, and the box *just* fits inside! Will take it home and unpack it tonight properly tonight.
Another Australian order just gone in !
Some cubes, some pouches and a PCBP, shop bag ... Sadly the TB travel bags will have to wait, the internal organisation of the bags I have is more important.
As my trip gets closer .. every expense gets examined in more and more detail and compared to the cost of a night's accommodation or a train ticket ....
NO MORE BAGS THIS YEAR!! (honest)
My package has made it to Portland, which is slightly closer to Melbourne!
I wonder if checking the UPS tracking page every hour is over doing it?