Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Seriously UNBELIEVABLE News!!!!!!!


I honestly don't even know where to start! I'm so baffled right now that I can hardly even type. I got THE most unbelievable news at work today!! But i'll start from the beginning.

OK... so as you know, I'm an Interior Design Assistant at a firm here in Chilliwack. And a large part of our work involves window treatments. Actual draperies are becoming more and more popular but the one constant in window coverings is, of course, blinds. We order our blinds through the company Shade-O-Matic and it just so happens that this is their 25th year of being in business. So to "celebrate" the occasion, they have had a little contest going. Each firm &/or customer can earn "travel dollars" by ordering blinds through them and if you sell a certain amount, you win a FREE 10 day Mediterranean Cruise. Now it just so happens that my boss and I order a LOT of blinds and we found out quite a few months ago that she had already earned enough to send 1 person on this Mediterranean Cruise. So of course, the cruise would go to her-- I mean, she is the boss and all :) But the thing is, she and her husband happen to be quite "well off" and do a LOT of travelling. They actually just went on this very cruise, last October. So when she found out that she had actually won, she was a bit disappointed because the cruise was "no use to her." I remember feeling like screaming, "ME!! Choose ME!! I would LOVE to go!" But of course, I didn't. She soon told me that she would probably give it to her parents or something and so I forgot all about it.

Then today, we got her Shade-O-Matic statement in the mail today, showing how many "travel dollars" she had earned and she's not too far off from winning the 2nd person's free cruise. We got talking and she suddenly said, "Hey, why don't you and Jon go!?" I was shocked because I was certain she had already given the cruise away. She explained that if we didn't make the rest of the quota on the blinds, we'd have to pay for the second ticket but we'd try to sell as many blinds as possible until then.
So what I am saying is...I WAS JUST GIVEN A FREE 10 DAY CRUISE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN!! I can't believe it--this is truly the chance of a lifetime! Even if we do have to pay for one ticket, it is very do-able and totally worth it. Kathy says that the cruise is pretty amazing too. They stop in Venice and Rome and a whole bunch of other INCREDIBLE places! WOW! What a dream come true :)
Let's just say that today was a definite HIGHLIGHT for me! What a good, good day.

So, as long as everything works out, Jon and I will be sailing in the Mediterranean at the beginning of June!

13 comments:

The Gartners said...

That's totally sweet Bon! Sell your buns off for Jon's ticket!!

thatsagoodmeatball said...

Oh my goodness, how crazy is that?!? Now you can look at your tanned feet from another tropical sea! That is pretty rad, Bonnie!

Hailey said...

AHHHHH! I am so so excited for you guys. However can you feel the jealousy seeping through the computer?? haha That is absolutely wonderful. All your hard work is paying off. And you guys deserve it too! Very cool. CONGRATS! I hope it all works out well!!

Janelle said...

jealous, jealous, jealous!!! :)

Jen said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! CAN I CALL YOU RIGHT NOW??? Oh wait, you're probably already at work. Okay, that is so amazingly awesome and I am so pumped for you. I can't wipe this grin off of my face right now!! It's so beautiful over in that part of Europe I'm sure you guys will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Don't stay away for too long in June though...

Heidi Epp said...

whatever! you lucky lucky girl. That's amazing~

Jen said...

P.S. looks like your photos of warm weather and sunshine are going to come true after all :)

Sally in Alaska said...

Bonnie! I'm so glad that you're back in my loop! Congrats on the trip. I hope everything works out amazingly. Thanks for the super nice things you said about my wedding pics.

Sally in Alaska said...

One more thing... Aaron and I got married 2 days before you two did! That's the only reason I didn't get to come to your wedding. And I was bummed. But I got to see all of your pictures and they were fabulous. Garden... excellent choice. :)

Geralyn said...

that's fantastic! it does however confirm my belief that life is ridiculously unfair...

Jamie said...

Wow that's amazing! Sell those blinds as fast as you can!!!

Cyndy said...

Omigosh!! That's incredible Bonnie!!! You're gonna have a hoot! And ooohhhh... how romantic! Have you ever been to Europe before? SO romantic - and especially since you're an artistic one, oh man... you'll love it! My dad took Mel and I for a "Dad and his girls" trip to Paris and London when I was in grade 12 and Mel was at BBI - it was gorgeous. I can only imagine going with my husband... Sell, sell, sell!!! Good for you. I'm excited for ya.

Sally in Alaska said...

Having caught up with you makes me wonder about all the other people out there. Are there any other NZ friends out there bloggin besides you and Hailey that I am missing out on?