The security intercom and buzzer system here is being replaced. Work on it started last Friday and mine was tested on early Tuesday morning. Unfortunately one unit apparently has not been opened to allow the replacement unit to be fitted and the system is not yet live. I think there is some standoff behind the scenes, something like the firm wanting money and the strata management not paying them because there's a unit outstanding. Whatever. It can't be used. If access wasn't gained and a special visit was needed a charge of $300 would be levied. So just what the story is I don't know.
If people expect a delivery or visitors, they either have to wait downstairs to let them in or rely on a phone call. As the system wasn't working, the courier could not notify me of parcels and they went back to the post office to await collection. There are three post offices geographically near me but my mail goes to the one which is most awkward to get to.
One parcel was from We Love Colours in the USA. Tights and leggings in ridiculous , happy colours which always cheer me up even if they are hidden under other things.. There's also a lovely deep green. The tights are good quality, a great fit and reasonably priced. They have free shipping to Australia this month.
the Yarnyard an indie dyer. The colour is called Old Jeans and it's about a fingering weight. Each skein is 400 metres long and I'm thinking would look gorgeous as a shawl, perhaps a square one. Natalie from the Yarnyard generously gave each person who had missed yarn in the All Craft Media mess, a skein of yarn which was dyed specially. I thought I'd support her by buying some yarn from her. I don't buy much from overseas, although I have done so occasionally. This is superwash merino. Unlike the yarn due originally to lace club members , this arrived from Scotland in eight days. It didn't fall into a deep black hole or the Royal Mail system nor was it stolen by the postman and there was a posting tracking available for mine, unlike the other which just "disappeared" into thin air.