Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Guitar Hostage Crisis, Day 12...
I wait. And pace. And continue to check the tracking, even though it left the Irish Postal System's reach a couple days ago. Oh, the agony.
If it hadn't been for the fact that the Emerald X7 went from Ireland to south Texas in four days, I probably wouldn't be so anxious. Yes, I am aware that the timing was perfect on that journey, and much less so this time around. Buying the guitar after their business hours on a Friday evening... the guitar getting packed and shipped with a group of guitars going out, a full week later. Getting into the AN Post (Irish Postal System) on a late Friday.
Yes, even considering how all that lined up, this is longer. Possibly more painful, because I do know what I am missing... the X7 was a production guitar; this one is a custom, with exotic wood veneer... and it looks gorgeous in the photos. Well, yeah - that is what hooked me on this one.
Our postal service in south Texas is slow by any standard. "Two Day Prime" from Amazon always takes at least three days. I thought, perhaps coming to a major metropolitan area, though, that it might be more efficient in the trip. I am hopeful that way. Alas, no... maybe the folks in US Customs or the USPS are playing it and saying, "Wow! This is a nice guitar!" I hate to think that nice guitar is sitting there in its case, wondering: "Where am I going? Is my new family going to take good care of me? Sure seems like I have been sitting around a lot."
Fear not, new X20 - your new family is anxious to meet you. You will meet your smaller sibling shortly after you arrive. In a couple months, we'll introduce you to more instruments in the family.
Does anyone have Liam Neeson's phone number??