A short and sweet moment this week on the importance of measuring. I, dear reader, coveted a vintage squirrel light for many moons whilst living in two different continents.
Every few months I would go online and see if my cherished squirrel was still available. He was incredibly expensive and beyond reach given I was saving to move overseas at the time.
Once arriving in the land which held the squirrel I continued to visit him virtually often.
Then one spring he was gone. Oh well I thought, it was not meant to be especially at that price.
A few months later out of the blue I decided to look at the site again. For no particular reason as I did not need anything from it.
There he was and as part of the summer sale he was half price. It was still a significant amount of money but soon I was turning 30 and with no significant other to spoil me this was it.
I contacted the company and arranged a payment plan over four months.
At no point did I look at the fine detail of the squirrel including the size!
When it was delivered it was a shock as he is nearly as tall as me but I love him anyway. I even painted the wall behind him to make him stand out.
So dear reader a tip, measure first or at least look at the measurements online!!!