Now how fricking stupid is a policy that pisses a customer off so much, I ask you!
Updated Sunday November 16, 2014:
Hola everyone! It started snowing last night and by this morning, we got about 1.5 to 2 inches. Today felt positively balmy, temperature wise, when I got up, got dressed, and headed out with the shovel. I cleared the sidewalk (didn't have one of those for 24 years, now I've got one again, sigh), then the walkway to my front door so the mailman has a clear path, then the driveway, and finally, the patio. The squirrels were waiting eagerly for their hazelnut ration and I wanted my breakfast!
Squirrels are fed, I'm fed, the Sunday paper reading ritual is nearly complete (I'm taking a break to write this), and -- oh, it is pretty, light flurries at the moment. The snow residue has melted off the patio.
I did some research on my rug issue and found this very informative website. The rug it used as an example of one coming out of long-term storage has the same lumps and bumps as mine:
Yep, sure looks black to me.
In the meantime, just having the rug resting flat overnight in the heated wreck room has made some difference in "relaxing" the ridges, ripples, bumps and bubbles. I can let it rest and relax for the next three weeks and give it "regular" wear by walking on it and vacuuming, or I can help it along by placing weight on it. So I think I will help it along because I don't have three weeks until my 4-day Thanksgiving Day weekend! I'm going to flatted out some of my cardboard boxes to cover the rug evenly and then place my unpacked boxes of books on top of the cardboard, starting in the center and working out to the edges. Another work-out today, wow (not to mention having already gone up and down the basement stairs about ten times while doing laundry).
Meanwhile - BLACK! The dark areas in the rug are NOT navy blue, they're BLACK! Holy Hathor! I honestly did not remember that and yesterday, in the upstairs light, it sure looked navy blue to me. But it's not.
So, what to do, what to do?