I needed a quart of Tile Mastic. Amazon had only Gallons, which is way too much. Lowe’s had quarts, and they have a store in Roseburg Oregon. I live near Charleston Oregon.
The mastic cost about $8 and shipping was another $5, but local stores in the Coos Bay area don’t carry this as far as I can tell.
Well it’s taking a while to get it. Turns out that Lowe’s decided that the San Jose, California store could ship it to me. Not the Roseburg, Oregon store.
So here it goes:
I expect that it will be delivered tomorrow sometime after being driven all night tonight from Troutdale, through Roseburg and then to Coos Bay for delivery to Charleston.
I’m sure that Fedex shipping is very efficient. I’m sure their computers work long and hard to optimize shipping routes. It is odd that the truck does not stop somewhere along I-5 on the way from California to Portland [Troutdale is outside of Portland, Oregon]. But whatever.
It would seem that Lowe’s might spend a little more time optimizing their shipping. Their website tells me that I can pick up the item at the Lowe’s in Roseburg, but when Lowe’s ships it they ship it from San Jose, California.
I’m sure it will be fine when it arrives. Even with the unusual heat the Portland area is having right now. 115 degrees F yesterday in Portland.
The Bozjan Southern Front unlock quests required a whole day to accomplish.
The Wikis for FFXIV are a little confusing about how to unlock the BSF, but the quest chain requires at least level 80 and starts in the Kugane Markets with an NPC who starts the Return in Invalice quest line. This quest line is long and will take you into three 8 man RAIDs, but don’t let this deter you. These are basically just long 8 Man dungeons and if you have decent gear on a level 80 character, you are good to go. This is a very interesting quest line and if you study Youtube walk-throughs for the Raids before you go, then they are quite interesting. I did them as a DPS job to avoid the pressure of Tank or Healer, but your mileage may vary in this regard. And after you get to the BSN, there are two things:
You can purchase nice purple level 80 Relic Weapons for tomes.
You can level up any character above level 71 toward level 80.
There are lots of folks doing this content. Unlike my previous experience trying Eureka – another similar area at a lower level. But the leveling is hit and miss and the content is brutal. I was able to get to resistance level 9. But I have given up using the BSN to level my characters.
I saw some very interesting glamour in Heaven on High this morning and it took a while to track it down.
I found some of the pieces in the Eorzea Gearset Collection. The boots and gloves appear to be the Deepshadow Casting set from the Crystarium Nuts collection. I believe Nuts are a reward for Fates in the Shadowbringers areas.
The jacket is an Arachne Bolero – Crafted by Master Weaver II. Level 50 ilvl 110 for casters. I found on on the Market board. To achieve this look, dye it “Ink Blue” or “Soot Black”. It comes with white sleeves.