Good news on the necklace! I'm sure you'll get money back on the bridesmaid gifts but it may not be before you leave. Hopefully it was insured as well, otherwise you may have a tough time with canada post. They're complete SOBs (sorry about the language) when it comes to claiming back, especially if there is no insurance. They'll find a way to say they aren't responsible, and heaven forbid they admit that mail was stolen or just didn't show up. Not to try to stress you out or anything, but I worked in the legal department for a number of years and I've seen the hoops they put up to make you jump through to make a claim.
Happy you're still working on the dance! That's good news!
good to know! I don't imagine that they will pay for anything easily but when it comes to fighting against the man I'm pretty relentless. I'll wait 3 years if I have to, but they messed things up and I'm not giving up until they pay. I'll check with the vendor to see if it had insurance, I know it was registered, but I don't know if that's the same thing.
The dance is coming along really well. After we agreed that if it didn't go well we'd switch it last minute I think Juan felt better about the whole thing and began to relax a little. We've been working really hard, practicing pretty much every day, which isn't easy considering we live in opposite ends of the city. We're not fighting anymore about it, which is nice and really helps too.