Saturday, July 22, 2006
Girl's trip to the hardware store
(What were we thinking?) We are cleaning out the garage-yeah! So Scott wants to work at home so he sends Gracie and I to the hardware store with a list of supplies. Now, I consider myself a pretty handy person, for a girl! I put up the tent last weekend by myself. I can fix things and paint. We load in the car and off we go. The first thing on the list is Lumber for shelves, so I get one of those huge impossible to steer, even empty, flatbed carts, even more impossible to steer fully loaded with a 2 1/2 year old on it...I am navigating my way through the store trying not to hit anyone with it. (mostly successful). I find the shelves right away and put them onto the ginormous cart. Then off to find a tape measure. No one seems to know where this is. I go around the entire store once before finding someone else to ask. Of course it is on the other side of the store. I can't find the trash bags and 3 different People tell me 3 different places to look. The cart is really heavy now. I am beginning to think I am in one of those OSH commercials "I wander around for days before meeting another human...". Another trip around the store, where I finally meet someone who works there to ask where I might find a Stud Finder. He pauses and smiles at me as if to say "right here,baby". Please!! Gracie is now yelling "I waaanntt Cannnny(candy)". We finally make it to the checkout. We get home a realize I forgot screws to hang the shelves. You can't make me go back there.