Well, yesterday had it's dark moments but today improved after the startling news about our old, corrupt Illinois governor. Sheesh!
We went down to Home Depot with our too small, special ordered vertical blinds and found out from the customer service person, Sarah that the person who took care of our order previously did it all wrong. Sarah was such a huge help. She redid the whole order. We're keeping our fingers crossed that it will be correct this time. We'll find out in 6-8 weeks.... again.
Once that was done we went to Honolulu to look at some lamps I spotted on Craigslist. I thought it was going to be too big. They looked smaller in the photo. He was asking $50.00 for the pair. I offered $20.00 for both just because it would be a long drive into town and I didn't think Art would necessarily like them. I was surprised when he e-mailed to say he just wanted to get them out of the apartment so we could have them for that price. Art was kind enough to drive me to see them and was pleasantly surprised to find he rather liked them. One of the little legs on the stand was chipped but it was in otherwise fine shape. They seemed to belong in our living room. When I asked my mom later if she noticed anything, she stared around the room and actually did not notice them. My goodness!
Our next stop was to a lighting store to pick up a chandelier for our dining room. I'll post a photo once Art installs it. It's a bit of a job to do it. We couldn't decide whether to do the chandelier or track lights. I hope it'll look OK, too.
The day ended with a webcam visit with our granddaughter who is not calling me "um humh" anymore. I'm now either Harmonie (she must be mistaking me for her Korean grandmother), Noni or Nana. I almost told her to just call me Tutu which is grandmother in Hawaiian. Ah well, all's well that ends well.