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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Another up swing

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Another up swing

I feel like I'm floating through the air, dipping and rising based on the winds.

I drop, plummet, nearly hitting the ground, then suddenly a breeze comes along and lifts me up.

So, after my drop the last few days, I'm back up in the clouds.

The hubs is trying.  Maybe not large, sweeping, romantic gestures, but effort is effort.  And, after my terrible day at work, I had two very good days at work.

Hubby took me to a very lovely birthday dinner last night and was not upset when I came home tired and wanted to go to bed.  Then, today, we started off rocky, but smoothed it all out and set about our day.  We ran some much needed errands.  One of which was going to a ton of stores trying to find a shelve for our entry way to store our dog stuff and some way to store our shoes down there without The Big Kid being able to get at them.  (his new joy is unlacing all of our shoes)  We set aside money for these items, but couldn't find anything.  Then, we went into Pier One to check out some basket thingies we saw online.  They wouldn't work for what we need them for, but they had a dinning room table on sale.  No CLEARANCE!!!

A little history:

We have a cheap Ikea dinning room table we bought when we got our first apartment.  To give you an idea, the table and four chairs as a set cost us $150.  It has served it's purpose well, but is cheap and small.  So, when we bought our house we decided that we wanted to get a new table someday.  I LOVE bar height tables.  So, we looked and looked and looked.  We went to every furniture store in the area, we went to places like Fred Meyer, we looked online.  We couldn't find anything we liked that was not outrageously expensive.  We decided on a two toned look.  Black legs with a nice wood finish.  But still couldn't find anything.

JC Penny has a lovely set that, on sale a few months ago, was $700.  Yes, that was the sale price.  Still not what we can afford.  We had all but given up hope!

So, when we walked into Pier One today to look at some baskets, the hubs noticed a very nice table that was exactly what we had been wanting and looking at for ages.  I sighed and looked at the price take.  Usually $500, marked down to $299.  We hemmed and hawed.  Still a bit pricey, but a good price.  The sales woman came to tell us about the table.  She then said that it was actually $250 because it had been marked down further.  She went to see if there were any left or if she could order it.  She couldn't, the only one left was the floor model.  We debated back and forth and she came back to tell us that her manager has agreed to give us an additional 10% off because it was a floor model!!  After tax we paid $246!!!  A solid wood, beautiful, bar height table with a hidden leaf to make it larger!!!!

I would love to post a picture, but I can't find one online.  :(

All we have to do if find chairs we like.  But even if we pay $100 per chair (which I hope we don't!!!) we will still have paid less for the set than anything we have found in the last two years!!!  I know it's a silly thing to be excited for, but I AM!!

We aren't picking it up until next week because the hubs is heading out tonight for a week long drill, but that means I have a whole week to find chairs.  :)

2 Comments:

Blogger chambanachik said...

Glad he's leaving on a good note. Those moments mean so much.

May 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Its not silly! A good dining set is hard to find :)

May 10, 2011 at 4:37 AM  

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