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Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's a No-Go.

It's a No-Go for the Sugarland Concert tonight.  Evidently, part of a stage collapsed in between their opening and main act last night at the Indiana State Fair, killing 4 people and injuring dozens more.  So, they've cancelled their concert tonight here, as they well should.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of those injured in last night's accident.

We bought the tickets from someone off Craigslist, which begs the question...  How do we get refunded the $166.00 that we paid for the tickets if they don't reschedule the concert?  What a conundrum.  I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.  Hopefully we won't have to eat the money.

So...  Since we decided to stay home because the hubs has hay down that might be able to be baled today, I've got an entire day to do lots of stuff.

What should I do first?





Clean out the back porch.

Clean out the garage.

Hmmmmmm....  Plenty to do.

For now, I'm just enjoying the silence of everyone being asleep.

Isn't this time before all the children and the hubs wake up absolutely glorious?????

I should do this more often.

But I'm one of those people that sleeps 
until the last possible second and then I rush around frantically.

Do you do that too?  

Oh!  I didn't tell y'all about this...

I've been searching for the last month for relatively cheap twin mattresses, box springs, and bed frames for the boys' room.  Currently we have a full bed and a set of bunk beds in there.  Well, for some reason, they despise the bunk bed, won't sleep on it, and all of them piggy pile onto the full bed.  So, I've decided I would get four twin beds for their room.  Luckily the room is big enough to fit all of them in there, plus their dressers and such.

Anyhoo...  I finally find this guy selling two twin mattresses with the box springs and bed frames for $150.00 on Craigslist.  Both had been used in a guest room and one had only been slept on 3x.  SCORE!!!

Gotta love craigslist and all the great finds!

So, I excitedly contact him and ask him if he'll take $125.00 for both.  He agrees.  And I am super stoked!  He then tells me to contact him between the hours of 1:30 - 3:45 p.m. the next day.  Well, that just happened to be the day that I was shopping at Goodwill and my cell phone went dead while I was in W'loo.  Unbeknowst to me, the hubs had taken the charger out of my car to charge his phone, so I was stuck 45 minutes from home with no cell phone and wasn't able to call him.  I called him immediately when I got home, which was around 6:00.  I left a message and then sent him an e-mail as well, telling him what had happened, but that I was still VERY interested in purchasing the sets and would like to set up a time to come get them.  Can you believe that he had re-listed the mattresses on Craigslist at 1:51 p.m. for $275.00???!!!  Whoo-boy that made me hot! I hope no one buys them.  I hope the Craigslist god's frown down upon him and he doesn't get ONE.  SINGLE.  PHONE CALL.  That is just....  PLAIN.  WRONG.  I'm so disappointed.  

Now, I have to start 
searching all over again.  

But while I do, I have plenty to keep me busy...

These are the end tables from our bedroom.  I inherited them from my Daddy, when he passed away.  He bought them at one of those unfinished furniture stores and then stained them himself.  Unfortunately, I despise that orangy-red color.  I'm not sure what color he was going for, but this ain't working for me.  So, the boys will get these in their room.  I haven't decided whether I'm going to paint them black or gold...  I'm afraid it'll be too much black with all the black furniture and the bottom of the walls being black, as well.  Heck, I might even paint them white to match the trim in their room.  And since I've decided to use old barn doors for their headboards and those are white, I may just go with white.

What do you think I should do?

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