I went in my van to pick up my mother from her house. She lives on a dirt road. Of all days for the town to be working on her road would be the day I'm on a mission. I turned up her road and found a pile of dirt that was in the middle all the way up to her house and passed. Thank God she lived on the same side I was going up because you couldn't drive over the pile it was over a foot tall. It's kind of hard to see it in the picture but it's there. When leaving her house we had to go in the opposite direction of where we need to go. Her road does loop back on to the road we need, but that's more time used up!!! I'm on a mission!!! So we pull out and start going only to get stuck behind the road works going 2 miles an hour. After that we were on our way to Portland.
I'm going to make a long, long, 8 hour search for dishes a lot shorter. We get to Portland then drove to Grey, then to Auburn, looked in over 15 different stores, to look at dishes that are not "THE ONES" they were close but not good enough. We were getting hot and hunger. I drove that van around and around. We had the windows down, until we found out my mothers window wouldn't go back up. I had to get out and use both hands on either side of the window while my mother pushed the button to put the window up. It worked only we had to put the window back down because when I went to walk away I found out my hair rolled up into the window. Yes Hannah we all have those moments when you want to say "HERE'S YOUR SIGN!!!" So down went the window again, just to roll back up but this time making sure my hair was out of the way.
These are some of the dishes we found that weren't it. I took the picture thinking I would show John to see what ones he liked.
The last store we went to, the one I really didn't want to have to go to because everyone else goes there was Wal-Mart. I found two sets that were what I was looking for. This one is the one I feel in love with. Even on the box it said Tuscan. That's the look I'm going for in my kitchen.
Now being they were at the Wal-Mart in Portland I knew they would be in the Wal-Mart in my town so I didn't pick the ones I loved just in case John didn't like them. I thought we would all to our Wal-Mart and pick them out. I drove my mother home and had to drive to Joshua's baseball game. Just in time!!! After the game we drove over to our Wal-Mart to look at the dishes. John didn't like the ones I picked. Can you believe that!!! I'm glad I didn't listen to him and get them, even if he said to pick out what ever I like as long as he has something to eat off!!! So I told him to pick out ones he likes and I would pick from them. He picked out these...
I didn't care for the brown ones, they were just to plane. I loved the other ones. I just didn't think when I saw them John would have liked them. So I passed on them. So those are the ones we came home with at 8:30pm!! What a day for the dish hunt. I opened the boxes as soon as we got home to find 3 of the cups were broke. We had to go back to Wal-Mart today to return them and get new ones. Now we are all happy with what we picked. I'm just mad at my self for not going to Wal-Mart my town in the first place. The time and gas I would have saved, but I got to spend time with my mother who picked up a few things here and there along the way.