Vince went to Walmart . . not once, not twice, not three times . . but four times today. I can’t laugh too much because I went twice but both times were because he dragged me out, kicking and screaming all the way out the door! Not really but if I had thought that behavior would have helped, I might have tried it.
I’m not sure why he stopped the first time. Probably because he was passing by and can’t help himself. He went through the garden center so I’m guessing he was looking for something in that side of the store. He saw the patio furniture, turned around and came home to get me. So thoughtful! Really .. it was thoughtful and I appreciate thoughtfulness but .. I’ve described for Vince the furniture I envision for the pergola and I think he was thinking if we get this that was on sale, he won’t have to buy anything else.
I was with him. We got the table and four chairs. I tried to find the table on Walmart’s website but couldn’t. Tomorrow I’ll get info off the box .. wait, we took it all out of the box . . I’ll try to figure it out. It’s kinda neat. The table has a fire pit in the middle. I didn’t want a fire pit because honestly, how many times are we going to build a fire in the middle of our table but it might be fun to do something like hibachi outside. It has a “plate” that fits over the fire pit so if you want just a solid table, that’s what you can make it into.
The table and chairs came in three big boxes. We have an S-10 with a flat cover over the back. He also bought a porch swing for two people. That was in a big box. I couldn’t see any way he was going to get all that in the back of that little truck but he did. He ran back in to buy some straps because he had taken his out of the pickup when he and a friend went in the friend’s pickup/trailer to pick up the mower.
He came out with three rolls of the plastic landscape fencing that we use to keep rabbits out of the garden.
He got everything situated in the truck, got it all strapped down and we drove slowly home but when we got home, we only had two rolls of plastic landscape fencing.
He was fixing to go back to town because he still had not made it to the flea market. He drove slowly, retracing our path, trying to find the other roll of landscaping fabric. Didn’t find it.
I wasn’t with him but it had to have been on the trip to the flea market.
We were sitting in the house about 5:30 and he was telling me about the fertilizer and nozzles and all kinds of things he bought while at Walmart because they had marked all their summer garden type things down by about 60% today. I told him I would have bought more of the fertilizer for next year’s garden so . . back to Walmart we went.
I was over on a different row and saw another roll of the green landscape fabric. I picked it up and walked over to where he was.
Me: Vince, there’s one roll of this left. Do you want to buy it?
Vince: WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT?
Me: Just over on the next row.
I could tell he was shocked. He went and talked to the man at the register. The man had been there when we were there.
Here’s the rest of the story. When we were there earlier, Vince asked the man if there were any more rolls of that stuff and he told Vince everything was out. The man checked Vince out so he remembered that Vince bought all three rolls. Apparently the roll fell out in the parking lot, someone brought it back in and they put it back on the shelf so the man told Vince he knew he had already paid for it so Vince didn’t have to pay again.
How funny is that?