Yesterday we had plans to stop by Ace Hardware for a rain barrel. The drought here continues to get worse and this may be the only way we’ll be able to water any of our outdoor plants this summer. The last time we attempted to buy one, they were in stock one day and out of stock by the time we went to buy one a couple days later. On Friday, Trent called to be sure they had some – yes and 3 different types. The one we wanted would be $10 off on Saturday. Sounded good. Until we got there and, yes, gone again! The sales associate told us one man bought them, but he didn’t know why. I know why – to resell. The lots in this area are far to small for any one homeowner to need more than 2 or 3 and they are a hot commodity around here with the current restrictions. I was very displeased, but wasn’t willing to shell out $99 for a really ugly terra cota one they did have in stock. So, our rain barrel shopping will wait until another day. We have a plan. 😉 But I’m keeping that a secret for now so I might actually get one this time! LOL
While we were at Ace, and everything was 20% off for Ace Rewards card holders, we decided to look at paint. I have been wanting to paint our bedroom and kitchen. After almost 5 years of homeownership, over half of our home is still “builder’s white.” And, honestly, those walls are starting to look more yellow than white. Time to spruce things up.
We found a gallon of Benjamin Moore “Stratton Blue” (which looks more grey green on the paint chip – but teal in our house! LOL) in the “Oops!” section. It was marked $8, but after the 20% off – we got it for $6.40 (originally $35!). Another bad habit of mine – buying something like this and then letting it sit. I’ll get to it later…. Since our rain barrel project was on hold, I decided to go full speed ahead and paint our bedroom yesterday.