Today after my class I drove to the library to pick up Mercy. There was a huge white bag taking up the whole back seat of the car. She got in the car and ate the lunch I’d packed her while we drove to Tyler, the nearest town with a bridal store belonging to the chain where she’d bought her wedding dress.
I knew exactly where the store was, because I’d driven past it a jillion times and in fact I’d taken Mercy there to get a dress years ago when she was maid of honor in a friend’s wedding. The only problem was that when we got there, the store was gone!
Frantic GPS-consulting followed, and we eventually found our way toward the new location. Mercy called ahead to let them know she’d be late for her fitting. We found the shopping center where the store was located, and I was very confident about finding it since I go to that shopping center quite often. However, it is a huge place and we had to drive up and down each row before we finally found the place we were looking for!
The reason for the fitting is that Mercy wants a minor alteration to her dress, so that meant she had to try it on and let the two very nice seamstresses do some pinning. As a seamstress myself, it was interesting to watch.
Afterward, we went to the nearby World Market to pick up a goodie or two and then went through the Starbucks drive-through so Mercy could get a cold coffee drink for the drive home. It was a nice mother-daughter outing.
This evening, we went to pick up our new ceiling fan . . . again. The first one we got was defective, so we’d been waiting for the replacement to arrive. This time it worked! Walter spent the entire rest of the evening putting it together and installing it. Now we have a functional fan in the living room again, just in time for this weekend’s triple digit temperatures . . .