Back at the drapery store or ranch… My workout partner and I went to run today, and there was a class for seniors going on in the weight room until 10:30. We took a small walk outside and dodged running sprinklers as best as we could. When we got home, she wasn’t hungry, but I was so I ate about six-servings of the quinoa salad that I had made with roasted asparagus and Italian green olives. It was a little gross and I will definitely need to run later, but not until after the plumber fixes (hopefully) my floor drain issue.
Our dog had shredded our sun shades in the livingroom several months ago, and the assembly was a nightmare to get taken down, but my intern and my workout partner helped me. Then I took the cushion whose top has become sun faded and the blind to the drapery store. This turn is where the mundane gets interesting.
I was asking the guy sitting at the counter in the drapery store how my blinds could be fixed and he told me flatly, “They can’t.” Nice social skills, pal. I decided to talk to a white dog playing in the store instead of him, and the woman who I believe owns this store came to help me. I believe that this was the same woman who had helped me when I recovered my favorite recliner. She said that I wouldn’t want the old rails on it anyway, so why didn’t I just match the blinds as best as I could. So, I started working with her instead.
Next this girl probably in her late twenties came into the store. She was wearing a pink stripped button-down and jeans. She was a cute, young blond with her hair up. She decided to strike up a conversation with me, and wound up also helping me see if there was fabric that could be ordered to recover my chair cushion.
We talked about her dog and I showed her a picture of ours who had ruined the blind in question. She talked about her bull terrier who was throwing her red ball and then retrieving it when it rolled away from her. She liked my dog, and made pleasantries with me. I thought that she was kinda looking at my legs, but figured it was because I looked like total shit in running shorts, a sports bra, and a stretched out tank from 1998. Then she started talking to me about her ex gf. Interesting. Then about her current partner and raising this dog who is pretty anxious given that she was abandoned by her ex. Finally, when I was leaving, she gave me a business card with her personal cell on it. We have been texting. Apparently, I’m going to a pool party and she has some “friends” for me Pride Sunday. Could be an interesting weekend.