Saturday morning the antique store opened up at 10, so we headed straight for there about 9:30. We were using dd's pickup to haul the 2 things. First we went to make sure both items were still there. I didn't have her put a hold on them. I figured there was so much stuff in that store (and not many customers) and when we left it was only going to be open a couple more hours and we'd be there first thing next morning. Both items were still there and I told the lady up front what I wanted. When we were looking to make sure the church pew was there, there was a picture hanging nearby that dd had been looking at the day before. She really liked it, so she decided to get that for herself. I walked back with the lady to show her which items I wanted and dd went to get the truck pulled up to loading. As we are walking back to the register I spotted another small item I liked and grabbed that. We could probably have spent all day in there looking around and still not seen everything.
The hutch top part came off the base, with some screws, so they got that off to make it easier to carry and load. She brought the church pew over to the door and it wasn't too heavy, dd and I carried it out to her truck and it just fit in the extended cab behind her front seats perfect (her back seat folds up). She and the lady carried out the top of the hutch and while dd was getting it fitted back inside the canopy and put a blanket and ratchet strap just to make sure it stayed put, two of the ladies working there brought out the base, so that was nice not to have to carry. I just had them ring up dd's picture with the whole order and bought that for her.
DD had also wanted to stop at a used bookstore we'd been to on a previous visit here, but several years ago. We had just run out of time Friday, so we did that on the way home. Just a cute stuffed bookstore in an old house. DD bought 3 books and I bought a coffee table book about hummingbirds that was only $4.95.
We got home about 12:30 and dh helped dd unload and bring into the house. He got the 3 big bins that still had china stuff in it, packed since 2016 now! Finally, I was able to have somewhere to put this stuff. We unloaded the bins onto the dining table to see what was what. I gave dd a few things I didn't want/need and also found some more pieces of the dishes set I gave her awhile back. I think we were done with it all by 2pm.
I am loving the church pew. It fit perfect where we wanted to put it. I am going to get a couple of small throw pillows to set on it.
The cowboy and the duck....
The duck isn't a decoy. It's 2 pieces and like a bowl on the bottom piece. It's super heavy.
Saturday afternoon/eve the wind shifted and it started getting smokey outside. There was a big Chinook helicopter that came in to fill up in the river. He was right in front of our house and starting to drop down and then saw the stupid floaters. He ended up filling up just a bit past our neighbors at the end of our street. With all the trees we couldn't see him filling up. Within a very short time he was back, at the same spot. We started to go down there to watch, but he pulled out before we could get halfway there. I texted neighbor to ask if they could see if from their property and she said yes, come on down to watch (we were almost there, LOL). So, we chatted with them, waiting for it to come back, but it never did. Like dh said, 2 fill ups with that big Chinook is like 10 fill ups of the smaller helicopter that was filling up the previous couple days.
The rest of the evening we played some more cribbage and watched another movie. It was still really too hot out to spend much time sitting on the patio. 95 is too hot. We really haven't even gotten to enjoy our new patio dining set much at all this summer. It's been between 93 and 100 almost every day.