Ok -we step 10 feet over the sidewalk to the REAL Pottery Barn and I find curtains and rods and this hardware to hang them
So we get to the counter after quite a wait and I explain the situation and the lady tells me that they only have single hoops with clips - that they've never sold double hoops with clips in the 3 months that she has worked there. I persist so she gets the input of someone who has worked there for 6 years. That person agrees with her. At this point I look to my husband across the store and waggle one at him - these are wrong, right? Ours at home have two hoops. Yes, he concurs. Now a manager with 8 years with Pottery Barn arrives and she says, nope - they don't sell them with two hoops AND a clip. I tell her that my husband has a photographic memory (he really does) and I don't want to exchange these four and get home only to find out they are wrong so I convince her to give me 4 double rings and 4 single rings with clips so I can make it work out right. She is wonderful and nice and says no problem - we just want you to be happy, crazy lady.
I'm satisfied, we leave the store, take the kids out for icecream and walk back to the car and I realize I've lost the car keys. OF COURSE, they MUST be at Pottery Barn so we head back and I run into two of the same sales associates: "Back so soon?" "Um, ya, did I leave my keys here?" "Why, yes, you did" (smirk - she's crazy all right). ME: I'm sure you think I've made a huge mistake and if I get home and I'm wrong, I promise I'll bring these extra hoops back (knowing I'm NOT wrong).
We get home - Damn Steve and his photographic memory - one hoop, one clip.
Guess I'm going back to Pottery Barn tomorrow :-(
Oh - and I've got 2 different patches of blue paint on the walls and I'm again in decorating hell - go with the blue? Go with a lighter blue? Go with a grayer blue?
I'm a mess....