I kind of got myself in between a rock and a hard place. No real surprise - it has happened before.
Like the time I was the go-between on a business deal Brian had set up . . . A friend of Brian's at work bought Indy 500 tickets from a friend of ours at church. Or was it the other way around? I don't really remember now. The point is . . .
I was the one to transfer the money: $350 in cold cash.
Trouble is, there was a span of about three days between the day I got the money and the day the money was to be delivered.
You can probably guess what happened . . . straight from an I Love Lucy episode. The day of delivery came and I was a little short on cash - $350 short!
Fortunately, my situation this time does not involve cash . . . well, not directly.
I volunteered to host a table at a fund-raiser. Not just any fund-raiser mind you. The charity hosting the fund-raiser is a big time donor to the oncology center where I work.
Translation: job is on the line.
It shouldn't be that big of a deal, right? How hard could hosting a table be?
I just have to decorate the table . . . eight place settings . . . fine china . . . and silver.
I don't own any china.
My plan when I agreed to host the table (in addition to helping a worthy, charitable cause) was to expand my current jadite collection and decorate the table with that.
My current collection, however, consists of the following:
- one jadite restaurant ware D-handle coffee cup;
- one 1/4 cup measuring cup; and
- one Jane Ray salad plate.
Not a real big collection. Definitely not service for eight.
But because I have a wonderful husband who is used to me getting in tight places, we are now winning the bid on a -
93 PIECE COLLECTION OF JANE RAY DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't go bid against me - remember my purchase is going toward a charitable cause and will be used for this purpose for many years to come!
Keeping my fingers crossed.
I will worry about the silver later.