Later that day we went looking for a shelf for Canon's room at DI, then at Walmart (where we actually got one), and then headed to a festival at a park in Harrisville. It was a big party with free cake and ice cream, a saw dust scramble where they throw prizes in a huge pile of saw dust and you run in and try to find them before the time runs out, booths with balloon animals/hats/toys/etc., music and dancing, and fireworks at night where Canon and I were rolling down the hill as we waited. It was actually a really fun family event that was completely free. I LOVE it when cities do stuff like that!! :)
Once we were done with the festival, it was way past the kids' bedtime, so we hurried home to get them down. Then I was finally able to go grocery shopping at WinCo. I got home just before midnight, and finished putting the food away at about 12:25AM when I realized something didn't feel right. My ring felt really sharp.... and when I looked down at my wedding ring I found that my diamond was gone!!
Ahhhh! Two of the prongs had their tips broken off, and a third prong was bent to the side. there was no way for a stone to still be there after that!! Ugh! I figured it would probably cost about $1000 to fix it because not only would it be the cost of a new stone, but it would also include having to repair the ring itself. I was so sad. After a little while of wearing a ring that a guy from high school gave me, just so that I could have a ring that fit on that finger, I decided to just go get a cheap replacement ring until we can afford to repair the real one. So I went to Walmart and got a $100 CZ ring. This is my favorite of the ones they had, but it's not like I'm totally in love with it. I don't like it nearly as much as my wedding ring. Honestly, I've never seen a ring that I like better than my wedding ring! At least I didn't lose the ring, only the diamond... but hopefully I'll be able to have my wedding ring back someday.