i went to home depot last summer.
my sweet friend and roomie at the time, logan, was helping me install a dryer (because, adult), and we dropped one of the screws inside of the dryer (because, children).
i offered to take a matching screw and go to home depot to find it’s match.
elsa came along to keep me company (and not destroy the entire house).
walking up to the entrance, i started getting weepy.
surely this is allergies. my heart would betray me now. here. over this silly thing.
but i hadn’t gone to home depot by myself… ever.
d was the one who went to home depot. not me.
i made my way to the first orange apron I saw (because what else are you supposed to do when you walk in? actually peruse the aisles?). i asked this sweet, unassuming woman to find me a matching screw.
she directed me to aisle 3.
i started perusing for something that looked sort of like what i held in my hand.
THERE ARE A MILLION effING SCREW VARIETIES.
i don’t know if it was sawdust in my eye, feeling overwhelmed by the variety to choose from, or just sad (<– cough), but as glenn approached the obviously confused girl in aisle 3, tears puddled in my eyes.
i asked for help.
something that has been increasingly difficult the last few months.
glenn found me the closest version he could (for the record, he was wrong).
and I made my way back to elsa in the car. tears streaming.