It is now obvious that GOD is conspiring against me. Well, maybe not me (I hope!) but against curtains for the library of the Cross House.

In my two previous posts, I detailed the great adventure in finding curtains.

In the first post, all was lost.

In the second post, all was saved. Whoee!!!!!!!

But now, all is lost again.

I placed an order at Walmart. Ten minutes later I received an email with this statement:

Thank you for shopping with Unfortunately, due to an error processing payment information, we have had to cancel the following order.

Huh? My credit card was fine. So, I assumed a computer glitch, and placed the same order a second time, and changed the payment to another credit card (also fine).

Ten minutes later? The same error message.


I called Walmart. After waiting 14 minutes to speak with a human, the very nice person tried to find out what was going on.

After being put on hold again, she eventually returned with: “I cannot find out what the problem is.” She suspects the item may be out-of-stock!

In my entire life, I never ever thought curtains could be frustrating. Who knew?



Destined. Never. To. Be. Mine.





  1. KellyD on June 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Nooooo!!!! Well frig. Walmart!!!! Like one of the ladies that commented on another of the curtain posts, just not meant to be and there’s something better out there. 🙂

  2. on June 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Well, there are 4 of the short ones here in Pittsburgh….

    • Ross on June 12, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      I suspect that when you try to check out, this will prove incorrect!

  3. Melody on June 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Try Amazon, I see them there, in both sizes.

    • Ross on June 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Tried that earlier. There are only 2 panels available of each size. I need eight.

  4. Del on June 12, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    These are gorgeous! Just a suggestion? Hope the link works?

  5. Brian on June 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hey Ross, just checked the Wal-Mart up here so in Lawrence, and there happen to be five 52 x 84 inch curtains like the ones you need. As it so happens, I’ll be headed down to Emporia on Wednesday, so if you want I can get them all and bring them down there.

    • Ross on June 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm


      • Brian on June 13, 2015 at 10:56 pm

        Yep. We’ll be down around 4:30 that day, so if you want we can swing by sometime that evening.

        • Ross on June 14, 2015 at 9:19 am


          • Brian on June 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm

            I’ll take that as a yes?

  6. Ross on June 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Yes! I sent you an email. Did u get it?

    • Brian on June 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Yep, we’ll get the curtains tonight and be down Wednesday. See you then!

  7. Melody on June 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Something as simple as curtains can bring folks together!

    I checked at Walmart here today, but that brand is not carried in Canada. I can’t wait to see the room all painted, with the coveted curtains hanging proudly!

  8. Cody H on November 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    If you’re still needing any more of these elusive panels Ross, there happen to be 4×84″ hanging on a rack in Lafayette IN!!

    • Ross on November 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Wow! Thanks, Cody! But I am good to go now!

  9. Sue on February 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I have lots of wonderful old things that need to find a new life, new places to be seen. I am selling off so much of what I collected for years.

    I have sets of curtains that are quite unusual, beautiful and probably late Victorian. Red and gold on cream. I can go looking for them if you would like to se them. Very unusual.

    • Ross on February 20, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Sue, I would love to see your curtains!

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