The Vine: December 16, 2011
Last year, my husband and I spent a great deal of cash money to renovate our house. Underneath the grody taupe carpet, we found gorgeous oak floors that are original to the house. Imagine our delight as our flooring budget went from $8/sq. ft. for new wood floors (because we didn't know what was under there) to less than half that for refinishing/staining/etc.
We have a problem. Our dining furniture is scraping the hell out of the floors. I've tried those wee felt pads on the bottom of the chair legs but they don't stay on and/or the dog makes it her business to gnaw them off. How she does this, I do not know, but I long ago accepted that she is smarter than we are.
I need a solution. Something, anything, to keep these chairs from scratching the floors (which aren't even a year into service and already needing to be spruced up). Help me, Nation!
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
I have literally been searching for this book on and off for years with no luck. I am hoping the mighty Tomato Nation might be able to help me out.
I checked this out of the library (repeatedly) in either the late '80s or early '90s, which would put me somewhere in the 8-12 range, and I think the book was aimed at the older end of that. It was about this girl band who no one would take seriously until they started pretending to be boys. After that, they started getting hired for parties (which got awkward at one point when a birthday girl started flirting with them) and eventually made it into a big-deal battle of the bands. Except they felt all conflicted about pretending to be something they weren't, so I think they unveiled as girls at the battle of the bands in some dramatic way.
Also, I am pretty sure that as part of their band costume they dressed up as tigers.
Can anyone help? I remember loving this book and would really like to read it again!
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