Aaargh! I lost more of my pencils! This couldn’t happen at a worse time. Since I was in D.C., I decided to go online and search for art supply stores in the area. Not only did one turn up, they had the original mixed media prismacolors!
I immediately struck out to get to their store. The first leg of the journey was easy; I got on the redline of the metro and rode until we arrived at the North Farragut entrance. Took the escalator up into a gloomy Washington day. Then I had to walk up K street.
For four blocks.
Of course I became turned around until a good Samaritan told me that it was in the building next to the CVS store on the other side of the street. Once there I walked up to the counter with a little trepidation. Maybe they sold out or didn’t carry them anymore. I was suddenly nervous.
“Do you guys carry prismacolor pencils? “I asked, barely concealing my anxiety.
The staff was very friendly and courteous to me and I was able to acquire my prize.
Suddenly remembering I’d used up an hour of my 30 minute lunch, I thanked them profusely and left. It seemed so much brighter outside. Hadn’t it been raining when I got here? Oh well…