But, the best news of all? This evening while browsing Craig's list, I found a very nice, oak dining table (oval--48" x 70" with the leaf) and chairs for $175 HERE IN NAMPA (many of the sets I saw were in Meridian, or Boise, or Caldwell)!!!!! We went and looked at it tonight and brought it home. There's hardly a scratch on it, and it is oh, so beautiful! Might I remind you that we have been using my craft table in the kitchen, complete with table cloth, and cheap-o folding chairs. Better than nothing at all, but not big enough, and definitely NOT very aesthetically pleasing. Since our house finally rented we went ahead and "splurged". I have been looking the past couple of days for something cheap (because we're still poor), but decent (at the very least), and really lucked out! Someone else was selling an identical set on Craig's list for $325 (Geez!).
My new dining set in all its beautiful splendor. Chair pads included!