We finally made the drive to our nearest Michael's arts and crafts store which is about a half hours' drive from the rural area where we live. "We" is my husband and me. I got to purchase my 5-pack of 16"x20" canvas boards plus a pad of paper that is suitable for oil and acrylic paints. We also threw in a few liquid soaps that were on sale really cheap. The total bill was $61.00. Yikes. Thank God I have lots of paints and brushes and all the other materials needed for my upcoming projects. Painting can be very expensive. I would have preferred to buy the 14"x18" canvas but that is an odd size for framing so I went for the larger size.
The best part of the day was a visit with my sister and brother-in-law who live a further 10 minutes away from the Michael's store. All in all, a very good day. :)