The girls and I went to Trade Tools - the ultimate mans shop. Luckily the girls seemed to love it as much as their dad!
Reno tip for today- don't be afraid to describe what you are after (even in the most round about way). The guys are usually more than happy to help you find the rectangle thingy that holds the criss cross sandpaper stuff you use to sand the top coat of plaster. It's got wing nut things to hold the paper on!