Well, after a few pleading phone calls, we found a jewelry store that does in house sizing (the one we bought the ring from did not)and that might have time to work on it. I took the ring to Zales this morning and the girl at the counter added my precious ring to the hundred others waiting to be sized. She charged me $60 to resize it. I'll gladly pay that to keep Erik smiling today. She wrote down that I needed it by the end of the day on the 30th...just to hurry the job up a little. I'm really hoping it gets done, but at this point I'm not holding my breath. We're preparing for our New Year's Eve party just as before...no matter what happens, engagement or not, it's going to be a great night.
As for the store we originally bought the ring from, we will never buy from it again. Not only did he speak with the local jewelry department manager yesterday, but Erik also spoke with the Customer Service Manager at the home office. The home office people were very nice, but our local store was awful. When they realized what our problem was, they kept transferring Erik to other departments to avoid dealing with him. At different points, he was transferred to the automotive and then shoe departments. It was so unprofessional. Erik filed a complaint with the home office. As far as I know, that's all we can do.
Cross your fingers that everything goes well when we pick up the ring tomorrow!