Crank it up – In a stroke of bizarre weather, the heat is back on as is the seat heater in the car. We used the fireplace last night which made Morgan, our fireplace-loving cat, very happy. After the holiday, the weather should return to seasonable. Unfortunately, after a year of lockdown many people had big plans for this weekend. Hopefully they will salvage it somehow.
What a disappointment – Several weeks ago I wrote about a guy who goes to Starbucks about the same time I do. He’s friendly to all and very upbeat. He always wore a gorilla mask which started many conversations. Yesterday I saw the mask on the ground in the parking lot. Trash. Litter. I hope that it fell as he got in his car because I don’t want to be disappointed in people again.
What an old fart! – I feed the birds. And the squirrels. And the raccoons. And any doggone critter that crawls on my feeders. At the old house I had quite the following and went through a lot of birdseed. I bought it at a farm feed store that was an hour drive but it was worth the discount. I bought 200 pounds at a time. Now I feed a lot less and don’t have the storage area to buy in big lots. I was checking around this week and found that most places charged 20% to 50% higher than the feed store. Since the seed comes in 40 lb. bags, I never thought about buying it on-line. (Yes that does show my age. That’s the first place the young’uns check.) In price comparing I found I could have it delivered free and it cost the same as the feed store. I did a happy dance and so did my birds.
That’s weird – Three of us from the old neighborhood have moved to this area. My former next door neighbor lives a block up and the neighbor from across the street is a short walk away. This area must be a natural downsizing location. The homes are still a good size inside (but smaller) but the outside is a lot less work and the taxes are lower. Old neighbors (especially the good ones) make it feel homey.
An itch – I’m starting to get the retail therapy itch. I usually buy a few new tee shirts every year as the old ones get shabby and wear out. As soon as I get a lag in my painting schedule, I will take the time to visit a few stores. Over the course of the last year I’ve lost weight so I could use some new pants that don’t slide. I found out this week that our family gene is a smaller waist than hip size. Thank God for athletic stretchy clothes. They fit better than coarse jeans with the zipper placket sticking out.
So how was your week?