Wednesday, 16 December 2009

irritants and good stuff

Sunday night we went up to the BX to get more Polish Pottery at 50% off, and they were closed. It was the staff Christmas party, planned for months; they just failed to notify the customers.

So we went on to eat, and everyone except William wanted Popeye's chicken. They were closed, too. So we ate at Burger King.

Monday we went back to the BX, and all the pottery was gone. Taryn says I should be glad I got what I did, and I am, but still! I was gonna get something for my sis and sis-in-law.

Monday night Elijah wouldn't settle down to sleep, so I brought him downstairs so Bob could sleep. I eventually got a couple of hours with him on the couch. And yes, it is hard for a person of my size to get comfy on a loveseat.

Tuesday Bob was on day shift, and when he got home we went to Newmarket to Tesco for prints, as he had a photo shoot on Saturday. I looked before we left, and their hours are open until 8pm, depending on staff. No phone number to call and check first. So, of course, they were closed (the photo center, not the whole store). So we ate at Burger King in town, and came home.

On the plus side:
Burger King in town makes awesome burgers.

It's cold enough to snow, but a lot warmer than "back home."

Bob is going to day shift in Jan, and signed up for a college class. It should be enough to get him an Associates degree.

My new dishwasher is really cool. (oh, non-facebook people, on Monday Uncle Sam gave us - and everyone else on our street - new appliances. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer were pretty similar to the old ones, but the dishwasher is a top-of-the-line Bosch.) Instead of a silverware basket, it has a silverware drawer on top of the other 2 drawers.

Elijah isn't bothered by the cold that everyone else has.

The cream puffs were really good.

I've found a new preacher to listen to. Makes me think.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Bosch dishwasher! mums

Wil said...

Hooray for Uncle Sam. It's when the government does nice things like this that I'm glad for paying taxes. :-) Seriously! I *want* my soldiers, airmen and seamen to be taken care of.

Of the many thousands of ways the U.S. thinks of to spend money, that's got to be one of the most thoughtful. Enjoy.

Sorry to hear about the stores closing. It was like that in Seminole (Oklahoma) too. Our Sonic (a national chain restaurant) closed at 9:37 p.m. on a Friday night, about half an hour before the football game would end. I watched dozens of cars drive through their parking lot, wondering why they weren't open. Every Friday.

Marline and I are trying to "reward" companies that don't pull these shenanigans. Even if we don't need something, we try to buy something to help out the companies that are working for *us*. If everyone did this, the backward-thinking companies would soon close. :-)

MamaOlive said...

Wil, I'm glad you think it's nice. I actually thought it was a bit wasteful, as we already had working (though older) appliances in place. But in the long run it probably saves money on energy costs and repair calls. There are always several ways of looking at a thing; for me the negative comes easiest, but it's always nice when the positive comes to mind.