It wasn’t surprising to wake up on Thursday, Apr. 6th to an overcast wet day. Last night the sky was pretty weird looking, we knew those strong winds and clouds were going to bring something nasty. Looks like we’re in for a couple of cold, wet days and the wet might even be white. Oh well, it is what it is.
|See that little patch of blue? I was hopeful even through the rain|
Bill clocks in at 9 and gets familiar with the trailer so he can offer helpful advice to the owners. He tries to give them as much info as possible so their first experience is a good one, at least as far as knowing how things work. So by 8:45 he was out the door.
|Look at these two little travel trailers the boys are washing today|
I’d never been to the Goodwill on White Oaks Road before so stopped there first. Well, this didn’t appeal to me on first impression. There were a fair number of customers and I saw on the main board that all clothes were $1.75/lb. Since that is all I look at, that was what I needed to know. I poked through a couple of their large rolling bins, found 3 nice, good quality tops and left. Total spent $1.75.
My next closest venue was Winners and I walked through there and perused their clearance racks. Since there was nothing in particular I was looking for, I basically put in time until the Nygard store opened down the sidewalk. Only once in a blue moon do I find a real good deal at Winners so I wasn’t surprised today.
|Found nothing in this store|
I found a couple of things, tried them on and checked out. This time it was $27 after my 10% discount scratch card. One last stop and going to Value Village is always an ‘iffy’ experience. Sometimes I find great things for a good price and other times, nothing catches my eye.
I’m not crazy about the way they price clothing in particular. They rely too much on the brand name and that just isn’t fair. Some of us just want a pair of jeans that fit good no matter the brand. All jeans should be priced the same, all tops, all dresses. Most thrift stores follow this practice and they are guaranteed to get my business.
Anyway, I found a couple of things in the household section and a hooded sweatshirt to replace the one I tossed on the trip home. No discussion needed on what happened to that one. I spent $12. I’m pleased with my shopping spree. It would have been nice to have someone tag along for company but not necessary. By the way, I don’t mean a husband.
Today has turned into an upside-down day. We thought we might go home this afternoon but Bill has been tied up all day with his orientation for one reason or another. Now we’ve discovered that one of the cables for our bedroom slide out needs to be repaired or replaced. We’ve got their best guy looking after it and the verdict will answer the question as to when we pull out of their lot.
We are retired, we have no obligations for time so will do what we need to do and stay as long as we need to stay. Stay tuned! The rainbow side of it is that this is the place for something like that to happen, not up at The Ridge.
I hope your day has been a good one even if it is here in the wet stuff we are enduring. It could always be worse and I have a feeling it will be before it gets much better. I just went out and brought the truck to the front from the back-parking lot. That was the shower I didn't take this morning. The staff at CanAm close two gates when they leave here and the rumour is that Bill is taking me out to supper. We don’t want to be locked inside.
|Thought I'd throw in this gorgeous Arizona sunset|
Because I can and I was there and got the bumper sticker!
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