My friend Kay often writes about Thursday Thumpers in her blog. A thumper is when you wanna hit your head… or someone else’s! You need to read Kay’s blog anyway, just because it is the best entertainment out there. Spew warning though…. she will make you laugh so hard you will spew your drink. Check out what she has to say about her Mickey adventures while you are there too.
Ok, so Steve and I had a thumper kind of day. I have spent several evenings researching appliances and which stores I wanted to go to see and buy a stove and fridge. Why is it that when one appliance goes, it has to take a friend with it? Kinda like old married couples….. one dies, the other dies soon after. I think our stove and fridge are married. Or at least living in sin. And they are bi cultural and biracial. One is white, one is beige. One came from Steve’s trailer, one came from my house. Oh…. but I digress.
So off we go to shop. We go to store 1. Closed. As in forever, out of business. I did just look at their website this am to see where it was. Little thump.
Store 2. There about 30-40 mins. Didnt see anything I was too thrilled about. Prices were ok. The guy opens fridge and I jiggle the little rack on the door and he says, “oh that cant be right. its too chintzy. it wasnt put in there right” so I look at the next one (same brand, same chintz) and he says “see how much better this one is?” uh huh. “delivery is only 20 bucks” and “if you see something you really like somewhere else, let me know and we can order it for you”. uh huh. If I find something i really like somewhere else I’m gonna BUY the dang thing! And I’m buying it somewhere else! thump!
Store 3. A big name you all know and love. Uh huh. I refuse to name it cuz I don’t wanna give em press, (but it starts with an S and then you have ears) So…. We are there over an hour. Ask a bazillion questions. Sale going on too. Guy is helpful and very patient. Sure, he wants his commission. Dont blame him. Finally decide which stove and fridge I want. I tell him. He goes to ring it up. Puts in the fridge number.
“We dont have that one. (I wanted white) You can have this floor model (beige) for the same price though. It doesnt have it’s box, but it is brand new, never been used.” (as I look around to see what the hell store I am in. this isnt a flea market is it? used???) Same price for same exact model in a color I dont want. Thumppity
So what about the stove??? I ask him….. “Not in stock. ” Well what did I just look at??? “Well thats the floor model. And you cant have it cuz we need it to be able to sell more”
Sing it with me now…… THUMP THUMP THUMP
We gave up. Went to buy some groceries and came on home.
I’m gonna go buy appliances online.
I am thankful that the amaryllis has 2 more blossoms ready to bloom.
I am thankful for a multitude of jammie days in the month of January. And this is how far I got yesterday. I figure 2 more jammie days and I will be ready to quilt this:
I am thankful for books, and more so…. for the ability to read again. I bought a new book today. Actually 3, but 2 were for Steve, and since they are westerns, they dont count. I got The Innocent Man by John Grisham. I almost bought his new book that came out the other day, but will probably wait till it is out in paperback.
The cranky report:
Yep, I know I have been cranky. I get cranky when I try to be really good and lose weight. Cuz it is easier to be fat and eat whatever I want. I’m not gonna be as radical as Randi and post my weight (way too scary) and how much I lose each week…….. but I have lost some weight in the last 2 months.
The other reason I have been cranky is because I was worried about my grandson William. He has had a terrible time with eczema, allergies, his skin in general. They found out this week that for sure he has MRSA and finally he is on medicine that is helping and he is improving. I feel better that at least now they know what they are dealing with. Thank goodness Yvonne has an excellent allergist who is our new hero, and she found a new pediatrician that hopefully will listen to her.
I am SO thankful that William has a diagnosis and is getting better.