As I put the finishing touches on my second Thursday tutorial for tomorrow, I thought I would share my weekend. It all began Friday morning. I had planned to get an early start shopping, but my yard was so overgrown I knew I had to get to it first.
After I mowed the front yard I was almost ready to quit.
I was so happy my yard didn't look as overgrown as my neighbor's.
Before I put my mower away, I decided
to mow the entire yard.
I didn't take time to snip and clip any little trees and bushes that popped up over the winter, nor did I bother
edging or trimming. Instead, I put the mower away and took a very cold shower. Not by choice, of course.
Next I was off looking at hot water heaters.
I went to four different stores, trying to decide what the best price was. I decided on a 40 gallon tank that is shorter than most, with a 10 year warranty. That's the difference between the cost of the one on the left and the one on the right. I was willing to pay extra for the added four year limited warranty.
On my way home, I saw Tuesday Morning, where I remembered they always had good bargains and great napkins in the past.
Not sure I got any bargains, but I now have a few napkins I can send to friends, and a few words I can use in collages and mixed media work. But my favorite buy was the stamp I got. I've wanted one of these since the one I owned was no longer valid (it stopped at 2002). I can't wait to use it, even though it's got some silly sayings with it that can be stamped at the same time. All I want it for is the date, though, and it will come in handy for the ICADs, too.
Before my friend Scott and I could pick up the hot water heater (thankfully, I had not paid for it), he checked to see how easily we could get the old one out of the basement. What he found was,
do you dear readers, friends, and followers remember I said I had a flood in my basement? The flood put the pilot light out. It took Scott awhile to get the pilot light to come back on, because there was still a lot of water around the pilot light inside the hot water heater, but he saved me $500.00 by checking to make sure it was not the heater. I'm now off to take another hot shower. I keep taking them several times a day, just because I can!!!
Thanks for sharing this joyous weekend with me and thanks for your visit.
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