Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday follies

Our outing was delayed today by the death of our car battery. If that had to happen, I'm glad it was right in front of the house. I called AAA and they were here in 10 minutes. The battery was toast and he replaced it right on the spot. Maggie was amused by the whole thing for a while, but she was anxious to get going too. I gave her the AAA card and told her she was in charge. That helped a bit.

Our outing today was called "Women at the Hardware Store." We went to Home Depot to get the supplies to seal off the parts of the house where the floors are not being touched. We bought plastic sheeting, which Maggie carried on the back of her chair.   I have to say this is the first time I've been to Home Depot when it wasn't full of families and DIYers. It seemed to be all contractors today, so Maggie and I stood out like a sore thumb. That was fine, everyone was very ready to help us and offered to carry things to the car. I declined, because the purpose of the  Women At the Hardware store lesson is to be self sufficient. I headed back to the car pushing Maggie's chair with five packing boxes under one arm. The plastic sheeting and tape were on the back of Maggie's chair.

We are really getting there with the packing up. The additional boxes are for those last glass thigns that need to be wrapped. The wine boxes with the dividers were perfect for the individual glasses etc, but many things are too wide for those slots, so we are wrapping things in newspapers. We are having a little bit of fun as various things we never use are coming off shelves. This Franciscan friar wine decanter took advantage of his liberation from the bookshelf to catch up on some news from the Archdiocese.

come to think of it, the dead battery may be payback for this picture....

Have a great weekend everyone. We will be wrapping things up here and may be off line quite a bit next week. I'm not sure how much internet access I will have. Don't go away, though, we will check in whenever we can.


  1. Hope you keep us posted! We're following your adventures while we're in Tahoe:)

  2. Good luck! I'll miss you and Maggie --


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