Friday, December 21, 2007

52nd Post - What a Deal!

I was off work today. Someone from work wanted to take next week as a vacation, so I agreed to move my day off a week early. I won't have another day off for four weeks, other than the statutory days that is. I'm hardly complaining.

My car is still stuck in my drive way. There has been a huge run on salt in Halifax the last couple of weeks, to the point where it is very hard to find. However, I did find a small cache of it in a store this evening, so I spread the contents of an entire bag on the snow tonight. I am hoping it will melt it enough for me to chip away at it tomorrow morning.

I'm getting ahead of myself.

Patricia and I went back to Costco this morning. We both spent more today than we did last night. I decided that the Peanuts volumes were just too good a deal to pass up, so I got all three of them. I now have the first 16 years, complete, of Shultz's Peanuts. It will be fun reading these books and seeing how he worked the kinks out and developed Charlie Brown and Lucy an Snoopy and all the others. I believe, having checked the Fantagraphics website, that I am completely caught up on these collections, too. Damn, I cant wait to read these books!

After Costco, we went to the local WalMart. Remember, I was still looking for a micro sd card for my BlackBerry. I went to the electronics section, found the digital media section, ad located the micro sd cards. I recalled some of the boys at work saying that the cheapest price they had seen for a 2 gig micro sd card was $40. Imagine my surprise when I saw a sandisk 2 gig micro sd card for $33.84!!

I couldn't believe my eyes. I got the sales guy to release a card for me to take to the cashier. They are so paranoid about some of their products that he carried the item for me to the cash. Imagine my surprise, then, when the cashier rang it up at $50!

I told her that I thought I'd seen it for a lower price. She went over with me to the display, and confirmed what I had told her. She sold it to me at that misquoted price, and immediately peeled off the incorrect price, revealing the correct one underneath.

So, I got a huge bargain today. Two, if you count the Peanuts books. But the one I will rub in everyone's face is this micro sd card.

I have already used the expanded storage to shoot a few videos. I will download some tunes at some point. There are some podcasts I'd like to listen to. It is just nice having all this extra storage. 2 gig is still not as much as 4 or 8, but apparently the BB operating system can't handle more than 2 gig. I'm sure they'll fix that with the next release.

After Walmart, and a quick return to our homes to drop off the stuff we'd got, we went to CJCH to pick up some winnings from last week. Patricia is getting a free manicure and pedicure for Christmas. I got a calendar. Yay!

After that, we had a mid-afternoon meal (what do you call a combination lunch and dinner? Linner? Dunch?) at the Mongolie Grill. We really like that place. I installed the micro sd card and shot fascinating footage of cars driving by, and even more of Patricia speaking with the server.

After that, we went to the local farmer's market, which was having a craft sale heading up to the holidays. It lacked most of the vendors that are there on Saturday mornings, so we left after a short time. I did, however, decide to buy my parents a new sign to put on their house.

From there, we decided to return home, but stopped off at the store which just so happened to have bags of salt that we needed so much, and which are in such short supply in Halifax. Not a bad price, too!

Got home couple of hours ago. Finalized another dvd I'd recorded for this guy in the States, and started the dubbing of another one, decided what movies to tape off the Movie Channels over night, and sat down here to blog.

I'll blog more in the morning. I'll have lots of fun trying to free up my car. Hope all the salt I put down helps!!

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