Hello again, my friends. How was your day?
I have been on the go since around 7:30 this morning. I got up at that too-early-for-vacation hour to pack up some comics I was selling off and so that we could be ready to take Cindy Clawford to the vet's. She is holding her own, and we are hoping that she will be around for a while yet.
Afterward, we were thirsty, so we went to the Second Cup in Bayers Lake. I had a strawberry Italian sode; Patricia had an iced latte. We took our time. We then went to the KVADO Amish furniture place across the street. Lovely wooden furniture that my father would have loved to see. However, given its prices, the stuff there is not exactly an impulse purchase.
From there, we went up the hill to the Value Village. Being Earth Day, they had a 30% off sale on most clothing. I ended up buying 4 pairs of jeans plus some other stuff. The other stuff included a GE clock radio which has excellent sound. They made millions of those radios, and they are not difficult to find. Faux wooden cabinet. A good speaker. Pretty robust controls. They are a very good find, and this one set me back a mere 3 dollars. Where I'll plug it in and use it, I don't know yet. But I will probably get rid of an existing radio and put this "new" one into use.
I also got two Ethernet switches. One is a Netgear with 16 ports (not a gigabit), and obviously well-made. They are the kind of switches I would see at my work if they let me in the room where those things are kept. The one I got today cost 8 dollars. I do not and will not need such an elaborate ethernet switch, but I couldn't resist that price. The second one I got is obviously a consumer-grade device, for 4 dollars. Much lighter, only 8 ports, and clearly nowhere near as well made. I bought both in case one of them doesn't work.
I also got a couple pieces of cat 5 cable for a couple of dollars each. One was 3 dollars and must be 3 meters long. The cheaper pieces may only be a meter.
I picked up a couple local history books, a couple dvd's, and a high end plastic oven mitt for 3 bucks. And a couple other things. With tax and taking into account the discount on some items I mentioned earlier, I was out about 90 dollars. A pretty good haul, and not a big pile of money spent. I got some good bargains, especially since the jeans were good quality, and the fact that the 16 port ethernet switch would cost $60 or so, new.
We returned to the house after all that shopping, and took a rest. We fed the cats, and Newbie has been with me ever since. He is on the left arm of my La-Z-boy as I type this on my laptop and contemplate the consumption of a second chicken sandwich.
Tomorrow will consist of a couple trips to the landfill and other Spring-related clean up activities. Yay, vacations!
You guys have a good evening. And I'll see you tomorrow.