Why, hello there, handsome. Miss me?
We did not end up going to the cottage. We got up Saturday morning and had breakfast. Around 8:45, we loaded up the car and drove to the Canadian Tire in Bayer's Lake to get a few things. And once we got there, we both realized that we didn't really feel up to going. We were both struggling with some bug of some description and did not think we had the intestinal fortitude to do the two hour drive.
So, instead, we finished our shopping at the Crappy Tire and then hung around Chapters. We got a beverage at the Second Cup across the street. We decided to go to the Value Village. Shocked by the prices there. It is outrageous how much they charge for stuff that is donated by the public. I bought nothing, but Patricia got a decent art portfolio thingy for five bucks, a good price.
(Even the used books are no longer individually priced at Value Village. There is a sign spelling out the cost, based upon the original price of the book. All books are donated by folks, as I have pointed out before. The maximum price for a book there is six dollars. Contrast that with the prices at the Salvation Army thrift stores, which sell paperbacks for 99 cents each, or five for four dollars; or, $2.99 each for hardcovers, or four for 10 dollars, I think it is. The other thrift store we went to on Friday charged fifty cents for books, and I'm pretty sure they did not differentiate between hard and soft cover.)
We drove from there to the Halifax ReCycle store, up and around the corner. Nearly got a really nice stuffed chair for $45, but left empty handed. From there, we drove to Tantallon and hung out at Otis and Clementine's, our fave used bookstore. Yes, some books cost more than $5.99, but they buy books from people and/or offer store credit, so I do not have a problem with what they charge. Love that bookstore. Love. It.
We returned home and watched some episodes of "Stranger Things" and turned in relatively early.
This morning I helped my next door neighbour load her things into a moving van. She is moving across town in the coming days. After that, we hung around the house and did some cleaning up for Tuesday's garbage collection. Lots of stuff will be going out.
Another three day weekend is behind me. It is back to work in the morning. I don't know where the weekends go. Hardly seems fair.
I think I will turn in.
See you tomorrow.