It’s been a pretty laid back weekend. While I was at work on Saturday, Jim packed and organized some stuff for the move. We ordered a pizza, and caught up on some TV shows we had recorded.
Sunday we went to Ruby’s house for brunch. Jim and I brought Mimosa supplies. I also broke down and bought a waffle maker. It was under $30 for it at Walmart so what the hell? We brought that, along with syrup and the batter which I had prepared at home ahead of time. They came out yummy. I had a Mimosa and Ruby’s wonderful Bloody Mary. I made all the waffles, stood there with a great buzz… like I was in my own world… making waffles… one after another… I actually had fun.
Above/Below: Ruby’s child, Little.
Above/Below: Beth, obviously not appreciating my photographic tendencies.
After brunch, we departed and went to BJs for some supplies. We also went to a Sears Clearance Outlet center. We looked at a few washers/dryers/refrigerators. I snapped some photos of what we liked along with the model numbers so we could research them with our Consumer Reports subscription.
The prices seem awesome. Each item indicates if it was a return, defective/repaired, last one, floor model, etc and still has it’s warranty. I think I’d like to buy them from here rather than Craigslist. I’ve had bad luck with Craigslist while job hunting and today Jim experienced a scam. Craigslist has a free stuff category. It’s made for people who are putting things out to the curb and giving everyone warning that if you’d like it, take it. Or instead of putting it to the curb, it’s still in their garage or storage unit and you can pick it up and take it for no cost. Well Jim emailed someone who was giving up old kitchen counters. The woman said someone else had replied… well see it all here:
I hate Craigslist… most of the time.
As we finished up our shopping, we called Deanna and Beth and told them we’d be going to the new house for a tour. They had previously expressed an interest to see it’s progress. We met up at the house and strolled around. Here’s some photos:
Above: Dining room. We did not get to pick out the chandelier so it will probably “go”. And yes, I know, some people think it strange to have a dining room as the first room. We like it. We’re strange.
Above: Our gorgeous banister and rail! The builder will stain it to match the wood floors. The stairs will be carpeted (budget reasons). That little section of iron is $600! Was it worth it? We think so.
That’s all I got!