Today had some elements of greatness among the toil of a long work day in the midst of a pandemic.
- We had a lovely walk.
- We had pizza.
- I got a free doughnut.
- We got a Yum box.
- We went to Family Dollar for school supplies and found some other surprises.
- My truck is only $5,000. Maybe I can really buy it.
- I got a new plunger.
- I helped my blind friend Nancy open a Twitter account.
If none of that sounds interesting just skip this entry, but you might enjoy this “a day in the life.”
I had to go to the local Goin Postal to print and mail a grant for work. I brought the teenager along so she could grab some Little Caesars pizza and school supplies from Family Dollar as I figured I’d be in the shop for an hour.
The dollar store had clearance jelly beans for 75% off! I got three bags for $1!!! The teenager got lead for her favorite mechanical pencils and pens for my home office. We also got two really big cans of cat food. Because four cats.
The teenager procured some food items too— though some may not qualify as food. Lemon sugar wagers, pickles, blueberry muffins, beef ramen, generic pop tarts, sour freeze pops and Slim Jim’s.
We came home and she did school work while I did office work. At 2 pm, I took my meal break to go to the local hardware store. We needed caulk, wood patch, drain unclogger, a plunger, and items for a floor in the mud room.
I’ll have to take some photos of the nice laminate plank flooring the teen picked out for her floor. I even got wasp killer and some keys made.
Spent $180. But that includes 60 square feet of flooring.
That was also when I noticed my old aging truck was only $5,000.
I want this truck.
So we then stopped at Dunkin because it’s Free Doughnut Friday and since I only leave the house about once a week might as well make it exciting.
I worked late. Went straight to a telephone meeting with Nancy, my blind friend who I do computer stuff for. Long story short— we ended up putting her on Twitter and she followed a whole bunch of NASA stuff. Try explaining Twitter to a blind person. Just try.
Then once we finished, the teenager and I had her Universal Yums box for dinner. It was amazing! Scandinavian goodies for the win!
Unboxing and tasting video here: April 2020 Scandinavia Universal Yum Box
And then I tried the new plunger. It worked so well the gunk was coming out that little hole in the drain circle where the flipper for the tub plug goes. Under the spigot.
And that was my exciting day. Everyone even hung out with me.