I had an interesting weekend, but what I decided to post tonight came from a commercial I heard while watching a football game. The subject of the commercial was about sacrifice. Sacrificing your evenings and weekends to work extra hours, the goal of all that work was to be able to purchase the dream house you always wanted. The house that was shown had a kitchen larger than 4 of the studio apartments in my building, and the deck overlooked an ocean view. Sure the view was nice, but just looking at this weekend, there wasn’t a single experience I would have wanted to sacrifice to have that large home, even with the view.
Friday morning the power in half our town was out due to an electrical fire underneath a parking lot on the campus. The power blew at 9am and wasn’t restored until 3:30 in the afternoon. The most interesting thing about this outage was that no one complained about not having electricity. What people wanted to talk about was the beautiful warm day we were having.
Why I found this interesting was because nearly all the businesses were closed. Wal-Mart, banks, convenience stores, fast food, post office, our grocery store, and even the cable office which is where most people get their internet from. One gas station stayed open for people who wanted to make cash purchases inside the store. But if you didn’t carry cash you were out of luck as the banks and all the ATM/Mac machines were down. One person was upset that he had no TV but that was to be expected as he is elderly and caring for his spouse who is dying. She was sleeping most of the time and he had no TV, no one to play cards with and couldn’t leave the house and leave her alone. Another person was dismayed as it meant his sump pump would have stopped working and his basement would be flooded. Both of those situations were understandable.
I took some time to work on one of the end tables I recently received,
I had time to sit and visit with friends, a neighbor asked me to look out for a dresser for him. Ten minutes later I had found him a dresser which made his day.
The dinosaur eggs are doing well. The “shells” have hardened, which tells my granddaughter that they are getting close to hatching. I watched as she filled a plastic cup we pulled from the dumpster with dirt.
The cup of dirt was a cup of hot chocolate with a few tiny pebbles which were meant to be marshmallows for me to drink. It was delicious. Once I had my taste of the hot chocolate, a nest was set up for the dinosaur eggs.
Saturday morning I went with my granddaughter to watch her take her first dance lesson. This was the birthday gift I gave her.
The children spotted my tape measure and measured everything in and around my house.
I had time to watch a couple of football games, congratulations CatLady on your teams win. Currently I am in second place in the fantasy football league, and am beating my son whose team played mine this weekend. I had time to curl up with a book and even work on my cross stitch.
It’s coming along nicely, I have skipped the center flowers as I need to pick up a color of thread for that area. Here’s a closeup of the areas I worked on while watching football.
We even had time to take a walk after dance class.
Total cost for my weekend: $5.00