Home > Weekend recap

Weekend recap

October 5th, 2020 at 02:33 pm

This weekend, while not as productive for my decluttering goals, was a very good one.

DD3 got the keys to her new home and so the weekend was all about moving. Since I am dealing with sciatica, on Saturday, the hub and I took the baby so mommy and daddy could pack.

On Sunday morning, the hub and I took a drive (back roads to a little historical town.) It was BEAUTIFUL. We stopped at a bagel cafe and had bagels and coffee. The cafe is in an old brick building with creaky wood floors that was built in the 1800s so lots of character and charm. Then, we went to a local discount store where the hub likes to get his bullets. However, they were out of all the bullets he wanted. This is a recurring theme, it is harder and harder for him to find them locally.

In the afternoon, I took DD3s baby to DD1s house where we entertained her so that all the heavy stuff could get moved to the new house. Then we met up at DD3s new house for pizza. Her new house is really nice. They sold their starter home to move to a much safer neighbor hood and much nicer home. (As they were moving from the old house, there was a murder investigation 3 doors away while the victim was, partially covered under a sheet in the front yard). (YIKES) So glad they made this move!!

Needless to say, the weekend flew by, and I didn't make any progress on the home front.

This week and next are 4 day work weeks for me. I am taking Friday off, and Monday is a holiday. We are taking a little mini vaca with our dear friends to a resort about 3 hours away. We rented a 2 bdrm house and will spend the weekend visiting, playing games, sitting in the hot tub and just enjoying some downtime.

As for financial this weekend, the hub got a new pair of jeans from the discount store ($32), we had bagels and coffee at the cafe ($17 with tip) and we bought the pizza for the moving gang ($55).

How was your weekend?

5 Responses to “Weekend recap”

  1. Lots of Ideas Says:

    If there are frequent homicides in the area, perhaps an even greater shortage of bullets would be a good thing?

    (I know many use guns/bullets for hunting - it was the juxtaposition here that just struck me....)

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    LoI - perhaps, but gun lovers like the hub will never agree with that. It's an age old argument that definitely has two sides. As with ANYTHING, there will always be bad seeds who misuse [insert whatever]. But does that really justify controlling or removing the ability for those who don't? (rhetorical)

    I think the root cause of the current bullet shortage is because serious gun lovers want to be well stocked as protection, rather than being bought by bad seeds with bad intentions. I totally understand where you're coming from tho.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Also, I am not a gun lover, but being married to one who is - I do understand and support his position. He has a very secure gun safe that all guns and bullets are locked in, so the risk of his supply getting into the wrong hands is greatly reduced.

  4. Lots of Ideas Says:

    ThriftyRay - thanks for seeing the humor. I would never own a gun because I could not live with myself if I killed someone, and unless you are willing to use it, I think I would just be providing an assailant with a weapon.

    I always viewed the Second Amendment as something the Founding Fathers included because of their experience with overthrowing a government. They wanted the citizenry to be able to rise up. An irony to me is that the part of the citizenry wishing to get rid of this government is the part that opposes guns.

    The sight of young men chanting and carrying weapons in the streets is very scary to me - I live in a state without open carry, and the only guns I ever see are in police officers holsters. I support background checks and limits on how many and what types of guns people own. I know there are responsible gun owners, but I wish that more of them spoke up about the need for responsibility instead of blankety defending every person, any gun.

    Hopefully a time of compromise is ahead of us!

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    LoI - Oh my goodness, humor is what keeps me sane in these crazy times. We are an open carry state, with a plethora of partakers. I too am unnerved by all the guns. Right now is hunting season so additionally are all the guns in racks in the back window of all the pickup trucks. A gun lovers paradise.

    On our drive this weekend, I saw lots of political signs peppered all over our valley, the majority were for the current president...(IMHO) they go hand in hand. I shudder to make a comment either way for fear of pi$$ing half the population off!

    Not sure what it will take to bridge the gap, but I am hopeful for that compromise as well. Smile

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]