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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What A Day . . . 


I traveled to Tennessee as planned today.     My first stop was the Saab dealership to order a new key and to pick up an air filter.     This key should be forged out of gold, I tell you, as it cost me $288.00 to order the darned thing. It comes in three components, and has to actually be ordered and cut by Saab.     For that price, it should ride with me and pump my gas for a year, too . . . but, . . . that's another story!

The sun was perfect for a rag-top day . . . the tunes were cranked . . . and (if gas prices weren't so outrageous), you could lull yourself into the false sense of feeling that the road could stretch on forever, and you would never have to stop, if you didn't want to.

I arrived at Kathy's house to pick her up for our reservations at Kanpai, and her husband just happened to arrive shortly before we were leaving.     He asked if he could tag along.     Not a problem -- he just hopped into the back seat of the convertible and we went cruising down the highway.

After lunch, Kathy asked if I cared to stop at one of our favorite "out-of-the-way" places that we used to visit frequently when I still lived in town.     Of course, I was happy to oblige!     This "business" is "termed" a salvage company and gets overflow, damaged pieces, over-stocks and assorted items from import dealers and sells them at (sometimes) ridiculously-low prices (sometimes not!).     It is rather like a scavenger hunt, sorting through the aisles-and-piles for a few gems and bargains.

Today, we found a few.    Kathy's husband bought us each a new 2-person hammock (both of ours were going to have to be replaced this year, and they had a great deal of Buy-Two).     I also found two semi-sheer camel drapery panels to go on either side of the bed (windows) for a steal!     And, Kathy found similar discounted drapery panels, drapery rods, and ceramic pots for plants.     All-in-all, a good idea to stop and look around.

We then headed back to Kathy's where she and I separated out several of her prized plants for me to transplant at my new house.     I had hoped to do my plantings tomorrow but I heard a revised forecast, and it seems it is supposed to rain all night tonight, and all day tomorrow.     I guess I'll just soak them in some buckets with some root stimulator until I can get them into the ground.

I did go by to see my Mom for her birthday.     Her two sisters were there already.     They had been out for lunch, and had been shopping all afternoon.     I spent some time there, and the day was growing short, so it was time to head back to Georgia.     I called my s.o. to see if he wanted to meet somewhere for dinner after he finished with work.     Timing worked out well, and we met at the Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner.     After that, it was home and nothing left but a collapse after a long, fun-filled day!

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