|Quilt in Progress|
This morning, quite early, I went to Home Depot to look at water heaters. One of the sales persons pointed out one that met my specifications (40 gallons, natural gas heater, etc.). Then, I went home and waited for my neighbor. Neighbor came over a short while later and told me that he, too, had been to Home Depot, earlier in the morning to get an idea of what they had and prices. We agreed to meet at the store in half an hour or so. I showed him the one I had picked out earlier, he agreed it would be OK, and he also picked out two new flexible pipes for the fittings. Then, I paid for everything (water heater cost $535, the two pipes were $25 each; the total, with tax, came to $615.01) and neighbor loaded the tank into his van and brought it over to my house. Then, neighbor proceeded to remove the old heater and install the new one. It took him about 3 hours. The new heater is bigger around than the old one was, but it still fitted into the little metal storage structure. And now, I have hot water on tap, again! Neighbor also reattached the handle to my sliding glass door as that had come loose (I had tried to fix it, but he wasn't happy with my efforts!) Before he left, I paid him something for installing the water heater for me.
In the afternoon, I rested a bit; then went to the pharmacy to pick up my medication refills. Then, I stopped at the grocery store for some bread ($.87), a piece of beef chuck steak ($3.59 @ $4.99/lb), and a container of ice cream ($3.49); I didn't take any pictures, but my total came to $7.95.
After I came home, I cleaned the bathroom, took a warm shower (just enough hot water to take away the chill of the cold water), watched news, had a cup of tea, did some sewing, and chatted on the phone with one of my friends who called.
Later, I video chatted with daughter. She has to attend a 3-day conference in Minnesota for her work. She will be leaving tomorrow morning and returning on Wednesday night. One of her friends has sent a package, addressed to both of us, from Hawaii (her home state). Daughter wanted me to wait until she comes home next to open it, so I put it aside until then.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Helpful neighbors
- Hot water on tap!
- Warm showers!
- My prescription refills were ready without any drama!
- Playing with fabric.
Tomorrow, I have to do the dishes, do a load of laundry, cook the beef I bought, and call another friend to see if she'll be home so I can drop off a gift for her daughter who just celebrated her birthday.
How was your Saturday?