Yesterday we wandered through a few places looking at televisions -- we could replace our old 32-inch for less than $500, but for only a few bucks MORE, I could get a pretty 40-inch LCD (I don't want plasma) HDTV; CostCo has one for not much more than $600 (Sony or Panasonic, a good one), so if I can bite the bullet and deal with tiny tv for a while, we can afford the better television.
Barb noticed the other night that the thieves also took her secondary laptop (the one that miertam gave us), so I have to gather up some proof we owned it and add it to the claim. Since the 32-inch flatscreen cost about $500 or so, that was exactly our deductible, and the repairs to the doors were completely covered, so there was no problem there, and my mom is helping us put in new security doors. Barb's mom wants us to put in an alarm system, which I don't really object to. After all, we're two women living alone, blah blah blah.
But in shopping therapy, I found a pair a REALLY cute boots at Ross for $16. As a plus, they're mid-heeled and comfortable as well as cute, so I think I'll wear them a lot instead of just admiring them.
I think my Tivo only deleted a couple of Craig Ferguson episodes (I was a week behind when I went on vacation). I spent a good part of today watching episodes from the week I was gone. I just knew Peter Sagal was a Ferguson fan. It was fun seeing him on the show. Also been reading Ferguson's autobiography, "American on Purpose" -- he's a good writer, and he tells all, but somehow manages to leave a great deal out, as well.
I have to upload my pictures. I may not have gone on a cruise, but I DID take some good pictures of central Florida. Was I fascinated driving by a landfill? I was, because there were literally hundreds of vultures wheeling around in the sky above it -- and I was likewise delighted by turtles sunning themselves on the sand, tiny sandpipers running up and down the beaches, terns shining bright blue in the rising sun, seagulls screaming "mine!" at me outside of a delicious seafood restaurant (they really do, you know), delicious drinks up and down the Treasure Coast, pelicans and sea breezes -- maybe not a cruise, but I DID have a good time and this cold has made me too draggy to remember that I did.