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How in the World...

Did I manage to spend all my money already, when I got paid yesterday? And it was a pretty good check, too. Phooey.

But we ended up having to get a new vacuum, because our old one has proved to be unfixable -- this because apparently the inside machinery and workings were all full of mold and mildew, the "wet" having destroyed the workings. "How did this happen?" we pondered, and then I realized as I looked over the offending filters -- when we cleaned up the flour, we put it out on the back porch to clean it out (so we wouldn't get flour back all over the house), and IT RAINED. Never even occurred to me how wet it got. DUH. So I took the money slated for the repairs and we bought a Hoover, because we couldn't afford the vacuum we said we'd get when the old one wore out, a Dyson.

Then we went over to the Asian Ranch Market and somehow spent around a hundred dollars on dim sum, pork buns, and incidentals (jackfruit, a lovely delicacy, is heavy and HUGE and sold by the pound). We had to restock some canned food items, noodles, and I got myself some fresh Shitake mushrooms. Nom.

We also went out to meet a dog. He and Bo seemed to get along well, although their level of disinterest in each other was rather surprising. We are considering adopting him, though, because he seems to have as good a temperment as Bo, he's grown up with cats, and Bo needs a friend -- hopefully they WILL be friends.

It was a fast-moving day, though. I'm not sure where it all went, even having gotten up early. Didn't get much of anything done.

Watching Sand Sharks on SyFy. This movie is... astoundingly bad.

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nutmeg3
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Wait 'til you get to 2-Headed Shark Attack. It's so bad it's bad. And also a hoot. They threw in pretty much everything but the kitchen sink.

Sorry about the need for a new vacuum. Keep your eye on woot.com next time you're looking. They have bargain Dysons all the time. And I want to hear more about the potential new dog. :-)
rahirah
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
He's this guy. He seems very good-tempered, and he's less than half Bo's size, and at eleven months not likely to grow much bigger. That's a bit younger than I was aiming for, but not too far off.

Edited at 2012-09-09 04:16 am (UTC)
nutmeg3
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
He's got a really great face and sounds like a sweetie. And fwiw, when my sister and I took her dog Ello to meet Teddy, who she was considering, the two of them were pretty disinterested in each other, too. Now they're best buddies and play crazy dog games with each other all the time.
wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hee. Can't wait.

The Hoover's not as good as our old Bissell, but it'll do. I'll keep an eye on Groupon, when I have the cash.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
well boo to the dead vacuum

good luck finding Bo a buddy.

Sand Sharks...oh boy
wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
It was amazing how much they managed to steal from Jaws.

cornerofmadness
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
snort. that somehow just makes it sadder
ljs
Sep. 9th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
Sympathies for the way money just flies away. [hugs]
sillymagpie
Sep. 11th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Well, Dysons are expensive. You pay a lot for "the proper amount of suction." Anyway, I have to buy a Hoover tomorrow to clean everything up. Gods.
wildrider
Sep. 11th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Yep, we got a Hoover. It's not great, but it'll do.
framefolly
Sep. 13th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry about dead vacuum. May its successor live a long and sucky life ;) .

Ah -- groceries. It's not hard to spend $100, especially when restocking and with just one or two "treat" items. But so worth it!
wildrider
Sep. 14th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Fresh Shitake, NOM!

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