Monday, November 17, 2014

Three Beautiful Things 11/10/14: Finding Sherrie, Picking Up Scout Slack, Wal-Mart Happy Dance

1.  I drove Mom to Osburn and paid her Sudden Link bill (Mom won't pay the price of a postage stamp to pay by mail) and then we went in search of Sherrie, the woman Mom was entrusting the alteration of her new coat (that she saved 200 thousand dollars on).  Mom didn't know Sherrie's address but was SURE Sherrie lived next to the new restaurant in Osburn.  We went to the new restaurant and no one lived next to it, so then we followed some directions a woman at Sudden Link gave us and went to the wrong house.  We were stumped.  So we parked the car and Mom got out her cell phone to call Jane, BUT she doesn't know how to use her phone to find her contacts list, so she didn't know Jane's number by memory.  Luckily, I had enough cell phone savvy that I opened her contact list, she called Jane, Jane gave us Sherrie's address and we dropped off Mom's coat.

2.  I drove Mom back to Kellogg and we stopped at the Food Bank to make donations, the donations that "the Boy Scouts were supposed to pick up" and then saved Mom another postage stamp by paying her sewer bill at City Hall.

3.  The best was yet to come. The day reached its climax at the Smelterville Wal-Mart where Mom not only picked up some butter and diet tonic water and fat free half and half, but she also bought some other products at a great discount by using Fred Meyer coupons that Wal-Mart accepted.  Mom was so happy when she redeemed these coupons and saved more money that she nearly flinged her cane across the Wal-Mart parking lot and kicked out a happy dance.

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