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Friday, August 03, 2007

Just When You Think It's Safe to Sit Down

. . .you decide to go shopping at 7:30 on a Friday evening.

Edison had just returned from a great, hot, long, tiring day at Dollywood's Splash Country. . .the waterpark across the street from the "Wood." He and my nephews, niece, and a few other family members, went for a great day of fun. Having just slathered him with aloe, it's evident that he had a good time.

Anyway, he returned home, and was eating a hamburger when I decided to take him out to West Knoxville, and buy a new iron, ironing board, and football "gear" for him. (No, he already has a cup -- thank the Good Lord!)

So, we hopped in the Caravan, and hit the road. The stores that held the most interest for us were open until 9:30, so we had time. I also had to hit Joann's . . .just because. I bought a couple of fall decorations at Joann's. Nothing spectacular.

At Dick's Sporting Goods store, we found a chin strap cover, and a shirt that he just had to have because all his teammates have one. It was on sale, so I obliged him.

Then, it was off to Bed, Bath & Beyond. The Welcome Wagon people sent me a 20% off coupon (entire order). I also had a gift card from Christmas (or anniversary) for BB&B. So, when it was all said and done, I bought a $80 iron, and a $40 ironing board--and it cost me $40.

I love bargain shopping like this. Seriously. I really love the feeling of getting something for (next to) nothing. And, most importantly, I have a new toy. I'm going to be able to press seams on quilt blocks like nobody's business.

Oh. . .Joni, it's not a Rowent Power Glide. I couldn't find a Power Glide. But, this is a Rowenta, and it is AWESOME. When the quilt stuff comes out from its storage place in the closet, there will be pictures of the fabric AND the iron!


Blogger Helen Hancock said...

and Christmas continues????

12:26 AM  
Blogger Mellykat said...

Nice job shopping!!! Good thing you had a gift card or Mark would have said it was "fun in a $120 way) (puppy)

Melany :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger Yummers! said...

I hope you love your iron like I love mine. Whoever thought we'd LOVE irons! Try it out and let me know what you think. $80.00... wow!
I remember when they used to be $9.99.
Off to the sewing machine.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Angie, you just live a crazy life! $80 irons, goodness! (I bought mine because it was pink and orange - and I only use it for crafts purposes!! hehe) Hope you're having a fabby weekend. (Phil's a bit poorly today, so we've not had as much fun as I planned - good job I cancelled the babysitter!!) If he's better, he's going to take us to a shop just near where he works ( it looks great. I have a list! xx

5:02 PM  

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