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It Is Saturday, All Day!!

We just hung around the house today!

We had a laid-back day!  We got up and walked in the garden before cleaning up and departing for the Tustin B of  A, Orange County Nursery, doubling back to CVS for a few goodies.

So get this: I waltz into the Bank of America like I own the place, ready to set up a money transfer between my accounts. But oh no, apparently, I can only do that online. Around that time, they handed me a “magic” phone number that promised to connect me with a “wizard.” I called the number, half-expecting Gandalf to pick up, but instead, I got this fantastic “wizard” who guided me through the online process like a mystical money-moving maestro. Banking magic, I tell you!

The next stop was OC Nursery and Farm Supply, where we got an instant class in Bidenomics.  Two years ago, I bought a bale of straw for $9!  We needed additional mulching in the garden, so I was prepared to buy another one!  My heart skipped a beat when I saw this:

I checked my watch and looked for today’s date, and it WAS NOT April 1st!

The price of straw, the leftovers after wheat is harvested, has almost risen 400%. We decided to wait and hope to find it reasonably priced or go to a farm and buy it used!

After the shock, we collected some seedlings to bring home.

Mary has the shopping cart!

From there, we went to Staples, and Mary looked for her 2025 pocket calendar. We also found the prices very high; they needed what we were after! We returned home empty-handed.

We were supposed to go to Temecula with Robin and Michele but we fell behind in getting ready for the trip so we started packing, organizing our paperwork, getting the steamer trucks from storage so Mary can pack, and I ironed my little gunny sack for my clothes!

Daughters Robin and Michele went wild in Temecula! Bob and Franklyn were around for adult supervision.

We spent the rest of the day watching The Good Doctor. At 7:00 p.m., we took a large tray of Pigs In A Blanket and Bruschetta over to Jeff’s and joined him for a drink on his porch. Jim, our next-door neighbor, visited until about 9:00 p.m.

We were tired, and by 9:30 pm, we were sound to sleep!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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