by a.b.

Gee whiz, I’m glad we keep a cushion. Yesterday was one of those days where you get too many offers you can’t refuse. A family whose company we really enjoy invited us to lunch with a friend they had visiting. No big deal….$22.

Then our friend called to let us know he was in town this weekend on his way up to Seattle. He’s getting married in November, so we wanted to take the opportunity to take him out for one of his last “bachelor beers.” We did use a gift certificate, but still….another $30.

Lastly, our friend is moving up to Seattle to start a new job and get things ready for him and his new bride. Seriously though, he’s a 22-year-old guy. I knew he forgot everything important. I took him to Target and got him an early wedding present:

  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleanser
  • Toilet Cleaner Brush
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • …..and most importantly, a PLUNGER! (Don’t ask.)

Since it was Target I picked up a couple of actual necessities for me, too. At least they were necessities, though. That’s a change for me and Target. There goes another $50.

So it was an expensive day, but it was worthwhile; now, I don’t have to be sociable for a couple weeks. 🙂