I soloed today. I had the house to myself with not a soul to answer to and I knew I would have hours to waste before someone wondered where I might have got off to.
I did a weather check, my usual, by sticking my hand and arm out the door, waving it in a circular motion. I'm sure the neighbors across the street have noted this strange behavior on occasion. They haven't called to check so either they don't care about my well being or surmise I have strange habits.
I eventually headed for the shower then to the closet for something to wear. A brown velour jacket and pants and a burgundy long sleeved shirt was selected based on my hand waving.
I decided not to drive the roadster. I was going shopping for a television and though I was looking for a small one for the kitchen counter, I drove the real car on this trip. A "real car" is one with both a front seat and a back seat and a big trunk which the roadster only boasts one of these.
Shopping for a television leaves me in a bad mood. I don't trust any of the flat screen TV's. Go ahead....Google what I have read on flat screens. Just type into Googles' search engine "complaints on Sony TV's". Then switch it up a bit and type in "complaints on Samsung TV's". It doesn't matter which company you check on, you will find a long list of horror stories on the flat screens. Class action lawsuits are being considered.
A little over 3 yrs ago I invested 1500.00 in one of them and just a little over 3yrs after purchasing, I'm loading it up to deliver it to the Goodwill store. An estimate on getting it fixed totaled 600.00. The only good thing about this story is since the price has dropped so dramatically since my purchase, I could buy a new one and the same size for 600.00.
I have lived long enough now to remember when one didn't have to purchase an extended warranty on a new purchase of an appliance. They would last longer then 3 yrs. It's some what comforting to know that I can still plan on outliving most of the appliances on the market today, something my grandparents couldn't boast when they reached my age.
I'm saddened to load up the little 13" kitchen T.V. and deliver it to the Goodwill store. I have a bright shiny 22 inch flat screen occupying it's old spot on the kitchen counter. I've tagged the back of it with the purchase date. If it expires before I do, I will be right back here bitchin and complaining. I promise.