Friday, July 18, 2008

A Magical Visit to HardwareLand

It’s Friday. There will no doubt be lots of banter at some point today about everyone’s weekend plans. Barbecues. Pool parties. Out-of-town guests. Baseball games.

But me, I’ll have none of it. The mother is meeting me at the station tonight and we’ll head off to HardwareLand, that magical place that empties your wallet, loads your car, and hijacks your agenda for most of the year. How can you possibly compete with that, you say? I’ll give you a pointer. You, too, can visit HardwareLand at a discount, courtesy of One Project Closer.

A few weeks ago, I discovered their post on a Lowe’s project starter coupon which is good for $10 off a $25 purchase when you use your Visa card. The catch: It expires July 31. So print your coupon, plan your project, and save a few bucks in the process.

As for me, I’ll be buying the rest of the landscaping forms for the walkway, more gravel, and more mortar because my plan is to actually get the concrete removed tomorrow. I think my alternate plan will work now that the biggest piece is out already. (Emphasis on the word think.)

If it doesn’t, it’s going to be a loooooong weekend to be sure.


Amalie said...

I've been using one every time I go in-- I figure that if I've got $15 worth of necessary stuff, I can get $10 worth of unnecessary fun things for free! So far, I've managed to get a couple of pretty copper bowl tiki torches for the backyard...

Anonymous said...

Have fun! You are at least working on something you own. We're putting together a house we'll be living in for a year...less than a year...about 11 months. Why unpack?

NV said...

Amalie -- LOVE the way you think.

V -- You're so correct. I know I b*tch about it, but it IS mine. :-)

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