After all but passing out before midnight last night, I found I couldn’t sleep in this morning. I just couldn’t sleep. I laid in bed for an hour before finally just getting up. Must be leftover excitement from yesterday.
I still only have a cursory understanding of how things in the car work, even after going through a “cheat sheet” pamphlet and thumbing through the 2-inch thick owner’s manual. I made a quick run to the milk store by myself last night just as the sun was going down and nearly jumped through my skin when I pulled in the driveway, turned off the car, and the interior lights came on! This car does everything but drive itself which is scary in a way because that means there are that many more things that can go wrong.
In all the excitement of the car, I nearly forgot what I had done on Friday (and confirmed yesterday during the mother’s and my decadent shopping trip).
Remember the refrigerator that the mother fell in love with that would NOT fit in our kitchen. Well, I found a Maytag that, while not the same brand as her unrequited love, LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE IT and, WILL fit! And here’s the most beautiful part of all. You’ll want to pay attention to this if you could use something from Home Depot.
Through May 4, you can get 10 percent off online purchases at HomeDepot.com! Just use the code SAVE22. (I did find that there are some things it WON'T let you buy online. Lowe's is a little more liberal in this category.
And, if you’re in the market for appliances, May is “Maytag Month.” You can get a MasterCard giftcard up to $150 when you buy certain appliances or sets of appliances. (The refrigerator is worth a $75 one.)
So, in the past 24 hours, I’ve bought a car and a refrigerator. (Trying not to panic by reminding self that these are things we have been saving for.) Perhaps I’ve changed my name to Rockefeller. This might not be a bad time to check my Powerball ticket.