It’s all about the Washingtons!
Up until the time I passed out on the futon, most likely between 8:30pm-9:00pm, I was having a fun and productive day yesterday.
I spent a few hours yesterday morning dismembering and sorting branches. One pile is destined for Wee Little Chipper to become garden path mulch, the other destined to be kindling for a fire pit.
After cleaning up I picked up Bonnie and we drove up to meet Barb and Allan for lunch at Hankook Taqueria. I had the tofu burrito with fries. My food was delicious, and it was good to see them in person and catch up a bit.
Upon seeing that Firemaker Brewing was open I cajoled Bonnie into stopping there. We each got our own flight of beer, all of which were tasty. My failure was to notice that the promised 10% discount on my tab, Firemaker’s advent present for the day, was not applied to my bill. I work so diligently to scrap and save, and then piss away 10% by not paying attention…
Bonnie and I made a pit stop at Habitat for Humanityâ€™s ReStore on Memorial. The ReStore is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this week and offering 20% off purchases until tomorrow. Not that there was anything there that I wanted, but we didnâ€™t get much time to look because they announce that there were closing at 4:30pm, thirty minutes before their advertised closing time. ðŸ¤¨
This morning I am attempting to play the financial wizard game again, this time with Ace Hardware via iBotta. For a limited time one can make a purchase at Ace Hardware from the iBotta app and get 6% refunded. What I discovered was that Ace is also running a special for which one receives a $10 Ace gift card with a purchase of a $50 gift card. Nice! Purchase made, now I just have to wait for the transaction to become official and not get canceled like my attempt at Target. Then, I need to figure out how I want to spend $60 at Ace. Figuring out how to spend that cash won’t be too hard; a new coffee maker? a wheelbarrow? compost? Who knows?!?! ðŸ¤·ðŸ»â€â™‚ï¸ðŸŽ‰ðŸ˜‚
This afternoon I will be driving to Chamblee for a paid research study. I’m tasting something, but still don’t know what it is. The place I am going to perform my tasting is near the Chamblee Marta Station, so afterwards I may pop into the Lowes up there. Old time Atlantans may remember this parcel of land as the location of a Frito Lay plant, that sat across the street from an Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips location. If you’ve not been up Peachtree that roar in the past decade do so sometime and prepared to be astonished. I have a $10 Lowes gift card that I received using the Fetch app to record my grocery purchases. This is not enough for a coffee maker, nor a wheelbarrow, but it could be spend on farming supplies.
Am I giving away (privacy) data to companies that are paying me pennies on the dollar for it? Sure, but at least I am doing so willingly.
Though it may not be cool enough to warrant a fire tonight, it is my goal to burn some of the wood that sits in WLF, so a (small?) fire is what I will have! Besides, I have a lot of beer in the refrigerator and want to drink some of it.
With a mere eight days to go before Christmas I am trying hard to get into the spirit. I have yet to watch any holiday specials or movies, perhaps that has something do do with this?
Hope your halls are decked with balls of holly.
Day 1: Kristoffel Belgian White from Brouwerij Martens
Day 2: Kristoffel Blonde from Brouwerij Martens
Day 3: Deadly Brewing Hazy India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 4: Key Lime Sour from Prestige Beer Group
Day 5: O’Shea’s India Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 6: Deadly Brewing East Coast Style India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 7: Deadly Brewing Amber Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 8: Dry Hopped Sour from Prestige Beer Group
Day 9: O’Shea’s Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 10: Cherry KÃ¶lsch from Prestige Beer Group
Day 11: White Tide from Brouwerij Martens
Day 12: O’Shea’s Irish Lager from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 13: Session IPA from Prestige Beer Group
Dat 14: O’Shea’ Traditional Irish Stout from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 15: Blonde Ale from Prestige Beer Group
Day 16: O’Shea Traditional Irish Red Ale from Carlow Brewing Company