August 07, 2006

Tax Free

As did so many other folks, I took advantage of this weekend's sales tax holiday to buy school supplies. To take an even greater advantage, we piled in the van and drove to the Wal-Mart in Springville, although I probably could have just as easily gotten what we needed closer to home. At least this one had the advantage of being relatively frenzy-free. The only bad thing was that they'd sold out of loose-leaf paper.

But they had everything else. Got a bunch of stuff (and this is AFTER going through and reusing an even BIGGER bunch of stuff we had left over from years past) and then did some clothes shopping. Overall, saved about 25 bucks in taxes over what we'd usually have paid. Of course, there was that extra gas I used. And the idea certain family members have that says you're really saving a LOT of money if you spend a lot.


To home, unload, supper, baths and hairwashing for the kinder, fold clothes.



I'll have to complain more often. But it was very nice--we were vacationing in Norway, and Reba and the kids had gone off to visit someone, and I was left by myself with nothing to do but kill time. "HEY!" I said to myself, "since I've got time, I think I'll hop in the car and go drive down to the coast and visit the Battle of Jutland site!"

You military history buffs will notice a slight discrepancy here. I've not read enough WWI history, but I did know that the Battle of Jutland was a naval engagement out in the open water of the North Sea, making a quick jaunt in a car from Norway rather difficult. I must have realized this in my dream, because I gave up on the idea and just drove around Norway the rest of the afternoon. Big place, Norway.

ANYway, then there was Sunday!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 7, 2006 12:05 PM

That does sound like a great dream, for sure. Do you dream in color or black and white? Seems like I read somewhere most people dream in black and white, but then I may have dreamed THAT.

Posted by: Stan at August 7, 2006 12:19 PM

Hi-def color. I can't rememember anything black and white in a while, although it does happen on occasion.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 7, 2006 12:21 PM