The Amazing Race

Three days in a row, I’ve been down and back up the mountain. Yesterday, I had to go to town to, hopefully, buy a Waterpik. The website said Walmart had the one I wanted in stock. So…

Before I left, I washed the sheets and pillowcase. It was close enough to the end of the month to rotate and flip the mattress. At one point, it got stuck and took some doing to get it going again but I did. To pay for it, I had a ginormous coughing spell.

On the way to Walmart, I stopped at the used food store and got a few things. Some of them were frozen but I just happened to have one of those insulated bags that snaps across the top. I managed to fit everything into it so it was all copacetic. No matter that the sun was out in full force.

The last time I filled the gas tank, I paid $1.779. Yesterday, it was up to $2.289. I didn’t stop since I still had a half a tank. It will probably be higher when I go back. The honeymoon is over. Before I need to buy it again, it may be up to

Gas sign

Once at Walmart, I gathered things up and headed over to the area where the Waterpiks live. The one I wanted wasn’t in stock. There was another model that was about $15 more. With all I’m going to have to spend on my teeth, $15 was kinda the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Checking out (I had coupons totaling $5.75 including one for $1 off Just Mayo), I went on toward the door. One of my friends who is also an employee flagged me down and I told her my tale of woe. She asked if I’d checked to see if the ‘pik was in stock. Well, no. I’d just go home and order one from Amazon.

So that’s what I did. What I’m getting isn’t as fancy but it isn’t as expensive, either. I’m sure it will do the job just as well as one with updated colors and an extra tip or two.

Cuz came over and said she’d been here earlier and rang and rang the doorbell. My CIL had to tell her I wasn’t home. She hadn’t noticed the car was gone. I rarely go shopping on Friday so it’s no wonder she wouldn’t notice.

Today was a video with Doug Batchelor. One of the churches that was shown near the beginning was my sister’s church. She’d gone home to watch the video on her computer. I wish I had, myself. I think what we watched was a download and the quality was very poor. I could have left. There was no closing hymn and I didn’t play the benediction response or a postlude.

Cuz came over not long after I’d gotten home. I’d been seeing merm’s posts on Facebook about caucusing for Bernie. She (merm) was all excited. At one point, she’d made a speech to try to sway Hillary’s followers over to Bernie’s side. Later, she was chosen as an alternate delegate for her district. DD had gone and caucused, too. I wondered what would happen if I were living in a state that had caucuses on Sabbath so I looked up the rules. They state

3. What if I am unable to attend the precinct caucuses? 
The Washington State Democrats’ Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan allows
anyone who cannot attend the caucuses for one of a number of defined reasons will be
allowed to submit a “surrogate affidavit”, allowing them to cast their vote remotely. Those
reasons are:

● Religious observance
● Military service
● Work schedule
● Disability or illness

Even though I doubt I’ll ever need to know that, it’s nice provision has been made for those who do.

One of DD’s friends couldn’t go caucus because she has a small energetic child. The caucus may be exciting for merm and her generation but a primary is much more democratic (with a small “d”). It’s more accessible by more people and it’s by secret ballot which makes it more acceptable for introverts. That’s three “mores”.

Bernie won Washington and Alaska handily. Here’s what Hawaii has been saying for hours:
“Results will be available soon.”

I read that Bernie will have to win 58% of the remaining delegates (prior to today’s wins) to get the magic number and if he keeps this up, it’s entirely possible he’ll do it.

My sister emailed that a church close to me was shown on the video tonight. I watched and, sure enough, there were several people in the congregation I knew. A couple of them were Cuz’ sister and her husband.

Cuz was out mowing their lawn today. If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, she plans to do mine. That’s a big “if”, though. This is tomorrow:

Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning…then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 mph or less. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Happy Easter.

2 Responses to The Amazing Race

  1. Lila March 27, 2016 at 7:18 am #

    Tommie, you pulled a new word on me – copacetic – so I had to look it up. I found the history of the origin rather interesting.

    Yep, looks like the lower prices for gasoline are history, at least for the time being. It was nice while it lasted.

    • Tommie March 27, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      I’m glad I was able to broaden your horizons. It was very much en vogue back in the early days of my marriage to DH.

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