I escaped the house on Small Business Saturday. I would like to tell you that I was determined to support the area’s small businesses, but that would be a…fib. While I never would have ventured outdoors on Black Friday, I really needed to get out of the house on Saturday and it didn’t really matter where I went or what I bought or didn’t buy.
You see, we’ve had a leaking pipe underneath the kitchen sink and Saturday morning Banjo Man was going to dismantle the insides of that kitchen cabinet and remove the rotten wood.
This was going to be a messy and frustrating and smelly project.
So by 9 AM I was in the car, fleeing the scene. It was a gorgeous morning. I had coffee. Life was good.
Thirty minutes south of us is the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut. Right off the interstate is the shopping village of Olde Mistick, a lovely walking area of cute shops. Everyone who visits us loves strolling and shopping there.
Down the road, on the water, is Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in the United States. Want to know more? Check it out at: https://www.mysticseaport.org
Keep driving and you’ll arrive at the actual town of Mystic, with its old buildings and waterfront views. And yes, “Mystic Pizza” of movie fame.
My destination was a tiny fabric store–of course– in the middle of Mistick Village.
I was home by noon, in time to get a beef stew assembled and put in the oven. Banjo Man had successfully completed his project. I had a little bag of new fabric (25% off in honor of Small Business Saturday–hurray!) and some time to clean the house.
While I was gone, the propane stove in the lower level of the house quit working. We think it’s a thermo-coupler (???) and can’t get a repairman out here for two weeks.
On Monday morning my internet browser caught a virus and I haven’t been able to get rid of it. I’m using Google Chrome for the moment, but it’s not easy.
The pipes under the sink are still leaking. The cupboard door won’t close.
And the dishwasher is making some seriously bad noises.
I think it’s time to go on vacation.