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We were so relaxed that when we finally got in our car to do some boring errands - like buy a new fridge - that we didn't even notice that one of the tires was flat. We left the driveway and rolled back in.
Changed the tire. Drove to the tire store in hopes that the tire could be repaired.
While that was going on, we could shop, shop, shop for a fridge. And even when you've looked at them all online, somehow, the reality is different. And, of course, the price you thought you'd be paying is never the one you end up with. No one seems to think a new fridge is very exciting but me. I love getting new stuff. I don't care if it's just a new can opener. I like having the clean, newness ready for my use. I like learning the new way it works. Oh, how my life needs these small excitements.
So, we were successful with our appliance purchase - we'll see on Monday when it's delivered. Then, since were in the neighborhood, let's go buy those new running shoes. Off we go. Oops! The phone rings and it's Tire Guy. Sorry, can't fix it so if you can come back right now we'll install two new tires by 6pm. How can we refuse an offer like that? It's only 4.45!
Crawl through the rush hour traffic and hand over the car. Tire Guy sets to work and we go off for a half-hour walk. It's a clear and frosty evening and the moon is shining huge and white over the mountains. We tried to get a photo but it really just looks like a big white polka-dot on black fabric. The moon-ness of it is completely lost.
Tires on. Home again. Grab a bite to eat and pull on our mitts and woolly hats for a walk up to the gingerbread house. They're turning on the lights tonight! And a beautiful sight it was.
Santa arrived and there were lots of people - and kids - to visit him. The lights made everything magical. The sweet little girls in pink tutus danced and everyone sang. This was a much more fun excitement. And a great end to the day!