Tuesday, June 29, 2010
There Goes the Budget (Scott AFB, IL)
We both have been doing research for a weather radio and with the help of our friends on Facebook we set out to find one. For our use, we want one that's an alert radio that we can program for our specific area. We don't need AM or FM, it's going to be used only to wake us up at night for severe weather or tornadoes.
The first place was we went was Best Buy. They didn't have any weather radios. But of course we couldn't leave without buying something. Jim bought a tiny AM/FM radio for his daily walks. We had one in our "other" life, but we think it was put in one of the many boxes of stuff we got rid of. We knew it would eventually happen that we would have to re-buy something we had gotten rid of. Then we bought a micro SD memory card for my cell phone, which is going to be handy for taking pictures. Instead of sending pictures from my phone to my PC via email, which costs every time, the photos go onto the card, then I can download them to the computer. It's for those times I forget my camera and want to take a quick photo. I picked up a CD wallet to hold the small collection of CDs I keep in my car. Again, something we had but got rid of.
By then we were getting hungry for lunch. We love Culver's, a new to us restaurant. Jim loves the hamburgers (they call them Butterburgers... Why? No idea), and I love the tenderloin. Across the street is Aldi's, which I like for picking up small grocery items. I'm glad we ate first. It's never good to shop for groceries when you're hungry. Then to Radio Shack for the radio. They only had a few and the lady said there's been a run on them lately. Nothing we liked, so guess we'll order it and send it to our son's address. I'll let you know which one we decided to get.
Our last stop was Sally's. This is a beauty supply store that used to sell only to salon owners or registered hair stylists. They now sell to the public. I bought the #6 guard for our clippers. I've been cutting Jim's hair (no guard needed for him!) and now he can cut mine.
I spent the rest of the day on Facebook reading what everyone is doing, while Jim did laundry. We both walked today, so we're getting out a bit more with the lower humidity. Tomorrow we'll have the kids.