Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend/March Wrap-Up






Since I took the weekend off, think I'll try to get 2 posts in this morning.....








Saturday__________3/29/08

Patricia, Anissa, and I headed the 30 miles to Lima(pronounced Ly' Ma' not Lee' Ma') Saturday afternoon....we were heading for MC Sports to get Anissa a quality treadmill, along with various other problems, Ness tends to walk on the outside of her feet at times, and the "foot doctor" says working a few minutes a day on the treadmill will help with that. Now I've bought treadmills in the past, and used them(although I prefer walking outside when possible), but the $2 or $3 hundred ones just don't last, so we went looking for a quality piece of equipment that would last many years....we ended up purchasing a BLADEZ 7.9 with a 2.5 HP motor, 15 years warranty and a few whistles and bells....rather large in the second living room corner, but it folds up nicely and out of the way when needed.....the old man has not tried it out yet, but I will get around to that this week(especially if it continues to rain).


After leaving MC we headed off to Applebees for a afternoon meal....I had a couple of miller lites and a small steak, the women decided on battered fish. At that time Patricia(now the bread winner, and thus the one that makes the purchasing decisions, which is fine with me, that way I can't get blamed for spending too much), asks if we could go across Elida Road and check out Ashley Furniture, she had a couple of items she wanted me to see....What the heck I say?


Walked in, and a typical Saturday when the weather is nice, a good crowd, plus some folks I knew from Celina, so we looked and BSed, and tried out a few recliners. Now our Lazy Boys are about 12 years old and looking every bit of that...but comfortable. Anyway long story short, after looking at love seats, gliders, and a few recliners, the "just looking" turned into a full blown purchase of a couple of Lazy Boy Recliners that are a little different...that have solid wood frames and will go in the TV area and match up well with the antique desks and built-in wall computer area woodwork. So, needless to say those purchases just about tripled our original goal for cash outlay for Saturday....now the boss(wife) is looking at a couple of other items to go with the new recliners, which we put on lay away till May....with only one in stock we wanted them to come at the same time.
here is a photo of the Monarch Recliner:
It was back home, Patrica with a little help from Sam and me, put up the treadmill, I settled down with another Miller Lite and watched what is perhaps the most boring "Sweet 16" in NCAA Tournament history....the only good game was the Davidson-Kansas game where David(son) barley lost to Goliath(Kansas).


The NCAA Hockey Tournament has been much better on ESPN-U...both the Boston College win over Miami of Ohio, and the North Dakota win over Wisconsin went to Overtime....those two will join a couple of Buck Pennington's favorites, Notre Dame and Michigan in the "Frozen Four".
All in all a pretty good albeit expensive weekend.....

A couple of shots of the new treadmill, hopefully to get plenty of use in the next few years...

4 comments:

The Hermit said...

I use a treadmill, but I don't really like it. I'd rather go over to the lake and walk around the trail there. But if it's cold and nasty outside, the treadmill beats sitting down watching tv and eating potato chips. Mine isn't as uptown as yours, I have to admit.

Buck said...

Wow...kinda-sorta an expensive weekend, eh, Pat? Buying new furniture seemed to always turn out that way for me, as well. One new item makes all the other stuff look shabby... and there ya go: blown bank account, in no time flat!

re: ..Buck Pennington's favorites, Notre Dame and Michigan in the "Frozen Four".

Now there's a dilemma! Who to root for? I'm glad to see ESPN will be carrying the game, though. Hockey, in any form, don't get much respect these days. Speaking of the Frozen Four... SN1 and I used to go to The Joe for the regionals every year, and that was some of the best hockey I've ever seen. But then again, that part of the world has some FINE collegiate hockey teams...

BRUNO said...

Needs mud tires, and a bucket seat!

Looks like there might be a spot for a cup-holder, and a snack-tray there, on each side of the "dashboard"...!

Mushy said...

Here's hoping you do better than I have on the new exercise bike!