"I'm out of my egg mix" SM announces. It's about 7:45am. He's had his morning wake up coffee so stimulating conversation is about to begin.
"Oh,yeah?" I respond. On the floor, doing my morning stretchy thing...(it ain't yoga.) "How about some oatmeal? Or I could run to the store. I think the store has eggs for a dollar."
"That's a pretty good price. No don't bother. I'll stop by Bojangles and get some breakfast biscuits." He offers.
I secretly think he wants to get the Bojangles biscuits, but I'm having none of that.
"Nope. Let me run over there and I'll get a couple dozen. It'll just take a few minutes.
I've been up since 5. I'm a morning person. In bed by 9 / 9:30 up around 5 am. 2 miles with the dogs. A couple of glasses of diet Mt Dew and I'm ready to go.
I'm off this week. My birthday week. For the past 10 yrs or so I've always taken the last week of April off. It's a perfect time of the year as spring in NC is usually over by May 15th with temps climbing in the 90's and me hiding in air conditioned splendor all summer, only emerging in the early mornings and hanging out under shade trees in the afternoon. It's hard. I love being outside.
So off to the store I go, forgetting about the school traffic. But it's OK. I admire the old houses along the way that have been there for years with huge lots dedicated to huge gardens. Comparison shopping. SM and I have talked about chucking it all and living in the "untry". Problem is we like where we are right now. 45min drive to work but enough in the "burbs' for all of life's conveniences. Like a grocery store 2 miles down the road. With eggs on sale for a dollar.
It's 1/2 a dozen eggs for a dollar. 16.6666 cents each. Ahhhh! What a rip off!
We bought our house 12 years ago. Good bones, only one owner and built by the crabby old bastard (2 doors down and hates Yankees) who knew what he was about when it came to building a house.
Does the house need updating? You bet. But, other than a new roof last year (insurance paid for... can everybody say $Ka Ching$ ?) and carpeting here, tile there, we haven't really put the big bucks in the house. Yet. But it's coming.
What offended me more than anything was that there was NO landscaping. Or at least not the kind of landscaping that a house like this deserves. So for the last 12 years my need to make it pretty cost a penny or two. But we did it all ourselves. I'm way too cheap to pay someone for something I can do myself. Or make SM do for me. (evil grin)