One of the highlights of my week and always one of the highlights of my trips to Missouri was a visit to Evelyn’s wonderful antiques store. She was redecorating and painting, so the stock was about half of what it usually was, but I still found some finds, including a delicious apple from her bowl put there for the taking. I would have bought this spinning wheel if I’d had a way to get it to Mexico. The little dog greets every visitor for a friendly rub before jumping back up to his perch. I love this place.
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Okay, now on to Cee’s questions for the week:
Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes? Rarely.
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light? I live in Mexico, where the electricity goes off frequently and sometimes for hours and even days. I have a handy supply of candles all over the house as well as kerosene lanterns and propane cylinder lamps that always seem to lack either fuel or mantles. In the past year I’ve purchased a few little battery-powered crookneck lamps that come in handy as well. I have a half dozen flashlights that are never in the right place at the right time so I hardly ever use them.
Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers? At this point, I can think of some excellent uses for the $100,000–especially for education expenses for children in the village. I would have no problem finding proper recipients for it so I’d definitely make that choice.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? I loved not necessarily having to do anything (except blogging, of course) for the past week. For the last two days, however, most of our time had been taken up trying to figure out the intricacies of two computers with a lot of problems. Really frustrating. Thanks to three hours spent online via Team Viewer and Skype with a tech expert in Vancouver, we finally got some of the problems solved. An additional two hours spent trying to get social security problems solved via phone and internet led to no solutions at all. All in all, a frustrating day but luckily I feel most of the computer problems are solved. Thanks, Chad! (If anyone needs the name of an excellent and personable tech expert for Macs, I’d be glad to share his number.)