After I had completed all my morning duties I got ready myself heading out the door by 8:00 am. I picked up my friend and we headed to Owen Sound where she was attending a 9 am meeting, and I was going to a hair appointment at 10 am then meeting up with a friend for lunch afterwards.
We made good time on the drive over ending up have plenty of time to get a coffee at Timmies first before I dropped her off and she had to go in. I had time to kill before my hair appt., so I piddled a 1/2 hour of time away browsing in at the Feed Store.
I went to my appointment early, and she was able to take me right away. I had my hair cut not too long ago, however was thoroughly disappointed in the cut going back to get it "fixed" but coming away the second time disappointed. With my Paul getting married in July I wanted to get a cut I was happy with.
On the recommendation of a few people I thought I would try Shear Experience. I had booked with Susan last week when I had dropped in on my way by.
Sharon & I both agreed we would go back, and take the guys along for a lunch or dinner sometime.
The QQ Sushi & Chinese Food Restaurant do have a website that can be found by *clicking* HERE.
I headed back home to Wiarton after our lunch as the Aussies were all probably crossing their legs waiting for me to return. Once everyone was looked after I put in a call to Sears. After much deliberation Rob and I decided to go for the newest Dyson that has not been out that long, as we did have a credit coming up on our Sears Card that would cover the price of it all but maybe $60.00. The newer model has the feature of not replacing or cleaning a filter, whereas the other models the filters were washable. I told them I would be in later this afternoon to make the purchase.
At 2:30 pm I headed back to pickup my friend first before heading over to Sears.
At Sears I explained to the Sales Clerk in the Small Appliance Dept. that I would be contacting Sears to send me my credit by cheque, and I would put the Dyson DC78 Vacuum on my Visa Card rather then my Sears Card. Why ? someone might wonder? because when you pay for an item on your RBC Visa Card they double the warranty offered by the manufacturer. Since Dyson's warranty is for 5 years, I have extended it 5 more years with RBC Visa, giving me a total of a 10 year warranty. Might as well get the best available when you can.
After we had discussed all this and the Clerk was heading to get the unit, I had inquired to make sure it was the Animal model. She responded "yes", and "by the way it is on sale this coming Thursday with $100.00 off". Totally prepared with paying full price it had been an unexpected surprise to hear that fantastic news ! Instead of making a trip back in Thursday for a credit adjustment on my bill, the clerk was going to fill in the necessary paperwork and have it credited for me.
All details of the model we purchased today can be found by *clicking* HERE. And of course I tried it out as soon as I had gotten it home ... but there is much more needed to be done with it then trying it out, but that will have to be another day. And never mind being happy to find out I am still ahead of the game with a bit of credit to the good (finally a bit of a break I am truly thankful for) ! Should anyone remember this money was the money I had saved a year ago by doing the 52 Week Money Challenge, so it does pay off for those things we need to save for.
Oh man it was a full day, as by the time I had gotten back home, got the Aussies all done, put the vacuum together and tried it out, then made myself a salad, it had been 7 pm ! and now looking it is already 8:14 pm. That was one full day behind me !!!
Blogging is cutting into my time watching The "Voice" ... signing off now, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.