10 December 2016

Just Another Subzero Morning

The temp is only -1° F., but that still counts.

It's been a fairly standard-issue morning, so far. We slept in, not arising until 0600. Coffee (mandatory), then breakfast at 0800 (scrambled eggs with cheddar and Havarti cheese, and a goodly splash of hot sauce for flavor).

After breakfast, Wife and Older Daughter primped, prepped, and headed out into the wilds of ... well, whichever stores they planned to visit today. I waited until they were done, scraped the hair off my lower face with a sharpened bit of metal, combed what wasn't shaved, and headed into the garage.

Must flatten a stack of boxes. The utility knife is in my tool belt where it belongs, for a change, so I set to work. First, to find a new blade for the knife.

If I had any unused blades (and that's by no means certain), they failed to show themselves. But the old blade wasn't as dull as I thought, so many small- to medium-sized boxes gave their last, until the trash can was filled.

Then off to the gas station to replace the fuel consumed this week, and on to Wally World. Pro-tip: must get to the store early, to avoid the Reavers and zombies which appear by late morning. I must acknowledge, however, that they're far fewer here in Smallville than those encountered in Anchorage.

But I digress.

Located the tool aisle, well-stocked with Stanley products. Started to pick up a 6-pack of blades for $1.78, and then spotted a dispenser of 50 blades for $6.71. My mama may have raised an ugly child, but she never raised a stupid one. :)

Grabbed a few other things, went through self-checkout, and I'm back home with plenty of time to spare.

Now that the sun is above the mountains, and just hitting the trees behind the house, it's time to kick back and enjoy the view.

11:15 a.m.


Old NFO said...

Yep, those should last at least 10 years...LOL. Pretty but way too cold for my Southern blood... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, they'll last me quite awhile. And that picture above is why I met you in Hawaii; seemed a pretty good compromise. :)

SENIOR said...

We are starting to get the cold weather now, we were 21 degrees warmer this morning than you were. I think you should have bought 2 packs of 50 as you wouldn't have to worry about anymore in your lifetime, LOL.

Rev. Paul said...

Stay warm, Senior. And it's okay: Wally World's still there, and I can always get more blades. No such thing as too many tools, amirite?

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Moving and Christmas always seem to cause us to collect plenty of boxes and they always seem to be in the garage or basement. We broke down several and brought them into town to recycle.

No you're very intelligent......good purchase on those blades. I'm with Senior buy two 50 count boxes of blades then you'll have some for future use. One just needs to remember where you stashed the extra blades. I find as we get older that's a task in itself remembering where we stored extra's of anything.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, we're never short of boxes, for several reasons. Mostly, it's because I can have all I want from the surgery supply room, down the hall at work. It takes awhile to get them all cut down & loaded for the dumpster, though.

I still believe I have some spare blades in hiding, but at least the new supply is in my tool bench where it belongs.

For now, until someone "borrows" it.