Saturday, February 02, 2013
Was able to take today ff work. Another employee was willing to take my shift and I will use a vacation day for today. Was just a nice mental break from all the worry the past week with my mammograms and such. Got to spend the day with my husband which is always nice. I got up fairly early 7:30, for me on a day off. According to hubby he let me sleep in. We decided to get the ATV going and plowed out my mom, her neighbor and our driveway in about 30-40 minutes. I followed and pushed the light snow off the walks and steps.
Headed up to St. Cloud, about a 90 minute drive and checked out the Scheel's store and did a nice mall walk of 1.6 miles by covering the mall twice. Stopped at Cabela's and did some gun trading. I sold one of my .22 target rifles there. Was one that I had bought in the last year and it was a nice older rifle, but the trigger was not the best. It was a fairly cheap rifle, made for Montgomery Wards in the late 1930's. I had hoped it would be a nice vintage shooter, but compared to my other rifles, I was pretty disappointed. So decided to let it go. The rifle wasn't worth putting money into to try to make the trigger better.
Both Scheel's and Cabela's were a zoo in the gun dept. The place was packed with people buying guns before some politicians make it impossible or harder to buy them. So much for everyone wanting or needing more gun control. The present political atmosphere has only fueled more purchases and hoarding of gun related items.
We also decided to part with two of my acoustic guitars. I bought them since they were somewhat different, but made by the same company. One was made from spruce, and one was made from mahogany. They were Hagstrom guitars, and at the time, they didn't make many of this style of guitar. Somewhat collectable, but not really valuable. I only paid $125 and $129 for them. Put them on consignment at the music shop. Opens up two places on the wall now to put up two of our other guitars from floor stands. Slowly weaning down the guitar herd.
On our "road trip" today we discussed various things, one in particular was working hard this year to pay down/off some bills. Hence the decision to part with some items that really aren't being used or worth keeping around. It's a start in the right direction, not only work on physical fitness but financial fitness too.
So had a nice, relaxing day off. Will have my nose back to the grindstone on Sunday.