Time for Mrs.4444 to host Friday Fragments for all of us to empty our minds of random stuff.
**I ordered a new vacuum cleaner this week and it has been sitting in its box for three days in my entry way. The old Hoover was 25 years old and we've replaced belts, bags, cords and who knows what else and it just kept going. I think it bit the dust last weekend though although it could just be a belt. But I'm tired of it so got a bagless one from Penneys with free shipping. I hope it works well.
**Dan is going to take me shopping at "his" store to look for a rain coat and rain pants for our Alaska trip. You may wonder what "his" store is. Goodwill and Salvation Army. I swear he finds so many things there for a fraction of the cost of stores. And some of it is brand new. When he lost so much weight it was the only way we could afford to clothe him and he just keeps going back. I think the only way he gets anything from a store is if I buy it for him.
**At a wine tasting this week they had a really nice wine. Unfortunately it isn't available for purchase in Oklahoma until next week. Why were you giving it to us this week then? I'll never remember the name to buy it next week.
**This week's weather: snow, freezing fog, fog, cloudy, sunny.
**Whitney kept asking for a pillow pet. Dan decided to get her one for Valentine's Day. So she not only got it (a purple unicorn) but it was shipped to her. It is amazing what getting a package at college does to you.
**Had to pay our home owner insurance and I can't believe how much it went up without us making a claim. Guess all the tornado damage around raised the rates. Luckily the car insurance went down thanks to Whitney turning 19 last fall.
**This weekend I have to finish our taxes so I can fill out FAFSA. I got most of it done except for some business stuff for Dan so I know we are getting a refund from the feds. The state though will be getting more money from us. I swear it doesn't matter how much we send them in estimated tax, we always owe. This is one crazy state I tell you.