Friday, July 17, 2009

Finally The Weekend And Some Rain

Last night I finally got some good rain. My water catchment tanks are full but my reserve tank is not. I'd go transfer some water tonight to make more room for rain but there is another storm blowing outside. It will have to wait until tomorrow. We haven't had the monsoon rains every afternoon like we usually do. It looks like they are starting now though. These are the storms that knock down power poles and flood the washes. I'll watch the dirt road get washed away a little bit everyday until it is almost impassable. It adds a little excitement to my morning when I don't know if the road has been washed away or not. At least the plants are greening up and the temperature dips while the storm is raging. It gives my AC a little break.

I stopped in at Walgreens on the way home because I had a $5 off $25 purchase coupon. I wanted to buy some items that would give me $5 register rewards for a future purchase and then use the $5 rewards to buy a $7 lip stain that I saw in a commercial. Yes, I am occasionally enticed by a commercial and I hate lip stick so I wanted to try this new product. When I got to Walgreens, the item that I had to buy in order to get the $5 reward had a terrible selection. So I was supposed to buy $20 worth of this product that I didn't really want plus something else for $5 to equal $25 so that I could use my coupon for $5 off and then get $5 in rewards. I roamed the aisles for 15 minutes trying to find alternative items that would be worth the money. Nothing that I wanted was on sale and it all seemed to be priced higher than usual.

(Oops, I wasn't quick enough with my post. The storm knocked out the electricity for over 2 hours! It didn't even give me much rain at all. No AC for 2 hours was not pleasant even though the storm lowered the temp. to 75. Power is back on now.)

So, anyway, I ended up putting it all back and going home because I can get better deals at Big Lots everyday and buy what I actually need, not be confined to a one day/limited item sale.


Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Yep. Big Lots is much less expensive than Walgreens unless there is some sort of unique sale/coupon thing going on.

Power outages aren't much fun especially if it is storming and you really can't go outside.

Daizy said...

Ya, I just wanted to go to sleep but it was too hot. I don't like one day sales either. Too much pressure.

Anonymous said...

you could always buy something and then take it back...