In recent years, I’ve been skipping Black Friday. However, I enjoyed shopping Saturday.
What I didn’t like was a big rainstorm earlier this week.
My best consumer experience: Shopping for a sewing machine
My daughter wants a new sewing machine. She makes quilts and her old Singer has problems. The thread’s tension is hard to adjust, and it runs too fast.
I did some Internet research on sewing machines, and we visited a store that had a number of different brands to try.
In high school, I made most of my clothes. However, I didn’t sew much after that.
It was fun to see the new sewing machine technology. My daughter got a good idea of the kind of machine she wants to buy.
My worse consumer experience: A record rainstorm
Monday, I got nervous when the lights flickering several times. I was traveling the next day, so I rushed through my laundry.
It would have been a disaster if the power went out, and I had to take wet or dirty clothes in my suitcase.
On the evening news, I heard we had a record 2 ½ inches of rain. Three inches was predicted for Tuesday.
I’d just had my gutters cleared out when I had my roof cleaned. However, I worried about 3 inches of rain. That’s a lot of water.
At 9 p.m., I went out and looked in my gutters. Sure enough. Some more leaves and pine needles had accumulated.
I spent nearly an hour with my flashlight clearing stuff out of the gutters.