Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's the Little Things in Life...

...that annoy me!! This has been a week of getting those little annoying jobs done. I've been working away at my list and while it's getting shorter I keep thinking of more things to add to it. Grrrr...it seems like the to-do list never really gets to-DONE!!

So far this week I've changed the furnace filter - Luna and I have been sneezing a lot so I thought perhaps there's too much dust in the air? But it needs to be done on a regular basis anyways....
*(Luna has not sneezed once in the past two days...so success??)

Then I returned a pair of Icers to Lee Valley for a refund:

I've worn the "icers" over my hiking boots several times since I purchased them in November and haven't enjoyed the experience. No matter how I adjusted them the toe straps would end up coming off and I'd be trailing one or both icers behind me. They are also heavy and clunky and I think may have contributed to my sore hip. Happily I received a full refund even though I was over the 90 day return policy. I didn't say a word about it and thankfully neither did the cashier!

**(Just so you don't think I'm in danger of sliding off into the ravine here's a picture of my hiking boots - the very amazing Lowa Renegades. I've worn them without Icers on many occasions over snow and ice and find they work very well on their own. Look at that tread!!)


Another nagging errand that's been hanging around for awhile involved a gift I received at Christmas. Kazi bought me several hand towels and wash cloths in "Anchor Grey" from Home Outfitters. Just what I wanted! (she can take a hint hint) But when I washed them prior to using one of the hand towels frayed around the edges. I dutifully went to exchange it but they were out of stock and gave me a gift card. So yesterday I gave them a call to see if they had them in stock now. (after 2 months - see how long I can procrastinate??)

After being transferred a few times and then ultimately cut off (!!!) I managed to reach a real person who set aside a hand towel for me. Well wouldn't you know it came to $2.62 more than the value of the gift card??  Hmmmm...yes, it was on sale originally and now it wasn't!! NOT MY PROBLEM!! The cashier saw it from my point of view (I can be persuasive when I need to be!) and after keying in a discount or two I left with my new hand towel. It sure better not unravel!!

Another odd little errand I had involved this:
I don't know if this will amount to anything but I found an old roll of 35mm film in a drawer whist rummaging for something else. I'm very curious to see if there's anything on it. I can remember when I started using a digital camera - Kazi and I went to Nova Scotia for a highland dance competition when she was 15. Now she's 24 so this roll of film is at least 9 years old! I don't want to get too excited about this but I'm seeing a potential Christmas gift for Kazi (my main photo subject!!)!! Keeping my fingers crossed!  Oh, and by the way...Walmart doesn't do "film" anymore but Shoppers Drugmart does!! But not quickly...

My exercise chart in the sidebar has been updated - "due to weather beyond my control" I've biked inside for the last two days. Today, however, the sun is shining and it's a balmy -2c so after I have lunch I'm going for a hike along the river!! March Mojo Madness continues!!

Spring is in the air!!

Famous last words!!

Have you had any odd, annoying little errands/jobs to complete lately?

13 comments:

  1. EVERYTHING around here is a small odd annoying project! lolz

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  2. Does housework count?
    Jane x

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  3. I have been "nagging" dh to go to Lee Valley Tools. They generally have good quality stuff.

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  4. Mike @ A Bit About BritainMarch 5, 2015 at 4:17 AM

    The little irritations in life take time, don't they? Some people can't face the battle, but I'm generally one of those that thinks, "Why should 'they' (whoever it is) get away with this?" Customer service from most large organisations in the UK now is, I'm ashamed to say, pretty awful. There are exceptions, but the general approach seems to be to wear you down until you get bored and go away.

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  5. My to do list is never ending too. Maybe we should stop writing them!
    My cat is sneezing all of the time too. I'm going to change the filter and see what happens. I just figured he was allergic to Sue.

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  6. There has been NO more sneezing around here so maybe it worked!

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  7. It's the same here too Mike so don't feel that it's just the UK!

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  8. Excellent quality - i buy all of my carving tools from them.

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  9. I didn't need my gloves, took my hat off and unzipped my coat - it felt miraculous!!

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  10. I hope it hasn't degraded from years of sitting around. Won't know til next Thursday!

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  11. Is it annoying lol? You don't have to answer that :)

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  12. You wouldn't want me to answer that!
    Jane x

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