In the middle of the night, my patio door got off track somehow. I just hate it when that happens.
The dogs are still wanting out quite a bit at night. So I was tugging on it every time they went out. The top was off kilter with the bottom.
So when I got up, I called the office and they sent the maintenance man over.
He worked a bit on it, then headed out to get more tools. Then came back and worked some more.
Then he took the door off. Which had me sitting here holding the dogs thinking: “Oh yea, now all kinds of gnats and flies will get in.”
Finally he got it fixed and put the door back on.
Meanwhile my daughter called me and said she was unexpectedly getting off at lunchtime. And could we go on our outing today. It was a good time to go, as it was cooler and overcast.
So off we went. We ate at El Chico’s, one of our favorite Mexican places to go eat lunch.
Then she drove us to World Market.
We were not that wowed. Prices were pretty high, we thought. And the sales were only 20% off.
So we didn’t buy anything.
I find these days the stores are just not tempting me much. Makes me wonder about brick and mortar stores. And thus the future of brick and mortar stores.
I suppose these nationwide chains will make it. Plenty of people like to look at things in person before they buy.
But I seem to buy more and more online. I don’t have to worry about being in pain walking around a store. I can take my time and think about things, while putting something in my online cart and coming back to it later.
I do love to browse an antique or junk type store. Everything is one of a kind and that makes it far more interesting to me.
How about you? Do you buy more online now? Or would you rather go to the actual store and browse?