Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease
Needles: Size 7
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Before I tell you about "What happens when you lose your handbag in Vermont", an update on my knitting!
Another Thermis completed. This one is for a friend and has been knitted with shorter repeats than the blue one. I still need to add my label before giving it to the recipient. She doesn't read my blog so it is safe to post it now.
Again, it's about the buttons. The cream one has black leather buttons.
I purchased a new toy yesterday. I had been comparison shopping for several weeks and when I saw this one in the Best Buy flier and the price, that clinched the sale. I was there before the store opened, the 3rd person in a long line. I had time to chat with the folks behind me and I expressed concern that I might get trampled and that I certainly could not run down the long aisle and would probably lose out. They told me not to worry, they would do it for me. Best Buy came outside and gave us #'s assuring us that the computers would be handed out in the order of the numbers. I'm sure they didn't want a repeat of the event last Christmas at WalMart where a worker was trampled to death. Customer service was fantastic.
This Hewlard Packard computer has a 15" screen, 250 gig memory 300 gig hard drive (or should that be megabytes...I always get those confused). I kept my knitting by my old computer as it was so very, very slow. The price was an unbelievable one so if you are in the market, check it out.
THEN THIS AWFUL REALIZATION HIT ME!!!!
I was so excited to buy this laptop that I loaded it in the car and drove home but stopped at McD's for a beverage. I had change in the cubby to the car and paid for it. I sat in my car, sipped my beverage and read the manual for my laptop. When I arrived home, I realized that I HAD LEFT MY HANDBAG IN THE CART IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MALL PARKING LOT!
As I drove back to the mall, praying really hard that someone had turned in my handbag, and feeling pretty confident that Vermonters are pretty honest, that my bag would be waiting for me in the store. You see, ten years ago the same thing happened to me in a park in Burlington and a homeless person walked to the police station and turned it in. Had times changed?
I walked in the store and the clerk at the door said, "Sorry, no one has turned in a handbag!" I was taking a mental inventory of what was in my bag. Less than $20 but my work badge ($15 to replace), my various "cards", my drivers license, my checkbook. Yikes!!!!
So, I decided to walk over to "Customer Service" anyway by chance that they had it. The answer again was "No"...but "I'll ask someone else." So while waiting a customer came over to tell me that someone had turned it in and sure enough someone from the back came and asked me to identify the contents.
My bag was intact, money (what little there was) and all!
See why I continue to live in Vermont!!