It was a busy day today. We drove down to Lewisville and stopped by the girlfriend's mom's house, so the girlfriend could give her opinion on colors for the mom's new chair. While there, her stepfather asked me to look at some sound problems on his computer. That was pretty easy to fix, but he also said that he wants to upgrade his computer in the near future. It'll probably just be an upgrade to the hard drive, but we'll see what he wants to do with it.
After spending a bit more time there than expected, we drove down to Half-Price Books. I have a gift certificate and a couple of coupons there, and I usually find a lot of neat stuff when I'm there. This time around, I picked up a couple of Java programming books and three cookbooks. I probably could have spent quite a bit more, but I guess that's enough for one trip.
After Half-Price, we stopped at the Lewisville Sears to see if they had a replacement belt for the girlfriend's vacuum. They didn't. Then it was off to have a decent lunch at Olive Garden. And then on to the Denton Sears, which also didn't have the replacement belt. By then, it was a little later than we'd expected, so rather than finish all of our errands, we came back home to let Ernie out for his lunch and some running around time.
We left again after about an hour or so, taking Ernie with us this time. First we stopped at Michaels. The girlfriend went in and got some things that were on sale while I walked Ernie up and down the sidewalk for a while and then sat in the car and stayed warm and out of trouble. After she got back out of Michaels and we got some gas in her car, we went to Petsmart. Ernie has a bunch of people there who think he's just the bee's knees. All we actually got there was a laser pointer for Kala, but we did get to spend some time walking him around.
A couple of the workers there at Petsmart recommended this thing called the FURminator
to us. It's like a fine-tooth comb designed for thinning the undercoat of long haired dogs. The girlfriend ran their sample through Ernie's hair once, and it pulled out about as much hair as three or four hard strokes with the regular brush would have. We've got the item on our wish list now. We would have just picked one up, but the smallest ones are about $40. The one that would be the best size for Ernie is about ten bucks more. One of these days we'll get one, but it's a bit tight right now.
After Petsmart, it was on to Kroger to get some groceries. I bought a little more stuff than what was on the list, but hopefully we'll use it all up before anything goes bad. Then it was home, where I watched the Seahawks get thrashed by the Bears. I'm a bit disappointed, but hardly surprised. I guess now I'll have to pick another team to root on to victory in the Super Bowl.
It's getting late, and it's another day of work tomorrow, so off to bed with me...
Labels: Ernie, errands, football, FURminator, Petsmart