wes and sarah are building a house!
ok, ok, they aren’t doing the actual labour themselves…they are having a house built.
sarah and i knew we had to squeeze in a visit before the pace of life picks up dramatically in september. i’m increasing my work hours, and sarah (a teacher) goes back to school, so an august visit was a must!
on thursday, we started our day with a visit to the new home [love a friend who also believes that a 9:30 a.m. get-together time is sane and cool]. sarah and wes’ future neighbourhood is in a new subdivision of a town five minutes outside of the city. the move-in date is set for november!
sarah drove me around the neighbourhood before we walked over to the new house. we had to park a couple of blocks away, because the scene outside sarah’s house is building frenzy!
we couldn’t actually go into wes and sarah’s house because work was being done. it’s bricking time!
some evening when things are quiet, i’ll tag along with wes and sarah, and go for a tour through the house. i liked what i saw from the outside! exciting times!
from sarah’s house, we went to cathy’s house…
like i said, sarah returns to the classroom in less than two weeks (had to add that small detail, sorry teachers!) and i have been having no problem spending money out shopping lately, so we figured a trip to the mall was a justifiable activity.
we started here:
you plug that thing into a wall socket and insert a smelly thing:
and, voilà, beautiful scent wafts through your home! i went gaga over “salty caramel” and “leaves” (had a cinnamon base). **idea for my xmas list!**
then it was on to clothing!
…although sarah found a COAT for $29.99! sadly, not her size.
i had been oohing over sarah’s jeans today – which happen to come from smart set! in we went, and…
here’s why these are so super-awesome: there’s no button at the waist. so they look like jeans, feel like tights! that’s my kinda pant!
i tried ‘em, i loved ‘em, i got ‘em! sarah had luck with some tops, too!
across the aisle…
here, sarah totally lucked out: she found a knit dress that is just her type of thing for only $20, and tights were 2/$15! i admired this dress…
it even looked good on! but i passed it by…
as sarah was completing her purchase, my eye wandered to the nearby display…
we made one final stop at payless (score one more for sarah – she’ll be set for back to school!).
that was really, really fun. ok maybe now i’m done shopping for a bit (i seem to recall saying that yesterday, didn’t i?!)
what activities mark the end of summer for you? for me, i’d say back to school shopping/fall clothes shopping, and the buskers festival – > you can still catch the acts today and tomorrow, locals!