Saturday, February 26, 2011

Big plans, Fun to be with, In our dreams

1. A very early morning flurry of activity as Steve and Tess leave for a day of skiing. They are excited and happy to go. I am excited and happy to stay.
2. It may be a sign that this teenage daughter is growing up. She doesn't bring her ipod when we go out together and instead, we talk and interact for hours.
3. Testing mattresses, neatly lined up in long rows. First this one, then that one; lie this way, then that way. Finally she says, "I just want to jump on them all." I gaze down the expansive row and imagine what fun that would be. We look at each other and smile.

* I would like to make note of three different salesmen who were exceptional today. I complain a lot these days that stores don't hire good associates, but today we hit the jackpot. The gentleman at the Mattress Depot was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He made us comfortable to look around. The owner of Leatherhous assisted us while we chatted, discussed business, and he explained the variety of products. Lastly, the young man in Advanced Auto Parts even asked if he could carry my bag out for me. (It was a single plastic bag.) I thanked him but told him the day I needed help with a bag like this, I was in trouble. Kudos to these businesses for their customer service!


  1. Leonora- Smiles. It's a wonder when happiness and goodwill converge so that you may roll along that path all day. Sounds like your mattress man wouldn't have minded at all if you'd tested the bed with some bounces (maybe even a little pillow fight!). ;
    And it's encouraging to know that teens do get to a point where they're brave enough to leave the house without an iPod!

  2. I think a lot of the stores are finally "getting it," and giving good service like the good old days. So few dollars around today, they HAVE to compete. We also got good service recently in Lowe's, Home Depot, and Outback. The workers couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. And now that I'm thinking about it, I also got good service in Walmart.