Estate Sales, Errands And Dinner
The sale was actually fairly close to the house, so we toured the rambling home, which was largely empty since the sale had begun on Wednesday, reportedly with lines of people out the door, according to a friend of the wife's, but it was interesting to wander through and listen to the locals talking about the items they saw and what significance they assigned to them in the lives of the deceased former owners, which was both ghoulish and entertaining at the same time. "Oh, this must've been so and so's, he always liked to do (fill in the blank)" as if they had some oddball insight into the lives of the people who used to live in this house just because they'd had some passing encounter ages ago. For the house's part, it looked as if it hadn't had a doorknob changed on it since the late '70s, and even if you wanted to buy the place you'd have to all but tear it down to get a decent living space out of it, gut it at the very least.
Since we still had some time to kill, I asked Morris if he'd mind a few other stops, and we ended up visiting a couple other sales scattered across town to pass the time, none of which turned up anything all that interesting, then we noted the time and made our way back to the house to meet the wife after her meeting so that we could all go grab a bite to eat.
We headed out for lunch once the wife finally got home, running slightly late after her meeting, and had a nice meal at a Mexican place across town, where the food was okay but the service odd, especially after Morris and the wife both got weirdly obsessed with the fact that the staff were wearing different names for the restaurant on their shirts/uniforms, so the wife started drilling the waitress about why this could be, when the poor broad obviously just wanted to take our stupid order and get on with her life. The upshot is that the place is under a new owner (within the same family) and is returning to a business name that it had back in the '80s for whatever reason.
Yay, now I'll be able to sleep with this mystery out of the way.
We left there for the nearby Target, where I wanted to just take a pass through their Halloween stuff and see if anything caught my eye, which netted me nothing of interest, though I did happen across a few shirts in their t-shirt area, so that's gave me a few more things to sleep in, nerdy stuff that I wouldn't likely wear out, but something comfy for the house.
We grabbed a beverage at the nearby Starbucks, then headed home to chill for the afternoon.
I drove us to the MIL's place and we spent an hour and change catching up with the MIL and her Beau, then we had to split to meet Anastasia Beaverhouszen and Kno1 downtown at one of the favorite local haunts. We had a fun meal with them, visiting and enjoying a few cocktails before we had to say our goodbyes and go our separate ways. Our friends were both tired after having to work a trade show for Kno1's business that day and had to tap out early, so we said our goodnights and then headed home, where I decided to pop in something off the To-Watch Pile to pass the time as we had another drink and chilled for the evening in the den.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.