Haggling, lemon tree and shoes.
It´s yet again one of those wonderful mornings when the temperature still is summer warm but not hot. It´s around 19C (66F) and it won´t be much warmer during the day either 🙂 Well living in a cold hole during winter usually means it´s a heat hole during summer, but the sky is fairly cloudy so I hope that means it will be cool here as well.
Almost all grass on the fields has been cut down and that means most flies of the biting kind has fled towards the sheltering trees in the forest. I can actually walk around in my garden without being bitten more than once or twice 🙂 The season for these flies, like the horse flies, isn´t that long to be honest and they did start early this year, so that might mean that I´ll get a week or two without any of them during my vacation 🙂
I needed new shoes badly so this morning I drove to the big supermarket in Skara. I normally don´t put a lot of money in summer shoes, the season is just to short and I´ll most probably want new ones next summer anyway. But it seems they have stopped selling shoes there so then I had to drive in to the town anyway. On my way there I went in to the gardencentre (not a good name for it but they do sell trees from time to time and it´s to big to be called shop). I was the other day. I had seen some lemon trees there and I´ve always wanted to have one.
They didn´t look to happy and some of them had lots of aphids living on them as well. To be honest, they didn´t cost much as it was but I felt it still was a slight risk any of them will die because of the shape they were in. So I did something I´ve never done before and probably never will again, I haggled 🙂 🙂 🙂 I belong to those that can´t haggle. I feel terrible and suddenly feel the urge to pay even more so I just don´t have to haggle 🙂
To my big surprise I was successful and got it for almost half the price 🙂 🙂 So off I went to the shoe shop and found a shoe I liked. It doesn´t look much for the world (swedish expression) like a running shoes but more open so it doesn´t get that warm. I said I wanted them and while she went to get the other shoe I took a look at the price. It was so bl..dy expensive that I sort of stopped to breath for a while 🙂 🙂 🙂 Now since I´m a man that really can´t haggle I also never can say that something is to expensive iof I already have said I wanted it 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thankfully they had a summer sale today so the price was lowered 30%, but I could have bought all lemon trees and some other things too for that price 🙂 🙂 🙂 To be honest, the shoes looks cheap, they don´t even have real laces but some kind of elastics that is stretched and fastened in an attachment. But when that is worn out I can use normal shoe laces instead 🙂
I´ve decided to take a vacation from the entire internet from wednesday until at least sunday. It´s time to let the brain rest some too 🙂 So I´ll write tomorrow and I´ll start writing next monday again. who knows I might actually get something done during those days 🙂 🙂 Now it´s time to make a pot of tea and then I´ll replant that lemon tree of mine 🙂 Have a great day now!