We had one of those insane days where it seems as if we're (more like I) biting off more than we can chew, but our goal is to do as much as we can in a single trip. Besides, losing a little sanity is small price to pay in the interest of efficiency.
So, we set out with the final goal being to get to the Montshire Museum. This makes it a bit more palatable to the kids for us to make a dozen stops to accomplish assorted goals. First off, we had to the store to get some vittles, and then to the hardware store to get roofing nails and finishing nails. From there, a stop at Solid Waste Management to get a new compost bin, then the dump to unload the recycling. From the dump, we stopped at Hollywood Video to drop off the last of our rentals (they're closing-bummer), and then a stop at the kitchenware store to see if they had a dumpling press (they did not), then the veggie market for even more vittles.
The purchase of food is complicated by the fact that certain things are only obtainable at certain places, as well as the variability of quality and price. Maybe I should just go to Walmart.
Finally, after that, we hit the museum. It was surprising quiet there, in light of school vacation, but the kids always manage to find something to do. I sensed that they lost interest more quickly than usual, however. We also ran in to GD and ED, though our kids seemed somewhat ambivalent about seeing them. What are you going to do?
We left earlier than usual, I experience zero resistance, then stopped at King Arthur for a treat, where they happened to have the long lost dumpling press, and best of all, it was cheap.
It's nice to end the day with a small victory.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to arte_ram for the pic.