That being said, the pet store reopened today! It's already been sold, believe it or not. I never imagined things happening this fast--it's been less than a month since the previous owner died unexpectedly. A couple of men (business partners) from Savannah, Georgia bought it. They already own three stores down there and are looking to keep expanding. Gregg's job appears to be safe for the moment, which is a relief to us both. We're still going to be very cautious with spending this Christmas, though, with an eye on saving money instead of spending it. Who knows what these new owners will be like and what kind of changes they may want to make. It seems prudent to shore up our savings over the next couple of months, just in case. You just never know.
In neighborhood news, the turkey I saw on Thanksgiving is still hanging around! It almost has to have been a pet at some point. She's (it's a female) not too concerned when she sees people and has been spotted in everyone's yard at one point or another. Sometimes you'll see her just walking down the street, minding her own business. Other times, she can be spotted under one of the big old oak trees that grow here, eating acorns. Someone down the street decided to start calling her "Theodora" and so now that's her name. I guess you could say she's become our neighborhood mascot! What a crazy thing, huh?
We have seven school days left until winter break. I'm so anxious for the time off--hopefully there will be a lot more time for blogging activities then. Work sure puts a damper on all the enjoyable things in life!
I hope everyone is well, and I look forward to catching up with you soon.
Very wise to think ahead and save because, like you said ... you just never know.ReplyDelete
Things can turn on a dime, and plus with all this inflation we're doing our best to be ready for the next crisis.Delete
That's good news about the shop Jennifer.ReplyDelete
It really is! Thank you for stopping by, Rachel.Delete
Prudent is good, so few are. You are a wise gal! Hang on- seven days will be over with in a snap- provided no one gives you grief.ReplyDelete
Now only five days left until the break. I really and truly cannot wait!Delete
Such good news about the pet store. I am so glad for you and Gregg. But yes- saving is always the prudent thing to do.ReplyDelete
Yay for winter break! I am looking forward to what you might bake and make for the holidays.
The baking and cooking will be a little less this year, but I WILL do some! It wouldn't be Christmas without special goodies to eat. :)Delete
Perhaps a bigger and better pet store! Wishing you a happy break.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joanne! Happy holidays to you!Delete
I'm glad your husband's pet store job appears secure, but you are still wise to tuck some money away for a cushion, just in case. We all spend way too much on Christmas anyway. A bit of restraint is a good thing!ReplyDelete
There's going to be a lot of restraint on holiday spending this year. Money in the bank, instead, is peace of mind for me.Delete
Theodora....excellent name for e wild turkey you ask me.ReplyDelete
It has been nice not using the heat...yet. This household is hot blooded people. We still have windows cracked open!!!!
That's amazing considering how cold winters are where you live!Delete
I am so glad about Greg's job. Wise about being cautious!ReplyDelete
Who knows what new ownership will bring, and I work for a crazy woman. Our jobs have been stressful this year, here's hoping 2023 will be better!Delete
Good News about the shop !ReplyDelete
It sure is!Delete
A pleasant surprise about the shop being sold so quickly and Gregg's job being safe for the time being! You are right about being cautious with your money. One just never knows. Here, people are fretting about energy bills and the unbroken influx of refugees (mostly from Ukraine now, not so many from Syria anymore). My federal state - one of 16 in Germany - alone has had more people arriving this year than ALL of France, and we were short of living space long before that.ReplyDelete
Over here, we have inflation getting worse and worse, and the price of food keeps skyrocketing. Thankfully we bought our house when we did, because interest rates are going up and housing prices (especially rents) are also through the roof. Our money doesn't stretch very far anymore, which is worrying.Delete
I hope someone is putting out food for Theodora, it'll keep her healthy and happy enough to hang around. I just hope someone does have other ideas for her.ReplyDelete
We have plenty of oak trees (for acorns), black walnut, and pecan in the neighborhood along with plenty of other stuff she probably likes. And for all I know some of my neighbors ARE putting out food for her. She looks fat and healthy!Delete
Life is just one big mixed bag, So glad you’ve got a temporary reprieve on Gregg’s work worries. Hope the new owners turn out to be a good surprise. Are there wild turkeys in your area for Theodora to find some friends?ReplyDelete
There are probably wild turkeys around here, but I'm not sure. Someone in the neighborhood next to us claims to have seen her with a big male turkey, but so far we haven't seen him.Delete
Good that the shop has been sold so quickly and Gregg still has a job.ReplyDelete
Good news about the pet store! I hope come turkey hunting season no one gets any ideas about Theodora. She'd be a sitting duck, so to speak.ReplyDelete
Thankfully we're surrounded on two sides by businesses and residential neighborhoods, and the rest is wooded areas around a creek with county-funded and maintained walking trails. No one is going to be shooting turkeys around here (hopefully, anyway!)Delete
Good to read that Greg's job is safe. It makes sense to save when we can, we don't know what's round the corner.ReplyDelete
Theodora sounds a real character.
Theodora is a star!Delete
Good news about Gregg's job. What a relief for you guys. I have always been a saver. Now that I am retired I am still always wondering...have I saved enough? I hope so!! :)ReplyDelete
I hope you have, Ellen!Delete
I too am glad at the newsReplyDelete
How surprising that the store sold so quickly and good that Gregg's job is safe for now. Theodora is a fabulous neighborhood mascot. I think lots of us are being careful with spending because of this awful inflation going on.ReplyDelete