Thursday, August 7, 2014

Smelling Smoke???

The bed felt so good this morning that right after Hiker came back in a little after 6 am, we went back to bed and I fell asleep and slept until a few minutes after 8 am. I decided since the carpet cleaning people are now not coming until Sunday that I didn't have to get up early.
Had breakfast and then headed up to Stater Brothers to do my grocery shopping. Had an embarrassing moment while I was there. I didn't take my purse with me, instead I took the little Hip Klip pouch that I had bought at the Ventura County Fair. Had my cell phone in the back slot and put my driver's license and money in one of the zippered slots. Well when I went to check out, the stupid zipper on the slot got stuck. I had noticed it sticking a little the other day, but I was able to get it open, but today it would not budge. Even the clerk could not get it open, so as the line of shoppers waiting behind me to check out began to grow, I asked the clerk if she had a pair of pliers, which she did not, so I asked for a pair of scissors, which she did have and I cut the damn thing open. Made me mad that I had to do that since I paid $25 for the pouch, but I had to do something. I can still use it to carry my iPhone. I sent an email to them on their website, plus I put a post on their Facebook page, but I doubt I'll hear back from them.
So anyone who was thinking about buying one, think twice. The zipper sticking can be a fluke, but you don't want to have to be embarrassed and have to cut it open like I did.
Since it was only in the mid-80s again, Hiker and I went out to sit on the patio this afternoon. Had to come in after about 20 minutes because even though I don't see any smoke anywhere and I have not heard of a fire burning nearby, there was a strong smell of smoke and my eyes started to burn.

Hiker "hiding" under the sofa pillows.


  1. Hiker looks all comfy cozy under the cushions. It's a shame you had to cut open your new pouch. But what else could you do with a stuck zipper, in a pinch.

  2. PS) maybe if you complain they'll send you a new one.


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