Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It did clear up in time.


Ran upstairs last night at some point after six I suppose it was, to catch a last glimpse of the sunset.  This was the first time it was that light out for the entire day.

As the days get ever shorter,  it’ll seem like the sun will be going down in the middle of the afternoon.  I try not to dwell on it.

The whole “clearing up” thing was timely,  as T.C. was scheduled to fly back from Geneva at 8:10 p.m.,  arriving in Wienerland at 9:45.   Seems like an odd time to be going anywhere really,  but the airport was busy.  Lots of folks travelling in the evening it seems.  She could have stayed one more day, but that would have only meant heading back in the morning.   She said it was raining there as they were boarding,  but they flew out of it.   This is always good.   There was at least one time that comes to mind when she was coming back from Serbia,  and no planes were coming any where near Vienna,  as we were getting pounded.  Thankfully our phones were still working.  I still find it kind of mind boggling that she can call from another country and say, “OK,  we’re getting ready to board”.  (Older guy talking here.)  So hard to do even twenty years ago.  So much for the “good old days”.


She’s back to the salt mines today, since she wanted to be back in time for their “staff meeting”.  No idea what that really involves or who might need to attend,  but for me it means I don’t have to make her a lunch.  Yes kids,  I make her a lunch every day.  Just part of the program.  Besides,  if I didn’t,  I’m not sure what the heck she’d eat,  there’s nothing around there, and they don’t have a cafeteria. 


As you have by now surmised,  there is sweet bugger all going on here today,  which has never been much of a reason not to report on it though. 

One thing I’m sure I’ve mentioned (and this tends to happen when well into the fourth year of blogging) is that one of the local shops for which I have a “Vorteils Karte”  (advantage card….whatever)  tends to send mail from time to time in addition to all the other mass mailings that gets plonked into our mailbox.   Well,  it would seem that I’ll need to gear up for a bit of a “big shop”  at some point over the next few days.


In light of an upcoming birthday,  they very kindly send along a little blurb offering 10% anything in the store.  

Awesome.  I can dig it.




But wait.  Good thing I didn’t jump on that right away,  since there were a couple more things in the mail again this morning.




Coupons and stuff…


See,  Travelling Companion likes to have at least one cup of coffee every day at work,  and she uses the "Tassimo" system.  I suppose it’s a “system”,  I’m not sure what else to call it.   She quite enjoys it.  It’s her only vice,  and not much of a one.   Click on that link and you can see what I’m talking about.   We just have an ordinary drip coffee maker here.  It’ll get the heave when we leave. 

For the Tassimo,  you have to buy these little ‘hockey pucks’.  Well,  you know what I mean.

The thing is,  them thar suckers is expensive,  at least I consider them to be.  It (apparently) makes for a wonderful cup of coffee and all, which means the whole Tassimo program will be continuing for some time.  So any time I can get 25% off,  I’m in.   Plus of course,  I’ll use the 10% off coupon as well.   Bazinga!

Now I just have to figure out what else to load up on.   I can really only bring home what I can carry in two bags and no,  I won’t be reporting on this later.  It’s groceries.  Who cares?


Exciting stuff,  I know.   Hopefully Travelling Companion will be able to put in a “normal” day today,  since it would be kind of nice to actually sit down to a meal for the first time in a several days.


Keep those sticks on the ice.


Thanks for lookin’.




  1. TC's coffee system is similar to our Keurig. The coffee IS expensive but it sure is good!

  2. Gotta love good coffee, still less expensive than buying a takeout and usually much better too.

  3. I don't like these shorten days. I have too much I want to do outside for the sun to be going down by 6!

  4. no birds, no bees, no flowers, no leaves..November..
    those dark days of November are my least favorite..


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