We went to the library yesterday and I checked out some Consumer Reports magazines. We need to buy a freezer sometime before the cows get butchered, and there were a couple of articles about buying appliances.
I love Consumer Reports. They make me feel smarter. If I read Consumer Reports, then surely I will not get taken in by fancy gizmos that don't really work, or by ads that make a product seem better than it is, or by sneaky pricing that makes you think you're getting a good deal when you're not.
But yesterday I found myself reading ALL of the articles in the three issues I checked out from the library. And feeling (this is a bit embarrassing)... anxious!
See, we don't need a fridge right now. Or an oven. Or microwave. Or flooring.
BUT! We may! Sometime! Right? We might need an oven later, and how will I feel if I had the OPPORTUNITY to read an entire article about how to choose the right oven and I just DIDN'T READ IT?! Can you imagine the potential for disaster?!
So I found myself staying up too late, reading Consumer Reports articles with great concentration, almost like I was studying for an exam, hoping that I'll remember later... WAY down the road... when we actually need to purchase other appliances... what Consumer Reports said I should do.
We went to Seattle last weekend to see my sister and her husband and my brother and his wife. Beloved and the uncles took the boys to what they call "Super Family Fun Land," and they had a blast!
Here's Pumpkin with my brother-in-law.
And here's Sparkle with my brother.
Look at the grins! Uncles seriously rank right up there with Grandpa and Daddy!