Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bah Humbug

Yesterday was just one of those days.  I started the day with a healthy to-do list, but ran stuck on nearly every single task.  No paper for the printer, couldn't find any tape for wrapping gifts, excessively needy kids, etc.  The only thing I managed to get done without hang-up was clean the bathrooms.  Yee-ha.

Then I somehow managed to do this to my beloved Kitchen Aid blender:



Shortly after that, the handle on the microwave broke.



I left to run some errands in hopes of being able to make more progress on my list.  My first stop was Fabricland where I learned that the store was going to be closing March 31, 2010.  Whhhhaaaaaat?!?!?!  I do have a love/hate relationship with Fabricland, but this is really bad news.  It sent me into such a tailspin that I was largely unsuccessful at finishing the rest of my errands.

Now, I know people that are experiencing real and legitimate crises, so I'm trying to keep this in perspective, but it does make me very sad.  I did sign a petition at the store to keep it open and was given the email address of someone at the head office.  I haven't sent an email yet, but I will - probably more than once.  I was in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions, but it sounds like there is some uncertainty about the real reason for the closure.

Today is going much better...but still too much on the to-do list...

2 comments:

  1. Hope you're having a better day. (I feel like i'm having ones of those days, but with my baking )

    I can understand about feeling upset that Fabricland is closing. I have a Fabricville here(Fredericton,NB)which is only 15 mins away, and I'd feel the same if it closed, because the closest fabric store from here would then be 1-1/2 hrs away! Hopefully something will change and it won't close.

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  2. one -- love your blog, just stumbled upon it through patternreview, and I will continue following you.
    two -- same thing happened to my beloved kitchenaid mixer last month in a round of saturday smoothies -- got two new black "couplers?" within just a few days from this website
    http://www.marbeck.com/blenders_kitchenaid.html
    good luck.

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