Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fun Friday

Fridays take on a whole new meaning when you are among the retired.  Since both of us are retired now Fridays and the weekend don't have the same thrill as they used to when we were working full time.  We now avoid running errands and such on the weekends, too many crowds.

On Friday Mike had shelves he wanted to finish painting while I ran over to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things.  When I returned we hopped in the truck and we were off to Westerville.  We first stopped for lunch at one of our new favorite "dives".  There a a small hole in the wall place in Westerville called The Best Breakfast and Sandwiches, located on Westerville road.  It is a true hole in the wall, located in an old strip mall.  There are maybe 10 tables and the counter, but the food is AMAZING!!!!  We have only yet to enjoy the sandwiches, they have now become my favorite place to get a reuben since the Ohio Deli burned down.  They are only open for breakfast and lunch and their menu is limited but  what the do serve they do really well.  The wait staff is prompt, helpful and once in a while a little mouthy, but in a playful way.  It makes you feel like you are surrounded by friends.  While we were there we sat next to a couple where the lady ordered the ginormous pancake that was literally bigger than my head.  If you doubt look at the photo below. The lady said that she gets it pretty much every time she comes.  She take 3/4 of it home and has it for breakfast for the next couple of days.
One banana pancake,  HUGE!!!
After enjoying a great lunch we headed toward Half Price Books.  

When we downsized last year we donated most of our books, which oddly enough I am the one who is beginning to regret this.  Mike is the avid reader in the family, but I do enjoy picking up some resource books I guess you could say to peruse through occasionally.  Mike is at the library every week it seems.  So we spent some time looking through the shelves and shelves of books.  Again, oddly enough Mike came away with nothing and I picked up a few books on photography.  I find having these on hand to read often times gets me motivated.  

Shelves upon shelves of used books.

We then headed over to one of our favorite places to dig through and get some more inspiration.  The Habitat for Humanity Resale Shop.  Oh this is a junkers paradise.  For those of you not familiar with a store like this it is where "stuff" from old buildings, construction projects etc. go to be resold and made into new projects.  The money then goes to Habitat for Humanity.

Yes you have to see past the dirt and crud to see the beauty.

We had noticed the store had been cleaned up and much more organized since the last time we were here.

Rows and rows of sets of kitchen cabinets

Oh so many ideas for this one.

Counter tops to be made into so many things

I did pick up a whole box of white 4x4 tiles for $5.00.  BARGAIN

I picked up a box of tile ($5.00) for a project I am working on, and also found a small metal tray($1.00) for another project for the camper and Mike picked up a new saw blade and some other wood working supplies.  Came out spending less than $20.00.  When you visit this place you have to not be afraid to dig through things to find that special prize you might need.  

We then headed home to pick up the shelves Mike had painted that morning so that we could take them over to the camper for installation.

Squeezed into the camper to install some shelves

Awesome new storage made out of unusable coat cabinet.

This is where she stays when she not on the road.
What a fun productive day we had.  Tomorrow we are off to Dayton, OH to celebrate with our nephew Mike on his first year after his bone marrow transplant.

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