Went to town yesterday, but it turned into a fiasco. I noticed as I drove in that my truck was pulling to the right. Since it's usually aligned straight as an arrow, I went on to the tire shop. Sure enough, I had a nail in the right front. I got it fixed and they charged me $15.00. That's pretty outrageous for just pulling the tire, putting a plug in the hole and putting it back on the truck. The last time this happened to me, a couple of years ago, the cost was $3.00. But that tire store closed when the owner died and now the "new" tire store is more interested in fixing tires for people in Bermuda shorts and sandals.
Then I went to have one of my chain saws worked on. When I got to the place I always go, behind the farmers depot, it was all closed up. I asked the woman who had the garden center next to the shop when they would be back, and she said they closed last year. She said most people don't use their own chain saws today, they just call a "tree surgeon", so the place that fixed chain saws dried up and blew away. I don't see how this can be. You don't call a tree removal outfit unless you have a tree hanging over your house and you need to be sure it doesn't fall on the house when it's taken out. Everybody that lives out of town is going to have to clear the road after a storm, because if you waited for the county to do it you'd be waiting forever unless you lived at the lake. At any rate, now I don't have anywhere to take my saw. I guess I will see if anybody in the neighboring counties works on them.
I went to Walmart looking for some herbal things that were recommended to me as sleep aids. I got the vitamins but didn't get the most important item so I'm going to go the pharmacy in town and look. I don't usually go there because their prices are outrageous.
Now that the ferrets have shed their winter coats, they look skinny. I already had them in to the vet for their checkups. You have to make sure they don't have ear mites or any parasites. It's more a habit than anything else, because they don't get outside that much but you have to be sure. I took this picture in a dark room with a flash, and woke Spike up. He didn't appreciate that. The plastic is a big bag they were playing with and tore up.
I don't guess I'll try to go back to town today. It's too late. I'm having lunch with an acquaintance tomorrow to do some business, and when that's over I'll go over to the pharmacy. It's been a slow week.