I know readers must think I have been shopping like there is no tomorrow lately, but this time, this purchase was all about the man of the house. He has finally decided that one of these four wheel ATV's might help him, perhaps with the odd cattle mustering job. We were away for a few days at the end of last week, so finally he managed to get what he'd been looking for, and at a good price. He also had to have a better seat cover, the obligatory 'branded' oil and filters, and some of those portable ramp things to assist with loading it onto his vehicle!! All in all, he had a good day - to say the least. I am sure he will make good use of it, and works hard, so why not!! I am happy for him.
By the end of the day, and after some other 'male' shopping I think he may have felt I was being left out. We popped into one of the larger electrical retailers to have some photographs made, and had a little look around while that was happening. I've been complaining [not bitterly] for a little while about my little HP printer jamming when I try to print onto thicker fabric, so we picked up a mid-range brand with a slightly different paper feed, so here's hoping when it comes to the crunch I won't be disappointed. I have been so busy since we were back that I haven't even taken it out of the box yet!! I have been told by other people that a printer which feeds in a slightly L direction is more likely to do the job, rather than the U journey that my paper takes in this little HP. Fingers crossed................
And, last but not least, we bought me a lovely leather handbag, which was on sale of course. As it is almost Mothers' Day, I suppose this is as close as I'll get to a gift. I have just accepted the fact that he is never going to buy me flowers, chocolates, or gifts for such occasions. Oh well, not to worry. Life goes on. Again, I haven't even 'packed' the handbag with the necessities, only given it a rub with leather dressing, and smelt it a few times. I absolutely LOVE the smell of leather, and freshly mowed lucerne [something I associate with my childhood].
So that is a selection of the damage we did to the bank account. Hopefully we won't be going on any more shopping trips like this any time soon!!!