The Great Haircut Chase

The last two days have had glorious weather. Sunny and warm. Yesterday I did not get even one walk in! We took the Corolla in for a safety recall, and those 2 trips to deliver and pickup took the time usually reserved for exercise. Not that the car is being driven much. We have to make an effort to make sure it gets a few miles every few weeks. But it seemed like it would be easier to schedule. It was! When was the last time I got non-emergency service scheduled in under 2 weeks, this was the next morning.

Today started with thunder, lightning and rain. Thunder and lightning are not frequent visitors, so that was fun. We had an errand to run, so we headed out into the wet on foot. Mind you we were back to just rain or dripping from the trees. It wasn’t really raining when we left.

The focus of today’s errand was hair clippers. Carl has had enough. 3 months without a haircut is fairly long for him, and it may have been 4 months. Hair salons are still not allowed, and not sure we would want to chance them yet, if they were allowed.

I watched a few YouTube videos on the subject and decided I could give it a try. What could possibly go wrong?We have a beard trimmer, not that it has been used, that I thought I could use. But the lengths included seemed short. The close buzz was not my vision. So we set our sights on an inexpensive version with hair attachments.

There are three Bartells within walking distance, and we always need walks.

As we were preparing to leave, Carl noticed our neighbor’s dog wandering in a yard across the street. I rushed outside and called Brandi back and put her back in her yard. Then I texted her owner, just to make her aware of the escape and return. Finally we set out. After a bit we passed another walker and I realized I did not have my mask on! It had been forgotten in the Brandi diversion. We hesitated and decided to continue, figuring we could limit entrance to the store to 1 person.

The website said supplies were limited, so we knew our chances were also limited. The first Bartells was Green Lake. I took Carl’s mask and went in. I found the shampoo that had been added to the list, because we would be there, but the clerk said somebody else had snagged the one hair clippers package they had. Next up was the Roosevelt Square Bartells. Nothing on their shelves, so we decided to go home. It was starting to rain and we could get the other mask.

Instead of just heading out to U Village, I checked the website. That store said, “out of stock.” On a whim I checked Target. The large Target was out, but the relatively new, smaller, U District Target had them. So bought for pickup. This walk was in the rain for the entire time. But it was successful, and I am almost at 10,000 steps.

Apparently the first charge should be for 8 hours, so the actual attempt to bring the locks under control will be tomorrow.

Now to relax, or maybe work for the rest of the day.

And I must share a grandson pic.

Love this kid.

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