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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Photos from my car window!

Today I had breakfast at a little old cafe in Surrey, it was scrumptious! Then Laura and I took a jaunt through a thrift store. I bought a fitted bra as a canvas for next years bras for the cause. Then I went to pick up Bryan's shoes at a Delta shoe repair. I took the shoes in at the end of June; it's a bit out of my way so I usually plan to do a few errands in the area before I pick up my repairs. It was two weeks later, beginning of July when we stopped by to pick them up. The store was closed with a note on the door that said, "had to have a operation be back in august". It’s mid Sept and I finally remember to pick up the shoes. I walk in, twenty bucks in hand, see the size twelve pointed men’s shoes on the top shelf and report in a gleeful voice “there they are!" Pleased there’d be no search for them.

The middle aged Italian repair guy seemed confused. I'm not sure if he was just trying to keep me around longer or what. He put the shoes on the counter, I slapped down the twenty, but he wasn't convinced they were my shoes. I assured him they were, conveying that I paid $69.99 for them at Winners after a two year search. Telling him my son-in-law loves the shoes and broke the elastic on one of the buckles. He said he put new heals on them. I concurred that we also had new heals put on! Shoe dude was not convinced by me, said they belonged to a nurse. I assured him "I'm not a nurse but I did get my hair cut so maybe that's why you don't recognize me". He was pulling at my sunglasses to see my eyes. All the while I'm thinkin, I'm not playin this nurse game with you dude! He insisted they weren't my shoes because they were for a nurse. I persisted they were mine, it was very uncomfortable, as there was another fellow in the shop with him. Shoe dude hadn't written my name or number on his half of the receipt, Pepper had the receipt from the last time we tried to get them. He kept looking for other shoes, finally after much talking; he checked the elastic and realized they were mine.

I think the guy has nurses on the brain....from that operation of his. I noticed his full head of once grey hair was now dyed....hmmmm wonder what kind of operation the guy had? I was getting ready to snap...thankfully I was patient. Because when I snap, my wit becomes my weapon....nasty is me when that happens! The longer I stood there the more ammunition my keen observation was incurring! Too bad he’s such a damn good repair guy, other wise I’d not go back….creepy!

Thirteen photos for Thursday Thirteen, taken from my car window, during my drive through Surrey and Delta on a cloudy September day!Edward Sissorhands trims the trees.Impatients in tree form at the Surrey Arts Center
Garden in front of Best Buy
A tree preparing for fall!

Potted plants at the Surrey Art Gallery
Blanket of red impatients on a street corner.
Lush green manicure

Potted begonias

Vibrant garden in full bloom
Front view, color magic!

Purple blooms on the road medium in Delta B.C.

Flowers along the way!
Parched black eyed susans


gary rith said...

seems like a few millionaires in that town.....and a lot of flowers!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I wana live in one of those houses. Such beautiful flowers and scenery.

LadyTulip said...

*** Love love your Blog!! ***

I am just now leaving a comment..(hangs her head in embarassment..) but I've been reading for a couple weeks...thanks so for having such great photos of your area.


forgetfulone said...

Gorgeous homes and colors! Love this Thursday Thirteen.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not participating, but wanted to comment. Wow, what a nice neighborhood you were in. I love those houses. Have a great weekend. :)

Tammy said...

Edward Sissorhands must live in the neighborhood. LOVE the flowers!


Tootie said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos! Just ran across your blog and enjoyed my visit. :-)

Anonymous said...

Reading your piece and looking at your photos was a lovely way to spend the last few minutes!

Janet said...

Your corner of the world is beautiful and filled with so many flowers! It must be a pleasure to drive around there.

Mimi Lenox said...

Beautiful shots here. Those lawns are gorgeous. What a creative way to do Thursday Thirteen.

Lucy said...

Sherrie! Your area is just absolutely beautiful AND inviting! ( put the coffee on, I will be right over!!)
As for the little italian hitler!
You really kept your cool! He must have gone in for a lobotomy, geeez you want to say-just give me my damn shoes stupid!
You told that story so so well, I felt like I was a (shoe)fly on the wall!
(this post reminds me,I've been wanting to carry my camera in my purse!)

Alberta and Ava said...

Your story about Shoe Guy is the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time. You had me laughing out loud. Thank you for making my Sunday morning. Tomorrow is my youngest son's birthday and I've been working on his card, but I was searching for just the right words for the inside of the card. He loves John Lennon and that quote fits the card perfectly. When I've totally finished, I'll post it on my blog for you to see. Thanks for your help!


Linda Jacobs said...

Gorgeous area! I love photography but am not very good at it. I should try harder and this post has given me the incentive I needed! thanks!

JP/deb said...

What a weird encounter with the shoe guy!!!!!! Love the photos. xx, JP/deb

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