We went to Walmart today. Our microwave, that was on its very last legs, needed to be replaced. It was only four years old. We have two Walmarts in Saint John now. In Canada there has been a chain of stores, named Zellers [owned by Hudsons Bay Company], and all Zellers stores are now shut down. They were almost the same type of stores as Walmart … maybe one notch up *said with a certain hesitation*.
The Zellers store, that was really handy to us here, closed as early as two years ago, and that building is still vacant. That’s a shame! On the west side, a new Walmart opened in the Zellers location and on the east side, we’re getting a Target store very soon. Target is opening up stores all over Canada. I don’t remember if I’ve ever been to one, but probably … in Maine.
Now … we went to the ‘old and familiar’ Walmart on the east side today. We bought a new, black microwave oven, and learned that they’re going to turn into a Super-Centre Walmart. Renovations starting in February. Good for them — that Walmart feels really old and worn out …narrow aisles, cramped up spaces. I’ve been to one of their super-centres … in Presque Isle, ME. It’s probably a good move on their part — not all people can take advantage of the huge packages they have in Costco.
The fog was extremely dense this morning and remained so until supper time. I’d brought my camera, just to make sure … it would feel so stupid to see something spectacular and for once not having it with me! It would have been an excellent day for taking pictures of big,dangling water drops if I’d had my tripod! It rained last night, and there was no wind whatsoever, so they were hanging nicely, but without a tripod it’s a hopeless undertaking. The temperatures have been going up and down like mad lately. Today, it was 8 degrees above freezing, with the rain that fell overnight, we lost of a great deal of snow. The other day, people were skating on the lake, but today it looked wet and only these guys were sitting there…