So today I went a little crazy. We dropped mum off at the airport to wing her way back to her new home in New Zealand with her favourite child; my sister. 🤭
After dropping her off, and knowing we needed to get home to do work we head home, but on the way we were not too far from the Apple Store and I needed a new keyboard for my iPad Pro (which I am typing on now). My old keyboard just stopped working with my iPad Pro, which is a bit crap because it cost $260+ bucks back when I bought it. Sadly it is no longer covered by warranty.
But while at Highpoint to go to the Apple Store, we stopped into the Toyword to checkout the new series of minifigs. Painfully their box was mostly empty, and they also mark up the packets so all the fun of feeling up the packets is gone… to David’s joy, that way I don’t spend hours finding the figs I want.
I ended up with 11 figures, a couple of which are duplicates I knew I wanted. One a duplicate because there are a couple of charcters this time around where it’s only a subtle hair difference. So happy witht that haul.
Then when nearly home, David said we had get stuff for lunch, so we didn’t have to go out again for the day, and to get to work. So we stopped at Coles. As always, I like to stop down the Stationery aisle where they keep the Lego minifigures to see if they had any, and sadly they did not, but they DID have a “special” sign up to say that the minifigs were down to only $4, from their usual price of $5 at Coles, but $5,99 everywhere else. I asked at the service desk and the woman flippantly replied they had none in stock at all… which I find odd given a new series just came out and they’re usually a series or two behind, but meh, I can wait.
On the way out of the shopping centre we were passing Target and I said “Let’s quickly check if they have any Minifigs” and David rightly replied, “They never have any.” But walk in I do… and surprise, surprise they have some… AND they, like Coles, were selling them for just $4 each… so I looked at David and said, “Shall I just buy the whole box?”, knowing I can sell them for at least $5 each and make a bit of money, and I’d get most of the duplicates I want, and maybe even sell a complete set rather than bag-by-bag.
So that’s been my morning. Mum is still sitting at the airport, her plane has been twice delayed and is now leaving over two hours after the initial departure time. And I have to get some work done after lunch and likely into the night.
UPDATE: Mum’s plane took off at 12:15, an hour and a half after schedule. As a nervous flyer, Mum doesn’t love complications with her planes.