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We are still covered in snow at least in my corner downtown it has disappeared and only on roofs and trees you still see some white. But getting out of my corner is a slippery affair ! Therefore I was mostly locked in. As you can see nobody cleans the sidewalks and you have to walk on the street. No danger as there are very few cars driving here during the day. My fake flowers, which I still couldn't take out because of the bad weather conditions, are now blooming in the snow ! Now that I could built snowmen on the sidewalk , there are no kids around to admire them. And then I also ran out of carrots for the nose.
I badly needed my night creme and therefore drove to my favorite Indian shop, which has in my opinion the best natural cremes to very modest prices. I love this store, which looks like an Indian house and took some pictures inside for some photo memes. I always have the impression to be in another world, you can sit down there have a cup of Indian tea (for free) and listen to a very zen music. All the benefits of this store goes to India to help street children and orphans and a village where most of the handmade items are made. That brings at least some money into the village and creates jobs.
3. My friend and neighbor Dominique asked me to go with her to look for a new car, as I am better in discussing prices and don't let me influence by an eager salesman. It still hasn't changed yet, when a woman wants to buy a car she is considered as the perfect victim to make good deals even for the worst salesman, as we are supposed to be
4. Dominique wanted a "hybrid" car as the petrol/gas becomes more and more expensive. The only brand which had small cars was Toyota. I had already driven in this car with a friend, so I knew it. First nobody took notice of us. Men first. Slowly I got angry went into the office of a salesman who had his nose stuck in papers and told him that we are not here to buy bread but to buy a car. He jumped up as if somebody had stuck a needle in his bottom and we showed him the car we were interested in. Dominique climbed into the Yaris, which had the perfect size for her use, and tried it out. Then I asked for the price with all reductions possible because there is the motor show in Brussels and they sell cars to very interesting conditions. He was a "little" surprised that I knew all this and finally calculated a good price. Now Dominique wants to sleep it over which means she will ask her brothers what they think about the car and then buy it. And I thought the day when my car is too old I would buy the same.
5. For the week's end, we had a very cold wind, and I had no intention to go out in this cold weather, I needed nothing. But because of my dear cats I had to go out ! Since the world outside is covered with a white carpet which apparently they don't want to spoil, they use the litter boxes more then ever, they sneak outside along the wall of the house where the snow has melted just for a little walk in the fresh air, but to do their buisiness they come inside. I had no litter sand anymore and with the intention to only buy that I went to the supermarket and of course came back with a lot of other things which I suddenly needed.