Since I never made it for a Friday's Fave Five last week. . .
UP - Last Thursday I stopped at the Office Outlet that is closing its doors in the shopping center by my school. They used to sell mailers for $.70 apiece, which was a quarter or more less than anywhere else. When they began going out of business, they sold them for half price, so I bought a lot. Some new people have bought out the business and are unloading everything. I asked about a box of 50+ mailers of the most-used size, and the lady said "How about $5.00 for all?" Trying not to give away anything (learned from Mike) I asked for two boxes. That's 112 mailers for $10. Don't know when I'll ever sell that many books.
UP - An easier week due to achievement testing.
UP AND DOWN - Mike just found out he has to work 12-hour shifts in the control room all week. Nice for the paycheck, but it always, always happens that when I have an easier week, he has a harder one, and vice versa.
UP FROM A DOWN - Last Monday morning, right about now, Mike and I both came down with the stomach bug. It hit fast; it hit hard; it hit for a long time. It was no 24-hour stomach bug. I had to miss three days of work; he had to basically forfeit three days of vacation. It took the better part of the week to feel better. But we are both fine now.