Saturday, August 8, 2015

It was a good day

I was hungry and my wine stash was depleted. 

Michael, the cooking and wine expert at my local HEB, watched me pick up a budget-priced Vinho Verde from Portugal.  "Do you drink champagne?" he said.

He must have seen the look on my face. "Well, the wine department is closing out Roederer Estate at $8.08 a bottle. If you're interested I'll show you where it is." 

I may not remember my next door neighbor's name but I know the retail price range of my favorite wines, and Roederer Estate runs $18-$22 in our area.  

So I picked myself off the floor and we trotted three aisles over. In a surgical strike, I liberated all the orphans on that shelf, including two Mumm Brut non-vintage standing with the Roederer Estate.  

Then I trundled my cart to the checkout counter before the authorities could change their minds.

And yes, it was a good day.

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  1. OK, so brunch at your place! Let me know when and if I can bring anything (maybe seeds or a plant start?).

  2. I love it when that happens. Have fun and enjoy!

    I love your tile too!

  3. Nicely done! The right place at the right time.

  4. That first line would be a great start to a Hill Country mystery! (Reminds me of a quote I once saw on a cocktail napkin: "The trouble with trouble is it always starts out as fun.")


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