It was certainly a day for making decisions, but as usual you don't know it when you wake up.
We went out to B&Q and bought 4 fence planks for where the handyman (who went all distant and unsociable) clearly couldn't be bothered finishing a bad job. Also a supersonic leaf rake. (bloody should be at £20!).
We then skipped over the car park and had a McDonald's hamburger and small Coke. This is the size of the standard portion in their restaurants in 1950s America, not these 4 pint Cokes and mega burgers you can't get your mouth round! Very retro and nicely filling - all you need.
A skip over the car park to look at carpets, and we end up buying one for the lounge. Then a bedroom. This will mean the end of the remaining patterned 'granny' carpets in the house. The original quote for the lounge carpet was £1,200 but we managed to choose sensibly and have one ordered for £375.
Then another skip over the car park to look at sofas. I end up buying a 2 seater and a 3 seater for the lounge. Up to 7 weeks for them to arrive - rubbish! Luckily found a £50 off voucher at the carpet shop, so we used that. Rebuffed the sales lady's hard-selling of 5 year stain treatment as our carpet cleaner man said it was a load of rubbish. Still over £1k.
I saw a really smooth running sliding door wardrobe in B&Q when we were there earlier, so after going home and deciding to get it, I measured up and after me being confused over the depth of the thing (the catalogue suggested a coat hanger was several cm wider than the wardrobe!!!) we went to order it. Strangely for Britain, everything was in stock, so it's getting delivered on Monday. 10% off with the OAP discount (good to drag your mum along to these transactions) and free delivery. Still over £400.
So two new carpets, two new sofas and a new wardrobe in a day! The Maestro card is red hot, but progress is made after some months of stagnancy.
And what the hell's all this about a recession?!?!