The earliest one was parking for the local movie theater. My daughters found a spot in the parking structure that most people miss because it is on the way out. It is the same level as the ticket machines and ticket sellers. Save the ticket and get a discount on parking.
How to use the updated movie theater. The movie theater now has assigned seats and seats that recline. It takes an additional 10 minutes to go downtown but getting the seat you want and being able to sit with your feet up and no one behind you will kick your seat trying to get comfortable is sheer joy.
Swifters for mopping. I always used a mop and water but with laminate floors, the wet Swifters work great and don’t streak. We get the generic from Fred Meyer because they are fragrance free.
Bicycle shorts make spin classes survivable. I got a pair as a gift and felt like I was 7 ago on the spin bike. Biking is more fun too.
I Phones allow you to access the world that you couldn’t on a cheap Nokia Smart Phone. I can use Uber, Lyft, sync my Fit Bit, and more importantly Facetime and Text my daughters. Also many of my family members would rather text than make a phone call so my text messages aren’t broken up and randomly compiled. Although the Nokia Texts could be entertaining.
Don’t get a grocery cart on wheels if you are going to be walking. Only use a basket that you can hold on your arm because you will be carrying the groceries home. And get a folding re-usable bag that is the size of a wallet if you shop in Portland or Seattle.
The World of Podcasts is expanding and a great way to get the daily news. I listen to Up First and Just a Minute for news. Entertainment is the Paula Poundstone Institute, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, and Happy Hour all on NPT. To expand my knowledge would be How I Built This, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Ted Talks, and The Moth. I know there are others I need to explore. Walking Mr. Carson becomes longer and longer as I want to finish a podcast. Chopping and preparing food is a joy.
I can load podcasts on my I Phone so I don’t have to carry to devices. I can wear earphones so I don’t have to share my podcast with everyone in my neighborhood.
I am sure I will pick up another tip or trick this weekend while they are both home.