Playing Catch-Up

Well, we had such a great weekend here! Saturday was Jake’s first officiall tee-ball game (as you might have already read). It was a gorgeous day and I got myself a nice farmer’s tan — oops! (Note to self: next Saturday wear a tank top.) But the real highlight of the weekend was Drew’s birthday on Sunday. All week I’d been planning a small party (just family), and I somehow managed to keep it under wraps. I did tell him Sunday morning, though. Because I had to work on Saturday afternoon I didn’t really make anything. Luckily, Stop & Shop came through, as always. I ordered a tray of wraps (chicken ceasar and buffalo tenders) and a very yummy cake (chocolate with strawberry filling and real whipped cream frosting). I also picked up a bunch of other random goodies to serve. I think everyone had a good time.

My brother and his wife very generously gave Drew a gift card to Sears, and as soon as everyone left, he was ready to head over there to get a new battery for the lawn tractor, LOL, so we did that. My parents gave him a gift card to Home Depot, which will certainly come in handy (no, not for Blanco sinks, lovely as they are, but more likely for railing for the deck or a screen door for the front). The boys gave him a very cute garden frog (I read that frogs bring good luck, and Drew loves frogs so that was easy!). And I gave him a gift certficate to American Musical Supply. Though next time I think I’ll stick to Musician’s Friend. I have to say that I was not really impressed with AMS’s service. I’ve ordered from Musician’s Friend several times and I’ve always been happy, but AMS wasn’t quite up to snuff. Oh well, I did eventually get the gift code and that was really what mattered.

Jake is back in school this week, so I am getting caught up on all of my projects. I guess that is about it! Hope your week is off to a good start.

4 Replies to “Playing Catch-Up”

  1. Ugh, I can’t stand Musicians Friend. I have had nothing but problems with their service. Plus, I actually heard that they outsource some of their phone support to a few different prisons around the country. Call me crazy but I don’t think giving convicted felons credit card numbers is a very good idea. I have used American Musical Supply for almost 6 years now and I absolutely love them. Payment plans, knowledgeable technical staff and incredibly courteous telephone sales representatives not to mention the “after the sale” call I got to make sure the amplifier I bought was corking out for me…it really couldn’t get much better than that. To each her/his own I guess. Great writing, keep it going!

  2. I tried to reply to your e-mail address, Dean, but it appears to be phony 😉 I guess it could be luck of the draw, you know? I do know people who have had good experiences with AMS, so perhaps I picked the wrong day to call customer service. I’m not saying I wouldn’t make another purchase there (I agree — their payment plan is attractive). Just that my prior experiences with Muscian’s Friend have been better. As for the prison outsourcing… well, I guess that’s just a reason to order online 😉

  3. Happy Birthday Drew… and ooooohhhhh first tee ball game… that is so exciting… I but it was pretty funny…

  4. I really hope that Drew had a great birthday! It sounds like he did! Please give him our very best wishes! That’s such an adorable picture of the two of you together. 🙂 Loved the pictures from Jake’s game!

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