Now if only there was a place selling fresh fruit and veggies over there to supplement the butcher shop (they sell onions and potatoes year 'round, but the carrots, beans, peas, etc. are seasonal and supplies depend on what the local Hutterite colonies have to spare), I'd hardly ever have to set foot in an actual grocery store. :-)
Need to go to the bank as well, but since that's either waiting at transit stops or a much longer walk and there's a definite promise of it raining most of the afternoon and evening, with a strong chance of thunderstorm thrown in, I think I'll wait until the next few hours of sunshine that are supposed to happen tomorrow morning.
And now, coin toss: the to-read-pile or the to-knit pile?
** 1. An umbrella restricts one's carrying capacity by occupying one hand. 2. Point #1 is currently moot as my ancient and long-serving umbrella finally got irreparably turned inside out ... a couple of ribs actually snapped this time ... in a sudden hard wind gust after work yesterday and I need to either find a dealer of decent non-cheapo brollies in this burg or else I have the fallback of online ordering this gem (the more joints an umbrella has, the greater the chance that a wind gust will destroy it, so compact/collapsing models are a waste of money, especially here in the chinook zone ... full-size traditional styles that simply fold down from the top to cover the entire handle are a far better investment).