1. I was entering my receipts yesterday and came across this fellow.
Last weekend I went to Whidbey Island (the next island over) for a birthday party. I stopped at the Greenbank store, which is a tiny general store with bare wood floors, and the Greenbank post office is in the back. I love the Greenbank store. I make it a point to stop there whenever I’m on the island.
The Greenbank store is so small that it doesn’t have a card terminal. If you want to pay with debit or credit, the cashier has to pull out the big old card imprinter from behind the counter. Chunk-a-chunk!
I bet a lot of people (kids these days! Off my lawn!) have never seen one of these. They were everywhere, back in the day, as ubiquitous as PIN swipe pads. And they still live on, in some of the more rural parts of the country.
2. The egg on the right is a double yolker (I can totally tell without cracking it).
Harriet lays double-yolked eggs almost exclusively. Too bad all the eggs are still at half size! I got a run of shell-less eggs last week, but those seem to have ended. Now I’m getting two half-size eggs a day. Even Harriet’s double yolkers are still only the size of a regular egg.
I could use a dozen eggs from the store, but I just can’t admit defeat and BUY eggs at this point.