Saleswoman: This body-shaping suit makes you look "ten pounds lighter in ten seconds"! Cathy: TEN POUNDS LIGHTER THAN WHAT??!! Saleswoman: Doesn't specify.
Maybe they mean 10 British pound sterling lighter – although that would be an inexpensive suit.
I missed most of yesterday unfortunately. We were awakened at 4:30 in the morning as the neighbour’s house was on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt and the fire was confined to the back deck where it started. Although the outer wall of one room was burned through and the insulation melted in one spot, the inner wall was intact and the fire did not spread any further. Other that that one location the damage was limited to the outside of the house. A rough estimate of 40k to repair the deck and wall. The sad part, the deck was just completed last summer after collapsing because of snow load 3 winters ago. The fire was out by 6:00am but it was really difficult to get back to sleep after that. The family got lots of offers of places to stay while their house is cleared of the smell of smoke. We have that kind of neighbourhood. This is not an experience I ever wanted to live though but am really glad nobody was hurt and damage was relatively minimal. It could have been a whole lot worse.
Happy Monday today especially to those of you south of our border who are celebrating Memorial Day.