The dog leash broke, right at the corner of Arnaud (which is an alley) and Faet. Pickles came across something invisible in the road she wanted sniff of, gave a tug and I found myself holding a leash with no dog attached. The latch had pulled right out. Pickles did not realize she was loose, however, or she would have made a break for it and had a great time. I was able to secure her again with no problem, but I thought walking a mile or so like that back home might be an issue.
I called Patti Anne, who promptly got lost looking for me. The street I was on, Faet, is one of those that is in several non-connecting sections, apparently. Very European. It was warm, so Pickles and I were hanging in the shade, rather than venture out to the corner in the bright, bright, sun. But Valdese is not that big of a town, so I was eventually discovered without too much trouble.
Patti Anne's mouse died - her computer mouse. It had lasted several years. So I ran down to the computer shop on main street to buy a new one. I had to wait for a few minutes because Ron, who owns the shop, was talking to the policeman in a really cool unmarked Dodge Charger. Someone passed Ron a bad check for a pretty good sum of money, and he was none too happy about it. So we commiserated about that for a minute or two - and I paid in cash.
Then I "lost" my cell phone. It was just a confusion thing. Turned out it was in the vehicle. But then I came within an inch of putting it thru a wash cycle - which would have made the 3rd phone I'd done that to this year. But I caught it in time, so all is ok. (Please don't tell Patti Anne!)
It's been pretty calm since then. And I think we're going to get some Chinese.