I finally replaced the shower head in my bathroom last night and what a difference! I had not realized how miserable my showers had gotten. The water pretty much dribbled out, straight down, with no pressure. I probably could have soaked it again in vinegar and water, but I splurged and bought a $9 replacement.
There is a wide price range in shower heads. Most that I normally would have picked are in the area of $35. There were options going up $100 and more. There was a $1.99 option too. The $9 head is sort of cheap feeling, but the looks are all about the same between $9 - $42. I went with the $9 with three settings and I'm quite happy.
I did splurge on the replacement toilet seat though. The seat on my elongated toilet in the hall bathroom cracked and it pinched my ass. I put duct tape on it, but I can only bear that for a week before it is too gross even for me. So there I ended up getting the most expensive option at Lowe's for $30. I really despise the cheap plastic seats on newer toilets.
This more frugal me has been going pretty well, except when I step into Barnes and Noble. Even trying to be good and putting back stuff I still walked out with $137 of books and DVDs on Friday night. I picked up the latest hardcovers from Connie Willis, Robert B. Parker and Jim Butcher. Willis and Parker died this winter, so this may or may not be their final book. I would have gotten Butcher on my Kindle, but I busted the screen last week and haven't figured out what to do about that yet. It is still usable, only the right side is gone, but I'm feeling a bit trapped in a DRM dilemma. Oh, and MI-5 Series 7 is out. BBC Television shows are never cheap.
Wow, that is usually the type of post I write and decide not to post because it's boring even to me, but I haven't posted anything in a while. So yeah, sorry about that.