A Long Day of Errands: Flooring, Dentist, Appliances, Drinks

Liz and I had a long day of errands planned out for today. First off, we stopped in to A American Custom Flooring to look into some stain and flooring options.

We got to talking to the owner, who gave us a lot of good information. We’re a little more knowledgeable now, in terms of how we’re going to decide on stains. We ended up purchasing a small bit of stain to try things out for ourselves (the owner was very kind, and gave us a few sample pieces and spare sandpaper).

We’re wanting to get the floor installed in our master bedroom as soon as we can, so today’s visit was very helpful.

After this, we went to a new dentist in the city. We’ve still be mostly going back to Frankfort to see Dr. Heath, and we’ve finally decided that driving the 45 minutes there/back no longer makes any sense. So we got a new dentist recommendation on the north side, and had our first visit there.

Sadly: I’ve got some cavities that need attending to, in January. So I’ll be going back soon.

After the dentist appointment, we grabbed a quick drive-through lunch and drove up to Abt. We had a particular washer/dryer in mind, but were also trying to shop around for other appliances (as we heard you get a bigger discount, the more you buy).

A view from the upstairs, where we were checking out some custom kitchen setups.

We talked with two different sales reps, and ended up getting a better price with the second… so we ended up purchasing a new washer/dryer (that was always the plan, we were just trying to see how much of a discount we could get).

We spent a long time at Abt. I’d say at least 3 hours or so.

On the way home, we decided to swing by Bibliophile – a recent desert bar that had opened up in our neighborhood that we were eager to check out.

There was a 45 minute wait for folks without reservations, but we snagged a seat at the bar.

The cocktail list – with very appropriate names.

Cocktail list, detail.

In addition to the drinks and desserts, all the books in the bar are for sale. It’s also technically a bookstore, and they do have a dedicated buyer who selected all the titles.

Liz got “Catcher in the Rye” (Rye Bourbon, Allspice Dram, Winter Spiced Strawberry Syrup, Rosemary) and I got “War and Peace” (Vodka, Tattersall Pommeau, Cardamom Shrub, Ginger & Lemon, Cardamom Bitters).

Round two: Liz got “Anne of Green Gables” (Kansas City Style Bourbon, Ginger, Carrot, Lemon, Allspice Bitters, Egg White) and I got “Alice in Wonderland” (Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Chai Spice Syrup, Blood Orange & Lemon, Thyme).

I have to say – I really enjoyed both of my drinks. And the “Alice in Wonderland” was really something else.

Not a great shot of the interior, but it should give you a sense of the space.

And the front desk is an old library card catalog, something I remember back before computers showed up on the scene.

I did wander around a bit, looking at the books for sale. I felt a little weird when I got near other tables, feeling like I was somehow encroaching on their private conversations. But it was fun to scan and search a little.

I didn’t end up seeing a “Poetry” section, which was sad. But when I asked the bartender about it, she mentioned seeing a box in back marked “Poetry” on the side. And she was sure that more books would be put out on the shelves.

Yet another reason to come back again.

Shopping for Appliances for Our New House
Breakfast at Fabiana’s Bakery

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