When do two dimes cost you $27? When you're ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and a woman drops two dimes and you squat down to pick them up to put them in the kettle and break the zipper in your coat. Not a pleasant experience any time but especially when you're out in the public and it's 16ºF and the wind is blowing and it's snowing. Ugh. I managed to hold my gaiter in front of me to block the unsightly disaster. I must have looked homeless! I saw one of my former co-workers while I was ringing. It's always nice to see someone I know while standing out there -- makes the time go by faster.
I dropped my coat off at Express Alterations and can pick up the coat on Friday. She has to replace the zipper since I broke the stop completely off -- I saw the stop glistening on the sidewalk near the kettle stand at the store. Cost for replacing the zipper -- $27. Ugh.