The Big DumpTruck

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That Warm Glow

No, I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about the warm fuzzy feeling I got last night and again this morning as I was driving past the new Target to go home and I thought “So, Jody, do you need anything at Target? Cause if you do, it’s right there and you can just go in and buy it right now!” Woo!

See, we traditionally drive up to Nashua to the Target at the Pheasant Lane Mall. I’d go to the one behind the Solomon Pond Mall, but after work, I’m usually racing home to pick up Junior. But this one…I can pick up Junior and take him with me! How bleeping awesome is that? You have no idea. Ever since Bradlees (and then Caldor) closed, there hasn’t been a retail store that I would consider “close.” Walmart, which I don’t like anyway, is just too far. I’m a homebody. Once I get home after work, I like to stay there. So if there are errands to be done, they MUST be done on my way home. Do you see the need this store is filling for me?

Plus, it’s open at 8:00am. That means I could conceivably stop before work. Holy cow! It’s like they read my mind.

Okay, enough about Target. I know some people are furious that it’s there, and that the traffic will get worse and worse. I will be somewhat impacted by the traffic where I live too, I know it. But if we’re all lucky, 75% of the people going there will use the route 2 exits that are RIGHT next to the shopping plaza, instead of the already-busy backroads, and that will make it all okay!

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