Our last stop was the Japanese grocery, where we picked up a bunch of food to bring back for a nostalgic meal.
Sunday morning I took a trip to the local Ace Hardware, where they were having a 20% off event. I took the opportunity to pick up a bunch of baking supplies I had been coveting as well as some necessary gardening supplies.
After returning home, I worked at clearing some of the stuff out of the garage to make room for the deliverymen to cart away my old washer/dryer set and install the new one. The new appliances look quite impressive, with lots of different settings, fully customizable for any laundry situation. I used them right away, and I was pleased with what I saw of their performance. The washer spins everything so dry that there's not much moisture left for the dryer, which allows the dryer to run a very short cycle. I imagine that helps conserve energy.
I spent the rest of the afternoon weeding the front yard, which helped a lot. I'm getting excited by the developments in the back yard as well. One of my crabapple trees is blossoming, so there's a possibility I might get fruit from it this year. My grape vines show signs of producing large bunches. If those buds all turn into grapes, I should have a nice harvest. Even my persimmon tree appears to be flowering this year for the first time.