I got new shoes this month because my old shoes were dirty and falling apart.
I wish I could have bought the new ones without having to try any on. I just don't know what to do with all the paper and plastic sticks that are inside the shoes.
I feel like I should put those things back in the shoes when I'm done, but I have things to do.
What if I tried on two different kinds of shoes in three different sizes? I did, and that would have been six shoes to refill with paper and plastic sticks.
Maybe I should have refilled the shoes. I don't mind putting my hand inside a shoe my foot's been in, but I wouldn't touch the inside of other people's shoes.
I guess you could say shoe store employees don't care about putting their hands where other people's feet have been, but I don't know if that's true.
I was surrounded by boxes of paper and plastic sticks after I found the shoes I liked at the store. I eventually just stuck the boxes back on the shelf and walked away slowly, because apparently I didn't think the employees could see.
Then I bought a lot of maintenance items when I checked out because the shoes were cheap. Socks, shoe polish, water proofing spray.
I don't know how often I will use any of those, except the socks, but at least I'm prepared.
For a long time I was excited about my new shoes, probably because my last one had short broken laces I had to tie at the bottom of the shoelace rungs.
I'm not excited about my new shoes anymore, though, because I suspect they look like girl shoes. I asked a friend and she said they look like farmer boots, but not girl shoes.
I have no problem with farmer boots or the professionals who wear them, but I think my friend was lying about the shoes to make me feel better.
I don't know what I'm going to do now. Maybe I'll go to the shoe store.
Crews are waiting for a break in the weather to finish paving Portofino Drive, the new four-lane road into Eagle Valley, the second phase of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. About 3 miles of the 5-mile road have been paved.
The new road opens up the 5,000 acre second phase of TRI. It will connect to the four-lane USA Parkway, the main north-south route through the industrial complex that will one day connect I-80 with Highway 50.
The Builders Association of Western Nevada has created a remodeler's council. It will help remolders with government affairs, continuing education and professional designations. For more information, call 882-4353.
Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC, a commercial contracting firm based in Carson City, has started construction on a new 15,000-square-foot Fernley Nugget Casino and Restaurant for WCW Corporation. The casino and restaurant, located 1190 East Main St., Fernley, sits on about 2.5 acres.
The firm also has successfully built the Comstock Casino, the Comstock Casino expansion and did renovations at Cactus Jacks or the same client.
The architect for the project is Frank Woodliff of Fallon. The project is scheduled for completion this fall.
Sephora has relocated to the Summit in Reno. It has more than 15,000 beauty products from more than 200 brands.
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