Replacing Things

I missed the kids after they moved out, what mother wouldn’t? It is inevitable that you will feel the empty nest syndrome. This is the feeling of loss when your children are no longer around. After all, you spent years attending to their needs and desires. What do you do with your time when your child rearing years are over? In my case, I love photography and that can easily fill the gap. It is rewarding and enriching and something I can share with others. Fortunately, social media is a great way to do so. Meanwhile, back to the empty nest. When the kids left, they emptied the nest in their own unique way by taking things they needed from the household or “borrowing” them as the case may be.

I suddenly found myself missing assorted kitchen tools. The drawers were suddenly empty of all the extra mixing spoons, graters, paring knives, and measuring cups. Maybe they thought I would never cook again. Fat chance! They also took assorted towels, laundry soap, the back-up vacuum, and would you believe it, the bathroom scale. Now this is one item I do miss as I use it almost daily to track weight gain and loss. They had told me they wanted a few things and I was more than willing to oblige. I told them to make a list that I would approve before they walked off with anything crucial. Of course, no list was in sight. The items of need were simply gone. Okay, I get it. Kids don’t want to run around buying stuff that is not particularly interesting. I can always replace what they have taken for the most part. The one device I needed right away was a new scale, so I jumped online and read bathroom scale reviews. I got a great one so am not particularly sorry to see the old one go. It wasn’t digital and had no nice LED display. It did not track body fat or sync with my laptop as the new one can. The improvements nowadays in bathroom scales are enormous.

I got what is called a precision plus and I love it. No more tapping scale to turn on. Step on and get instant readings—that’s it. It has a large backlit 4.3″ lcd display – easy to read from any distance and in any light. Plus it has 4 high precision g sensors for measurement in increments of .2 lbs. / 3oz. to 440 lbs. or 200 kgs every time. It has an extra durable oversized platform – over 15 inches wide. Last but certainly not least, it is auto calibrated, has auto power-off, and runs on 2 AAA batteries. I loved that it came with a two-year warranty. So you won’t hear me complaining any time soon about all the borrowing. I think I will let them come over sometime soon and do another round. This will prod me into getting some updated items I need. Replacement can be fun.