The Overland Park Cinema is a fun family oriented place that is affordable and family operated and family run. The man who owns this theater is a math teacher at North junior high school. I believe he inherited the movie theater. My math professor hubby has volunteered when this man wanted to take the math club to Boise State University for a math competition. They seem to like each other and once in a while when he is at the cash register he lets us in free. But the occasional free tickets isn’t why I like the theater….
This theater shows second run movies….They have a good selection, from kiddie films to R rated films…. I see most of my movies at this theater… They even can show movies in 3-d! For my $4 (when I checked out the website they just increased their prices to $5 last week… Still a great value) I get to see a movie and have popcorn and a soda. I can have fun without breaking the bank… If I go to the flashy theater I spend a lot more and the money leaves Boise. If I make a mistake and do not like the movie I just wasted 2 hours of my time but I didn’t break the bank. They are trusting…. Nobody takes your tickets as you go in…. They trust that you will go into the theater you paid for. I only have to watch a couple of previews…. Have you noticed at the “flashy” theaters you have to sit through 8-10 previews? If I want to see a movie I go to the IMDB…. Just like if I want to search for a Boise Home for my client I go the multiple listing service….
Tonight I am thinking of going to the 9:35 PM showing of Contagion with Matt Damon (rated PG-13). I saw the film with my dad (I thought I was being nice and offering dad company but I really liked the movie) and would like to share the movie with my husband and youngest son. For $12 we will watch a great movie and have treats. Now that is what I call a family value….
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This has been a very busy day. On Friday my buyers finally found a house and we came to terms on Monday. The ninth offer of 10 was accepted…. Not only that my listing, 722 Pearl had an offer on it. Today we have a ratified contract!
I scheduled my inspection for the buyers at 1 PM. The inspector’s business manager (wife) rescheduled us for 4 PM. I knew the inspector was busy so I called him around 3:30 PM… He was still in Payette (over an hour away). He thought he could be there by 5:30… I was a little nervous about an inspection in the dark. At 4:30 I call him to see if he had left Payette. He was just leaving but he was sending his partner to do the outside stuff in the light. I told him I would meet him there but it would take me 20 minutes to pick up my client and get to the site. That was OK because the other guy was going to do the roof and outside stuff. I call my client and tell her I am on my way…
I get into my car and plug the phone in and the little light doesn’t go on….I can’t figure out why….Then I go to start my car…Nothing happens….I check my lights and sure enough I had turned them on in the daytime and left them on….I try to call hubby at home…He isn’t there (he is at work without a car because he walked)… Then I have a brainstorm… Some very good friends (and yes former clients, friends before they bought a home for their son) lived around the corner from my office. I call and I get the husband (who likes to work on cars) and ask him if he can jump my car… I tell him I have an appointment in 15 minutes…Yes I have roadside assistance just no time to wait… He doesn’t have jumper cables but they can get me to where I need to be. I call my client (her hubby is out of town) and tell her my car wont start but I can get a ride to the hotel then either she or I would drive the car to the new home…My client is a very new driver who doesn’t usually drive herself anywhere)…. My friend comes with her grand-baby in the backseat and takes me to the client’s hotel.
I thank her profusely and we have a nice chat on the way to the hotel. On the way the male half of my clients call me. He is worried that I will have his wife drive into the city… I assure I will work out getting home from the hotel by myself. It will be fine. Turns out the female half of my clients is a pretty good driver who just needs someone to sit next to her for a bit while she gets more practice. The inspection goes very well. I call my hubby to meet us at the hotel and we go back. My client stays with me while I wait for hubby. He shows up a bit later then expected but I expected that…We have dinner go back to my office and jump the car…
Today was a good day with some trials that I got over with some help from my friends….Thank you Fred and Carol!
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