I bought an XL-size black umbrella (which the label says to be around 55 to 68 inches in width) for $19 in Sparta.
Seems to be an unreasonable price to some of you earthlings back in Indonesia, but I found the umbrella's largeness to be very comfy, especially when it comes to me not getting wet.
Now, regarding the chill.
The season turned to the brownish autumn at the end of September, and the night temperatures often drop to 8-11 Celcius.
Considering that my buddies in Sparta could not always give me a ride back home, I am sometimes compelled to walk by my own.
40 minutes under 10 Celcius, at 23.00. Geez.
My first day, I only had one T-shirt, one long-sleeve, a hoodie sweatshirt, and thin pair of socks to walk with. No protective scarf, no beanie, no woolen socks, nothing.
And I was all gelid when I finally reached the door.
So I went to TJ-Maxx where people say I can purchase affordable winter clothes, and got myself a couple of them. Here's the list:
- Neck covering = $4
- A pair of mittens = $17
- A beanie = $12
- Thermal long johns = $15
- A pair of woolen socks = $6
- Another pair of merino woolen socks = $7
Because it fends the cold.
And a neck covering is like a bandana that primarily protects your neck. It works like a scarf, but it looks like a bandana.
I am not done with the list of winter clothes yet. I still need a pair of boots ($40-80), thermal undershirt ($20), and possibly a pair of ski goggles ($20-30).
I really need the boots. Even with this pair of woolen socks, my feet still get cold easily, due to the thin-layered shoes I have (one's a pair of sneakers, the other's a pair of work shoes).
Shoe Carnival provides pretty expensive boots that start from $60 upwards, so I'm thinking of trying Wal-mart sometime soon.