Nick Russell

Life’s A Beach

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 062016
 

Terry and I are beach people, and we are never happier than when we are feeling ocean breezes on our skin and have sand under our toes. So we made yesterday a beach day.



We drove down to New Smyrna Beach and spent some time poking around there. It’s a nice little town, and very high on our list of “someday” possibilities. But it’s kind of a turnoff that you have to pay $10 per day to drive out on the beach if you’re not a Volusia County resident, in which case you can pay $25 for an annual beach driving permit. We have not found any places there where you can park for free and walk out onto the beach.

Seasahore beach

We checked out a couple of historical points of interest that we will be including in the next issue of the Gypsy Journal, then we decided to drive out to the Canaveral National Seashore. The Seashore has mile after mile of beautiful unspoiled beaches and isn’t very busy. There is a daily entry fee, but with our Senior Pass from the National Park Service, it’s free.



We stopped at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center and watched a 17 minute video on the seashore that was very informative. There’s a lot to do there, from beachcombing to bird watching, to visiting historic sites, and fishing in Mosquito Lagoon or from the beach. We will have a feature story on the Seashore in an upcoming issue of the Gypsy Journal.

Visitor Center sign

Every year thousands of sea turtles come ashore at the seashore to lay their eggs on the very same beaches where they were hatched. These turtle shells were on display at the Visitor Center.

Turtle shells

After walking on the beach for a while, watching the little sand crabs scurrying around and talking about how lucky we are to live the life we do, we decided to head back home.

Canaveral National Seashore scene

On the way we stopped at Sunglow Fishing Pier again to see if anybody was having any luck. The winds have been really high for the last few days and one angler told us that while the fish had been biting earlier in the day, by the time we got there the water was too sandy and they weren’t biting.

Fishermen Sunglow Pier

That’s okay, it was worth it for the view from the pier.

Skyline

Today we plan to drive the other direction, north toward Saint Augustine, which is also very high on our list of “someday” possibilities. It’s less than an hour north if we take Interstate 95, but what fun is that? Instead, we’ll take A1A, which parallels the beach for the whole distance. It’s a slower route and passes through some small towns along the way, which adds another half hour to the trip. But like Miss Terry said, so what? We’re not in a hurry to do anything or be anywhere.

Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Swan Song, the second book in my friend Lee Hanson’s popular Julie O’Hara Mystery Series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – I got expelled from school on pajama day. It’s not my fault I sleep naked.

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Did I Speak Too Soon?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052016
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that ever since I applied the “hammer treatment” to our motorhome’s inverter it been working fine and we had not had any more power blips. Then, sometime after 3:30 in the morning the warning beeper on the battery backup power supply I use for my computer woke me up.



I figured I had indeed jinxed myself by talking about the inverter, but a glance at the digital readout for our Progressive Industries electrical management system (EMS) showed that there was no power at all coming into the motorhome. Even with all the problems we had been having with the inverter, we had not lost the main power. The basement air-conditioner had still worked, as did the washer/dryer combo. The only things that had been affected were the circuits powered by the inverter. So this meant that there was another problem.

Since our residential refrigerator is powered by a second, dedicated pure sine wave inverter that feeds directly from our battery bank, I wasn’t worried enough to want to go outside and check things out in the dark, so I went back to bed instead. In the morning when I went outside to our power pedestal, I discovered that the breaker was turned off.

At first I assumed it had flipped on its own, until I noticed that the motorhome parked in the site behind us, which should have been plugged into the pedestal that backed up to ours, had its power bay door open and the electrical cord was unplugged and lying beside it. About then the owner of the rig came out and said that sometime around 3 or 3:30 AM he had heard loud chattering come from his transfer switch and went outside and started flipping things trying to turn it off. He said he didn’t think he had flipped our breaker, but maybe he did because he was confused. At any rate, once I reset the breaker everything was back to normal again.



Someone made a comment in yesterday’s blog that merely hitting the inverter with a hammer was not going to be a permanent fix. I know that and I know that we will have to pull the inverter and replace it if we can’t figure out what the problem is. But it’s working for now and I don’t want to crawl around on the wet grass and dirt doing that if I can postpone it for a while. If there’s one thing my buddy Greg White has taught me over the years, it’s that there’s no reason to do a job today if you can put it off until next week.

It was a stormy day here on the Florida coast so we didn’t go out. Terry made delicious waffles from scratch for breakfast and then spent much of the day catching up on bookkeeping while I wrote another 4,000+ words in my new book. For dinner she made excellent pork loin chops and wild rice for me, and with Spanish rice for her that was chock full of veggies. The weather is supposed to clear up today and be nice for the next few days, and cooler than it has been, so we’re going to get out and do some running around. There’s so much to see and do here that it would be a shame to spend our time cooped up inside.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Swan Song, the second book in my friend Lee Hanson’s popular Julie O’Hara Mystery Series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

SwanSongAudioCvr

Thought For The Day – They say money talks, but mine just waves goodbye.

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Back Into It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 042016
 

Somebody asked me how our electrical problem has been doing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and I hope I don’t jinx myself by saying this, but so far, so good. It hasn’t happened again since I smacked the inverter with a big heavy pair of vise grips the other day. I guess there’s something to be said for brute force after all!



Whenever I have to step away from a writing project to do something else, I always look forward to getting back into it. It’s been a couple of weeks since I worked on my newest book, Return to Dog’s Run, while I was busy getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and sent out to our subscribers, and then with our move from Bradenton to Port Orange. But with all that behind me, yesterday was a writing day.

I wasn’t sure where the book was going when I knocked off to start working on the new issue of the paper, but the time away from it has been good because it allowed the story to develop in my mind while I was doing other things. When I sat down to write yesterday it suddenly all made sense. The characters must have missed me, because they were talking a mile a minute in my head and I was getting it down on the computer screen as fast as I could. By the end of the day I had a little over 4,000 words done. I think this is going to be a good one!



While I was doing that, Miss Terry was making her signature Mexican meal of shredded beef tacos and refried beans, all from scratch with real Mexican corn tortillas. And as with anything she cooks, it was absolutely delicious.

We’re supposed to get some rain today and it’s going to cool down a little bit, although it really hasn’t been bad at all with the breeze coming off the ocean. I’m surprised how different it can feel compared to just a few more miles inland. Speaking of that breeze, I’m really itching to get our Revolution kites in the air again. It’s been a long time

I’m not sure what’s on the schedule for today. It depends on that rain I mentioned above. We may get out and play tourist a little bit if the weather is nice, but if it’s raining we’ve got plenty to keep us occupied here at home. I wouldn’t mind cranking out another three or four thousand words in my book, and Terry wants to start a new weaving project.

Either way, it’s all good. Maybe we all need to live by the advice we saw on this sign at Sunglow Pier the other day.

Advice

Thought For The Day – I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. – Terry Pratchett

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Us Time

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
May 032016
 

For the last six weeks or so we have had a lot of friends around us, readers stopping by to visit, and we spent some time with my family at a little reunion in Pinellas Park. We have loved all of it, and all of them, but we decided that yesterday was going to be what we call “Us Time.”



Ever so often we like to have a day just for ourselves. We don’t have to be doing anything special, or anything at all except just hanging out together and enjoying each other’s company. We slept in, then spent some time in bed just cuddling, talking about our lives together and how happy we are, and not worrying about a thing in the world. What a great way to start the day!

Once we were up, I answered some e-mails that needed attention, placed an order with Amazon for a couple of things we needed, talked myself out of adding a Phantom 3 Advanced drone to the order, and then we went out to run some errands. We stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went to the post office to send out a couple of orders, then to Publix to pick up a few things because Terry wants to make one of her delicious Mexican meals today.

After dropping the groceries off back at the RV park we went to a place called Hibachi Grill & Extreme Buffet that two or three people recommended we try when we were in the area. We were impressed. They had a very nice selection to choose from, everything was hot and delicious, and the service was very good. It was definitely worth a stop and we may get back again while we’re here.



When we left the restaurant we drove around Daytona Beach, checking out some of the tourist areas down by the oceanfront. According to the sign, this is the most famous beach in the world. I wonder who determines those things?

Daytona Beach Arch

Back at home I processed some subscription renewals that came in during the day, answered some more e-mails, and we spent the evening watching TV. A nice way to end a nice day.

I’m always amazed at how many scam artists there are in the world, though at this stage in my life I shouldn’t be surprised. The other day I got a letter from a woman telling me that her son, a decorated career Marine with 17 years of service under his belt, had been paralyzed in a parachuting accident with his unit, the 101st Airborne division. She said that after so many years as a Screaming Eagle (a nickname for soldiers of the 101st) he was depressed and bored and she was seeking signed books from authors so that he could read them. She asked if it was possible to get an autographed set of all of my books for him.

I was really touched. What a tragedy when one of our brave young fighting men is injured that way. I almost shed a tear. Not!

Instead I wrote back and asked her how it came to be that a “decorated career Marine” like her son spent so many years of his time in the military with the 101st, which is an Army unit. If you’re going to try to scam somebody with a story like that, you probably shouldn’t pick a guy who earned his own set of wings back in the day.

Before I close, every once in a while people ask me if I’m still taking MSM capsules and if they continue to help with the stiffness and pain in my hands from arthritis. Yes, I take two 1000 mg capsules in the morning and two more bedtime. It’s amazing to me how much more flexible my fingers are, and I seldom feel any pain in them at all.

Thought For The Day – It’s time to take the warning labels off of everything and let the gene pool sort itself out.

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May 022016
 

Okay, actually it was a big pair of vise grips, but it did the job, so who’s keeping score?



I’ve been trying to track down the source of our intermittent electrical problem and had pretty much narrowed it down to our inverter. We have good strong power coming into the coach, so it’s not the power cable, EMS system, or transfer switch. Where we run into a problem is at our 110 volt outlets. When the power started acting flaky again yesterday, I tested the different outlets with a multimeter and we were getting between 87 and 91 volts at the outlets. That’s not good at all.

Yesterday morning I confirmed that the problem is the inverter. The power was doing the same thing, so I opened the bay where the inverter is. Usually of the inverter makes a humming sound, but it was silent. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I gave it a good sharp rap with the vise grips and immediately it started humming again, the power at the outlets inside the motorhome jumped right to 121 volts, and it’s been working ever since.

Now, I’m not foolish enough to think that just hitting it is going to solve the problem permanently, and my buddy Greg White confirmed that. Actually, Greg said I may have to hit it another time or two, and after that all I should have to do is show it the hammer and it will start working on its own.

We left Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton about 11:15 yesterday morning and has an easy run to the Daytona Beach RV Resort, which is actually in Port Orange, on the south side of Daytona Beach. Traffic was busy going through Orlando, but we rolled right along with no problems, and arrived about 2:30, after making a stop along the way to top off our fuel tank.



I’m surprised at how busy this park still is this late in the season. I thought all of the snowbirds would have left by now, but apparently not. We have a nice full hookup 50 amp site with a lot of room around us, and we’re only about five miles to the beach! All this for $199 for the month, using the coupon that Carefree Resorts was giving away at the Tampa RV Show.

Winnie Port Orange

Once we were settled in and hooked up, we went to a place called Dustin’s Bar-B-Q for dinner. Apparently it’s a family-owned local chain and though it looked very much like a Sonny’s Barbecue inside, we both thought the food was better.

After dinner, we decided to drive down and check out the waterfront. On the way, we passed a truck towing a pontoon boat on a trailer. But not just any boat, this was the Ice Cream Boat! Apparently it makes the rounds of the beaches in this area, sort of like a seagoing ice cream truck. How cool is that? I mean, it’s a pontoon boat, and it sells ice cream! Try finding something that neat in Paducah. I knew I was home! Here’s a picture of the boat that I swiped from the Internet.

Ice cream boat 2

We stopped at Sunglow Pier, which besides having an excellent restaurant called Crabby Joe’s, is also a fishing pier and offers great views of the beach.

Pier 2

When we got there a fellow was in the process of trying to land a shovelhead shark. He had been fighting it for quite a while before we got there, and we stood around and watched the battle.

Fisherman

Shark in water

Eventually he landed it with the help of another fisherman. It was somewhere around three and a half feet long, and apparently they’re very good eating. Being careful to keep away from its business end, I touched it to see what a live shark felt like. The skin was incredibly soft, almost like velvet if you stroked it in one direction, but when you went in the other direction it was like sandpaper.

Shovelhead shark small

I told Miss Terry to try it, and about the time she did, it flopped and turned its head towards her. She wasted no time getting out of the way. She was saying something about wanting to keep her toes intact or some such nonsense. Girls, go figure!

With the action over, we walked down the beach, where the sand is white and incredibly fine.

Pier

There are a lot of high-rise condos along the waterfront but it wasn’t very busy on the beach. We may come back and do some fishing from the pier while we’re in the area. There may be some kite flying done, too!

Beach

Congratulations Roy Edgerton, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. We had 62 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon!

Thought For The Day – What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, God calls a butterfly.

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Last Day In Bradenton

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302016
 

Today is our last day at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton. We have enjoyed our month here, but it went way too fast. There were several places we wanted to visit, but as always seems to happen, time got away from us.



But the one thing we did accomplish is to decide that while Florida’s Gulf coast has its benefits, we prefer the Atlantic Coast more and that’s where we will be concentrating our search for a place to buy as our winter hideaway and future home, if we ever hang up the keys.

One nice thing has been being able to hang out with our pals John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream and Charles and Chris Yust from C&C Insurance. They have been here for the month, too, and we’ve enjoyed visiting, having dinner together, sightseeing, and we even got some target shooting in!

Yesterday I sent out the link to the new edition of the Gypsy Journal to our digital subscribers. For some reason I had about a dozen of them bounce back, and when I sent them out a second time they came back again. And most of them are subscribers who have been getting the paper at the same email address all along. If you have a digital subscription and did not get the link, please send me an email at editor@gypsyjournal.net.

During the afternoon John came by to look at where our inverter is mounted, and after checking it out he agreed with me that getting it out to disconnect the wires to bypass it, as the tech at Winnebago suggested, is going to be a real bear. But at least the gremlins decided to take yesterday off, and the power didn’t blip off on us one time, even though it’s been doing it over and over again the last few days.



When I was writing about working on the inverter, and tightening wires in the breaker box and things like that, two or three readers warned me to be sure that power was off at the pedestal outside, that the inverter is turned off, and that the batteries are disconnected. Don’t worry, I’ve worked around electricity long enough to know the steps to take to make sure there is no incoming power waiting to zap me. I’ll never be a handyman, but electricity and wiring are two few things I do know something about.

About 4:30 we went to dinner with John and Kathy at Cedar Reef Fish Camp. This was our second time eating there and it was just as delicious as the first time around. We’ve had a lot of seafood while we were in this area, and as far as I’m concerned it’s as good as anyplace we’ve been.

I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for today. We may go for a little ride and do some more exploring before we come home and start getting backed up for the move. Tomorrow we will be heading over to another Carefree Resort in Port Orange, just south of Daytona Beach, where we’ll spend the month of May. That puts us close to New Smyrna Beach, and only an hour from Saint Augustine, both communities that we want to get to know better.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Pirate Trials book 3

Thought For The Day – A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. – Terry Pratchett

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Apr 292016
 

I had hoped that tightening all of the wires and grounds in our motorhome’s breaker panel Wednesday would fix the intermittent power loss problems we have been having. And it did… until about midnight. Then the power blipped on and off two or three more times. And yesterday it did again several times. Well darn it!



So I’m back to chasing gremlins. Yesterday I called Winnebago in Forest City, Iowa, and after a long hold finally got to talk to a tech at the factory. As soon as I began explaining the problem, he told me that experience has taught him that it’s more than likely in the inverter. I told him that I had turned off the inverter, but he said the power still goes in and then back out of it and then into the coach. And he said there could be a component in there that is failing, or even a loose connection inside the inverter.

To test it, he said to kill all power to the RV, disconnect the wires going into the inverter and those coming back out, and then to connect them directly together. If that solves the problem it tells us that the trouble source is the inverter. And since I know from experience that the Freedom 15 inverters like we have are notorious for failing after a decade or so, and it’s the original equipment in our 2002 motorhome, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the culprit.



The only problem with that is that the way the inverter is mounted in a very cramped compartment next to our freshwater tank, one has to be a contortionist to get to it. A contortionist with very long, multi-jointed arms, well muscled. I’ll tackle it today and see if I have any luck.

Meanwhile, Miss Terry finished proofing the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and between power outages I made all the changes and uploaded it to the web. Today I’ll be sending out the link to our digital subscribers. Well, I will if I can get the power to stay on long enough to get the job done.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Pirate Trials book 3

Thought For The Day – Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

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I Want A Nap

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282016
 

When I was a kid I hated taking a nap. Hated it! There was too much going on to waste time napping. I could think of a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t be taking a nap, and my mom wouldn’t buy any of them. I’d get up, she’d make me go lie back down, I’d get up again, and we’d repeat the process again until she ran out of patience and told me to take a nap or else! I knew what “or else” meant, so she’d win.



But now it’s a whole different world. I LOVE naps! Love them. I can take a nap waiting in the car while Terry is inside the grocery store picking up a few things, I can take a nap in the car while somebody else is driving, but my favorite place in the world to take a nap is our sofa. I think I love our sofa more than I love my drone or any of my kites. I mean, after all, I don’t even have to go outside to use it!

Now, you know and I know that I’m just being lazy when I stretch out on the sofa, but don’t tell Miss Terry! She thinks I’m mulling over the next chapter of my current book, or working out some snarl in the plot. At least, that’s what I tell her, and so far she hasn’t told me just how full of it I am. Then again, maybe she’s like my mother and just glad for the quiet time.



I mentioned our electrical problem in yesterday’s blog. I pulled the cover off of our main breaker panel and the sub-breaker panel, checked all the wiring to make sure it was tight, and couldn’t find anything that appeared to be loose. I also pulled the breakers themselves out and they all look to be good. So I guess the next step may be to call Winnebago and see if someone there has any ideas.

Reading this, I imagine that some of you are wondering what the heck I’m doing messing around with tools inside of an electrical panel. Actually, that’s one of the few things I know something about. When we built our MCI bus conversion I designed and laid out both the 12 volt and 110 volt systems, including dedicated circuits for the washing machine and dryer, air conditioner, and microwave, installed the generator, inverter, and transfer switch, and everything else that went into it. I probably over engineered everything, but that’s okay. I’m pleased to say that in 8 1/2 years of fulltiming in the bus, we never had an electrical problem related to either system I installed. And it didn’t burn down, either, so I guess I did something right.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Pirate Trials book 3

Thought For The Day – We live in an era of smart phones and stupid people.

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My Work Here Is Done

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272016
 

Well, not really, but at least my work laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is done. I finished at about 11:30 last night and printed it out for Miss Terry to proof today.



We’ve got some great stories in this issue, including a feature on the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, California; Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile Bay, a replica of Stonehenge on the Gulf Coast, and the Mobile Medical Museum, to name just a few. I think our subscribers are going to enjoy it. If you’re not a subscriber to our digital edition, now’s a good time. Just click this link and join the fun!

I’d have been done sooner, but an electrical problem that has been plaguing us off and on for several months now decided to come back Monday and Tuesday to make life difficult. Starting back in November when we were in Apache Junction, Arizona we would lose power for a second, just long enough to turn everything off in the coach, and then it was right back on. In fact, it was so quick that our Progressive Industries electrical management system (EMS) never blinked. It might do it once, other times it would do it a dozen times in quick succession. Then it wouldn’t happen again for a day or two, or a week or more. Then again, it might happen again the very next day.



Calls to the folks at Progressive Industries, to Daryl Lawrence at Lawrence RV, to my friend RV tech Phil Botnick, to Greg White, and several other people who know about such things brought a lot of suggestions, but nothing that really worked. The problem is not the EMS, and I don’t think it’s the transfer switch in our electrical bay, because once it starts happening, the only way to stop it is to turn the breakers off inside the motorhome and then back on. This suggests the problem is past the EMS and the transfer switch.

We thought the problem might be bad power at the RV park we were in, but then it happened again two weeks after we arrived at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park in Tucson. After that, it seemed to go away until this week. I had decided to replace the breakers inside the motorhome, but at dinner last night John Huggins suggested that first I turn off all outside power, including the inverter, and then try to tighten all of the wires inside the motorhome’s breaker panel. I guess it’s worth a try, what have I got to lose?

About 5:30 yesterday afternoon, Charles and Chris Yust picked us up and we went to dinner at the local Applebee’s, meeting John and Kathy Huggins there. It’s always good to get together with friends, and when you throw in food, too, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

Speaking of restaurants, I took this picture of something on the menu at a seafood restaurant where we had dinner last week. Apparently the folks who run this place have a good sense of humor.

Fee

And finally, my doctor from the VA hospital in Tucson called with the results of the CT scan I had at Bay Pines last week. This procedure was a follow-up to the MRI I had in Tucson a while back, looking for some suspected growths on my kidneys. Everything looks good, and I’ll have another CT scan in six months just to monitor things. One less thing to worry about.

Thought For The Day – A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

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