Two Down, One To Go . . .

Jan and I were up at 6:30 and out the rig door by 7:15am, heading up to Friendswood for our GP Doctor yearly checkups, mine at 8am and Jan’s at 8:30. It helps that we both use the same doctor.

Jan and I always try to make our appointments for the very first thing in the morning so we don’t get stuck waiting around as the times start slipping as the day wears on.

Both our blood pressure (mine was 113/74) and our blood glucose readings were good, but we won’t know our A1c’s until the tests come back. But we don’t expect to have a problem this time.

Now all we’ve got left is Jan’s oncologist appointment Thursday at noon to go over her lab tests and mammogram which should be pretty much pro forma.

We were done with doctors and back on the road by 9:30, a new record I think. Our first stop was at Brock’s Car Care to give Dennis a deposit on the all the special order stuff for our truck repair. Hopefully it will be ready Thursday or Friday.

Then it was on to have breakfast at The Egg and I over in Webster. Probably our favorite upscale breakfast place, we been eating here since before we started RV’ing in 2008. And it has always been delicious. We always start off with a big pot of their Hazelnut Coffee, really fresh and flavorful. One of our favorite parts of eating here.

This time Jan had the Bacon Avocado Scramble with Ranch Potatoes and an English Muffin.

Egg And I Bacon and Avocado Scramble

And this time they got her bacon right. Jan calls it “Glass Bacon”. So well-done(burnt) that it shatters when you touch it.

I had my favorite Deluxe Egg Sandwich with 2 fried eggs, smoked ham, bacon, tomato, mayonnaise and Havarti dill on grilled sourdough bread, along with Dressed Greens.

Egg And I Egg Sandwich & Greens

This is the first time I’ve had the greens as a side, (Jan calls them ‘weeds’) and they were really good. The dressing was so good I had to ask what it was, and it turns out it was a Lemon Vinaigrette. Really good.

Finishing up we headed home for the day, with reading for Jan and website stuff for me.

Catching up on a few things, I mentioned a week or so ago that I was upset about how our rig/truck insurance had jumped in price, from $287 to $351 per month. Normally it only jumps $10-$15 per month, even after our 2015 blowout in Arizona. If you’re new here since then, you can check out the link above for the story.

But by raising our policy’s deductible from $500 to $1000, it dropped the payment from $351 to $317, a $34 per month savings. Not great, but not bad.

Since in 11 years of RV’ing we’ve only had that one 2015 claim, I think it’s a pretty safe bet. And in 15 months the savings will cover the $500 increase in deductible.

A recent Alexa update apparently gave her some manners. I’ve always been in the habit of thanking Alexa after she does something for me, i.e. “Alexa, TV On.” She then turns on the TV, and says, “Sure”. And most the time I will say, “Thank you.”

Before now, I gotten dead silence from her. But a couple nights ago, she came back with, “You’re Welcome.” Gave me a jolt.  Since then I’ve gotten, “No problem.”, “Anytime.”, “Don’t Mention It”,  and “My Pleasure.”

At least our new robot masters will be polite when they take over.

When I got root (full access) and also solved the SSL certificate on the webserver I promised myself a steak dinner, so tomorrow we’re going to Saltgrass Steakhouse so I can collect my award. YUMM!

Thought for the Day:

The illusion of security is just that.



Last One . . .

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Catching Up on Catching Up.

Jan and I headed out yesterday afternoon a little before 3pm to meet everyone over at our son Chris’ in Heritage Park. Brandi, Lowell, and Landon were coming down from Katy and we were all going out for dinner at the Birraporetti’s over in Friendswood. And even better Miss Piper and her boyfriend Connor were meeting us there.

But on our way we made a detour by the Taco Cabana to see if I could perhaps recover my lost driveshaft. Since my mechanic was having to order me a new one, I thought I would check around to see if I could find the old one and maybe reuse it, hopefully saving me some money. But no luck. I guess some found it and threw it in the trash. Oh well.

We all spent a couple of hours just talking and laughing. We even got to FaceTime with Jan’s sister Debbie and her family up in Illinois. We talked about our upcoming family reunion there the end of June, and also about some furniture that we’re taking up there when we go.

We left for Birraporetti’s a little after 5:30 for our 6pm reservation. And we were glad we had one because the place was jam-packed. Literally wall-to-wall, so much that it was hard to get to the restrooms in the rear of the place.

Birraporetti's Group

This was our first time to meet Connor, seated at the other end of the table. Jan later told Piper that he was a ‘hunk’. Seems like a really nice guy.

It was so noisy that I had no idea what anyone else had, but Jan had the Chicken Alfredo with Mushrooms Sandwich with a Side Salad.

Birraporetti's Chicken Alfredo - Pesto

She had asked for Pesto instead of Alfredo sauce. But they forgot it and had to bring the Pesto out separately. But she said it was delicious.

I had a really good bowl of Tuscan Bean Soup with pasta.

Birraporetti's Tuscan Bean Soup

The soup already had cut up Italian Sausage in it, but I got the two extra pieces from Miss Piper who didn’t want the serving that came with her meal.

With everyone’s varying schedules it’s always good when we can get the entire family together now and then, and we really had a great time.


The only thing significant that happened today is that I finally got to install the last window awning of our new set. Jan came outside and supervised while I went up and down the ladder.

Last Awning 2

I asked her if she was going to catch me if I fell off and she said, ‘NO”. But she would call 911 for me.

Last Awning 3

That’s my Sweetie!

Tomorrow starting at 8am, Jan and I have our yearly GP checkups and prescription renewals. Then that finishes me up, though Jan has one last appointment with her oncologist for a followup on her mammogram last week. But since that came back clean, there should be no problems with that either.

Then we’re done until next year. YAY!

Thought for the Day: 

If I’m ever on Life Support, unplug me, and then plug me back in. See if that works.


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