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Bundle Up. We’re going to the Beach!

Last night after we got home I got a call from our friend’s, Bob and Maria, who we had just had lunch with earlier in the afternoon.




When they got home, they found that their refrigerator had lost power. So I led them through pulling the fridge out from the wall and checking the outlet, which was dead.

At this point I told them to find an extension cord to power the fridge for the night and that I would come over this afternoon.

So this afternoon Jan and I drove over to their house in League City to check things out. What I found was a funky breaker that had blown and was very hard to reset. But after I got it unstuck, it moved just fine and power was back on the outlet.

I told them to keep an eye on the breaker and if it acts up again it may have to be replaced.

Bob also has an older model Kindle with the keyboard that won’t charge. It feels like the connector inside the Kindle has come loose and fallen back inside the case, so I bought it home to take it apart and see if I can do anything for it.

Leaving Bot and Maria’s we headed down to Galveston for our meetup with our friend. But we were going to get there about an hour early so we decided to drive the Seawall for a half hour down and a half hour back.

The first thing we noticed was all the people on the beach. The second thing we notice was that since it was 53° every one was bundled up in heavy coats and sweat pants. You’ve got to really want to do the beach thing to be sitting out in the sand at the water’s edge swaddled like an Eskimo.




We drove all the way down to the Galveston Island State Park before we turned around and headed back. I guess I was expecting to see some Harvey damage but everything looked fine.

We got back to The Original Mexican Café, about 10 minutes before 4pm and got seated, just as our friend Linda showed up.

Original Mexican Cafe Linda and Jan

Jan and Linda started working together back in 2001, and then a few years later she up and moved to Billings, MT. So when we started RV’ing in 2008 we stopped by every time we were in the area. Then a few years ago she moved back to Galveston where she still owned a home.

Normally the food here is always great, but Jan got a Pollo ala Parrilla with a chicken breast  that died of old age . . . in the Stone Age. It was thin, tough, chewy, and even hard to slice. She almost sent it back, but had enough other food to make up for it.

After finally saying our goodbyes about 6:30, we headed back home, on the way passing by the Houston Magical Lights that I’ve mentioned in the past.

Magical Lights 1

Really looks great, and hopefully we’ll get to take Landon there soon.




The Word of the Day is: Cachinnate



Thought for the Day:
 

Do Sheldon and Leonard know about this?

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After a quiet morning we headed out about 12:15 to meet our longtime friends, Bob and Maria, at the IHOP over in Seabrook.

We’ve known them since the mid-80’s when we first met at a local computer store and have been fast friends ever since.

Bob snd Maria Sutton at IHOP

Besides a good breakfast, we spent about 3 hours catching up from our last get-together, and we plan to get back together again soon.

Coming home a little before 5pm we realized we were a little hungry, but not a lot. So, passing Pho20 we stopped for a light supper of one of their delicious House Crunch Salads and a Shrimp Spring Roll, just the perfect amount of dinner.

I forgot to post this photo of my Sweetie last night at Chuy’s,

Chuy's with Jan

showing off her Christmas sweater and Christmas earrings.

While we were there, I also found the ceiling in our dining room kind of neat.

Chuy's Ceiling

Shiny!




I’ve mentioned that we’ve been going through a lot of old albums and photos and I came across a couple really old ones.

Jan and I in FL 1968-3

This is Jan and I in the Spring of 1968 when we were visiting her parents down in Titusville, FL. Jan’s about seven months pregnant with our son Chris.

And here’s my Sweetie in 1964, she says probably at Westover AFB in MA.

Jan - 1964

Beautiful even back then. She sure hasn’t changed a lot in 50 years.

I mentioned in Thursday’s blog that the Galveston County Animal Control truck had come by checking out the house, yard, and dog next door. We didn’t call them, but someone did.  And apparently someone across the fence saw the Animal Control truck also,

So Jan was happy to see someone next cleaning up the dog’s area, drying out his shelter, redoing his slide line, and putting down a couple of bales of hay  to make a bed and dry things out.

Made Jan’s day.

Tomorrow afternoon we’re driving down to Galveston to meet up with an old friend at the Original Mexican Café on 14th St. Looking forward to seeing Linda again.




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Thought for the Day:

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