Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hair and More . . .

Jan and I headed out about 2pm for an afternoon of hair stuff. Of course, more for her than me.

I dropped her off at the SuperCuts in Friendswood and then I drove back over to Lou’s Barbershop, where Lou has been cutting my hair since 1998. He did say that since I didn’t have as much hair for him to cut as when we started out together, he’d throw in a free beard trim.

Hey, something free!

And to show you the difference, I was able drop Jan off, drive to my barber, get my hair cut, drive back to SuperCuts, and It was still another 30 minutes before she was finally done. But then she has a lot more hair to work with.

And looks a lot better when she’s done, too.

Finishing up about 4:15, we now headed up to the Katy area to meet Brandi, Lowell, and Landon at Torchy’s Tacos, our new favorite taco place.

Torchy's 1

And it was just as great as last time. Really wish they’d get one down here in the Clear Lake area.

Leaving Torchy’s, Jan rode back with Brandi while I made a stop at a nearby Home Depot for a few things before joining them at their house. Before we left for home they filled us in on their upcoming ski trip.

They’re all three leaving early Saturday morning for a week of skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO. Brandi and Lowell have been skiing a number of times before, but this will be Landon’s first time.

And although Landon has flown before, this is the first time that he’ll have some idea about what’s going on. And he says he’s really looking forward to it.

On a final noted, back in August, right before we started gate guarding, I ordered couple of these Vent Insulators to help keep out the heat while we were on the gate.

Vent Cover

Camco Vent Insulator with Reflective Surface

And they worked great. Normally the covers stay in the vent openings unless we’re actually using the vent fans, but about a week or so ago it was nice enough to open the windows and use the fans.

But when it got cold again, we just closed the vents and didn’t put the insulators back up. And I could really tell the difference in the amount of cold leaking in. Very noticeable just standing under insulated vent vs. the non-insulated one.

Check them out.

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Thought for the Day:

You can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein

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Fish, and Shrimp, and Oysters, Oh My . . .

Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

We woke up to 38 degrees this morning, so after coffee and Dunkin’ Donut’s Munchkins, I worked on client stuff for most of the morning. It was just too cold and windy to get anything done outside.


About 2pm Jan and I headed out for a bunch of errands and then dinner. After stopping for gas and the bank, our next stop was a client’s office in Clear Lake for a while to go over some website changes.

Then it was on up to the Almeda area to Johnson GT, a truck accessory company. I had picked up some new locking handles the other day for the lift window on our truck cap. But I ended up;with two differently keyed locks, and keys to only fit one lock. So I went back up to get two new locks both keyed the same.

That accomplished, we head back south on I-45 and stopped off at the Sam’s Club on El Dorado to pick up the prescriptions we dropped off yesterday, and a few other things as well.

Finally, with 5pm looming, and with our stomachs rumbling, we headed over to Kemah to have dinner under the Kemah Bridge at Outrigger’s, one of our favorite local seafood places located right on Clear Lake Channel

Outrigger's View 3

Outrigger's View 2

Outrigger's View 1

And lucky for us it was 50 cent raw oyster night, so we started off with a dozen. With lemon juice and horseradish for the cocktail sauce, it can’t be beat.

Outrigger's Oysters

I had the Fish Sandwich, with a big piece of Atlantic Cod. Eat your heart out, Filet-O-Fish.

Outrigger's Fish Sandwich

Jan had her usual two Grilled Shrimp Tacos, the real reason we come here.

Outrigger's Shrimp Tacos

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but it’s just solid shrimp underneath the fixin’s.

Getting home about 6:30, it was already down in the  40’s, with a low of 36 or so expected. But tomorrow’s supposed to be sunny and in the high 50’s so maybe I can get some things down outside. I’m running out of time before we leave on Sunday.

But we don’t have it as cold as our great-nieces and nephews do. At least not according to this photo and video.

Redneck Skiing

Nothing like a little ‘improvised’ skiing using plastic garbage can lids. Maybe the next Olympic sport.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1013910515289021

And of course, sledding behind a one-horse (well, maybe about 5) open golf cart.

Kids can really have a lot of winter fun up north.

Of course, by ‘up north’, I’m talking about north Alabama here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much snow there, at least not when I lived there.


Thought for the Day:

Where do I go now that I’ve gone too far?

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