Here Comes . . .

Well today, which was supposed to be Sunny and 80 two days ago, turned out to be Cloudy, Rainy, and 65°. But overall, not really too bad.

We did have a fairly heavy drizzle for several hours later in the afternoon, but with no wind to speak off, it actually was kind of nice. Then about 4 the rain tapered off, finally coming back for a couple of hours later this evening. And tomorrow looks to be about the same.

Apparently when we weren’t outside a lot last week, we had several bovine visitors to our canopy area.

Cow Visit

I found hoofprints in the dirt actually under the canopy. Last year Jan had one come right under the canopy while she was sitting there. So I guess they’re just curious. At least they’re not being made into cheap shoe laces.

Besides the cow pic, Jan also got a great shot of the sunrise through the trees.

Gate Sunrise

I think she really likes the new Panasonic FZ70 Camera we got.

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Business Development Update – Issue 57

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Jan and I were happy to see that we’re getting both a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and a Torchy’s Tacos in the Webster area, two of our favorite places.

Today was Wal-Mart/Whataburger day, so it was off to Carthage about 11am or so. While at Wally World, I was looking for hose washers and made the mistake of stepping out into the garden department. And stepping through the automatic doors was like stepping into a seasonal Twilight Zone.

All of a sudden I was in the middle of Winter Wonderland Hell. There was Christmas music blaring over the speakers, trees rotating and flashing, Santas inflating and collapsing, helium-filled snow globes floating overhead, and fake snow stuck to everything.

It was hell, I tell you.

I made a U-turn right back through the door. I didn’t need hose washers bad enough to brave that.

Can’t they at least wait until after Halloween?

Next up was Whataburger for our lunch, and it was déjà vu all over again. I got the same young lady as last week. But this time I’m prepared. I’ve printed out exactly what I want, and what I want on it.

She looks at the paper, starts punching keys, and then asked, “Do you want Pickles and Lettuce on this?”. In my head I’m screaming, “Do you see Pickles and Lettuce ANYWHERE on that piece of paper, but my mouth calmly says, “No.”

“What about Mayo?”

Mouth, calmly, “No.”

Head, screaming, “NNOOOOOOOO!”

Then after another 15 or 20 seconds of keypunching, she asks, “Do you want any thing else?”. I Calmly point her to the bottom of the paper where my sandwich is listed. She looks it over, starts punching keys, and then asks, “Do you want Mustard, Ketchup, Pickles and Lettuce on this?”

Again, mouth, CALMLY, “No.”

I won’t repeat what was screaming in my head.

Finally we’re finished, I pay, get my receipt and cups, and walk toward the drink dispenser, checking over the items on the receipt.

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She put Mayo on Jan’s burger.


Then I noticed people staring at me.

I think that one slipped out.



Thought for the Day:

“The lesser of two evils is still evil.”

“Yes, but it’s also LESS.”


9 Responses to Here Comes . . .

  1. Elizabeth says:

    We used to eat often, 1-2 times a week, at a little mom and pop place near us…but after no good meals, several in a row, the last time we even felt sick later…we have given up. Too bad when you used to have good food…but things change!!

  2. George says:

    October 31, 2015
    Watch out for “trick or treat”
    I have found that O rings are better than washers for our hoses.
    I get them at Home depot garden department.

  3. Eddie says:

    Lost my link. Please read subscribe me to your blog.

    • gregwhite says:


      I did it from my end. You should get a confirmation email for you to click on.

      Let me know if you don’t.


  4. We quit water burger for the same reasons.

    • gregwhite says:


      For what else is available in Carthage, we might have to do that, but would realty hate to.

      Hopefully we can last another 3 weeks.


  5. Linda Sand says:

    I recently ordered takeout from a restaurant. Paid extra to get my baked potato loaded. Arrived home with the food and discovered the baked potato was plain–not even butter on it. Can’t trust any food places anymore.

    • gregwhite says:


      Sometimes you just want to take everything out of the bag and spread it out on the counter to be sure your order is right.


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