A New Ride . . .

Jan and I headed up to the Clear Lake area about 4pm to meet up with Chris, Linda, and Piper at Cheddar’s for dinner. But we left a little early so we could make a stop at Sam’s to pick up a prescription and 6# of JIF Creamy Peanut Butter.

Then it was on over to Chris’ to wait for Piper to get off and meet us at the restaurant. The first thing we noticed when we pulled up to the house was this.

Piper's New Ride

Turns out that this Mazda Miata is Piper’s new ride. Don’t remember what year it is but it only has about 64,000 miles on it. But there’s a problem.

Piper can’t drive a stick, and a 6-speed stick at that. So it’s back to Driver’s Ed for Piper.

I told Miss Piper that she was taking after her PaPa since this is what I was driving when I met Jan down in Florida. Of course this is an Internet photo.

65 Triumph Spitfire

A 1965 Triumph Spitfire. Of course knowing me, it’s not surprising mine was somewhat souped up. (Well, maybe a lot souped up!)

Dinner was just as good as we’ve come to expect from a Cheddar’s meal, with Jan having the Key West Chicken and Shrimp with Bourbon Glaze, and Green Beans and Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Cheddar's Key West Chicken and Shrimp

while I had the Chicken Tenders, with Green Beans and Broccoli-Cheese Casserole.

Cheddar's Chicken Tenders 2

All as delicious as usual.

I did this group photo after we finished eating,

Cheddar's Group

with everyone in the Christmas Spirit except Miss Piper.

But after I reminded her that there was still room on the Naughty List, she perked right up.

Cheddar's Piper

After dinner, we drove over to the other ‘new’ thing in Piper’s life. To go along with her new ride, she also has a new job and a new apartment.

Piper's New Apt 1

Her new job is here in the Clear Lake area where she does Medical Coding and Insurance Billing for a company that furnishes Hospice services for both individuals and medical Institutions.

Piper's New Apt 2

Piper's New Apt 3

A really nice place, and as she say’s, ‘Only 4 minutes, 31 seconds from work.”


Piper's New Kat

This is little fellow is Kat, a kitten that Piper rescued during Hurricane Harvey.

Jan and I have been going through the slides that we came across while Chris was cleaning out the attic at the house.

I was able to borrow a slide projector from my client so we’ve been going through them one carousel at a time, picking the ones we want to have digitized by Legacy Box. Looks like we have 5 or 6 more carousels to go.

The Word of the Day is:

Thought for the Day:

Consequence is what makes our choices real.


3 Responses to A New Ride . . .

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely car and lovely apt!!  Fortunate granddaughter you have!!  Glad you got to see them and enjoy the meal too!!

  2. Janet says:

    The food looked delicious, as usual! And what a sweet ride Piper has! I had to get used to a stick again, a 6 speed, when we bought our Mini Cooper to pull behind our rv. It had been years since I had driven a stick! Didn’t take too long to get comfy with it. And what fun it is!

  3. Tricia says:

    Good for Piper!  The first car that I ever bought was a stick too.  I got tired of waiting for someone to instruct me in the finer points of stick-driving, so I just figured it out myself.  My friends thought I was cool for driving a stick – even though it was not a red convertible, but a Honda Civic.

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