Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Food and Fun . . .

We were out the door about 12:15pm today for a busy afternoon of food and fun. Well, maybe not so much fun as errands.

Our first stop was up in Kemah at Sundowner Canvas to drop the sample for our new window awnings. I wanted to be sure that they measure the Sunbrella fabric along the ribs, and not in the middle where it’s shrunk due to the sun exposure.

Then when they finish one awning, I will bring another one to them, and pick up the done one. That way they can reuse the plastic ribs from the old awnings.

The first one should be done in a week or so.

Leaving Sundowner’s we headed on up 146 to Pasadena for another shot at meeting up with our friend Julie, at the Monterey’s Little Mexico restaurant there. We had tried to catch her last week but she was off. So this time we called ahead and talked to the manager to be sure she was there.

Since we’d asked the manager not to say anything to her, she was really surprised when we walked in.

Julie and Jan

We’d known Julie for over 15 years when she worked at the Monterey’s down in Dickinson. She said that they’re doing a complete remodel on the Dickinson location which was flooded out in Harvey. They’re also taking in the store next door to enlarge it too. Should be open in March.

After a great meal of  Chicken Tortilla Soup and Beef Fajita Nachos, we got our good-bye hugs and headed down to the the Wal-Mart in Webster for a few things, and also to double-check my extended warranty on our Samsung TV in case I end up having to replace it . But the Customer Service ladies said I would have to call Headquarters.

Then it was on over to our son Chris’ to pick up our mail and go through some more stuff from the attic. Going through a bunch more boxes, I found some really neat things about my father and his time on the Birmingham Police Department back in the 1930’s – 1950’s that I’ll share with you later.

The Headline of the Day:   UK mulls releasing genetically mutated rats to solve rodent problem.

What could possibly go wrong?   Anyone remember Willard and Ben?

Thought for the Day: 

Some ideas are so stupid only intellectuals believe them. – George Orwell


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