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It Went Down!

It actually went down!

Work started off slow this morning, with me catching up on some long-term projects…UNTIL an email came in saying that one of our needle companies, who said back in January that they didn’t want to do their annual February sale, now said they wanted to do a March sale instead.

Now, right now we’re already running an sale on the website for the other needle company, who is normally a part of the February sale mail-out, but they’re a smaller company and it wasn’t cost-effective to send out a $3000+ postcard for just the one company.

So now it’s a scramble to get last year’s card updated, and off to the mail marketing firm to get it out on time for the March sale. Stay tuned.

Jan’s really looking forward to her ophthalmologist’s appointment tomorrow afternoon. It will be one month since her last cataract surgery, and after a final checkup, she’ll get a new prescription for her distance vision glasses. The doctor showed what her vision will be like with the new prescription and she was amazed.

Then we’ll drop her frames and her new prescription off at the Sam’s Club to get it sent off.

Jan and I are also going to have a Valentine’s dinner at our favorite Saltgrass Steakhouse later in the evening.

It actually went down:

Every February/March I always dread getting my new insurance policy for our rig and truck, which renews the 13th of March. But this year was different. For the first time in as long as I can remember, my rate went down.  Yeah, it was only a total of $92.00, but it was in the right direction. Sometimes that’s all you can ask for.

I mentioned this past Sunday that I gave Landon this Smithsonian Rocket Kit.

Smithsonian Rocket Book

He loves to put things together, so I knew he’d love this, and here’s the result.

Landon and Smithsonian Rocket

Knowing him, he’s working on a way to actually launch it.

Thought for the Day: 

If a deaf child signs swear words, does his mother wash his hands with soap?



Recapping Yesterday . . .

We knew that our friend’s Nick and Terry Russell would be coming through our area sometime during the last few days, but due to their schedule we weren’t sure if they were going to be able to actually stop and spend some time, or if  we would just have to wave as they passed through Houston.

But Nick called about 1:30 yesterday saying that they would be staying over the night and wanted us to all get together. So I left work a little early to get back to the rig to pick up Jan so we could head up to Katy to meet up with Nick, Terry, and Nick’s cousin, Beverly.

And we seemed to have timed it perfectly, as we arrived at the hotel just as Nick was unloading their luggage. Then after letting them rest up a bit, we all headed over to the other side of I-10 to have dinner at Cheddar’s, a place we all like, though Cousin Beverley had never been to one.

Nick - Cheddars 2a

And as usual when we get together, our meal last over 3 hours, what with catching with everything that’s been going on since we last saw them the end of October. Finally, since they had another long day’s drive in front of them, we said our goodbyes and headed back to the rig.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get back down to Florida again soon.

As far as today, Jan and I headed out about 2pm first for our usual breakfast bill of fare at the local Denny’s. Then it was on up to Clear Lake for a stop at the office to pick up a couple of packages that came in earlier today. And while we were there, an Amazon delivery van pulled up with a package that wasn’t suppose to be delivered until tomorrow. Nice!

And even better, a few days ago I returned a defective item to Amazon, for which they provided a paid shipping label. And in addition, as soon as the package showed up in the system as having been shipped, Amazon immediately refunded my money. Nicer!

Then it was off to WalMart and Sam’s Club for a couple of prescriptions and some other stuff. Then finishing up there, we made a loop by our old house to see if any thing had changed. But not much, though it stills had the same broken window in one of the garage doors that it had a month or so ago.

Regular readers will know how much I like railroads and trains, epecically model railroads and model trains.

And I recently came across these great examples of model railroad layouts.

And this one is a larger scale layout with amazing detail, including a brothel for the logging camp. Something for everyone.

Check’em out.

Thought for the Day: 

If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count might be pretty high.


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