I had a couple of doctor appointments last week. Nothing serious, more fun than anything and I drove over to the area where the newer hospital and specialist offices were located. It’s about a 10 block radius of buildings gathered round the hospital. I thought I’d go a bit early and grab a coffee if I had the time and didn’t get lost among the maze of buildings and parking lots. I drove around, and around, and around and nowhere, other than a gas station, was there anything remotely resembling a coffee shop, deli, grab and go type of place. I thought that surely this would be a dream come true for Tim Horton’s. A dry (coffee) area of town, no competition, a whole lot of people that need to go there, and a whack of people employed within a 10 block radius. Also, it’s a major thoroughfare to a huge and popular school district.
Why, oh why, must I be a secondary alien when there’s a business opportunity like this? I know, I don’t know the rules and regulations of business in Abilene and of course, I wouldn’t want to start one, but I think the Starbucks franchise need to open their eyes…
Today we are going pomegranate picking. A family we know have a pomegranate bush growing on their front driveway and she said they are ripe for the taking. With them being $1 a piece at the store, guess I’d say it’s a good deal. The bush isn’t prickly or nasty, so the picking is easy. We’ll only take a couple, because they are a bit of a pain to eat, but I must say, I’ve never heard anyone offer to let us do this before: cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, but never pomegranate.
Yesterday we went to Wallmart and we saw Dino Eggs. So you wont have to send me any more.
Yesterday, I caved a pumpkin. I got a pattern off the web and I started carving.
Here’s a few pictures
this is me starting to carv
This is the finished product
I’ve learned in doing research on a bike you have to look at a bunch of different sites to find what you want.
There is an STP 1, 2, ss and 0. The 0 has the best parts of the three and has hydrological breaks, where the other bike just have mechanical. There is a P1, P2, P3, P2 cromo and Pgrom. The P3 has the right angles for what we will be doing. I want the P3 over the STP 0 because the P3 has better parts, fork, and rims and has a better feel. But the STP 0 is much cheaper. I rode a STP 2 and it didn’t feel as good as a P3. I would like a P3 but an upgraded STP 0 will work.
We are looking at used ones also. The P3 are $1,650 new and they can range between $500 and $1,000 used depending on the shape they’re in. $1,650 is a lot for a dirt jump bike so we are starting to look more at used STP’s. I won’t make a decision without riding the bike first. If it doesn’t feel good then I won’t want to ride it all the time.
Oh my goodness, this one will be a long one. I should let the boys tell you most of it. Dwayne had Friday off (fall break) and he took the boys to Lubbock for a bike hunt. It’s 2 1/2 hours north/west of here. They walked into the house from the trip and handed me a handful of cotton they had picked from the side of the road. How cool is that, but it brought up a conversation about the term “cotton pickin’”. I remember it as a expression of frustration and disgust, but never thought of it as a racial slur until now. Duh! What is it about getting older when some lights start coming on.
We rented the truck for moving from 3 on Friday to 3 on Saturday. By 4 started loading and by 7:30 we shut the door of the back of the truck all finished. We are getting good at this moving thing. too bad Uhaul doesn’t rent by the hour. This apartment is almost double what we had; from 700 to 1300 sq. feet and the boys each have their own room again with room to park their bikes, air soft and Lego! The kitchen is bigger, so I no longer have an excuse to not cook. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.
I know the boys complain about doing dishes. Don’t feel sorry for them. They have limited responsibility for home and land and dishes actually is a bonding experience They won’t agree with me of course, but it’s good for them.
Here’s a picture of what’s across the street from our new apartment complex, the parking lot, the pool area (that’s a bit too chilly right now), and the new basketball court.
Almost Finished Baskeball Court
Today we compared these four breakfast cereals:
The one in front is the best and then the 2nd best and so on.
This is the best in every thing except iron but I think it tastes like chalk.
This is the 2nd best but it has more sodium than the 3rd. It is my favorite because of the flavors it comes in.
The 3rd best, and has more fiber but more sugar and no vitamins or minerals. Good thing I don't like it.
This has vitamins and minerals but high in sugar. Too bad because I like it A LOT. But I will keep eating it.
You ask why are we doing this????? Because it is fun and we this stuff is too salty down here and it is even in breakfast cereals.
On Friday we moved to a new apartment. It is really BIG and Levi and I have our own rooms. I am excited because we have so much space. Our dishwasher doesn’t work so we have to wash dishes by hand but that is OK. It is 7:30 and pitch black outside and I will go biking after I am done this blog.
Your probably thinking that I not a good speller. (A Part Ment Ae) We moved Friday and it is GREAT!!!!!!! Caleb and I have separate rooms so he doesn’t wake me up anymore when he snores or gets some water or comes in for bed later at night. It is so much cleaner than the other apartment and the kitchen is much bigger. But….. We can’t use the dishwasher until Monday so we have to wash the dishes by hand. No big deal. We just finished cleaning the other apartment and now this one is perfect (except the dishwasher).