Saturday, November 2, 2019

Put your head down........

8:07 am - Saturday - November 2nd - Ramona, CA - 40° F, 43% humidity, wind - CALM....partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high of 84° F.....perfect weekend weather!

When I arrived at the pool Friday morning shortly after 9 am I knew I had my work cut out for me.  The question was "Can I get this thing clean in 4 hours?"  There were large leaves covering the entire bottom of the pool, plus a bushel of leaves floating on the surface, plus a layer of dirt and grime....especially on the steps on the shallow end.......↴

....I'm sure the pool has been worse than this, but not in the 6.5 months we have been here.....

.....the only way to get it done is to put your head down, and get 'er done.  Cleaning the pool, even when it is at its worst, is very therapeutic for me.  It's a time to listen to good music, to think, to appreciate one's circumstances, and to be thankful.  Just as the big hand was edging toward the 12, and the small hand toward the 1 I finished.......

......the pool, while still needing some more attention, was back to its resplendent self once again, and I was done for the day.......I love short Friday's!

By 1:20 pm TLE and I were in the VW headed west on Highway 67 to Poway to do some shopping, and pick up my monthly Brilinta® prescription from the COSTCO on Carmel Mountain Road.  Our first stop, however, was Arch Medical Group where I needed to set up my 6 month checkup with Dr. Mulvihill, my cardiologist.  After setting the followup appointment with his secretary, I asked if they had anymore free Brilinta samples, and was blessed to receive 32 tablets.....good enough for 16 days.  The receptionist said when I come again in December they'll have another two weeks dosage waiting for sweet is that?  Next up was the local Walmart, then Trader Joe's, and finally COSTCO.

We were finished with our shopping around 3 pm, so headed outside to the COSTCO food court to order two of their $1.50 hotdogs (comes with a soft drink) for our late lunch.......what a deal......two dogs and a soft drink for $3.23 (including tax)!!  We were back home by 4:30 pm (love Friday afternoon traffic in an urban area) enjoying what remained of our Friday afternoon.

Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Original Series 'Jack Ryan' was released Friday so we began watching it around 6 pm.  We initially intended to just watch the first two episodes, but ended up binge watching all 8 episodes finishing just before midnight!  We loved season 2 even more than season 1.  If you are a Tom Clancy fan, you will love this series.

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  1. I sat down to watch just one episode of the new Jack Ryan, I did 3 before I turned it off & went to bed.