Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

First of all, Elaine and I wish all of you a very happy and meaningful Thanksgiving day, especially to my Mother, and  my 5 amazing children, their spouses and/or significant others, and 4 incredible grandchildren.....we miss all of you soooo much!  We are grateful for so many has been a wonderful time of seeing new places, renewing old acquaintances, and making new friends.

One of my favorite Thanksgivings in the past few years was at my sister's home in Spokane, WA back in November of 2009.  Hilary really sets a great Thanksgiving table.  It was a wonderful gathering including my brother, Dwyer, and his family, my mother, my daughter Meredith, who flew up, and, of course my sister, Hilary, and her family.  This trip to Spokane was the third of three long trips we took in 2009 in the Newell, and marked the first time we had driven and lived in sub freezing temperatures in the coach.  You can read about that Thanksgiving adventure here.

This year we will be celebrating Thanksgiving far away from family with friends here in Campbellsville, KY.  This is always one of my favorite times of the year, but will feel very different without any family members in attendance.  We will work our normal shift Wednesday night until 4am Thursday, then are off until 11pm Thursday night when we go in for a half shift until 4am.

Tuesday was another laid back day.  TLE went shopping for an electric blanket.....not to use at night, because we stay plenty warm once we warm up the bed, but when we first get in it is shockingly cold.  The electric blanket is to sort of pre-heat the bed.....yeah, I know.....aren't we the spoiled ones! TLE found a killer deal at Big Lots.....surprisingly better than the Walmart price by $20......for the same exact blanket!

I stayed home and puttered around......installed the renewal license tag on my rear license plate, and fiddled some more with the docking lights, and the LED bulbs I had installed the day before.  These LED's don't quite seat in the socket, so I'm going to have to puzzle a solution to that out.  I have an idea, and will let you know how it turns out.  On the other hand, the light they put out is a little better than the old automotive filament bulbs they is a whiter, brighter light.

Later on I took care of some insurance work, and another day was in the books.....of course there were a couple of great naps....TLE even took a 2 hour nap!  

The weather continues to be mostly clear with temps in the low 60's.......just got a text notification that my Amazon package has arrived at the office.....ordered the stuff Monday afternoon around 2pm, and it's here Wednesday by! of the boxes arrived with one of the items I ordered....I forgot that my items are coming from three different locations. What I got a few minutes ago was the White Lightning bike chain lube out of Hebron, KY via UPS.  The bulk of the stuff is coming via FedEx this afternoon, and my new rear tire will be here Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

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