Monday, December 15, 2014

Fingers crossed.....

So far we have  dodged the weather bullet for 6 weeks.......this week, our 7th here in Sparks, the weather forecast looks sketchy at best.  For the past week the 'weather guessers' have been completely wrong.  None of the predicted weather has arrived here in measurable rain, no snow, very few 20 degree nights, and no temps in the teens.....still, how many days in a row will they be wrong.....that is the question.    So, our proverbial fingers are crossed, and we are knocking on wood that our last four trips to Fernley and back will be uneventful.

Five day 'guess'

Sunday started out clear and beautiful, although not too warm, and ended heavily overcast with with minor snow flurries.   I watched the early NFL game between the Browns and Bengals, which was not very competitive.....the Bengals prevailed 30-0, and it wasn't even that close.

At 1 pm we met my cousin Lois, and her husband John for lunch at a local bar and grill called Pinocchio's......Yelp gives them 4.5 stars.....I could give them a solid 4.  At any rate, the food was secondary to spending more time with family, and that is what we did.  The conversation was non-stop, and as has been the case previously, we had a lovely time visiting for a couple of hours.  This will be the last time we will see them until this summer when we return to TVC for the summer.

From there we drove over to Costco to renew our supply of coffee beans, then over to the local Raley's fuel station, known as 'Aisle One Fuel Station' here in Nevada, to check the layout, and it will work for our 62' length.  We will be fueling up on our way out of town this Saturday using our .50 cent, and .25 cent off coupons to buy 70 gallons of diesel.  Our average price will come out to $3.01/gallon......besting our previous low price by .58 cents!  The station is at a higher elevation than where we are staying and on the way there we drove into a snow storm.....thankfully, we were able to turn around and descend back to a lower elevation, back out of the snow.

The Sunday night game on NBC was a much better game between the Cowboys and Eagles, and there was a chance the Eagles could have won a very close game.

Sunday was perfect in every way, and I wouldn't change a thing about it....thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Clarke,
    Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I think that you have a virus on your blog. When I try to open it, it will load then go to another screen saying that my flash program is out of date and needs to be updated. There are others but this one seems to be prevalent

    The following is another one of the sites that come up.

    AVG will kill it but it is a pain. This is what AVG has to say about

    Just thought you would like to know.

    Have a good day,

    Tom Turner

    1. Hey Tom, I was getting that too, and after trying many different things finally deleted Chrome, and then reinstalled it, and returned all setting to the default settings, and it stopped. I'm thinking it was something to do with Chrome. Are you using Chrome, IE, or Safari?

    2. Hi Clarke, I just reset the settings on Chrome to default and that seemed to do the trick for me too. Glad you found it too, it was a pain and I couldn't see what you guys were up to.

      Tom Turner