9:26 am - Saturday - April 24th - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 100% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....it began raining sometime after midnight, and continues raining as I write this morning....there goes our rainless streak....lol. On this date in 2014 we were eastbound on I-70 passing through the Eisenhower Tunnel (1.7 miles long) on our way to Denver, CO......↴
As you know, Friday at SRRVC* is our Saturday, but technically, if you apply the Hockwald definition**, it is really 5th Saturday. We have learned over the years of our retirement to avoid doing any retail shopping on Real Saturday, or Sunday. The best days for shopping (groceries, hardware, or any retail) are 2nd (Tuesday) and 3rd Saturday (Wednesday), but any day other than Real Saturday, or Sunday is better. The retail outlets, as well as the streets are way less crowded on these days. Once and a while we forget (another symptom of retirement) which day of the week it is, and mistakenly go shopping on Real Saturday, as we did a few weeks ago after we had a late breakfast at The Coffee House on Yaquina Bay. Newport was crazy crowded on that Real Saturday, and it only takes one mistake like that to jerk you back to reality, and recommit to shopping on 2nd, or 3rd Saturday until the next time you lose track of what day of the week it is. We do have a 'day clock' to help us remember what day of the week it is, but you have to actually look at it once and a while to be reminded......
*SRRVC = Seal Rock RV Cove
**Hockwald definition = When you retire each day of the former work week feels like Saturday. In honor of that 'feeling' TLE and I renamed Monday 1st Saturday, Tuesday 2nd Saturday, etc making Friday 5th Saturday.