Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm Still Here and Some Ranting

DeBary, FL.

58 deg. overcast, N. wind @ 3 mph.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

I'm still here!!!! Just nothing much to write about.

The weather has been OK, but we've had a few drizzly days where the sun didn't shine and it was almost foggy a good part of the day. The temperature has only been in the 60's, so along with the dampness, it felt pretty chilly. 

Jim has been able to get a short ride in on his bike every day and he says that his legs are getting more used to the peddling. Linda has been working on some embroidery projects and entering data into the Family Tree program. Thursday, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed to DeLand Truck Center to see if they had some tire valve stem extensions to use on my inside dual tires.

They didn't have any, but have some on order, so he'll go back in a week or so to see if they've got anything he can use to make checking and inflating my tires easier.

On the way back here, they stopped at Auto Zone to pick up some new wiper blades for CLT, and then stopped at Gram's Kitchen for breakfast. : )

Yesterday afternoon, Laura and Lindsey stopped by for awhile. The weather was pretty decent so Jim and Lindsey sat outside and talked while Laura and Linda spent time together inside.

Have any of you been bothered by all the Christmas adds that they've had on TV already? They've been running them in this area since before Halloween!! They don't seem to have bothered Linda much, but both Jim and I don't like them this early.

Also, how about some of the major department stores plans to be open on Thanksgiving Day!!!! Some of the store spokespeople are saying that the customers are demanding that they are open so that they can get an early start!!!!

Baloney!!!!! They're just trying to justify opening on a holiday so they can make more money!!! Some of the employees are raising a fuss about working on Thanksgiving and I don't blame them, they want to be home with their families!!!! It's bad enough that the great folks who are Firemen, Policemen, Health Care Providers and others who provide essential services have to work, but they knew that they'd have to work the holidays when they applied for the job.

Well, I guess that's enough Ranting for today. I'll quit before I get myself into too much trouble. ; )

Did you know that on this date in 1913, the steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal? 


  1. We are with you on that. I always say every year that Christmas comes earlier and earlier. Pretty soon it will be all year round. Nothing is sacred anymore :(

  2. Totally agree! Christmas marketing has begun way too early for years, and it only continues to get much worse!!


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