Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday v. Saturday

Jordan, Dave and Beth

Susan, Carlie and Javier

Friday night we went to Carlie's last basketball game, which was parents night. Then we went to the Wild Horse for some dinner with Susan and Javier and Beth and Dave and Sherry. Lots of fun. Friends Ken and Mike debuted playing guitar and piano and singing, really a sing-a-long. It was very fun, they are great entertainers. An excellent evening.

On Saturday, it was colder and rainy. Denny and Debra hosted a wonderful potluck with brisket that had cooked for 15 hours, it was excellent and fun. A large group was going to the VFW after to listen to a small band. We were offered a ride to our very last visit to the VFW. It was very loud (think deaf old people), cold and crowded. After a hour and a half the band started to play, (think unheard of, old, slow country songs). I was seriously planning on walking home to escape. Too bad I forgot my purse for taxi fare. Talk about being held hostage. Plus I was exhausted. Finally, we were offered a truck to use and we escaped. Shower and bed, I slept 9 hours last night, it was cold and rainy, so I really, really was tired! Not going anywhere today.

I sure hope the van gets fixed this week. The new computer is in, but the garage's internet is down so he can't find what he needs to know online. Sigh. Into week 5....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Into February

Our 43rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 25. Had dinner at Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn.
Kathleen Moore painted this beautiful beach mural on Susan's kitchen walls, her dad has been working in the kitchen and this is a beautiful addition.
Kathleen is amazing, she did the whole thing in less than 6 hours
In the corner of the kitchen she painted the lighthouse on St. Joseph's Island, across the channel, in the actual spot it is in. Just no window there.
Cool bird, some kind of hawk, tearing up a fish and flying pieces back to the nest.
We have rented a small condo for next year, got very lucky and have a view of the ocean and waves, mostly invisible in the fog on this day.
We have 1 bedroom and bath, a new kitchen with granite and lots of storage, very well stocked with equipment. The owner remodeled it last year and did this mosaic himself. It is second floor and has a nice private deck facing the ocean.

Not many pictures this month, we've been busy. Our van stopped running on Jan. 7, it is now into the 4th week of broken, we are having it "fixed" on the island. The security cut off the gas to the engine, a new computer is said to be installed, waiting for programing. I so miss trips to Corpus Christi, being able to drive to town in the rain, etc. We have had Susan's open Jeep to use, as she is not able to drive yet after surgery. BTW she has mostly recovered from surgery and is cancer free! We have been cooking and taking meals over to help out.