Tuesday, Feb. 4th it was almost a repeat of yesterday. The temperature drop was about the only thing different. It was a chilly 43F when I headed out for my walk around 7:30. Can you say ‘brisk’? It felt good though, I know there is no snow on the ground to slush through and no ice. The winds were 6 mph but I was bundled with a neck scarf and my hoody up over my ball cap. I’d washed and put my face on before coming downstairs so I was almost ready for our adventure today.
Today, was another trip back to Los Algodones for Bill’s next and last appointment. This time, we will be five. Kim and Ken are joining us this trip so that will be fun too. We each had some cereal, brushed our teeth and were out the door by 8:30. I opted to wear my long heavy coat this morning because of the coolness.
|Dr. Jose Hernandez and Dr. Eva Urena's courtyard and offices|
We parted ways with Bill and he went to see Dr. Hernandez and the rest of us wandered. I was on another mission for more goodies and so was Kim. We had fun! Even Keith walked away with things ‘he doesn’t need’. 😊
|Kim and Ken in the courtyard|
When it was close to 10, we walked back to see if Bill was done and sat outside in the sunshine. One of the best parts of the day was when Bill walked out of the endodontist’s office. He told us that he didn’t need a crown on the new root canal tooth. Yippee! That means a savings of $300 for us.
|Keith after a morning of shopping|
I did a little jig and we all decided to go to the Yellow Courtyard (we don’t know the name of it) for lunch since it was almost 12 o’clock. We got a table in the sun and soon warmed up, being protected from the wind.
|Omelette with Ham, rice and beans|
After we finished our omelettes, mine with ham and Bill’s with bacon, I walked over to the salon and got a 2" trim. Ken joined me at the same salon but he wasn’t pleased with what the barber did to his hair. I was pleased with the gal I had and gladly paid her $6 fee plus a tip. It felt better and I’m sure looks much neater too. My only requirement was that it was long enough for a ponytail and that turns out to be the case.
|The 'required' hair cut picture|
We made our way back through the vendors and lastly said goodbye to Andy, our ‘greeter’. No problem at the border, as usual, after about 40 minutes in line and we walked back to Black Beauty together. We were home lickety-split and Ken and Kim invited me along for their trip into Yuma’s Goodwill store. Today is senior’s day so I was game to go. They picked me up soon after and Kim and I perused the dvd’s, books and kitchen ware. I found a package of Magic Bullet accessories and knew that I would use the larger 2 (3?) cup sized container. Miami Vice? 😊
|In the line up to cross back into the U.S.|
We had invited the gang back for an indoor Happy Hour again because of the wind and I told Keith that Oreo was welcome. She had a harder time settling down today but likely because she’d been alone all morning. Understandable. Eventually, she let Keith know that she wanted to go outside and she was calmer, tied to the truck bumper. This was quite a conversation, from antique and vintage sales, to old sayings we learned from our Dad’s to former work-day grief. We’re all grateful to be retired.
|Keith had 2 license plates painted from the silhouette|
picture I took of them flying
He gave one to Bill as a thank you for helping him this winter
Marlon is so talented
They left around 5:30 for supper, although most agreed it would be a small meal. Bill and I will be having leftover chili on toast. I may skip the toast but I may not. Bill discovered that because of the State of the Union on tv tonight, none of our programs are new tonight. That’s okay, I have a blog to finish and we have a few recorded shows to watch.
This day was another busy one but I wouldn’t change it for the world. A little more warmth is on its way tomorrow. Have a good night!
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