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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Glaucoma appointment, Night in the Country..

Thursday morning after our coffees and blogging we both decided we didn't want to go to Walmart after all.  We really only needed bottled water and as much as we hate buying it at Raley's it didn't make sense to spend the time and gas to go over a hundred miles for that.  I went up a little later and bought a case along with a few other things too, isn't that way it always goes?!  

Ken worked in the heat on the patio project. It was a really hot day!  After his shower we were able to sit outside for a bit, before Karen invited us over for Happy Hour.  Her daughter Lynzee and her ex husband Alfredo had flown in earlier for the birth of baby Amelia.  We had a nice visit out on her back porch.  The winds really blew and a little rain helped cool things down. 



Found these at Raley's not bad, 44 crackers is a serving!
16 carbs..no way are 44 a serving! They're small but

Baby Amelia is here and all is well with mom and the little one. 
Amelia Rose..7lbs 3 oz..:)
Nice to have a little one next door some of the time

Friday morning we left here before 0800 to make sure we could get to Reno without a flat tire or some other mishap.  Ken's appointment was at 1030.  We got there in plenty of time and again they called him in early! Yay..or so we thought.  Bottom line we were there about 2 1/2 hours.  They were overly busy for a Friday.  They close at 1200 but obviously someone overbooked.  Finally Ken came back out to the waiting area, but he still hadn't seen the dr himself.  About 1200 they called him back.  The appointment was not what we were hoping.  His eye pressure seems to be rising.  His last appointment the pressures were 16 and 18 after taking the eye drops for 3 months.  Now they were 19 and 21.  He had the surgery that didn't work, and the eye drops were working.  He'll continue the drops and he has an appointment in 6 months which will affect our leave time south but his eyes are too important.  I think the appointment is the 27th of January so we'll leave right after that.  

We ran to Total Wine, where I had ordered my wine online earlier that morning.  Lunch at our favorite Chinese in Carson and then a quick stop at the BLM office in Carson City.  I got my annual Senior Parks Pass. This makes #2.  Normally don't need one as Ken has his lifetime pass but going camping next weekend with the grandkids we'll need two sites so no point in paying double.  Once I've bought 3 and go to buy 4 they'll turn it in to the lifetime. Homeward bound after that.  

We sat outside and enjoyed the cool evening. A little wind and a little rain. That's ok.  

Friday morning the alarm was set for 0330.  Ken was heading over to CA and our friend KC's house to get some walnut wood that KC didn't want.  He left here a little past 0500.  I was going to head to my sister's house in CA too, but I didn't have a good night so decided to stay home. Got some things done, used the blower on the front porch and then mopped it.  I took my car up to the car wash as it was so hot in the sun it would have dried before I could turn the hose on it. A quick stop at Raley's and then back home. Not a bad day as it turns out. 

This is the weekend our little town of barely 3,000 turns into a town close to 15,000.  Night in the Country happens this weekend every year.  A big continuous 3 day party! Lots of "country" music playing at the fair grounds. They've got big names who come to play, but because we don't listen to "new country" I have no idea who they are except one of the lesser one's, Whiskey Meyers who we like. Tomorrow they'll all leave and head home, and we'll stay home, don't want to get caught in that onslaught of RV's and people! 

Wall to Wall RVS and tents! 


Ken just called, he had to change a tire on the trailer! The tire had very little wear so he's not sure why it shredded ...he'll be home in an hour or so..Have a good evening! 


  1. Keeping Busy. Hoping Ken's eye problem clears up.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the AC.

    I's about time.

  2. Good luck with Kens Eyes in January hopefully we can catch up withy your guys somewhere south this winter. Too bad about the flat tire very annoying with a new tire.

  3. Oh dear, I hope Ken can get the eyes cleared up. Too bad the appointment is in January, we really want to meet up with you this winter too! Flat tires, everyone's bane. Not just us rv'ers.
    Great sky pictures, Shirley. Interesting cauliflower crackers. We tried Jo-Ann's Parmesan Crisps from Costco and they weren't too bad. They'd be better with cheddar. :)
    Nice crowd for a small town!! Lots of revenue!

    1. Believe me we know! He tried to get it first of the month but they wouldn't do it as dr said 6 months! Geez...Oh yeah, just spent a ton of $ on some new tires uhh.. I thought i grabbed the cheddar cracker of these, but didn't :( I'll get them next time just to see. Yeah the locals hate the crowds! Funny lots of people leave during the time f the concerts