Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Good, the Bad and a Happy Ending

Yesterday was interesting. We worked on the fire in the morning, and then we headed up to Phillipsburg to mosey around until my haircut in Clinton at 4:30. Gary decided to take route 29 which we take all the time. Just as I told Gary that I saw a 15 MPH speed limit sign, Gary said “ugh oh” and started pulling over to the side of the road. Flat tire? No, police car – we were being pulled over. Now, we have been on that road at least 20 times, never noticed the speed sign (that was hidden behind tree limbs) and NOBODY else was ever going 15 mph. Who ever heard of a 15 mph limit on a regular road? Even the roads through our development were 24 mph. He clocked us at 37 mph, but reduced it to 10 mph over, wrote the ticket and as he was turning to leave, I asked if I could take his picture for my blog. He had no clue what a blog was, but agreed when I explained what it was. So here is his picture, and here is Gary’s picture. Bummer. Can’t wait to find out the reason for this one…

However, the rest of the day was great. We stopped at Panera and had lunch on the patio with a cute chipmunk (unfortunately he took off before I could take his photo). I prefer chipmunks over squirrels anyday. They are so cute with their stuffed cheeks. We were looking for the Target nearby to replace the fan that kicked the bucket the other day. I didn’t want a huge table fan, and thought Target would have a smaller one for “Off to College” days. Sure enough, there was one almost identical to our old one for $10. With a birthday gift card, it was free!

We had some time to kill, so we stopped at a Radio Shack to look for magnets. Our plan now is to cut the wheel cover material to fit the wheel well, sew a strong hem and attach ring magnets at spaced intervals around the edge and just stick them up when we park, and pull them off when we go. I didn’t think Radio Shack would have any magnets, but I was wrong. Not only did they have magnets, but they had exactly the right amount, size and strength that we needed! Twenty-five magnets for $12. Yippeee.

We found some other stuff to use up the balance on my free gift card, and then headed home. Bob had taken Rosie to Middlesex for something, and they ended up at Dave and Marion’s. I called around 5:30 to see if they’d be home for dinner, but we all decided to go out to dinner again at Lone Star. As we were waiting at the bar, an old co-worker of Bob’s came in. They hadn’t seen each other in 20 years. Coincidence? They caught up for a few minutes and then we had a great dinner again with great friends.


  1. No Fair.....You should have got off with a warning! Probably one of those spots they depend on catching people off guard......They often sit right where the speed limit drops some crazy amount and is half hidden and wait for people.....!

  2. We feel the same way, Jerry! Booooo