Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Surprise for my Honey

We decided to have breakfast out before the Dr. appointment at 10:15 and wanted to find a fun place that would still be quick.  Well, we ended up at McDonald's because we ran out of time.  Gary had his blood drawn, and we saw the Dr. who had good news.  His white count was up, so he could continue his treatments.  And I truly see some improvement.  It's not as quick as we'd like, but we're going to hang in there.

After that, I wanted to give Gary a little present, so we stopped at Workshop Tools.  I noticed these a few weeks ago, and thought they would work much better than the huge one we lugged from home.  Here he is enjoying his little blower and vacuum!  Cute, eh?

On our way back to the CG, we ran into the office to pay the rent and check mail.  Suddenly the heavens opened up and it POURED.  Blinding rain that brought traffic on the road to a crawl and motorcycles to seek shelter.  It was only a cloudburst, so when it lightened up, we jumped in the jeep and made it home just before it started again.  We need the rain, but it made instant lakes, and the poor people who were putting up their tent were now bailing water off their collapsed tent.  Soon after we arrived home, a wrecker pulled up at our neighbors with their Suzuki that had obviously rolled.  It was full of dirt, the windshielf and driver's window were completely smashed and the roof was caved in.  We were sure Joanne was badly hurt, so nobody was more surprised than us to see her step out of the passenger side of the wrecker without a scratch!  We went over to see if she was really OK and to see if there was anything we could do.  She hadn't been able to reach her husband (at Dollywood) yet, so it was going to be a surprise for him.  She was shaken up, but remarkably calm and matter of fact.  I'd be a basket case. 

It rained off and on for a while, then the sun came out!  During our outing, we stopped at the grocery store and chose a movie from Red Box - Inception.  We followed most of it, but could have used some Cliff Notes for the second half...

Saturday is a day I look forward to because of the free Make and Take at the local scrapbook store with my friends, Brenda and Cheryl.  Brenda picked me up and we took the back roads this time which may or may not have been faster, but it sure was prettier than that congested Parkway.  We made another cute card and found we had time for a bite to eat before the next class.  Running over to Applebee's we shared quesadillas and the Oriental salad.  We finished just in time and retook our seats, but we three were the only ones.  After we began, five other ladies walked by and wanted to join our group.  We finished quickly and walked around the shop.  I left all my scrapbooking supplies in storage, because there wasn't enough room (or weight) available in our coach, and I really miss it.  So I got an idea.  I would make a small chipboard book all about our stay in Tennessee!  Yay. 

Now to locate the materials I needed.  I love exploring for things I need.  And this will be fun.  But tomorrow we have to work, so it will have to wait until Monday.  Something big is happening this weekend, but I'll tell you more about it later.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  1. So glad to hear Gary's counts are up and the treatment can continue!!

    Love that blower. Who is the manufacturer?? That is the perfect size for an RV:o)) See we are collecting things for our imaginary Motorhome;o))

    Don't work too hard and try to stay cool!!

  2. Glad to hear Gary's white count is up. Sounded like a pretty scary motorcycle accident for your neighbor. Glad she's okay.

  3. Yay! We're happy to hear that Gary's white count is up!

    I hope it's cooler there than here. Our heat index is supposed to be 110 tomorrow. Hot, hot, hot!!!

    NOT FAIR!!! You tell us something big is happening this weekend and then you make us wait to hear what it is! Inquiring minds want to know (mainly ours)!!!