Monday, November 28, 2016

Week in a Glance

So it is Sunday night, and lots has happened this past week.  Here it is in a glance…not necessarily in chronological order.

Motorhome – Went by on Monday and all is well.  Ran the generator for about an hour, and it brought the batteries back up from 12.4 to 12.7 after it sat there for a week with everything turned off.

John & Tara – Had dinner with Marcia’s son John and his girlfriend Tara.  Had a good time, good visit, and we were all surprised by cousin Marion and her husband Roger and child Katie came in and sat next to us.  Of course, when we go to a Greek Restaurant, I think they are all related anyway…

Skruffy – Tested Skruffy twice this week, and she is doing well.  Blood sugar was at 125 and 200…which is within the normal area.  Last Sunday I tested her at she was at 80, which is a bit too low.  She has never showed any negative signs as long as she stays out of the garbage…and out of my bagel bag.  Yes, since we have been home she has been in the garbage twice, and at a whole blueberry bagel right out of the sealed bag which was sitting up on a table that she climbed up to.  Since then, all bagels have remained safely in the refrigerator, and the garbage is either taken out, or put up on a counter.

Bubba – Bubba had a bacterial infection under his chin and along the side of his mouth.  The antibiotic given to him 2 weeks ago has cleared him totally up, and I was able to shave under his chin to help keep him from getting another one.  He is due for another grooming, and I will be doing it sometime this week.  Will get some pictures of him.

Daughter – Fifteen months after my daughter’s surfboard accident, she has FINALLY got a positive ruling for getting disability.  We are not sure if this will be temporary or end up permanent…her brain still struggles from the massive concussion, and only time will tell how far she recovers.  But working is just not an option right now.

Thanksgiving – We had a great dinner over at Marcia’s brother Mike’s house where his wife Sandy had put together a great Thanksgiving dinner with some dishes and desserts brought by attendees.  The Marshmallow Salad that I talked about in the last blog turned out real good.  Made a triple batch, and took 2 1/2 batches over there, keeping just a bit for us.  And after I confirmed that my sister Patti had already finished off that which my sister Sandy sent home with her out in California, then Marcia and I finished ours last night.  We did not have any turkey leftovers…but we have a 12-13 pound Butterball still in our freezer.  I think we will be cooking it soon because it takes up a large part of our freezer.

Bed, Bath and Beyond – This past week we visited BB&B because we had two 20% “off one item” and a $15 off combined purchase.  Bottom line, we ended up getting a new Crock Pot, which was marked down $20 already and then another 20% off for one coupon, a Toaster Oven at 20% off with the other coupon, and a handful of other items with $15 off that total.  Essentially we saved about $85 off of a $250 purchase, bringing our total down to $165.  This Crock-Pot® Choose-A-Crock Programmable Slow Cooker that we got is at Amazon for $106 as of today…we paid $79 plus 20% off.  The only way to shop at BB&B is with coupons…that’s for sure.

Internet – And we have been happy with our Internet…not so happy about how much Verizon cost us last month, but the overages will not happen anymore.  At least I can publish blogs without having to go to McDonalds…even if the blog is just a collection of things we did this past week.  One would think I would include pictures…perhaps next time.


  1. So happy to hear the puppies are doing well. Sounds like Thanksgiving was tasty ... and there's always more turkey to cook. It IS rather fun to get such big discounts this time of year!!! I've added two more pair of boots to my collection!!

    1. There are lots of deals out there...just not very many for things we need, but we did score good at BB&B, that's for sure. Also found a good buy on Folger's Black Silk Coffee on Amazon, just $5.94 over the weekend, our local store sells it for $9.99. Today it is going for $6.99...but I grabbed four at the $5.94, and they came in today. :)


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