Friday, September 20, 2013

Right On Schedule, Jeff and Dinner Plans

DeBary, FL.

68 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

11:30, right on schedule, the driver brought the new refrigerator, got it into the kitchen and took the old one out to the truck. It was a tight squeeze getting the new one through the kitchen door, but the man had a lot of experience and got it in with just a little maneuvering.

As I write this, the new fridge is humming away out in the kitchen, keeping all of the food nice and cold. ; -)

Jim got a call from Jeff yesterday. (His son who lives out in Portland Oregon). He called for 3 reasons, the first was to find out how Linda was doing, the second was to wish Jim and Happy Birthday, (his birthday was Wednesday), and third was to remind Jim and Linda that he is going start out on a bicycle trip down the Oregon coast next week.

Yep, you read that right. He's going to ride his bicycle from Portland, out to Tillamook and then down US 101 to near the Oregon/California state line. From there, he will ride back up to the little town of Yachats, where he will meet up with Heather who will drive down there from Portland in her car. They will stay at a rental cabin there for 3 or 4 days and then will return to Portland in the car. The whole trip will take 3 weeks and cover between 500 and 600 miles.  He will be camping in his little pup tent at nights, staying in State, County and City parks along the way.

So, if your're traveling up or down US 101 in Oregon during the next 3 weeks and see a lone bicyclist, please give him a little extra room if possible, toot you horn and wave. It may be Jim's son Jeff.

Today for dinner, Jim and Linda have plans to meet Laura and Lindsey at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant over in Orange City. It'll be a combination get-together for Jim's birthday and to thank Laura and Lindsey for all the help and support that they've given Jim and Linda since we decided to come back here to take care of Linda's medical problem. This meal will also be a gift from Paul and Louise, (the campground hosts up in Rantoul, IL), because of the generous gift that they gave Jim and Linda when we left the CG up there.

Thanks Paul and Louise, I'm sure Jim and Linda will be thinking of you this evening. ;-)

Did you know that on February 17, 1993, Kent Taylor opened the first Texas Roadhouse in Clarksville, Indiana? There are now over 300 steakhouse locations in over 40 states.



  1. Too bad we're not there still! We could have walked down to Hwy 101 and waved to him from the fish hatchery :)

  2. A belated "Happy Birthday" to Jim... hope you had a great day.

  3. Belated Happy Birthday Jim! I really like it when a new appliance or furniture is delivered right on time. Rarely seems to happen though.