Thursday, February 13, 2014

OK! I Got The Message!!!

DeBary, FL.

55 deg. overcast, W. wind @ 25 mph.
Forecast = A mix of clouds and sun. High 58F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

OK!!! I get the message!!!

I've received a couple e-mails and a comment about Mr. L's name and I guess it's time for me to reconsider. The comment came from Dave, (One of the Illinois Bunch and the one who had the fish fry this past Sunday), and the e-mails were from friends and relatives, all who said that the name just doesn't fit the new truck.

Dave's comment was the most compelling and he was the only one that had a suggestion as to a new name. In case you didn't read the comment, here it is.

"Ok Mr. Blaine I'm going to disagree with you. Let me tell everyone, the pic's that are posted of Jim's new truck do not do it justice. Not that it's much prettier or anything like that but this truck is RED and I mean RED with a capital R-E-D red, not reddish, not red hue, not red tint, but RED! I've seen it up close and personal, it is not red but RED. If you hate red you would hate this truck, if you love red this this truck would give you an orgasm! It is RED! Sorry Mr. Blaine but this truck's name should be Big RED!"

So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  after much thought, and a conversation with Mr. L, I have decided to change his name to "Big RED". The name really does "fit" him better and he seems happy with it. In fact when I told him what I had decided to name him, I think I saw a little smile in his grill. ;-)

Yesterday morning, Jim and Linda took Big RED and headed over to DeLand and to a place that Jim found on the Internet called Truck Stuff. They have all kinds of accessories for trucks and if they don't have it in stock, they'll be glad to order it for you and in most cases have it the next day. When they came back, I learned that Jim had bought custom fit splash guards for both the front and rear fenders and a set of 4 window visors for the side windows.

The splash guards will stop the crud from the roads from getting up on the fenders and the window visors will allow Jim and Linda to leave the windows open slightly without the chance of rain entering the cab, both while driving and while stopped.

After Jim and Linda returned, Jim went out and installed the splash guards and window visors. Then, because there was a weather front coming across the state, they headed to Gram's Kitchen for an early dinner.

The front came through about 5:30 and it brought quite a bit of wind and about an inch of rain in just a couple hours. There was some wind damage in the area and a tornado reported in the Western part of the state, but no severe damage reported right here in DeBary.

Tomorrow, Linda has an appointment with the Radiation doctor. They're going to do some tests and exams, (I think I heard MRI at one time), and then I'm pretty sure that her radiation treatments will start next week. I expect today to be kind of hard for Linda as again, there's the unknown. :-(

Did you know that in the middle Ages, people believed that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine's Day would become your spouse?



  1. I have to agree that Big Red fits the truck better. So is it 'BRT' for short? :-) We couldn't believe the rain and lightening yesterday. George picked me up at the airport in Orlando at 3:30. We drove into the storm on way home. Glad I didn't have to fly in it!

  2. I guess you can't tell when Big RED blushes. :)