Saturday, March 15, 2014

3 Down, 5 To Go and It's Covered

DeBary, FL.

53 deg, clear, no wind.
Forecast = Abundant sunshine. High near 80F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday, after Linda's radiation therapy treatment in the morning, and her visit with Dr. Saferali, (the chemo doctor) in the early afternoon,  Jim and Linda took Big RED and headed over to the Truck Stuff store so that Jim could look at something he wanted to buy for Big RED. He didn't say what it was and Big RED didn't know either, but Jim ordered it and was told that it would be there the next day. (Friday).

Yesterday, Linda had her radiation therapy treatment over at the hospital again. This is the end of her 3rd week of radiation treatments so there's only 5 more weeks to go. :-)  I think I've said before that these treatments don't take very long and in about 20 to 30 minutes, she's finished and Big RED is bringing them back home.  In fact, yesterday, they returned back here before noon.

After watching the news and getting a bite to eat, Jim told Linda that he was going to take Big RED over to the Truck Stuff store and get the item he ordered installed.

So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  off they went. :-)

It didn't take long at all and by about 1:45 I heard Big RED backing into the car/truck port.

So, what did Jim buy for Big RED, you ask???

Well, it's a vinyl folding  truck bed cover and it sure looks neat on him. The brand name is Rugged Cover. It has a lifetime warranty and was reasonably priced.

It's a soft vinyl cover so you can't set anything heavy on top of it,

but it does have a metal frame inside of its 3 sections and it folds up behind the cab if you want to haul something tall. It's also easily removable, (4 clamps), so that the whole bed is usable if necessary.

This bed cover should work very well at protecting items that Jim and Linda want to haul around, (wheelchair and walker come to mind right away), plus if they do buy a travel trailer, they'll be able to store "stuff" in the bed of the truck instead of overloading the trailer. The cover has some very good looking weatherseals and Jim is hoping that they'll do a good job of keeping water out.

Nothing special planned for this weekend. The laundry hamper is getting full and I've noticed some dust in places, so there's always those chores to do. :-(  And, who knows, maybe they'll go out to eat or something. :-)

Oh, just one more thing. We just learned yesterday that Jim and Linda's good friend, Roland, is having some medical problems and Jim, Linda and I want to send our thoughts and  prayers his way.

Did you know that traditional St Patrick’s Day food includes, Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and of course, Guinness?



  1. Very nice cover! Big Red must be proud :)

  2. Hope things go well for Roland and Linda of course.
    We have some friends with a fifth wheel that have that same truck bed cover and I think that they like it. They use it when they sit in one spot for a bit. It sure looks sharp!