My trip to town was eventful and uneventful. Hmmm. Would that be uneventfully eventful? Or eventfully uneventful? Hmmmm. Whatever!
First of all, I reached in the bed of the truck for my long handled windshield scraper to clear the windshield before leaving here. I have to have the long handled one because of the size of my truck, and it doesn't fit well in many places, so it stays in the bed. The trouble is that the squeegee/brush end was frozen to the bed! So I unscrewed it and took the long handle with the ice scraper end and began shoving the snow off the windshield and hood of the truck. It worked fine, just a few more passes to clear my vision. Then I got in and began driving out of the driveway.
At the end of the driveway (all downhill) I touched the brakes before pulling onto the road, causing a landslide of snow from the top of the cab right onto the windshield and hood!! So I got out and cleared it again. Got back in and just as I closed the door .... the rest of the snow from the top came sliding down!! I looked to be sure that it was all that was on top, and it was. One more clearing, and I was good to go!
The drive into Capitan was nice. Most of the snow is gone below the elevation where I live, but the remaining deposits were a nice wintery touch to the landscape. I did my usual "thank you, god" as I drove, thankful for the privilege of living in such a beautiful place. I do count my blessings for this.
I dropped off books at the library, stuck my head in the library thrift shop, ran by Linda's studio to find she wasn't there, went to the grocery for a few items and as I headed to the checkout, I spotted Linda and her business partner having coffee in the deli. So I joined them for a cuppa, and we stayed there for over an hour! I love chance meetings like that. They are usually more fun than the planned kind. We talked and talked while several friends from around town stopped and chatted, and it was just a good time all round.
One of the friends who stopped makes jewelry, and he showed us some of his new creations that he is taking to a show in Tulsa in a few days. One of the rings stole my heart, but there is no way that I can afford the $180 at this time. I'll have to wear my well as jewelry for some time to come!!
I went by Linda's studio before leaving town. I had made some labels and business cards for her, and I dropped those off. While I was there, I asked her to take a couple pictures of my long denim coat. They aren't the greatest pix, but you'll get the idea. Some of you asked for pictures, and here they are:
I look kinda grim, don't I? Oh, well, the point is to see the coat, not me! Linda could have told me when she was ready, and I would have smiled, but it didn't happen. Heck, I would even have posed! When I said so to Linda, she said, with her gracious manner .... "So, bite me!" OK, OK!
I really like the coat. It is not lined, so it is not for really cold weather. Today was mid-30s, and I had on a sweater, so it was perfect. I like to have something that covers my butt and thighs, as they get cold. This did the trick without weighing me down with unnecessary weight.
Life is good. I'm home, tucked in with The Kids for another cold night. Stuffed bell peppers are in the oven, along with a small meatloaf mad with the left over meat, and a nice baked potato. It smells so good in here! These will be done in a few minutes, YUM!!! Tomorrow the temperature is going up to 60°, and I hope to put the finish on both the tables. I can't wait to have them completely finished. And, before you ask, Yes, of course I will post pictures!