Tuesday evening I attended the weekly meeting at the Morgantown Vet Center.
I hadn’t attended in three weeks, so it was good seeing everyone and getting caught up on the latest. Because ‘it was a dark and rainy night’, the trip home turned into an adventure. I had no problems until I started up Big Bingamon road. When I would pass a car, I didn’t have the faintest idea of the road edge…did some good guessing. Hopefully the WVDOH will request the cost of paint for Rt. 8 when they submit their upcoming budget.
Wednesday Susie had an afternoon appointment at Hair Trends in Bridgeport. To kill two birds with one stone (Calm down, it’s just an old saying), I dropped her off and drove over to the Bridgeport Barber Shop to get my ears lowered. Jim was open this time and his son did the honors. When I returned to pick up Susie, I only had to wait on her for five minutes; one of the very, very few times that a game plan has worked out for me in the last ten years.
Of course, after leaving the salon, we had to make a stop at Walmart for meds. We chose Ryan’s for our dining pleasure. However, I am getting a little concerned because we haven’t run into Ditch and Karen Harclerode in the last four or five times we have dined there..??
As usual, because of me running my mouth about the mild weather last week, we got five inches of snow on Thursday and the night temps have dropped to near single digits and has lasted through the weekend.
Friday, I ran over town to the Shop’n Save to pick up a few things. It was nice chatting with Junior Nuzum in the parking lot. He wanted to know how everything was going over on the creek and if we had any lines painted on the road yet. I told him, “No, but I’m working on it”!
As he was leaving, here came Tom Exline, again with an empty buggy that he was returning to the front of the store. He said, “Here you go buddy!” In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again”. Didn’t we just go through this scenario a month or two ago? So, I ran the cart back and forth three or four times to make sure all four wheels would actually roll and were in some sort of alignment. He gave me a good one this time. I could even sneak up on people in the aisles.
It’s always good to chat with Tom. Back in the 70s he and I worked at the Williams Mine and we rode together while attending schooling to get our Mine Foreman Certification. I had a heck of a time getting Sherry’s attention. She was sitting in the driver’s seat of the van with an open newspaper spread across the steering wheel while talking on a phone. She said that it was an important call from the city of Lumberport. I think she was trying to read the N&J also.
On the way home I stopped to check on John and Patty. He bought a new laptop and I tried to help him get everything up and running. By the time I left I can say the computer was running, but I don’t know about the up part.
Until next time, have a great week and remember our Veterans.