The floor guy finally showed up yesterday, and almost immediately started giving us reasons why we might not be able to have vinyl laid. His main reason for not doing it was the fact that our flooring, under the carpet, would soak up the glue used to glue vinyl down. I said that is funny, because Donnie put vinyl tile in our bathroom, toilet room, right after we got the RV and it worked just fine. Then he started telling us it would be a real job just getting our old carpet out. Duh!! Isn’t that their job??? Anyway, I finally just said, “If you don’t want to do it, Just say so”. He swore he wanted to, but just didn’t want to stick us with a job that may not wear right. Ok, so now Donnie and I have decided we can do it ourselves. After all, we used our own lumber from our land and built a 1600 square foot house, so I think we can handle doing this. Donnie is a Carpenter, and I make a damned good Carpenter’s helper. We think all that needs to be done is after we get the carpet up, and the floor good and clean, we will paint it with some kind of sealer, and the clue will work just fine. Nuff said…. :)
Last Saturday we went out and had breakfast with Herb and Willie. We saw one of our old friends at the restaurant and talked for quite a while. It’s always good to catch up with old friends. Later in the day we went to Herb and Willie’s to play Pegs and Jokers. Willie had all kinds of candy sitting around. Two of my favorites are circus peanuts and spice drops, and she had both of them on the table. I ate candy till I almost got sick. We had a great time, and I did survive.
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We went out to Mark and Shannon’s on Sunday for a very good meal. She made a meal for all the Fathers in her life. Her Dad, Donnie, Mitchel, Mark, and Mark’s step dad, Tex. She grilled pork steaks, made a wonderful potato casserole, corn, beans, and I took a couple of fruit pies. She also cut a watermelon up and made a fancy bowl out of it, then stuffed it with all kinds of fruits. It was great seeing everyone, and we had a great time.
Our Winter reunion is Saturday, so I have been making Judy’s pretzels to take, and I am also making a big fruit platter with Carmel dip. My gang here in Indiana love Judy’s pretzel recipe, so have to make them when we all get together. I also need to make some ahead to take with us to Colorado.
I may not post again for a while, unless we do something that is of interest. I am sure everyone is getting sick of hearing about all of our family gatherings.
Thanks to Rod, I did find a Motel 6 that will let us have Rusty in the room with us, when we stop for the night in Kansas. I had asked him a few months ago about pet-friendly motels, and he got right back to me with the info.
You all stay safe and cool… :)