Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lost my Ka-thunker

Anyone who has known me for awhile knows I have been a kathunker.  I was a planner. A serious planner. I would have the seat assignments on an overseas flight 6 months in advance.  I would find the plane configuration (seat) we were flying (there’s a web site out there that has the info) and figure out where I wanted to be.  I knew the day (and time) I could select the seats.  I started calling 5 minutes before the phone center opened.  I have to admit it was a challenge with Asiana Airlines. She didn’t speak good English and I didn’t speak Korean.  However, I got the seats I wanted.

Now, I have lost my ka-thunker.  It started disappearing at times about 1-1/2 years ago (when I quit my job)…but now it’s totally gone.  My family is having a hard time accepting the loss.  They have always counted on me to ka-thunk.  They don’t know how to react when I tell them “I don’t know where we will be or when”.  My ducks which were totally in a row are now all scattered.  Hell, they’re gone.  Flew the coop.  I’m trying to reassure the family (and friends) that I’m OK.  Not to worry…Tim’s driving…not me…he’s never been a ka-thunker. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Warm, dry and sneezing!

Yea! We're just about dried out from our 3 week venture in the south. (I10 from Daphne, AL all the way west to AZ hoping Tim would take the right exit through El Paso...didn't want to go to Juarez, Mexico.) Haven't been in AZ for 6 months and did that sign look good...real good. Of course, I started sneezing about 5 miles into AZ. Allergies. But, I can handle sneezing. Plus, the snakes here at least give you a warning with their rattle. Cotton Mouths, copperheads and water moccasins are sneaky. They don't give you any warning. And, there are no alligators in AZ that I know of. Zoos don't count.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Catching Up

Lucy's had her fill of humidity. She can't do a thing with her hair. We spent 9 days in Daphne, AL visiting with my brother and sister-in-law. Daphne is across from Mobile. As we were driving across the Bay Bridge I looked at Lucy and said "Lucy, we're not in Kansas anymore". Elevation was 37 feet. We parked in the driveway at the bro's house - worked out great.

I ate a lot of fish - especially catfish as the picture shows. Also, bought a ton of shrimp and loaded up my freezer. This is US shrimp. Not the farmed stuff from Thailand or wherever. I don't trust their farming methods. I paid 7.99/lb for super jumbo shrimp. I'm trying to figure out how my brother can ship it to me.

Spent a day with my nephew-in-law on his boat trolling the bay and took several pictures of alligators. As one might expect, they're everywhere.

We left Daphne and headed to San Antonio for a RVing Women Rally. We had rain almost all the way.

Spent the last week in San Antonio and I've had my fill of hot and humid. The park where we stayed for the rally had signs posted everywhere to watch out for water moccasins, cottonmouths, scorpians and fire ants. The temperature the first couple of days was 95 and 292% humidity. The nearest restroom had signs posted on the door of a snake and to "Beware and watch out".

We are now in Las Cruces, NM and will be in Benson, AZ tomorrow. First time back in AZ in almost 6 months. Hot and dry sounds wonderful.

It was really hard saying goodbye to my brother. He'll have to come west and bring shrimp with him. I'm just now starting to dry out!
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