Saturday, December 20, 2008

Watching concrete dry is boring!

That's what we're doing. . . watching the concrete dry and keeping it wet down. Ugh. We plan on moving Phaeton Place over on the new pad some time after Christmas. We do need to make a move over a couple feet now. We had moved over to allow the workers more space and the space between the shed and the motorhome is too narrow for the guys to use. Mom and I don't have any trouble. Hah.

News Flash: One thing longer than watching concrete dry is watching the Indianapolis Hoosier Dome implode! Set for 9 a.m. EST today, we watched for 35 minutes before it went. A train passing through town had to clear before they could do the deed. But it is now history. I'm sure you can watch the video again on the Indy Star website.

The last two days Terry and I finished our Christmas shopping. I went out alone on Thursday for about 4 hours. I only had Terry left to buy for, and I knew what I wanted. I went out early and traffic was tolerable. Then yesterday I drove him around for about 2 hours to finish up for me. He is not feeling well, having contracted a nasty cold. He thinks he may have gotten it in the doctor's office when he got his tooth pulled. At any rate, he is doctoring for it and will get through it. Today we aren't going to do much except maybe wash the motorhome. It is supposed to be 86, so it may be a good time to do it.

Wednesday for supper we went to the hall for a "street dinner." Each street puts on dinners for which they sell tickets. This is done to raise money for the park in lieu of having larger fees. I think that is a great idea! We had a lasagne dinner which was very good. On the menu was lasagne, tossed salad, fruit cup, breadstick, iced tea or coffee and homemade desserts. Really tasty.

Wednesday night we played Pegs and Jokers. . . a game a lot like Aggravation, but with some different rules. The game boards are designed so you can add extra panels and play as many as you want. That is really convenient because then everyone who shows up gets to play. We had "Robert" teaching us the rules and it went well. We will probably go back again. Then next Monday evening I start my French lessons. We have a large contingent of French-Canadians in the park and they have one member of their group teaching them English. He is starting French lessons for those of us who want to learn. Why not? Need to do something to keep my mind active. I think it will be fun. I have an acquaintance down the street who is French and she has told me we can "talk." Since she wants to refine her English, we will probably have to talk English part of the time, then French. Hah! I would really like to learn Spanish as well, but so far no one is teaching that here.

We are going up to the hall for Christmas dinner. It should be good. Thanksgiving was excellent. The ham and turkey really good, so I'm looking forward to this.

Well, must get going. Need to get something started today.

Till next time. . .



Janice said...

I assume the tooth extraction went OK except for maybe catching a cold. That's good news.

Sounds like your having fun watching the concrete dry - it will be worth it in the end.

Have a Merry Christmas. Hope to see you next year.

Dale said...

The tooth went well. He has a follow up Wednesday. He thinks he will be well enough by then. He's had a rough week, though.

Yeh, I just wish we had our canopy up so we could get some shade.

Merry Christmas!