Jul 242021

Yesterday morning Terry and I had to go to LabCorp to get blood draws for upcoming doctor appointments. We finished there about noon, and since we had to fast before the appointment and we had some other things we wanted to do while we were out, we decided to try a small restaurant on U.S. Highway 1 in New Smyrna Beach called Mom’s Home Cooking to see what we had been missing. It turns out we were not missing anything. If my mom had cooked like this place I would have run away from home the first time I got out the door.

Terry’s biscuit seemed to be a couple of days old and was reheated in the microwave, her home fries had also been reheated so many times in the microwave that they were hard to stick a fork into, and her Greek omelet was a paper-thin wrap around a very crunchy filling and not at all tasty. I ordered a flounder and shrimp combo and the fish was about 1/2 inch thick and heavily breaded, as were the shrimp. Both tasted like frozen food. We won’t be going back.

When we were done there we ran by New Smyrna Beach Chrysler Jeep to check on the status of the Ram Laramie pickup I ordered a while back, and because I wanted to see about getting running boards for Terry’s Chrysler Pacifica. We bought the minivan at the Dodge dealer in Daytona Beach and they were supposed to include running boards with it, but then they came up with all kinds of excuses why that couldn’t be done, including saying that they were no longer available. That place lied to us so many times that I didn’t even consider them for the next two new vehicles I bought. Sure enough, running boards for the Pacifica are still available, so I will be ordering them soon because it makes it easier for both of us to get in and out with our bad backs.

While I was there I also got the VIN for my new truck, then when we got home, I went on the Ram website to check the build status. The agent said all parts are on hand and it is about to enter assembly in the next one to seven days. He said then it will take about four to five days to build it, and then shipping, which can take anywhere from one to four weeks. Then he added, “unless there are any unforeseen problems.” So hopefully things are moving along. Several people on a Ram truck group on Facebook said not to believe that and that no 2022s will arrive at dealers’ before the end of October. They may be right because we know that if it’s on the internet it has to be true. Everybody knows they can’t put stuff on there that isn’t true.

It was raining lightly when we left the house, and I suggested to Terry that we take the Pacifica, since it was in the garage and we wouldn’t have to go outside to get in the Explorer. It turned out we were glad we did because by the time we got home the rain was pouring and we would have gotten drenched between the Explorer and the house. Instead, we pulled into the garage and stayed dry.

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Thought For The Day – My friend told me she wouldn’t eat beef tongue because it came out of a cow’s mouth. Then I handed her an egg.

Nick Russell

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  One Response to “Mom’s And A Truck Update”

  1. Sounds kind of like the food my Mom used to cook. Grandma, however, cooked like Miss Terry does. I can still almost taste Grandma’s homemade noodles cooked in beef broth.

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