Oct 262023

We had to go into town yesterday to get several things done, the first being to stop at Tuscaloosa Tractor to pick up the three-point hitch adjusting arm I had on order. As I said in a blog post the other day, our friend Justin Abrams was able to fix the one I have now, so I don’t really need it at this point. But I had ordered it and it wouldn’t be fair to them to renege on the order. Besides, I may screw this one up again and still need it sooner or later.

I was joking with Brad Bosch, the salesman I bought my tractor and accessories from, and told him it might have been cheaper to get a mistress instead of a tractor. But let’s be honest, as fat as I am and at my age, it’s all I can do to crawl onto a tractor. 😊

From there we had a follow up appointment at Anchored Chiropractic in Northport. Terry and I had gone in last week for a preliminary meet and greet and they took a bunch of X-rays and did other evaluations on us, and we expected to get our first adjustments while we were there yesterday. But the doctor said that after looking at all of the issues we both have with our spines, he did not feel comfortable doing anything because he feared he might make matters worse instead of better. If that’s true I guess I appreciate the honesty, but we still want to get a second opinion. We were treated by Doctor Melony Thomas in Florida for many years and we sure miss her. She had been adjusting us for so long that when we walked in the door she could look at us and know what needed done.

When we left the chiropractor’s we met Travis and Geli at the Red Bowl Asian Bistro and Cancun Mexican restaurant, a two-in-one restaurant that features both Chinese and Mexican food. This was our second time going there and the first time for the kids, and the food and service were excellent. It was nice to have time to just sit and visit with our son and his wife without having some project going on. We need to do more of that.

After an excellent meal and some good conversation, we parted company and Terry and I stopped to run the truck through a car wash on the way home. It certainly needed it!

We have a few more days of good weather, and then next week just about the time Terry’s folks arrive from Arizona, temperatures are going to plunge. We are seeing the low 80s most of this week, but on Wednesday of next week, when they are due to arrive, the weatherman says we can expect a high of around 57. What a difference! We’ll be sure to take jackets with us to the airport for them to put on before we leave the terminal.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Today I laughed until my abs started hurting, so I can skip the gym.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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