Monday, October 22, 2012 Brings Smiles

You talk about living in the twenty-first century?  In order to do that, we need to have the right toys.  A computer is a must; it can be a desk model, a laptop, or an I-Pad, but you gotta have a computer.  Now a days your phone can be a computer as well.  Dang, phones are replacing everything.  You can watch TV, you can answer e-mail, you can surf the internet, you can take pictures, and you can turn on things around the house while you’re anywhere in the world.  You can text, you can tweet, you can twist, twitch, and turn over with your “smart” phone.  No matter what, you need to have at least one of these devices in order to survive in the twenty-first century.

Now, I said all that just to say this; my baby got a brand spanking new Toshiba 15” screen 8 gig laptop computer for seventy-eight bucks.  Well, it ain’t  ‘xactly brand new in that it’s my old Toshiba that the hard drive crashed in back in July of twenty-eleven.  We just went to our favorite retailer,, and ordered a new hard drive.  When it showed up on our door step with a smiling delivery gal, we were all over it like white on rice (the hard drive that is, not the delivery gal).  With a little help from our friends, we managed to load the original software which rendered the computer practically brand spanking new.  Now my baby sits in her recliner with a great big smile on her face looking kinda like the Cheshire Katt.  You see, her Dell computer, that we purchased back in the fall of ought six, is slowly giving up the ghost.  It’s always nice to have a replacement before your old computer goes belly up.  Yes, does bring smiles.

Randy and Terry are on their way to Rainbow Plantation and will arrive this afternoon.  We have a travel day meal planned for them; they’ll need it after three days on the road.  But, even as great as the meal will be (Judy’s world famous lasagna with a salad and “dipping” bread), the “spending time with family” will even be greater.  We always pick up right where we left off; it’s as if we just saw each other yesterday, but it has been a long time since we last dined together – waaaay toooo loooong.  Two of the best parts of living this lifestyle are the freedom you have and the friends you make along the journey.

Speaking of the journey, we need to get a life.  We’ve been here for three weeks and other than a trip to the Original Oyster House, Summerdale library, and Walmart we haven’t gotten out much.  Oh yes, there was the trip to Pensacola to JoAnn Fabrics, Joe Patti’s, and Walmart, however, we’ve not even been to Big Daddy’s or Panini Pete’s or even to the beach since we’ve returned back home.  Just chores, chores, and more chores.  We are slowly making progress and getting on top of things.  Hopefully we’ll “get out” a little more often in the near future.  Then we’ll have something with pictures to share with you.  Until then . . . .

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:18)


  1. You can plan on a date with us at Big Daddy's this week!!

  2. Those of us working at for a few months are glad to know we bring smiles! It continues to amaze me the variety of things sells and ships.