Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eureka! I Found It. - Tues., Jan. 21

When we last met, you heard our excitement over the Portland Trailblazers beating the San Antonio Spurs. Saturday, I worked all day at the RV park.

Sunday, however, we were invited to Susan and Darren's home to watch football...all afternoon and evening. (Darren is in California for three months building a plane.) When we arrived, Susan had a feast laid out for us, to which we contributed homemade guacamole, chips and a veggie tray. Her homemade chili was so yummy. She also made a bacon, pull-apart bread which was sinfully delicious.

Right after we arrived and loaded our plates with food, the first game started between the Broncos and New England Patriots. Susan and Bob were rooting for the Broncos, so they were happy with the outcome of the game, even though the playing of it left something to be desired.

Me, I'm not a football fan, so Susan showed me her extensive library, asked me what kind of books I like. When, I said, "Thrillers," she pointed me to that section of her library. Yes, she's organized!

Vince Flynn's "Kill Shot" caught my eye immediately. Oh, boy, a Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp) novel I hadn't read. With book in hand, I made may way to the family room, snuggled under a proffered lap blanket on the couch's recliner, and started reading. Now we're talking!

Full tummy + snuggly blanket + recliner = nap time! When I woke up Bob told me I didn't snore too loud. LOL. I woke up in time to see the Broncos win.

Time for more food.

Next up, Seahawks versus the 49ers. All of us wanted the Seahawks to win. This game was more brutal than the previous game. Bob says the two teams HATE each other. I could tell from the opening play that this game was going to be way more exciting than the Broncos/Patriots game.

Still, "Kill Shot" had its claws in me and I read 92 pages even though I looked up frequently to see what was happening in the game. Even "Miss I'm-Not-Interested-Football" thinks the last play at the 49ers touchdown zone rocked. Richard Sherman tipped what could have been the winning touchdown pass away from its intended recipient, Michael Crabtree, 49ers receiver. Sherman's tip flew up in the air and was caught by Hawks linebacker, Malcolm Smith, thereby averting a 49ers touchdown that would likely have changed the outcome of the game. I did watch that happen. Well played, Seahawks!

We headed for home at 9:00 p.m. Seven hours of football (and napping and reading). Wow.

Monday, I worked for Snelling at an insurance office, today I worked as receptionist at a doctor's office, and tomorrow I will be back at the insurance office. Then it's back to the RV park office for Thursday through Saturday.  While working on Thursday, my Escape pod will be going into the Ford dealership to have the overhead map light replaced, and they will test my Escape to see why it's idling so high.

Work at the doctor's office is usually 2-4 hours. After I got home today, I cleaned the 5th wheel.

By now, you may be wondering what I found. Remember that hearing aid I lost a couple of weeks ago? There were a couple of places we hadn't searched yet. One of those places was under the dresser drawers in our bedroom. Today, I took out two bottom drawers, got a flashlight and stuck my head under there. I found three cat toys (balls) and DUT da da da, drum roll please, my lost hearing aid. The hearing aid was pretty dusty so I cleaned it and stuck it in its electronic dryer. It works! Now I don't have to replace it. I will take it in to be professionally cleaned, however.

Life is good in the RV hood.

Travel Bug out.

7 comments:

  1. Yeah, glad you found it. We are not football fans anymore but we'll watch the Superbowl for the commercials.

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    1. It's so interesting that most people DVR and fast-forward through commercials, EXCEPT for SuperBowl when they WANT to watch advertising. I can see why marketers pay big bucks for SuperBowl ads.

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  2. Yeeehawww good for you for finding it! There are only so many places it could be in a fifth wheel... and you knew it would show up soon. Glad you didnt' spend the money to replace it.

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    1. The other place we hadn't checked was our heat ducts in the floor. Sometimes the cats drop their toys down in the vents. But you'd think if they fell in there you'd see them and we didn't see them. I suspect the cats. Hearing aids look like little cat toys. Now, whenever, I put my hearing aids in their electronic dryer, I put them in a corner and put a fan diagonally across in front of it. So far that has worked.

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  3. So glad you found your hearing aide and saved the bucks. Got to wonder how it got under the drawers.

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    1. I think it was the c-a-t playing with it. Only explanation because it was way under there. My guess is kitty cat paw pushed it there.

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  4. Mitch Rapp is a great character.

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