It’s been a sad, worrisome week. On Wednesday, Jim returned from Florida. Damn, that was a lot of driving. I think it was approximately 10 hours each way. When he left, Morgan’s condition hadn’t improved. In fact, it had gotten worse. Update: I’m happy to report that as of today, he’s improving a little each day. Great news indeed!
I’ve done all the shopping I needed to for Thanksgiving. A 20 pound turkey. The guest list isn’t 100% just yet but so far Jim’s Dad and his girlfriend, Jim’s Grandmother, and possibly Jim’s brother, wife and nephew depending on his brother’s work flow. Either 5 or 8. We’re prepared either way.
Jim and I were at Home Depot the other day. Jim spotted:
There’s no supermarket in this plaza so it amused us. There’s a story here somewhere. Can you imagine all the strange stuff store shopping cart guys see?
Another strange thing we spotted at a local BBQ restaurant was this mushroom. I haven’t seen one like this so it had my attention:
The BBQ restaurant we went to was called Old Hickory House. Ready for a review? Strangely the building has no windows. Jim asked the server who has worked there 14 years. According to her, this restaurant has been here since 1970-something. Previously it was Moose Lodge and before that a peep show place. Maybe a gentleman’s club? That would explain the lack of windows. The server was awesome, friendly, humorous and down-to-earth. An asset to owner. We had BBQ pork sandwiches. They were huge and jam packed with pork. Unfortunately the Texas toast we ordered it on was soggy. Maybe it needed more toasting time? The BBQ flavor wasn’t my preferred tasty. I thought it a little tangy for my liking but Jim enjoyed his. Jim’s hush puppies were cold and had to be sent back. Oddly, my French fries varied. Some were room temperature and some were scalding hot. The baked beans were meaty and flavorful.
Images off the internet:
In other unimportant news, we’ve had some chilly weather. With a low of about 27, we’ve had some frost.
Above/Below: 2 corners of the yard.
Jim has been decorating. Today he arranged and hung a collage in the dining room. He was smart about his process.