Well, it looks like our tire DID pick up a nail somewhere, and it took the servicemen quite a while to find it. In fact, they didn't think that's what the problem was until they took the tire off the rim and did a test in water. Sure enough, there it was--a long, skinny, headless nail that was so deep into the tire that the rubber was almost hiding it. They were able to put a patch on it, but I was told that it was very close to the rim and might possibly not hold too long. They did assure me, though, that it was OK to ride on it until the alert light came on indicating there was a slow leak. If that happens, of course, that would mean having to purchase a new tire. We just want to make sure that the tire is safe for driving when we leave for Denver at the end of the month. That should give us enough time to assure ourselves of the safety of the tire.
We had a little bit of rain today, right as Sid was picking okra in the garden. He stopped, of course, but he's about to go out again and try to finish this picking since the rain stopped for now. I think I'll have another really nice batch to cook tomorrow. While at the Manor yesterday, one of the nurses heard me talking about the okra with Dad--she LOVES okra, and I'll try to have a batch there for her next time I take a trip to the Manor. I told her I'd TRY, but I couldn't promise; she was happy just to hear that.
Randi and I had lunch at Shoney's today after our visit to the dealership. She had a hamburger steak, creamed potatoes/gravy, baked macaroni, and a salad. I got just a salad along with a few pieces of fruit. By the time we got there, both of us were pretty hungry. Tonight, Sid and Randi ate the remaining gumbo from Jess, and I ate one of our rib eyes with some of our "oven" potatoes. Everything was good; in fact, I think "oven" potatoes are even better after a couple of day, so that worked out just fine.
Sandie and I have been communicating, getting ready for our visit next week. Her food choices have been forwarded to me, although she insists that we NOT make special preparations. I know how particular she is, though, and that has been since she was a toddler--has NEVER eaten bread, for example--so we want to make sure she can eat whatever she LIKES to eat. Really looking forward to having her here. Also, I received a call from my cardiologist's office because I have to make an appointment. I think I'll be able to work it out so I can bring Sandie back home and can keep Todd from having to make that long trip here again. Things always seem to work out for the best, don't you think?
Got an e-mail from Josh today, giving us an up-date on the new house. It now has cabinets, carpeting, and whatever other flooring they needed. Things are moving right along--can't wait to see that all done!
That's it for this evening! Hope you had a great day and that the rest of the week is just what you hope for.
"The supreme value and the highest good is not life as such, but spiritual life rising up to God--not the quantity, but the quality of life."