As in the East coast of the U.S… New Jersery specifically… where my mom and dad live. I just got off the phone with them and are both doing great! They finished putting up the storm windows this past weekend and spent the past few days winterizing the yard. Tomorrow it’s back to remodeling the bathroom and finishing up some painting. Not bad for being 87 years old!!! I’m soooo glad that I have their genes! Being alone, my mom wasn’t in the mood for cooking a turkey this year so they went to a diner… Yes, a diner!! I used to love eating in those old diners and apparently their turkey dinner was pretty good.
Back in California, things are returning to normal after the cabin trip. More Santa Ana winds today but so far no fires. Mrs Serious’ company has been begging her to take more vacation time before the end of the year. Nice, Huh?? So she is leaving tomorrow to visit her sister in Phoenix (Yes, driving the Z!) until tuesday. As for me, I have a ‘honey-do’ list in one hand and my party hat in the other… Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions!!
To prepare for her trip across the desert, she took her Nissan in for an oil change yesterday and since we only have one key for it, she decided to buy a spare one. And it only cost $175!!!!!!! WTH??? Apparently there is a computer chip built in to it and if it would have been lost, the cost for a new key AND a new ignition would have run around $750 so I guess it needed to be done. Whatever happened to the good old days when you could have a spare car key made at Sears for $.50? Now I feel 87!!! LOL
I posted some cabin pics in a new photo album. Hope you enjoy them! As for me, I’m off to find a way to ‘accidently’ destroy that honey-do list!!!