Here is the Owl that I Crocheted for our Son Russ. He's Graduating from Junior College in a couple of weeks, and will be entering the University, as soon as he decides which one he wants to go to!! Probably next Spring.
First off, last night was one of those super horrible nights where you really, really want to go to sleep....but you just can't!! I knew that I would have to get up at 6:45, in order to have time to get my Riding Gear on, to go to Walt's Dental appointment this morning. So even though I was still wide awake, I went to bed by 1 am.....but sleep didn't come until sometime between 4-4:30. And did I mention that I had to get up at 6:45??? UGH! It is one thing to stay up because I'm not tired and I like to, but another thing to stay awake because I CAN'T GET TO SLEEP!! I knew that I should have taken a sleeping pill last night! LOL But of course, by the time I realized that I wasn't going to get to sleep by a decent hour, it was Way Too Late to take one!!
Well, as I said above, this morning was Walt's Dental appointment. He has been in pain for some time, and had finally decided that the pain just wasn't going to go away on it's own! And he didn't want to wait until after the 1st of the YEAR, for our Dental Insurance to kick in!!! I told him if he was in pain, then he definitely needed to go in.
Well, the determination was not good....he has 3 options for treatment, and the least expensive one is about $2600, with the most expensive one being about $3600!! But from what the Dentist told Walt, there is no guarantee that the least expensive route will work, as it would require him to keep his own tooth, and the Dentist will not know until he goes in, as to how bad Walt's tooth is....so we will probably go for choice 2 or 3, rather than spend the money to start treatment for the least expensive plan, then determine that he needed to go another route. :(
AND....our Truck needs a new Fuel Pump, or something like that. Which luckily is still under warranty, or else it would have cost us at least $350-$500!! AND....the mechanic will not know until he replaces the new Pump, whether or not the Fuel Injector, or something like that, is shot too!! If it is shot, then that is another $2500!! And the Fuel Pump won't be in until at least Thursday or Friday (probably Friday), as it will to be shipped from Washington, and they couldn't get it out in today's shipment in time.
So cross your Fingers and Toes that the Fuel Pump is all we need!!! We REALLY need to get moved up to Reno!! They won't hold our spot FOREVER!!! They have already held it 3 weeks for us! We told them about our Truck woes, which will help, but hey....they are in business to make money, and if they don't have an RV in a space, then that space isn't making them money! Eventually they will tell us to take a flying leap!! Hopefully not this week.... :(
BUT!!! Since the Truck is still in the shop, the only transportation we have right now is the Bike. It was 30 Degrees this morning when we left for the Dentist!!! I had on a lightweight jacket under my Riding Jacket, and I had my Riding Pants on over my jeans. Unfortunately my Riding Gear is made for SUMMER!! Not Winter conditions.....like today. They are made to allow the air to flow through them to help keep us cooler in the Summer, while being safer!! So, after being home for a few hours warming up, not to mention that I needed a short nap! We took off on the Bike, to make the short ride into Carson City to go grocery shopping. We were completely out of milk, and Walt can't stand to be without milk!
So since we were only going a couple of miles or so, and it had warmed up into the upper 40's, we only wore our Jackets. No Riding Pants, or extra coverage....bad mistake....we found this out as soon as we hit the outskirts of town. We saw one of the worst accidents that we have seen in a long time. Luckily it was on the opposite side of the Highway. Unluckily, it was traffic that we would have to contend with on our way home.
It involved at least 5 vehicles, and two of them large Trucks, one of them a Semi Truck!! It appears that the Semi Truck hit a SUV from behind, forcing it into, and under the back side of the other large Truck!! Apparently they had to use the Jaws of Life, to get them out of the vehicle and Life Flight them to the Hospital!! We are praying that everyone survives....so if you are reading this, please keep good thoughts and prayers their way!
So, since they had apparently just taken the injured to the Hospital, and were still taking photos of the accident scene, getting Witness Statements, and not to mention, moving the vehicles out of the way!! This is a 6 lane Hwy, with 3 lanes on each side. They had traffic open in one lane only....barely. And it appeared that the traffic jam was tied up all the way back almost into the main part of the City! So we stopped at the grocery store, and before we did our shopping, we checked out the City Street maps, to see if we could find an alternate route home to bypass the main Hwy.
Because of the fact that we are kind of out in the boonies....there wasn't another street that we could take, that would take us out far enough to be past the accident scene. We spoke to some Firemen at the store, that had been the Firemen on the scene to pull out the accident victims, and transport them to safety. They said that it looked like it would be at least 1-2 hours before the accident scene would be cleared up!
So we rode on into Carson City until we found a Restaurant that Walt had been wanting to try. We were a bit under dressed to say the least, but they graciously took us to a table. The food was excellent I might add. I had the Baby Back Ribs with Jack Daniels Sauce....um mm good!! Walt had a fancy Salad with Alaskan King Crab and loved it. Of course, I only ate about 3-4 bites of my Salad and gave the rest to Walt, then about 1/2 of a slice of fresh Bread, 2 of the tasty Ribs and about 1/2-2/3's of my Mashed Potatoes. Walt will eat all the rest for Breakfast tomorrow!! LOL The Dinner came to $80 with tip, so it was way more than we should have spent, but what the hey! Walt felt it was worth it, and by this time, the accident was cleared, and we rode home with the rain just starting....
So, now that I explained our whole day today!! I will leave you with a photo of the latest Christmas Reindeer that I Crocheted for Walt's ex-wife Carolyn (and my friend). Her Reindeer is the one on the right in the photo, the Reindeer on the left is for my Mother. So Christa, if you are reading this, don't tell Gramma. I plan on giving it to her the next time I come down to visit with you, the kids and Gramma/Papa. But if you like Russ's Owl, let me know!! Till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)