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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

busy couple of days.

Good morning.
The weather has been pretty nice the last few days so we've been getting in some good walks.
On Sunday, a neighbor invited us to join them for a Champagne brunch. We ended up going to a local casino, The Cannery. Craig and I hadn't been to this one yet, even though it is the second closest casino after our own Aliante.
We had a coupon in our book for buy one get one, so the brunch cost us each $5. They had a pretty good spread and all the Champagne you could drink. We were there for a couple of hours and I must have drank 3-4 glasses. I don't think they had near the selection of the Texas Station casino, but that might be due to it being brunch and the cost of the Champagne.  But we certainly got our money's worth! We tend to overeat at buffets. I want to try a little bit of everything, and so I end up eating way to much!
Anyway, needless to say, we didn't eat any dinner.   :-)
Monday was a very busy day starting with coffee and heading out the door. Craig had to go to the west side of the valley for an x-ray on his hand. He'll need that when he sees the Orthopedic surgeon. But on the way to that office, we stopped at his doctor's office. When he went to pick up his prescription on Sat, They wanted to charge him $118.00! He asked why it was so much as the previous one only cost $8.00 Well, the doctor had written the script for tablets instead of capsules, even though Craig took his meds with him to show the doctor what he was taking. So, he called, and being the weekend, he'd have to wait until Monday. So he got that straightened out. Then we stopped at the x-ray place, He got in and out pretty quick. They even gave him a CD with the images on it to take to the surgeon. Now he has to wait for the surgeons office to call and schedule an appointment.
After that, we headed over to the Texas Station casino which was nearby. Craig had gotten a mailing giving him $10 in free slot play, so he thought we'd stop there and use it. Well, come to find out the mailing was a bit deceiving. You had to get 100 points first to get the free play. Well, to get 100 points could easily take $10 worth of gambling especially if you don't get lucky on the machines. So Craig said it wasn't worth it and we left.
Then, at 1:00 we had an appointment to get an estimate for his car at Caliber Collision. Wow! it was an enormous place! They must have spaces for over 50 cars to work on at a time! The estimate came in at just over $1000.00. And he doesn't think they'll have to get a new door. Craig's a little skeptical about that, but I said this is a big operation and I'm sure he's probably done 100's if not thousands of estimates. I'm sure he probably knows what he's talking about. So we made an appointment to have the work done. The earliest we could get it in is Monday Feb 6th. Like I said, it is a busy place!
So after we got back home, Craig got a pork roast in the oven and we went for a nice long walk.
The storms rolling across the country have given friends in Oregon more snow than they've had in decades. And the Rockies currently have 167% of the snow they should have for this time of year and several more storms are expected this week. Looking good for drought conditions and water levels. Hope it keeps up!   :-)
And with that, that's it for now.

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