Hello Darlin’

Posted by on January 17, 2013

Yesterday we met Jay & Stella and a few of their friends for dinner at Alejandro’s.  We had a total of 11 for dinner and unfortunately, the restaurant only had booths so we didn’t get a chance to visit with a few of the people but really enjoyed meeting & chatting with those that we were able to visit with.  Dinner was an all you can eat buffet including BBQ ribs, boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, salad, fish soup, ceviche, rice, chicken & beef fajitas and several other seafood dishes.  Everything was very good (I especially liked the fried shrimp) and for $10.99 it was fairly reasonable.

Alejandro's

Alejandro’s

Jay & Michael preparing to dig in

Jay & Michael preparing to dig in

Today started out as a ‘chore’ day.  I worked on laundry, making our next menu (which includes 6 potlucks!) and balancing the check book while Michael installed the new actuator into the Maxxfan in the bathroom.  Thankfully it was a nice day and getting up on the roof wasn’t an ordeal like it would have been the past several days.  Michael contacted the company late last week and they sent the part out that day and it arrived here on Tuesday evening.  Super customer service!  While he had the fan out he cleaned everything up really good before installing the new part – total time was probably about an hour & a half max.

On the right is the old actuator motor that disitegrated when Michael removed it and on the right is the new one attached to the bracket and spring that go to the lift arm

On the right is the old actuator motor, that disintegrated when Michael removed it, and on the right is the new one attached to the bracket and spring that go to the lift arm

While Michael was inside eating lunch he called, Rudy, the gentleman that Jay recommended to wash the coach.  Rudy and his 2 companions was able to come right over to do the job.  They were here just about 2 hours, washed and waxed both the coach and the truck for $140.  In our opinion…a great deal!  We’re thankful to have all the salt water off both the coach and the truck and not have to worry about it anymore.

Rudy & his crew as they started washing the coach.

Rudy & his crew as they started washing the coach.

While the guys washed the coach Michael and I went next door to visit with our neighbors who were sitting outside.  We’d met Dave the day we arrived as he came out to greet us while we backed in.  He and his wife, Charlene, are traveling with two other couples from Indiana.  Their friends Lloyd & Sandy came out to chat after a short while too.  Not long before it was time to head in their friend Judy, came out to visit too (her husband, Mickey, was inside resting) and when she found out that we were full-timers she was pretty excited.  She has a dream of full-timing but since she and her husband both have health issues, for now it’s just a dream.  This is all of their first time in Mission, as well.  We had a really good time visiting with all of them and look forward to getting to know them all better while we’re here.

After dinner (Crock pot ranch pork chops with parmesan mashed potatoes & corn) we headed over to the clubhouse for tonight’s entertainment, Goldwing Express.  The group is made up of a father and his three sons and they sing bluegrass, old country and a little gospel with some comedy thrown in.  They were absolutely awesome!  We really enjoyed ourselves.  They ended their show by calling up all the veterans (2 of which were WWII vets) and we all sang ‘God Bless America’….perfect way to end the day!

Goldwing Express

Goldwing Express

Youngest son, Shawn, singing 'Hello Darlin'.  He sings with a super deep voice.  Here he's pointing at me as I take his picture.

Youngest son, Shawn, singing ‘Hello Darlin’. He sings with a super deep voice. Here he’s pointing at me as I take his picture.

Veteran recognition.  Michael is in the front on the right hand side.

Veteran recognition. Michael is in the front on the right hand side.

 

 

 

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