Heartland Family Reunion

Posted by on May 14, 2014

More rain throughout the night last night but by the time I got up at 7:00 am it had stopped but was still overcast.  The temperature outside was 51 and inside showed 61 so I turned on the fireplace (again) to warm the house up a little.  It’s a bit strange to not have to struggle to hear the TV over the air conditioner the last few days since it hasn’t been running!

We had the last of our cinnamon roll from LuLu’s Bakery & Cafe for breakfast today!  Whew…6 days it took us to polish off that thing!  We’re still working on emptying the freezer so today’s lunch was a bit on the ‘odd’ side…hot dogs (no buns) and a cup of home-made cream of chicken & wild rice soup!

I finally got around to ordering our new glasses with the updated prescriptions we received last week from the eye doctor.  We’ve ordered from Zenni Optical the last couple of time we got glasses and the savings is out of this world.  I ordered 2 pairs of glasses (1 regular & 1 sun) for myself and 1 pair (with sun clips) for Michael for a total of $202.00.  Keep in mind that they are all bifocals with progressive lenses too!  The only downfall is that they’re from China and I would rather put my money back into the US…but when you’re on a limited income you have to look out for yourself sometimes too.

One of our favorite things about this lifestyle is being able to visit with friends and family.

One of our favorite things about this lifestyle is being able to visit with friends and family.

We met Heartland friends, Erika & Tony, at Bakers Ribs for dinner this evening.  They introduced us to this restaurant in November 2012 when we met for the first time.  We have become Bakers Ribs lovers since then…very good BBQ and wonderful fried pies!

As usual we had a wonderful visit with Tony & Erika.  We met at 6:00 pm and ended up closing the place down at 8:00 pm…then we stood in the parking lot for a short while chatting as well.  Unfortunately, we’re not sure when we see them next….although we do know that we’ll see them in Goshen, Indiana in June of 2015…sure hope we don’t have to wait that long for our next visit!

The food was very good (ribs, brisket, sausage & sides of macaroni & cheese, green beans & pinto beans).  They also have a fried pie shop and of course we couldn’t turn down a few pies to take to Mike’s mom’s tomorrow…cherry, pecan, chocolate, vanilla and peach.

We got home shortly before 8:30 pm and went about our ‘move day’ chores as we have a breakfast date and want to have everything done and ready to go before we leave.  Not too much to do as we didn’t really ‘settle in’ here for the 3 days we’ve been here.  Biggest thing was to unhook the water, sewer & satellite which doesn’t take much anyway.


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