The last few days have been spent running around and spending far too much money but it’s been fun. Robin has had trouble getting into the Titan due to her recent knee surgery. The chassis is a bit taller for her than she’d been used to. I checked with the Nissan dealer and their price for running boards and installation was $620. Way out of my price range. I got them from PepBoys for $320 and Tom helped me install them in about twenty minutes, saving three hundred dollars. Robin is elated with them due to the fact that it’s so much easier for climbing into the truck. I like them just cause they look cool.
The other day we took a ride down to Okeechobee as I had an interview there. We’ll discuss that more later in case something positive comes to fruition. But it was a great day trip. Down I-75 to Route 70 and then across the state to the largest lake in the state. The marina and boat docks excited me and gave me that yearning to wet a line once again in pursuit of the largemouth. We lunched at Lightseys as we had a hankering for fresh fish.
The past few days have see-sawed between visiting the mall, looking for Christmas gifts for family and friends, hanging out at the pool, walking through fruit and vegetable stands, and strolling the local flea market on the weekend. Robin loves looking through all the “stuff” and I enjoy watching the people. Flea markets have to be one of the best hands on sociology classes that one could experience. Even Tom, who has seen eons of these things seem to get a joy out of a Norelco set of barber shears and gave me a trim job on the neck somewhere in the aisles of “L” wing. Temperatures have been in the 80’s lately and gives rise to just enjoying winter retirement. That feeling wanes with me, however, as I still have a desire to do some meaningful work at this time. But tomorrow we’re headed down to Lake Wales and the wetlands of Lake Kissimee to do some airboat touring.