Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rent A Tire

Seen a store this week called Rent a Tire, maybe it is just me, but think this is about the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard of. But then maybe not. Our park had a yard sale this morning and there were some interesting items for sale. When the permanent homes sell in the park, they usually come with everything in them, which a lot of probably has been there since the first purchaser, so there are some oldies and everything was selling. Chuck was having a great time, he got rid of a few things, but for him it is all in the sale. He loved his sales job, maybe that is why he was so good at it.

We made our run to San Antonio again this week, had the truck detailed the day before we went, and we just happened to have a slight rain for a few miles, so back to square one. It sure got cold on us, temps dropped about 25 degrees in 10 miles. It had been so nice, didn’t think to check the weather for up there, so I didn’t even have a jacket with me. Spent the night on the base again, and back here the next day. We are hoping the next trip will be when we are leaving Texas, spend a few days there making sure that his hearing aids are doing good, and we will be off to……some where. Missed our parks craft sale, they have one once a month, and a big quilt show the next day. Seen pictures and there were some fabulous quilts. Bev and I played bridge in the Olympics, but did not bring home a medal…..darn.

Finally getting our doctors, dentists & tests out of the way. Chuck goes in the hospital Tuesday to see if he needs to have any stents put in. If he does they will do it right away and he will spend the night other wise he gets to come home the same day. Slowly but surely checking all the boxes.

RETIRE to WHERE?

You can retire to Phoenix , Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
OR
You can retire to Southern California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud and Drought.
OR
You can retire to New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (Ed. Note-if you have a car).
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.
OR
You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup and Tabasco .
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter and construction.

6. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.

7. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
8. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
9. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
10. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

OR
You can retire to the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder."
It's important to know the difference, too.
OR
You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home, so he stops at the day care center to pick up his daughter, Granola.
3. A pass does not involve football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
OR
FINALLY You can retire to Florida where...
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people or Q-tips.

That could be the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, too!

Now I'm off to rent a tire. Yes Sirree, Life is Good.

kite 001

4 comments:

John and Sandy said...

Good Luck on Chuck's hospital visit, hopefully it will be quick and painless:) Loved your "Retire to Where?"....all so sure. Hugs!!!

Hembree said...

Come see me!!!

Gypsy's Tales said...

2Bits is missing Gypsy - Nobody to chase? or doesn't like those retirements ideas either!! The picture is great!! Will be thinking of you Chuck and waiting to hear the outcome of your hospital visit - dang this getting older takes strength and perseverance!
Hugs, Barb & Bob

Leno said...

Good luck to Chuck with his visit. Will be thinking of you both..