Saturday, September 8, 2012

Get in, Get out, get on with it

We always say, "Okay, this is going to be a quick trip 'in' (meaning into Fresno). We are just going to do these three things and be home, bada-bing, bada-boom!" As you can imagine, this is much easier said than done, but we still go for it! We had to go into Fresno to get rid of this damn Thermo-electric cooler that is sucking all of our power and we have decided we will be going with a nice Navy Blue 5-day cooler least we know what we're getting!

[caption id="attachment_849" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Out with the old...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_850" align="aligncenter" width="225"] with Big Blue[/caption]

After our very short (thank goodness) trip to Wal-mart, we headed off to Home Depot where J' got some parts to hinge up the solar and I downloaded pics to snapfish...gotta love their free wifi! Good thing I stayed and did this too, first it was 94 degrees outside and didn't want the bug staying in the van by her lonesome (I can always turn the van on) and J' was in Home Depot for an hour and if I have to stay in that store that long you might just find me at the end of one of their I stay in the van and get stuff done!

[caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Helloooooo free wi-fi![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_852" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Such a daddy's girl...patiently waiting[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I had to get some pic. action, too[/caption]

After our "quick stop" at T.H.D., we drove on over to Winco to stock up on a few more items since some of our meat went bad. Last time we were here, we just wanted to get in and out, this time we took the time and walked all the way to the back for their meat selection and let me tell you, it's like a meat warehouse back there. Their meat section is humungoid, they have all fresh meats on one wall and in the middle area of this section and then all bagged meats on the other side of this section. If you are a meat lover, you would never want to leave this place. J' and I talked about moving in, but we didn't want to deal with the all of the people in our 'house'! haha

[caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Only half of the meat section![/caption]

We got meat, sodas, some veggies, and even some lunch; a nice rotisserie chicken that only cost $3.98 and this baby was big! Scrumptious in our bellies! Oh and some ice, only .98 cents for a 10 lb. bag, can't beat that. We were smart this time and re-bagged all of our meat there in the parking lot so we didn't have to go through the same mess with that again and then we were on our way home. You might think that this was a quick trip, in and out...but it was about 3:00 already. How does that happen? On our way back up, we had to pull over and fix some things in the back and pulled over to a field, I asked J' to pull up a little more than he wanted so I could talk to the cows... I LOVE Cows! I talked to them and they just looked at me like, Yeah man, totally and then loud mouth (Savannah) had to come to the rescue and scare them away, they were like, "F* this man we're outtie!" Thanks butt-head!

[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Holy Cow[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gettin' dissed by the moo's[/caption]

 Then...we drove. Don't know if I've ever showed you what we get to look at when we go up and down the mountain but I think it's pretty... so here are some photos of what you've been missing. It's pretty much all dead, but I think you can find beauty in anything, so here ya go...

[caption id="attachment_859" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Going into Fresno[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_857" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Heading back up the mountain[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_858" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Going up[/caption]

When we got back up the mountain we had to stop (again) at the hardware store due to a miscommunication about a package of ours. After many phone calls for many hours and many people having no idea what I was talking about, we found our package and picked it up at the first place we went to this morning...the hardware store! There was our package all taped up and ready to be opened!

[caption id="attachment_860" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Like Christmas, except we already know what it is![/caption]

My dad & Syd sent us our comforter, that we thought we weren't going to need out here, but it's getting a little chilly so it's nice to have it back...and she even washed it for us, thanks 'rents!

[caption id="attachment_861" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Some good snugglin' is about to happen![/caption]

It does need some fixin' though and I so wish I had brought my machine, my fabric, my thread, etc... but we just don't have the room...booooo. I think we might go to the thrift store next time we go into town and get some fabric or old sheets or something so I can fix it and maybe even make Nana a toy or something...feeling domestic these days! The rest of the night, since we got back pretty close to dark, was spent lounging around. J' looked at all of his goodies he got at Home Depot and I was able to put the bed down with the door open (my fave) and snuggle with the bug while watching the boob tube.

[caption id="attachment_862" align="aligncenter" width="225"] 2 bugs in a rug![/caption]

Pretty good day, we accomplished a lot in a pretty short amount of time and things are good. We have (good) cold food and drinks, got some parts for hinging up the solar and got to get out of camp for a bit. Awesome Blossom.

Have a restful night and we'll catch ya on the flip side yo




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