Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Still here....

These are quiet times so in being quiet I'm just going with the flow.  I looked at my last post and I was whining about the dust.  Well, I'm not the only one!  The Las Vegas Review Journal is as well.  Their weather system is sometimes different from ours but this time it's pretty similiar.  This was taken this morning about 06:00 when we were setting out on our walk.
Pretty, yes, but the air quality does leave something to be desired. 

We were in Las Vegas yesterday.  It's amazing the things you can decide you need.  We went into a store looking for a new cheese grater.  Well, $85 later we got out of the store.  We needed all that stuff I guess.  One thing that I think is pretty cool is an outlet that will recharge phones, tablets, etc.  My wife especially is a great one for reading in bed and her electronics are always running out of juice so she has to get up and wander around to get them charged.  Now she can just hook up one device and go play on the other for a while.  I know lamps are coming out with such things but we like our bedside lamps.  Why replace something you like?

We had lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill.  I don't know if they have some new competition in town or if all the bad publicity about E. coli, etc. is scaring people away but business at that particular restaurant was really slow.  In the past we've eaten there and have had trouble finding a place to sit.  Not this time.  This time there were only two or three other tables with diners.  I certainly hope they can fix whatever ails them because we really do like the food. 

My wife found a ham on sale last week.  I'm sure you know the old line defining eternity as the length of time it takes two people to eat a ham.  Well, it's coming close:  ham and eggs; ham sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, ham stuffed peppers, ham and bean soup, ham ham ham.  I'm not really complaining because we both really like ham but it is certainly something to remember!  Just to break things up I bbq'd a chicken the other night.  Throw some asparagus and a couple ears of corn on the barbie as well and you have a lovely meal with minimal clean up.  Hmmm, I must be hungry!

Speaking of my wife, she went to the optomotrist recently complaining her glasses were no longer right.  $550 later and in a couple weeks, she'll have new glasses.  She likes the progressive lens style and needs something to reduce glare and something to reduce scratching and.... Well, you get the idea.  By the time all the bits and pieces are added in, it's getting pretty close to expensive.

As you can see if you've made it this far, it's quiet around here.  I'll shut up now.  Thanks for stopping by.