Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A day of ups and downs

Today was a beautiful sunny day and I actually got to see a little bit only because Mr80grit's car had to have the water pump replaced. It died this morning so I left work to pick him up at the garage so that he could go back to work. On my way there I found out that a good friend of ours had died last night after months of pancreatic cancer. I was a relief to know that he has gone home but I will miss him dearly until I see him again. He was in his 80's and had been married a very long time to his beautiful wife. Every Sunday he wore a suit with a Flag pin. He was quick with a smile and a big hug.

This evening we were at one of the local grocery stores and ran into another older couple from church who were also good friends with Mr L. It was just what I needed. They always keep us on our toes. They are very fun and energetic! We had a ton of fun there at the store before we parted.

Then back to the restaurant that we have been eating at everyday but Sunday since last Friday. For more see here. We have sat in the 'bar' area at this restaurant each night and so the bartender has been our server. We have gotten to know him well and that has made the night very enjoyable. It is Mr80grit and I's unwritten rule that we try to make sure that our server no matter where we are has as much fun as we do. We usually don't go back anywhere that the servers are grumpy.

Work has been crummy recently and it makes me look forward to my new job even more. But things at old work should be calming down in two areas by the end of this week. So I am really looking forward to the weekend. Oh yeah- it is suppose to snow this weekend. Like always hoping for six feet (probably not the best thing to say today) oh feet?


  1. i'm glad my car provided a $186 scenic escape ... yes i agree lively elderly people are so much fun....

    and let it snow!!!

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend. This is a very bad weekend for snow (we're moving).