Sunday, June 4, 2017

At Charlie's This Week

It has been a short week at Charlie’s, since Monday was Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Gilberto came by early to close our front door, so he could wash our motorhome. He used their pressure washer and it took a long time to get all the bugs and debris off the front. It looked a lot better when he was through. Mandy came by to review the list of repair items she sent to our insurance carrier. They wanted some model numbers and a better description for a few items and we helped her find the information she wanted.

Click on photos to enlarge them. The first two are of a 1948 Chevrolet Master Deluxe brought into Charlie's for maintenance.

The paint has sparkles

Great condition
A while later, we heard footsteps on the roof, followed by some drilling. Gilberto was installing covers over our vent fans, so from now on, we do not have to rush home to close our vents when it rains. Kathi wanted those vent covers installed several years ago and we finally got it done.

After that, we drove a few miles south to Layton to find the location for Quest Labs, so we could return first thing Wednesday morning for our semi-annual blood tests. We made a stop at Kent’s Market to pick up a few grocery items, before returning home. Kathi read, while I worked Sudoku puzzles. I am glad Kathi is enjoying reading again.

Wednesday morning, we went to Quest Labs and carried water to drink on the way. We used to fast before blood draws, but finally found out if we did not drink a lot of water ahead of time we failed our kidney tests. Now we fill ourselves with water to get passing grades. There were two people ahead of us at Quest and another lady came in and seemed to be in a hurry, so we let her proceed before we took our turns.

Still some snow on the mountains
The A/C did not work well on the Jeep and we already had two other items that needed attention, so we took the Jeep key to the office and turned in a maintenance request. We found out one of the mechanics was off for an operation and we assured them we were patient, just keep us on the list for repair work at their convenience.

Thursday, we were home all day watching traffic go by. Kathi was reading. A few RV’s moved around the lot as Gilberto and Justin made repairs to them. It is nice to see business in action. Friday, we spent a good portion of the day watching a pickup truck and trailer bringing in fill dirt to put on the back side of the Charlie’s storage lot next door. There is a steep drop off at that spot and the fill dirt will keep cars away from the edge.

Highly recommended steakhouse
Saturday was a fun day for us. We had lunch with Justin, Mandy and Austin at Ruby River. Mandy had a salad, Kathi had salmon with a sweet potato, Austin had a steak kabob with French fries and a root beer and Justin and I had steak baked potatoes and salad. Lunch was delicious and the conversation was light and fun. To top it off, Mandy made brownies and put candles on top so they could sing happy birthday to me, then we had brownies for desert. It was such a fun meal and I will never forget. It is great to spend time with our friends.


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