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Saturday, March 17, 2012

mostly healthy

Friday we hung around the 5th wheel most of the morning. Rudee and our daughter Amanada decided to do a little shopping and left around noon to hit the stores.
I had an appointment with our family doctor late in the afternoon in Lebanon so I was able to spend most of the day watching TV and doing laundry.
Amanda dropped Rudee off at the doctors office and I met her there for my appointment. The test results on the blood drawn on Wednesday were back and it was good news, no issues found and my cholesterol was 147! Not too bad.
The doctor gave me the usual diagnoses, lose 20 pounds, exercise more blah, blah, blah.
We made some plans to meet with friends Steve and Trish in Frankfort for supper. They have both been having difficult times at work and are looking forward to summer so they can do some motorcycle riding and camping. We had a nice dinner at Applebee's and then went to there house to meet their new puppy dog Roxy, a tea cup Yorky.
Hopefully our errands are done for awhile and we can do some "stuff". Today (Saturday) we drove to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and attended the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show. I had a handgun that I used to carry as a back up when working at the Sheriff's Department that had not seen the light of day for quite awhile. I wanted to do a little horse trading for something a little more suitable for taking care of the rattle snakes that like to hang around the oil fields in Texas.
Gun shows are not really Rudee's "thing" but she agreed to go to keep me company. I think it was more to keep and eye on me but who knows :-).
The show was crowded but I was able to make a deal on my handgun after some negotiations. That particular dealer didn't have anything I wanted to trade for so it was a cash only deal.
We walked around the show several times and I made a couple of offers on some shotguns but most of the vendors were just "sellers" and not "dealers". After a couple of hours I was about to give up when I found a really nice, slightly used, 20 gauge Remington 870. The price they had on it was on the high side so we dickered a little and I ended up buying it for a very fair price.
The fairgrounds is huge with several large buildings. There was also a flower show going on that Rudee thought would be nice to see so we paid our admission and headed in. The truck was parked on the other side of the property so I just lugged the shotgun along with me. I felt a little funny walking through a flower show "armed to the teeth" and got a few strange looks but I think most of the people knew about the gun show going on next door :-).
We have plans to meet our son Matthew and his fiance' Mandie in Lafayette for lunch. We have been lucky and the storms predicted have all missed us so maybe we'll ride the motorcycle. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new shotgun!! I'd love to see pics of that new Remington. I'm in the market for a shotgun as well.