We are leaving for Florida today. Stopped by home to have the pickup looked at. The trailer lights weren’t working properly and Joe couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Those dunderheads in Albuquerque that broke into our pickup stole our Owner’s Manual for the Ford. In it was a diagram for the fuses. Those twits continue to haunt us.
This post has multiple issues I wish to share. Some important, others just nonsense.
Myfitnesspal App for smartphones:
Talking with Carissa, who uses this App, I found out a couple things. There is a BAR CODE READER in the App. If you are about to eat something and add it to your daily food diary, and there is a bar code on the product, you can scan it without having to do a search for the food item. The scanner feature is at the top right on the screen.
It looks like this…
This “wholesome” product (NOT) I used as a demonstration. Touch the bar code icon at the top right of the screen and your phone face will open a camera type view. Hold the “square” over the bar code. If the food item is in the program’s list it will pull it up right away. This one was not listed.
There is also a really cool item in this App. When you are cooking, using a recipe, you can use the “Recipe” feature of the App. According to Carissa, you list all the ingredients that will be used to make the dish….you don’t need to include the instructions…and the App will give you the serving size, calories per serving, plus a list of all the nutrient info, i.e. Fats, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, and Sodium content in the serving.
We had to find an Office Depot in McAllen, Texas. In a shopping center parking lot Joe and I saw this strange contraption. The red and blue lights were flashing. I think I saw someone up in the little “house”. I have no idea what kind of crimes are committed in shopping center parking lots in McAllen but there must be a lot of it because I counted seven of these in different shopping centers around the town.
Sure wish there had been one of these hum-dingers in Albuquerque!
Some Assembly Required:
One of the trucks Joe towed was crammed to the gills with engine parts. The cab was so full of stuff I had a difficult time getting the seatbelt tied to the steering wheel to keep the wheels centered in transit.
The passenger seat and foot well was crammed full of engine parts.
The floor between the seats had lots of stuff jammed in there.
The driver’s foot well was utilized, too.
We made three trips to McAllen for trucks and delivered them to Fort Worth. Last week was one long week for the both of us. We traveled over 3,000 miles and nearly wore ourselves out going back and forth. Thankfully it wasn’t screaming hot down in the southern part of Texas where we picked up.
Our last night on the road was a hotel in Denton, Texas. While Joe was checking us in, around midnight, I saw this tree at the portico. There must be some sustained winds that blow around this area. The tree is permanently bent from the wind’s force. That night there was no wind, nor breeze, to speak of which made the tree even more noticeable in its shape. Pretty tree it is.
The Florida adventure will begin in a few hours. I’ll keep you posted on the trip and the events of our Family Reunion. The kids and I have planned a surprise for Joe and I will fill you in on that after it happens. He might decide to catch up on my blog and this secret is about to kill me.
Joe has been beside himself with worry about being able to get the trucks delivered in time, then having the money to make this trip, and he has called it off several times. I don’t think I can stand any more of his hijinks and still keep the secret!
Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Shelly, you and your family, I hope have traveled safely to California for the sad event of Brian’s father’s funeral. Safe travels back home. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.