JSS-- Just Some Stuff
1. LAPTOP AND GAZEBO-- Right now, at 8:12 AM, I am sitting out in the gazebo (Lazy Lizard Lounge) just-a-typing away with both my little fingers and enjoying another great morning here in the Midwest. Drinking my coffee and listening to Billy Smith, the old BSer on the Surf, 94.9 FM out of North Myrtle Beach. All this new technology isn't ALL bad. I can get my daily dose of Beach Music and not leave the house.
I was out here yesterday as well, only listening to WNCT-AM out of Greenville, NC, playing "Beach, Boogie, and Blues."
Enjoying the views of the flower gardens along the east side of the house, the east pine island, and gazebo garden. Several people out walking. Don't they have jobs?
Thinking about working on the hosta garden by the gazebo and going boating later. Definitely tough to be retired, but like the man says, "Somebody's gotta do it."
2. BOATING RECORD-- And, speaking of boats, I'm sure we must have some sort of a record as yesterday, we went out boating for the 9th straight day. We also went to our 14th different bar here on the Chain, Baja Benny's on Fox Lake. This was a main one for all the years it was Costello's Pub and Grub.
We also went back to the Aquarium on Nippersink Lake for the third time. This might be our main stop this summer. Enjoyed the 75 cent 12 ounce drafts and the best-ever BLT with fries for just $4.
3. DEATH OF A FRIEND-- Sad to find out when we got home that a good friend, Barb, had passed away. She and her first husband Don were great friends and neighbors when we moved to Round Lake Beach. We had a very close-knit neighborhood with the Krantzs, LaBoys, Jacobys, Bergstroms and later John and Mabel.
She later remarried after their divorce and continued to live in the same house while all of the rest of us moved to new places.
Our first house in RLB cost $33,000, today, about the cost of an upper-end car.
Definitely Sorry to Hear of Her Passing. --RoadDog
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