We slept last night in our usual night camp, and I woke this morning at 5:20 to the sounds of a car door closing, immediately followed by a spray of hard rain on the window by my head. I peeked out and one of the restaurant workers was heading to work at the restaurant nearby that opens early for breakfast every day. Katie didn't want to move, so I climbed down, left her up there in the bunk, threw on clothes and drove to the beach. I got here around 5:50. I wasn't worried about getting one of the parking spots I like, because it was rainy, very windy, and really grey out. Kind of a neat day to be at the beach, though, nice and snug in The Palms. We parked and I took Katie out for a walk, came back and made coffee, and settled down on the day bed with pillows and a blanket and my Kindle. It was really nice, I could see the crashing waves through one window and rain clouds moving overhead out both of the large windows.
I read for a while, really enjoying my Jack Reacher novel, and it started seeming kind of familiar to me. I kept reading and the deeper I got into the book, the more familiar it felt. I finally realized that I've read it before. I looked up the novels, and Persuader is the 7th of 16 Jack Reacher novels, and was written in 2003. I had downloaded it a while ago when it was offered free. I couldn't remember if I had read that one, and obviously I had, a long time ago. So I deleted it, and will start on a new book tonight. I was really disappointed, because that series is really good.
My son and two grandsons stopped by to visit me here at the beach after church this morning. Tom also had with him one of his lifelong friends from our old neighborhood in San Jose. He and Todd went to grammar school and junior high together, and some high school. They have been friends forever, and Todd was here visiting friends, one of whom was Tom. It was so nice to see him. His mom and I were best friends when I lived in San Jose, and it was nice hearing about what she's doing, too.
They had plans to go to lunch after church and invited me along. I left Katie in The Palms. It's the first time she's been in The Palms by herself, and she did fine.
Tom took my car keys and the key card for the storage lot and said he'll drive it to work on Tuesday. I'll drive down in The Palms. Then Tom will leave me my car and take The Palms to his auto body shop and get the cargo door put on, make the necessary repairs, and apply the new decals. It will be all set, as good as new. I'll get the key card back from him and mail it to the owner of the storage lot, and I'll be done there.
When I stopped by the condo on Friday, I had two packages by the front door, and one of them contained my new pots. They are really heavy! Very nice looking and well made. I washed them, dried them and put them back in the largest pot and put the bungee cord around them all, and it was just as easy as the ad promised. I haven't used them yet, but I'm sure I'll get years of good use from them. I got the 10 piece set, 2 handles and the bungee cord are three, then there are two lids, leaving five pots, a really large one, then a big, medium and small pot, and also a large frying pan.
I already have a medium sized non-stick frying pan with a folding handle that I got for Christmas from my daughter and son-in-law, and I got a small non-stick frying pan free at Albertson's grocery store when they had a promotion.
Kristy and Matt also got me a colander/steamer that has a lid and folds flat for storage. I have them all in the drawer under my stove along with another folding colander, and I still have room to spare.
Katie and I left the beach early today, around 5:00. We went to Costco before they closed to get some flea meds for her. I thought I had some, but I couldn't find the package at the condo last night, and I looked everywhere I could think of here in The Palms, but couldn't find it. I'll treat her this evening and get rid of those fleas.
After going to Costco we came back to the beach. We'll stay here again until 8:30 or so, then go back to our night camp.
I just took some photos of the inside of The Palms to show you what it looks like so far. I'll upload them and post them tomorrow.
From Me and Katie, have a great Sunday evening, everyone! : )