Monday, November 28, 2016
Getting in the Christmas Spirit...
We made a trip into the Valley today. The wind was blowing like stink, so no fun to play with a boat, scooters, or e-bikes. As we all know: when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
Joan had a specific shopping destination; plus, Tracker Marine let us know that they have our boat and trailer registration paperwork ready. We will now have an official TX registration number... well, as soon as we get one made up, now that we know what the numbers are. While picking up the paperwork at Bass Pro/Tracker Marine, we made the appointment for our break-in service.
We arranged the timing so we can bring the boat in first thing that day, then go out for breakfast and any other running we need (like: picking up the new vinyl registration numbers and boat name). Then, take the boat home that same day. No "leave the boat and we'll call you in a couple weeks when it's done"... that doesn't work for us... and, their service department was cooperative in working with us.
You may have noticed "boat name" in the previous paragraph. We have narrowed it down to two choices, both with a music influence: Island Toon (reference to island tunes kinda music), or Cool Change (reference the song by Little River Band, and the fact that this is quite a change for us, boat-wise). We'll make a decision in the next day or so. Right now, those choices are running 48% for one name, 48% for the other, 3% undecided, 1% says they'll move to Canada no matter what choice we make. This is going to be a close race.
Back to that "Christmas Spirit" thing... it was 91º today in the Valley. Oh, sure, we got our shopping taken care of before the hottest part of the day, so it was only 87º. Joan was very organized: shopping for gifts, pick up the boat registration stuff, shopping for stuff for us, late lunch, and home. We talked about going through our Christmas lights to see what we want to put out, but that will have to wait 'till tomorrow morning, when it is cooler... it may cool off to the mid-70s tonight.
For the record, I am NOT dreaming of a white Christmas. Christmas shopping in shorts and a polo shirt works fine for me. :-)
Thanksgiving is behind us - let "the season" begin!