Monday, November 10, 2008

Journal: Monday, 11/10/08

►  Finished working in the shop for the day. (43ºF/6ºC @ midnight)

►  Our weather is rapidly taking a turn for the worse. A gusty south wind is pumping up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. The end result is forecast to be rain for a couple of days. Mostly cloudy and 49ºF/9ºC @ 10:45 AM.

►  I need to start making progress toward a trip into town. (Overcast, moderately gusty south wind and 49ºF/9ºC @ noon)

It was close to three o'clock by the time I finally got away from the house and on my way into town.  I quickly made several of the routine stops after getting into town.  (Bank, feed store for propane, service station for kerosene, etc.)  I then backtracked to the county library where I checked out some books on tape for our upcoming road trip.

The major hang up on this trip to town was buying M&M.  Jo wants to make some trail mix/granola type mixture to munch on while we're on the road.  She needed two pounds of M&Ms.  In my mind, I can see large packages of M&M for sale everywhere, but when I needed to purchase a large package, there were none to be found in Marshall -- not at the Dollar Store, nor Fred's nor the Harps (grocery store).  I ended up going back to Fred's and buying two 14oz packages.  Those were the largest I could find.

Gasoline was down to #1.99/gallon.  That's the lowest price I've seen in these parts in a long time.

►  Drizzle off and on all afternoon. Steady light rain since shortly after sunset. (44ºF/6ºC @ midnight)

►  The show we'll be doing this weekend is Three Rivers Arts Festival down in Covington, LA.  (I did not get into this show, but will be making the trip in my capacity as a Porta-Potter and general purpose strong-backed assistant.)

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