We awoke Thursday morning to a light rain pattering on the roof. The first daytime rain in our eight days there. As we were only traveling about sixty miles to my niece’s home in Crestview, we waited it out, and it had stopped by ten or so. We headed East on Hwy 98 until the first sign pointing us Northward to I-10. I did see a sign that said toll road, but as we had been paying a dollar to cross the bay all week, I didn’t give it much thought. After crossing a part of the bay on a beautiful bridge, there was the sign for a toll booth ahead. Talk about sticker shock. $3.75 for the truck, and $3.75 for each additional axle. $7.50 to get up to I-10. The most aggravating thing is that I could have traveled a few more miles on 98E and had a free road. I was thankful that we didn’t have a dual axle trailer.
My brother had asked if we could stop by his daughters for a day or so and help him do some light repair work on their home. We arrived there around lunch and after a burger, we got to it. We replaced a double gate into their back yard, along with some trim around their fireplace and back porch. Also hung a new door and some other small things. Thursday and Friday evenings, they took us out to dinner at some of their favorite restaurants. I could get used to that kind of payment really quick.
Thank goodness we got most everything done by Friday evening. Sometime in the wee hours of Saturday morning, I started coughing and aching. We both have taken our flu shots so I don’t think it’s the flu, but it could run it a close second. By the time we got home yesterday afternoon, I was having chills and running fever. Tanked up on liquids and started an antibiotic which we had on hand. A bad night, but better today. Hope it runs it course in just a couple more days.
Overall, a great week with lots of good people. The weather could have been better, but we made the best of it. A couple of movies, museums, and eating out on the coldest days.
Already thinking about out next journey, but as we both went on Medicare in November, ATT has all my benefits screwed up and we aren’t sure what, if any, secondary insurance we have at present. We haven’t received any cards for our health or pharmacy plans, which ATT farms out to Blue Cross and CVS. And, of course a call to the benefits administration offices leads only to more frustration. Hopefully, we will get all that worked out within the next week…….jc