As mentioned in my last post, my wife got a couple of V-day presents early. But we still celebrated on the actual 14th of February.
In the afternoon, we saw the movie “Valentine’s Day” (see my review), and then waited in line 70 minutes for a table at Red Lobster. They’d said it would be a 90-minute wait, but the line moved faster than expected because some folks gave up and left.
Dinner was amazing and very filling, but cost as much as we spend on groceries in two weeks. Fortunately, we only do that kind of thing on special occasions.
We’d planned on watching another movie on DVD when we got home, but I talked to my Dad on the phone longer than expected, and the wife fell asleep on the couch. I know, not a perfect end to the evening, but hey, she likes sleeping. It’s her third-favorite thing to do.
The reason I called my Dad was to schedule our next trip “back home.” We’re going to drive up this weekend, and stay for just one full day. The purpose of the trip will be two-fold. One, to turn over the Buick (ODB) to my parents to sell. Two, to help clear the trail through their canyons.
Why sell the Buick in Oklahoma? For some odd reason, cars cost more money there, especially used cars. When we were shopping down here recently, and comparing prices to Oklahoma, used cars get about 20 percent more in rural Oklahoma than in Killeen, Texas.
Also, my parents’ driveway is on a rural highway, with nothing to see for miles in each direction. For some reason, when you put a car there, with a phone number on the windshield, people stop to see it. That’s how I sold my last car, in just a couple of days.
(And we’ll give my parents a percent of a sale, for allowing us to park the car there and for handling the phone calls & visits.)