In order to get accurate lab results, I had to fast this morning until I had my blood drawn. I held out until about ten o’clock then headed over to the Scripps Coastal clinic to give them my blood and urine. There were only a few people ahead of me, so I was on and out in no time. I headed over to Panera all excited about eating a breakfast sandwich, but they were already done with serving breakfast. I got a resentment and walked across the street and ate a burrito at Chipotle.
Now that I was nourished, I headed over to the storage units and went hunting for items on PJ’s list. I dug through the madness, but unfortunately only came up with a few of the things I had hoped to locate. I went to the office and paid up the smaller unit for another six months. Now they are both due for another payment in July.
From there, it was on to PetSmart to get new tags for our canine friends with both of our up to date phone numbers on the back. The selection was slim, but I came up with a couple that should do the trick. Took a spin through the Ross store next door looking for sneakers or rubber clogs for PJ. Nothing there. I took a break and went next door where I picked up a chai latte at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks. I picked out a book to read and found an empty chair on an obscure aisle next to the comic books. Spent about an hour just relaxing and quietly reading.
Since I was just down the road from El Camino Bike Shop, I swung by to say hello to the crew and see what was new in the world of two wheel transport. This was my Saturday side job for a number of years when I was fanatic about all things bike. Will is in the midst of a remodel and moving the service area into the back to reclaim more space for bikes and demos near the back door. Billy was hammering away at the old platform to clear things out.
I’d waited too long to start the drive back out to San Marcos and got caught up in some afternoon traffic. Made an unsuccessful attempt to deposit a couple of checks for Pamela into her account at Union bank. They were balking at accepting them without her signature. They say they’ll take one if I bring the proper account information, but we’ll have to figure out what to do with other one.
It was close to 5:00 by the time I pulled up in front of the old homestead. Only a short while for a quick rest, then off to the Wednesday night’s men meeting in Oceanside. I was craving some masubis – spam and rice wrapped in seaweed, so I stopped in at the take out place that used to be L&L Hawaiian restaurant. Didn’t catch the new name but the food was pretty much the same, plate lunch, saimin and poke. Savoured the salty goodness then met up with the crew at the church in a back neighborhood in south Oceanside.
The group has grown, with a number of new faces and lots of old familiar ones as well. Good to see people I’ve known for over half of my life. Like family, we have all grown up together and share that tight bond that is created between people working together to overcome a common peril. Hung out catching up with friends after the meeting. Lots of laughter and camaraderie. Interesting word, looked it up to double check my spelling:
mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
PJ called and I sat in the car in the parking lot and we talked a while. Back in Bucerias, they put on a meet and greet party for all of the people living in our complex at Los Arroyos Verdes. PJ, always making friends. Sounds like she enjoyed it and got to know some new neighbors.
I drove on home and sat around with my dad talking and watching an oceanography show on National Geographic channel. Nice to veg. Long day, time for some rest.