It’s amazing what women can do when they set their minds!! Mom and I removed the couch and chair from their RV this morning, dropped it at Goodwill, drove to Corpus Christi, purchased a loveseat, and had it unloaded from the truck by the time Michael rolled in just in time to help us get it into the RV. I struggled with some of the bolts holding the old couch down but in the end was successful, sweaty but successful!
Now for the pictorial—remember the photos from a couple weekends ago of the big oil rig hull coming into the ship channel and ending up out at the shipyard where Michael works? Yesterday the hull was floated off the ship on which it arrived and Michael took some great photos with his phone:
Hull is still on ship, those red towers are the back of the ship, the control portion of the ship is out of sight in front of the hull. The ship is called a semi-submerging heavy lift ship. The name of the ship is the Blue Marlin and it carried the USS Cole back to the US after the Al-Qaeda attack in 2000 .
The red arrow is pointing to those two red towers, the green blob in the middle is where the middle of the ship used to be—it is now underwater and the hull has floated off, see the tug boat at the corner.
There is an elderly man here in the park who slowly rides a three wheeled bicycle around the park and his dog walks beside him. I talk to him everyday and one day I asked him about the bicycle—I thought maybe my Mom might enjoy one. He said you could order one from Wal Mart and have it delivered to the local store or order a more expensive Schwinn online. He also said the bikes were hard to find used.
Today he stopped me and asked if I had found Mom a bike—no—well, “the guy just across the street from you wants to sell his.” I hurried right over and struck a deal—I rode the bike (that was probably entertaining to anyone watching, three wheeled bikes ride differently! ) over to let Mom try it out. Mom now has a bike to ride—she has non-diabetic neuropathy in her feet and it is difficult if not impossible some days for her to walk. Maybe this will help her get some exercise.
A very busy but good day.