21 November 2015

another random leaf

After a full day in College Station this past week (we actually went there and back again twice in one day!), I picked up this pretty-but-torn leaf in the road and just had to paint it.

We drove to this town roughly 30 miles away to meet with a Scott & White medical insurance representative. Our current Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is forcing everyone to go to an HMO plan . . . which would be okay except they don't recognize our doctors or any of the fine nearby hospitals. They would force us to drive 1 1/2 to 2 hours away for the nearest allowable hospital!

After signing up for the new insurance plan (about $300 less per month than we currently pay, though we now pay a bit more in prescriptions), we had several errands to run. There are stores in College Station that are not in our small town of Brenham, such as Target, Kohl's, and Petsmart where I picked up an updated dog tag for Ceilidh. She now lives with our son, Jeff, but they don't have a tag machine in his small town either.

After buying groceries and returning home, we returned to College Station to celebrate a dear friend's birthday at Pei Wei. Then ate too much when we decided to go out for pie and coffee (tea for me) at Cracker Barrel. A busy but fun day!


  1. Hope the insurance thing works out! Wilma and I can relate to the driving. Topeka averages 15 miles away (ranges from 10 to 20 miles, depending on what part of the city you go to). There are days when we go in to town twice, and once in a while we've gone three times (when kids were home and we had lessons to go to). Crazy! When I was a kid we wouldn't dream of driving to town that often, but times change. We're spoiled with our cars.

  2. I thought we'd cut down a lot on driving after retirement but it seems to be the other way around. Living in the country is a big part of it; so is being close enough to our kids to make day-trips! School programs, band concerts, volleyball and tai-quan-do (sp?). Always a reason to rive somewhere!


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