It was 60 degrees when I got up, and it stayed right about there all day. It was overcast and we didn't expect a pretty day.
The tide is low early in the morning here at E.G. Simmons Regional Park, and that means many of the wading birds feed in the shallows around the mangroves. As I did my morning run, I saw the pink of some Roseate Spoonbills in the distance. And I got a better glimpse as they flew over two or three at a time.
I didn't have my camera, and the shots wouldn't have been all that good anyway. But because I've been lacking pictures the last few days, I thought I would re-post some photos of spoonbills from a prior trip to the Everglades. :)
Those photos are all from Eco Pond in the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park. That added some color to this mostly dreary day. :)
After my run, I got on my bike. But I cut the ride short because of the cold wind - it was no fun and not worth pushing through for a little extra exercise.
In the late morning, we got ready and drove into Sun City Center. In addition to dropping off some mail, I had to get another blood test to check my clotting and see if my blood thinning medication dosage needed to be changed. The lab got me right in and out, and forwarded the results to my doctor in Louisville. I have to make a slight adjustment in my dosage.
After that, we went to Walmart to pick up a prescription and grab a few grocery items.
We had lunch at Subway - not my favorite place, but they make finding nutrition information and calories pretty easy.
Back home, I continued to work on financials. I got the January financials posted - Our 2014 Expenses. Of course, by the time many of you read this, I'll likely have February results posted as well. We're off to a good start even though we had the unbudgeted, unexpected expense of installing the new Winegard Trav'ler rooftop satellite TV dish in January. Based on preliminary numbers, it looks like we'll be under budget through February even with that large cash outlay.
Linda continued to read. I'm not sure the length of the books she's reading, but she's finished three in the last few days.
Oh, I also booked flights for the Fall North Carolina RV Dealers Association Show in Raleigh. It's not listed on their website yet, but it's September 5 - 7 for those that might want to come see our seminars.
In the evening, I continued with various computer stuff, hopping from one idea to another. Linda fixed us a salad for dinner, and then I watched basketball while some other shows were recording.
After watching Survivor and Idol, I was back to watching a Louisville basketball game, so Linda headed to bed. The basketball game bored me to sleep in my recliner, so I eventually joined her.
It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so we're looking forward to sunshine, paddling, and more photos. :)