Our local bank has a Christmas lunch or dinner for customers and it was offered yesterday, today and tomorrow, depending on the first letter of your last name so today was our day. We chose lunch since we don’t drive after dark. It’s been 12 days since we had my car on the battery minder so Vince said “Let’s drive it!”. It also needed gas since the last time I drove it was to pick Addie up and the next time I drive it will probably be to get Addie again.
We drove over to the bank. It was a drive thru set up .. tell them your name, they hand you the dinners. We came straight home and ate lunch. It was very good and I think the first time we’ve ever had a bank that did something like that.
Here’s the weird part . . when we moved and took stuff out of the safety deposit box in Texas, we found a bunch of travelers’ checks that we had forgotten we had. A month or so ago, Vince took them down to our bank and they said “We don’t deal with those.” He called several local banks and none of them would do anything with them. VInce called around and found a bank in Kansas City and a bank in Bentonville, AR that would cash them but . . who wants to drive that far? We would have because it was a substantial amount but someone suggested he contact another bank in town that deals with a lot of big businesses so we called them and they said they would IF we had an account there. So, we went to that bank, opened an account, deposited the travelers’ checks and now we have two banks in town. Three actually because I never closed the account I had when we lived in MO the first time and it’s a bank that has branches all over Missouri (and other places except Texas).
Then . . another crazy thing . . when I went to the doctor last week, Vince told him “She needs an epi-pen.” I said “I am not paying $500 for an epi-pen. I just won’t eat hamburgers.” Vince and the doctor insisted I keep an epi-pen. The doctor looked it up and said “It’s only $113 with Good RX.” Except . . not at Walmart. It was right at $300 there and I said NO! I usually keep them at least two years past the expiration date but still that’s just buying something that there’s a 99% chance I’m going to throw it away. Vince said “No matter . . it’s less than what it will cost us if we have to go to the E.R.” but if I don’t eat a hamburger, nothing happens!
While we were out, Vince said “The epi-pen is $113 at CVS and Walgreen’s with Good Rx” so we stopped in a Walgreen’s, had them transfer the Rx from Walmart. The lady said it would be about half an hour so we went to the flea market down the road and spent two hours in there. Then we went back to Walgreen’s, got the epi-pen and we were hungry again. We ran to Carthage to eat at Boomer’s BBQ. It’s always good and it wasn’t crowded at 3 p.m. There was only one other couple in there so that was good.
The people who own Boomer’s are big University of Oklahoma fans. I think, with Venables going there to be head coach, Vince may be a new OU fan. I asked him if I need to send the Clemson firepit back and order an OU firepit and he said NO but I can tell he’s jazzed about Venables going to OU.
We’re home and I feel like I need a nap!