Today we had a meeting with our new financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. We have most of our assets at Hilliard Lyons, but we have our Health Savings Account at Merrill Lynch. We were assigned a new advisor, and they just happend to call us for a meeting while we were in town.
Of course, she was hoping we would place more of our accounts with them, but we're quite happy with Hilliard Lyons, so today's meeting, while pleasant, was pretty much a waste of time for all of us. :)
After our meeting, we visited with my parents and had dinner.
And that was about it for Tuesday.
Today we got some work done. While we were out yesterday, we also picked up our new glasses. It's my first pair of "progressive" lenses for reading up close and for viewing my laptop screen.
So far, I'm not impressed. They keep saying I'll get used to them, but they're giving me a headache and very little of what I'm looking at is in focus. We may have to go back and change the prescription.
Linda, on the other hand, says her new glasses are a great improvement.
I'm working on several pages detailing this year's RV & truck improvements as well as additional Journal entries highlighting more of our business partners and what they have to offer.
Other than that, we didn't have a lot going on.
Today, Linda had to start preparations for her colonoscopy tomorrow. I had mine last year, and I've been waiting for her to have to go through the fun. :)
She was allowed to have a light breakfast before 9:00, and then it was a strict liquid diet with bowel prep at 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Being a food lover - she says she has food "addiction" - she was freaking out more about not being able to eat than anything. The jello and broth she was allowed to have just wasn't going to cut it.
Around noon, we drove downtown so we could do our "early voting" for next month's election. It was nice not to have to deal with absentee ballots. All we had to do was provide ID and tell them we would be out of the county on election day. We did have to provide a city and state where we would be, so we just wrote where we think we'll be on that day.
On the way home, we went by Schellers Bike Shop and picked up our bikes. They serviced them and put on new chains. I was looking forward to a ride, but with Linda's upcoming procedure, she wasn't up for that.
It was only about a seven-mile roundtrip, but there were some rough hills for my little cruiser. I really enjoyed the ride and look forward to more of the Loop opening next year.
Back at home, Linda was just starting her 4:00 bowel prep drink, arguably the worst part of the colonoscopy process. And it wasn't long after that the cleansing began.
Having gone through it a year ago, I was sympathetically amused. :)
I tried to sneak bits of food during the evening during her bathroom stints, so I wouldn't be eating in front of her. But she had to cover her eyes during all the food commercials on TV. :)
Having to get up at 4:00, we went to bed reasonabily early.
We have to be at the doctor's office at 8:00 in the morning. Hopefully, the procedure will go well and she won't have to do it again for another ten years.
Well, that's life as a 50-year old, whether on the road or not. :)