Spur Thursday Rundown

Happy Thursday everyone and thank you for returning to Don’t Blink. I believe I have five topics in the can tonight so let’s get started with the latest Rundown…

Crafty Papa – As has been demonstrated multiple times in this blog, my dad loves to do fun projects with his grandchildren. The latest example of this occurred last night when he made mini Christmas trees with Sloan, Mikayla, and Johnny. He took old tomato cages and wrapped garland around them (with help from the kids of course). The next step for another day will be to actually decorate them with lights and ornaments. Stay tuned for progress updates!

The latest “Project with Papa” is the construction of mini Christmas trees.

Flat Tire – Nothing is worse than driving along and then hearing the grind of a flat tire. This happened to me last Friday when I was returning from the gym at around 5 a.m. I was able to find a vacant parking lot and wait for roadside assistance to put on my spare. We took the tire to a local business and they told us it was punctured and unfixable. Okay, we will buy a new tire, right? They told us since our car is four-wheel drive that we would have to get ALL four tires replaced. However, Sid had done her homework and knew that if the remaining tires on the car are new, which ours were, only the flat tire needs to be replaced. My wife brought this up to the tire shop employee. After some excuses, he grudgingly measured the tread and admitted that our car would be fine with just one new tire. When dealing with any type of car maintenance, make sure to doublecheck everything!

I ran into some bad luck on Friday morning.

Photo of Kids – You know what two happy children look like? Just look at the photo below! This image was captured right after Beau’s helmet came off and immediately after Sloan got out of the bath (hair soaking wet). I remember the first time we put Beau’s helmet on, Sloan grew angry and told us to remove it. I think it just scared her a little. Obviously she got used to it but now she doesn’t have to be concerned with any headgear at all on her little brother.

Beau is now helmet-less, much to the joy of everyone…including his sister.

Disney+ Turns 1 – Today is the one-year anniversary of Disney+. We subscribed to the streaming service shortly after it debuted. The platform itself does offer an impressive selection of classic Disney films and television shows. You also get other good stuff like Disney documentaries, fun films from the 1990s and 2000s that you never knew were made by Disney, National Geographic content, and much more. Best of all, Sloan loves Disney+! I like it because we have the package that also gets us Hulu and ESPN. Thus, I could easily survive on our Disney+ package alone. We will keep Netflix for now but I seriously don’t know what to do with this overwhelming amount of streaming content.

Disney+ is a pretty solid streaming service.

Ouch! So True – When I saw this meme last week, it brought me back a couple years to when we had sand spurs growing all over our spacious Myrtle Beach backyard. No joking here, these things hurt, and there is nothing more unpleasant than when you are trying to enjoy a nice evening in your hammock and you tear up your foot walking out to it. Luckily we were able to treat our lawn and get rid of them but they are nasty!

In the South, sand spurs are common in lawns.


Only two weeks until Thanksgiving, folks. Although 14 days remain until Turkey Day, it doesn’t mean we can’t be thankful now…or always. Have a great weekend. Don’t Blink.

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