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As The Days Dwindle Down To A Precious Few…

I spent most of the morning at my client’s finishing some last minute repairs on several  machines that came in yesterday afternoon.

And since they didn’t want to wait  3 weeks to get their machines back. Lucky for them I was able to get all three repaired and ready to ship out tomorrow. I also went over some possible problems and how to fix them. But we’ll see how that works out.

On the way home I stopped off at the Batteries and Bulbs store to pick up a couple of bulbs for our microwave, and then down the road a bit, I stopped off for Powerball and MegaMillions tickets.

Getting home I started packing up what should be our ante penultimate load for the storage room. More than likely, we will have to make a couple of more small trips for small stuff that we can’t find a place for in the rig. But we’ll see.

Heading out we once again stopped off at the local Denny’s for breakfast, an omelet for Jan and eggs over medium for me. Then after dropping our stuff off at the storage room it was back to the rig for more travel prep.

When we were at WalMart the other day I came across this new product  from the Duck Tape people. Called Pack & Track, you get a package of 40 special encrypted QR code stickers, and a free phone app you download.

You put a sticker on each box, scan it with the app, and then tell the app via voice or typing everything that’s in the box. Then when you want to find something, you just ‘ask’ the app and it will tell you where it’s located and what box it’s in. Really neat, and prefect for tracking what’s in our basement bins, and of course, what’s in the storage room. 40 stickers are $15, and you can buy multiple sets of labels. I’ll have to check it out soon.

Tomorrow we’ll wrap up everything, set up the Wyze cameras at the house, and take any last minute stuff to the storage room.

We’re running out of days.

Thought for the Day:

Poop jokes aren’t my favorite kind of jokes, but they’re a solid number two.



Like Sands Thru The Hourglass . . .

I left for my clients this morning about 30 minutes early so I could stop off at the local WalMart to drop off my bad tire to have them mount a new one on it.  Then I could come back later and have them swap it out  on the truck.

But it was all for naught. This WalMart normally seems pretty good, with a lot of checkouts open and  well-stocked shelves. But their automotive department is just pitiful.

They had a room full of customers and only one of the three terminals manned. When I got there they were just finishing up with one customer, with next one right in front of me. But there everything pretty much stopped.

The customer and the service guy would talk for a few minutes and the service guy would disappear for 10 minutes or so, then come back and it would start all over again. And by this time the waiting area was starting to fill up with people. Worse they were letting anybody come in and check out, even with no automotive items, just groceries.

So finally after about 35 minutes, I left, as well as a number of other customers who were tired of waiting.

Work today consisted mostly of me trying to anticipate and then prepare for what could go wrong while I’m gone, as well as being sure that they had plenty of labels printed up and copies of the instructional DVD’s made. I we’ll see if I have everything covered.

Coming home I  stopped off at the nearby NTB Tire place, dropped off my tire, and was out the door in less than 10 minutes. And I have an appointment tomorrow morning to have it installed. Should have done this to start with.

Getting home I loaded up the truck with  just about the last of the stuff for the storage room and we headed out. But our first stop was up in Webster to have dinner at East Star Chinese Buffet once again.

East Star Plate 3

They really go all out, with shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crablegs, steak, and all the standard stuff, too. And they’re constantly bringing out small batches to refill the serving trays, so everything’s always hot and fresh.

One of the best Chinese Buffets we’ve eaten at.

Then it was off to, first Sam’s Club for a prescription, then WalMart for a few things for our trip, and then the storage room on the way home to drop off our cargo.

Time is short and we still have a lot to do before we leave.

Thought for the Day:

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Plan accordingly.


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