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An Oldie, But A Goodie . . .

and No, not me.

A nice, quiet morning with my Sweetie, my first one in awhile. And tomorrow will be our last one for a week. Brandi, Lowell,  and Landon are coming back down tomorrow to pick up Jan for another week of Landon-sitting. So it’ll be just Karma and me again.




This was Jan’s first time to try the Café Du Monde coffee. Well, at least since New Orleans. I combined it by using two scoops of our Crème Brûlée flavor to one scoop of the Café Du Monde. This did work to cut some of the ‘bite’ from the Du Monde. But it lost some of the great flavor. So tomorrow I’ll try 1-1/2 scoops and 1-1/2 scoops and see that works.

We spent some more time talking over our European River Cruise plans. We’ve got some excellent advice from several of our readers that’s helped a lot. And my Sweetie came up with a great idea.

Right now the cruise we’re looking at, runs from Budapest, Hungry to Amsterdam, The Netherlands along the Danube River. It covers 15 days, 4 countries, and includes 12 guided tours.

Jan suggested we then take the train from Amsterdam to Paris rather than fly. It’s only about a 4 hour trip, but we could see more of the countryside. Then after three or four days in Paris, seeing Versailles, and as much of the Louvre as we can see in a day or so, we take the Chunnel train to London, again about a 4 hour trip, and spend our last 4 days or so there before flying home. So we’re probably looking at about 3+ weeks in total.

I doubt seriously we’ll make another trip over there, so we at least want to hit some of the highlights.

Later in the morning I put in call to our storage room place to see about getting another 5’ x 5’ unit, hopefully close to our other one, but no one ever answered the phone. I’ll try again later.

We headed out about 1pm, first for breakfast/lunch at the Victory Lakes Denny’s once again. One of our favorites. Then it was on up I-45 to make a return at Lowe’s. Last week I had bought a multi-conductor cable to connect up my new Digital Voltage/Amp Meter.

Digital Power Meter

As I mentioned before, I’m going to hook up two of them on the output of our transfer switch so I can monitor the power coming into the coach. But what I had picked out just was not going to work. So back it went.

Our next stop was at the house to leave a set of keys for the buyer. I hid them out front  and then called him to let him know where to find them. Guess he wants to get his contractor in again to start making some more detailed plans.

Then it was a stop at WalMart for a few things, and also to make a return. A couple of weeks ago I bought a can of Killz spray paint to cover up an old water stain on the ceiling of the house. The leak had been repaired long ago but I wanted to cover up the stain. But the guy bought the house before I could take care of it. So I wanted to return the can.

I didn’t take time to dig out the receipt since if you have your cellphone and you use the WalMart Savings Catcher system, every receipt is detailed in your online account. Or if you know what credit card you used to buy an item, they also have everything you’ve ever purchased from them in their system.

Nice, convenient . . . and kind of scary.

Tonight I was ordering some stuff from Amazon and I decided to scroll down through my Wish List to see if anything caught my eye from the past.

And something did. An oldie, but a goodie.

It was all 4 seasons of Airwolf on DVD – for only $19.42. One of our favorite shows back in the 80’s.

Airwolf DVD

As one reviewer said, “2 great seasons, 1 good season, and 1 awful season.”  But well worth $20.

Just only watch the first 3 seasons.



Thought for the Day: 

Some days I amaze myself. Other days I can’t remember where I left my glasses. And some days that’s all the same day.

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2 Responses to An Oldie, But A Goodie . . .

  1. Linda Sand says:

    If you haven’t yet, check out Rick Steves’ guides to London and Paris. He recommended good but affordable hotels that worked well for us along with other useful tips. We also bought his carry on bags that convert to back packs and have used them ever since starting with our first trip to London many years ago. We also like popout maps that discretely get you where you need to go without making you do puzzle work to refold them: http://popoutproducts.com/retail/

    • gregwhite says:

      Linda,

      We checked these guides and maps out and they look great. We’ll probably wait until a little closer to trip time to buy them so we get the latest revisions.

      Thanks for the info.

      Greg

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