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1,000 Foot Ore Freighter, Soo Locks, MI

Near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

Colorful Truck Sales, Weed, CA

Hollywood Sign

Mackinac Bridge, MI

Pelicans, Grays Harbor, WA

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

You Decide . . .

After a nice morning Jan and I headed out about 2pm for lunch and stuff. And lunch was the Cheddars up in Webster once again.

And as usual Jan got her Key West Chicken and Shrimp with Green Beans and Carrots, while I got the Veggie Plate, with two Green Beans and two Carrots, and also comes with a bowl of soup and one of their Honey Butter Croissants.

I always get their Chicken Tortilla Soup which is really good. Not quite Monterey’s Little Mexico good, but good. However when we met Nick, Terry, and Bev up at the Cheddars in Katy last week, I saw that they didn’t have the Chicken Tortilla soup, but instead had something called Crispy Chicken Tender Noodle Soup, Turns out it was really bad.

It wasn’t a very good Chicken Noodle Soup, i.e. I’ve had better from a can with Campbell’s on it. And the ‘Crispy’ part consisted of some rock-hard nodules like oversized Grape Nuts, but didn’t taste as good.

So when I got my soup today I asked to speak with the manager to put in my vote for them to keep the  Chicken Tortilla version. Especially since the corporate website lists the Noodle Soup as the norm.

Turns out that this location is actually a franchise, not corporate, and they can have whatever soup they want. Great!

Next up was a quick stop by Harbor Freight to pick up some Alligator Clip Leads for work, and then it was on to my client’s to pick up my Amazon orders, including my new Panasonic FZ80 that came in.

On that note, yesterday I came across this Extra Battery and Car Charger for the FZ80 and ordered one.

FZ80 Spare Battery and Charger

Should be here tomorrow.

Then it was on to the Ace Hardware to pick up some stainless steel bolts, nuts, and washers to redo the windshield wiper mounting on our RV. They don’t make wipers that fit our arms anymore so I’m going improvise something that will work better than the kludge that I’ve been using.

So actually I’m coming up with a new kludge to replace the old kludge. So a better kludge, I guess.

Then it was on over to the WalMart for some supplies before we headed home.

Ok, ya’ll get to decide.

With her recent 50 pound weight loss, I’ve been encouraging Jan to change her look a bit, mostly by switching to darker, slightly redder hair color sort of like this.

Jan Before and After 2

She’s reluctant, having been blonde for so long, but she had dark red hair when I met her in 1967, and still was a redhead here in 1975, here with our daughter Brandi at Gulf Shores, AL.

Jan and Brandi 1975

So you decide, and let us know.

Thought for the Day: 

Did you ever notice that when you put the 2 words “The” and “IRS” together it spells “Theirs?”



Zoom, Zoom . . .

Work today consisted of printing out a bunch of labels for the many products we sell under our brand name, including some that we have formulated to our specs.

Also, I put an Amazon order in for 50 feet each of red and black Pomona test lead wire and a couple of dozen high-end banana plugs, so we can start making up our own patch cords.

I noticed the other day that we sell 6 foot test leads for epilators for about $25 each. When I ask how much we paid the wholesaler for them I was told about $17. WOW!

You’re talking about a couple of bucks for the wire and a couple of bucks for the banana plugs. Call it $5. So I’ll make them up and we’ll price them for $10.

Saves everyone money.

I’ve mentioned lately about how more and more of my Amazon orders are being delivered by Amazon vans, and not USPS, UPS, or FedEx. But yesterday’s delivery left something to be desired.

Normally when they do a Sunday delivery and no one there they just deliver the next day. But yesterday was different. This is how we found the package this morning.

TES Amazon Package Delivery

Not exactly what I expected.

But on a more positive Amazon front, I noticed that they now offer a payment plan on high ticket items, though I don’t know what the price point for that is. But when I went to purchase my new Panasonic camera, it offered 5 payments at $59.60 each. And even better, there’s no interest. Just the purchase price divided by 5.

And not willing to give anyone my money before I have to, I took the deal.

I found this cat sweat shirt on Facebook and ordered Jan one.

Spy Cat Sweat Shirt

And she really likes it. She says it’s very soft and comfortable.

It also comes in Gray and White, so you can get it out below.


For my part I recently ordered this neat mini scope which has a 800X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom, for 8000X magnification. Supposedly you can connect it up to your phone or camera.

Zoom Scope

And it has night vision too.

Check out the video of the zoom. And it’s less than $50.


Wrapping up yesterday I forgot to post this video of another of our favorite groups, Pentatonix, and their version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Thought for the Day:

If all the world is a stage, I think I need better lighting.


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