Catching Up . . .

Things are looking up in the refund department. Last night a deposit showed up in my credit card account from Holland America as a refund of the deposit on our cruise that was supposed to go in mid-May. It was for more than the minimum I thought I’d get back, but not all of it. But I can’t figure how they came up with the amount they sent.

And after a serious talk with the hotel manager at the La Quinta where we stayed for 4 nights during the Big Freeze, I got a refund of the $152+ that I was overcharged on our stay. It only took a slight mention of the State Attorney General, price gouging during a State of Emergency, and a stern letter to Wyndham Corporate offices, but that got it done.

It looks like Amazon’s starting to catch up with their deliveries. A number of my orders that should have been here last week, but as of last night were scheduled for this Thursday, suddenly showed up this afternoon. Hopefully the rest of my orders will also appear posthaste.

Last Monday afternoon when we filled up with gas at the Texas City Buc-ee’s, I was surprised that the gas pump still worked, even though it was covered in a 1/4” layer of solid ice.

Buc-ee's Frozen Pump

Well, at least everything worked up until I asked for a receipt and the printer went ‘Gurgle, Gurgle, Clunk!” and then died. Hopefully it worked better after it thawed out.

Regular readers know how much Jan and I like Van Gogh and his paintings. Well I came across this tribute to Van Gogh done with drones flying in formation.

600 of them flying in patterns make up the show.

You can read more about it here.

Hundreds of drones took Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ to the skies

Check it out.

Thought For The Day:

I like the type of people whose sense of humor may be described as “inappropriate” with the chance of ruining family dinner.



4 Responses to Catching Up . . .

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I had an order due last Monday, not from Amazon…but the tracking was insane.  It had gotten to within a short distance from us (maybe a half hour or less, depending on traffic) and then was sent off to Arizona some place…got back to the place not far from us again…and STILL NOT DELIVERED.  So I told them to refund my money and if it ever arrives, I will pay them.  Somehow you just cannot blame the weather on everything.  If the snow here was such a problem, then how on earth did it get to Arizona???  I am surprised it did not get all the way to Africa.  I just do not buy all the stupidity we are being told, frankly. There is a great deal of tomfoolery going on someplace these days.

    • gregwhite says:


      Yeah, over the years we’ve also watched packages wander around the country, but usually it’s the US Post Office, and not Amazon.


  2. That video was unbelievable. I can only imagine the amount of time it took to program the entire show.
    We also watched the next two videos. The one where they set a Guinness World Record then the next one demonstrating how our minds perceive what we see. All amazing.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

    • gregwhite says:


      Besides the obvious, I think my favorite part was just the book opening and closing. The edges were pretty straight.


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