Monthly Archives: April 2021

Swimming In The Sky . . .

Elon Musk launched another 60 satellites into his Starlink constellation yesterday, and it can’t become fully operational soon enough for Jan and I. Our Comcast/Xfinity Internet here at the park is great . . . when it’s working. But often it’s hit or miss.

And it’s not fault of the park, either. The WiFi signal will still be fine, and I can connect to it with no problems. But as they say, there’s no there there. In other word, a connection, but no Internet signal.

And it may be off for 5 minutes, or in at least one case, 5 hours or so.

So, as I’ve mentioned before, we’re on the list for Elon’s Starlink Internet system, supposedly later this summer, or the early fall. As I said, it can’t come fast enough

Well that was quick.

Late this afternoon I uploaded the requested photo of both broken cups to Wish.

Wish Cups Both - 500

And about 4 hours later, I had the refund in my PayPal account.

However, even with the quick refund, we won’t be ordering anything else from Wish on Facebook. This was our second order from them, and the second one where we needed a refund, though the first one was only a partial one.

We ordered two Van Gogh decorated canvas bags, but only received one of them. So in this case, it’s two strikes and you’re out.

As usual, tomorrow will be another of our lunch/errand days, this time with a first visit to Pop Top Burgers, a new place over near our old house.

And I’m really looking forward to trying their Big Bubba Burger.

PopTopBurgers Big Bubba

It’s got a Beef Patty, Bacon, American Cheese, Grilled Philly Steak Meat, Grilled Onions, Swiss Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Special Sauce And Topped With A Thick Onion Ring.

Can’t wait to try it.

A new condo complex in London let’s you swim in the sky.

It’s a completely glass swimming pool 82 ft. wide and suspended 175 ft. above ground.

Swimming In The Sky

The pool connects two blocks of the luxury buildings, and holds 400 tons of water. And the pool is constructed to move with any sway of the buildings.

Swimming In The Sky 2

So it looks like you could suffer from motion-sickness, seasickness, and acrophobia all at the same time.

Thought For The Day:

Man's Guide To Female English

No Steak This Weekend . . .

We were back at our local Denny’s for our favorite Ultimate Omelets once again.

Denny's Ultimate Omelet 20210213

With Fruit instead of the Hashbrowns as usual. And just as delicious as usual.


Then after a Hobby Lobby stop for some craft stuff, we swung by Lowe’s for some new flamingo legs, I.e. some brass rods to replace to old ones made from coat hangers.

Last up, we made a quick detour by the HEB for a few things, and as I was checking out, I noticed this new kiosk right across from me.

Bitcoin ATM Kiosk

And I was really surprised to see the price for 1 BTC.

Bitcoin ATM Price

I remember back in 2011 or so when you could buy 1 BTC for $1,00. Or even less sometimes.

So if you had bought $100 worth of BTC back then and held it, it would worth $5.7 million.


We had planned to Sous Vide steaks this weekend, a Ribeye for me and a Sirloin Strip for Jan, probably on Sunday afternoon. But since I had planned to finish them off on the Weber grill, while grilling green beans on our new George Foreman grill, and it’s now supposed to rain all weekend, the whole thing is now on  hold until next weekend.


I contact Wish this afternoon about Jan’s broken flamingo cups, and sent them the two photos I posted last night.

Wish Coffee Mug Broken 1         Wish Coffee Mug Broken 2

I got a fairly quick response, but either it was from an AI algorithm, or a bad translation, because the part in bold below is directly taken from my email.

I’m sorry to hear that your pink cups arrived broken, although the outside was well wrapped with bubble wrap, there was absolutely no padding inside the individual boxes holding the cups.

To further assist you, can you please provide an actual and entire photo showing the 2 cups together, outside of packaging?(in full view or from top to bottom).

Rest assured that as soon as we receive the required photo, we’ll move this process forward as quickly as possible.

So I’m not sure why they need another photo showing the same thing. But I’ll send it out tomorrow.

So far switching all of our prescriptions from WalMart to Kroger’s looks to be the winner. Based on WalMart’s current pricing, a 3 month supply of Jan’s and my prescription drugs would cost us $213.66.

But the same drugs though Kroger’s membership plan would be $82.82. And even when we add in the $6 per month cost of the Kroger’s plan, it would be $82.82 + $18.00, or $100.82. A significant difference.

But I don’t yet have the prices from Sam’s, since they no longer have an online list of their Plus membership prices. Now you have to get a price quote directly from a Sam’s Club pharmacy, so that’s next up before I make a final decision. But it looks good for Kroger’s.

Thought For The Day:

All The King's Horses