Monthly Archives: April 2021

Make A Wish!

We’re O for 2 with Wish.

Recently, on April 8th, Jan ordered a pair of flamingo coffee mugs from a company called Wish on Facebook, mugs like this.

Wish Coffee Mugs

She had planned to keep one and give the other one to Brandi. But it didn’t work out that way.

They showed up today, and I knew immediately there was a problem because the package ‘rattled’.

The package was thickly wrapped in bubble-wrap, but it wasn’t quite enough. Although the photo above shows the mug securely padded in its box, reality was a bit different.

Quite a bit different.

One of them looked like this.

Wish Coffee Mug Broken 1

Maybe I could try to glue the handle back on, but there would be some cracks.

However there’s not much hope for the other one.

Wish Coffee Mug Broken 2

There was absolutely no padding of any kind inside the boxes. It looks like, rather than being drop-shipped from China, it was dropped-kicked.

So now we’ll see how good Wish is at refunds.

I don’t know if it had anything to do with our big freeze a while back, but we’ve noticed that all the magnolia trees in this area are just blooming like crazy. with even the smaller trees just covered in blossoms.

Tomorrow’s another lunch/errand day with maybe a little patio time later in the afternoon.

Thought For The Day:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. — H. L. Mencken



Hail The New King?

Jan and I were out the door early this morning, for a follow-up doctor’s appointment. Early for us was about 9:30, which meant no coffee.


After dropping Jan off at the doctor’s, I headed over to the nearby Harbor Freight store. When I’ve got time I like to just walk every aisle checking out all the neat stuff. Stuff that I didn’t know I needed, but found out that I wanted anyway.

Then when she was done, we drove over to Snooze to have our usual delicious breakfast. Jan’s Bravacado Toast,

Snooze Bravacado Toast

and my favorite 3 Egg Classic.

Snooze 3 Egg Classic

Then after a quick stop by the office to pick up some Amazon stuff that had come in this morning, our next destination was the WalMart out on I-45.

Now originally I had planned to drop some of our new prescriptions there this morning, hoping we could pick them up now. But this morning before we left the rig, I was checking both the WalMart and Sam’s Club cheap prescription lists to see which pharmacy would be lower for each one.

While we’re RV’ing, it worked better for us to keep our prescriptions with Sam’s/WalMart since it was so easy to transfer them from town to town as we traveled around the country.

In the past, I’ve found that every year drugs keep getting added and deleted from the lists. But like this morning, I always started out with the GoodRx app to give me a starting point.

And I as I went through the drugs on GoodRx I kept noticing that Kroger’s Pharmacy kept showing up as the cheapest over and over, sometimes evening listing the cost as FREE. And a little checking showed that Kroger’s has their own Discount Prescription Plan. It’s $36 per year for an individual, or $72 for a family, of any size.

So now I have to go back through all our prescriptions, and compare Kroger’s, WalMart, and Sam’s, while figuring in the $6 per month extra cost for the new plan.

Sounds like it might spreadsheet time.

Then a while after getting home, we sat out on the patio, again enjoying an adult beverage. And in case you’re keeping score, it was a Jack Daniels Southern Peach like this.

Jack Daniel's Southern Peach

Really good.

Thought For The Day:

I’ve stopped fighting with my inner demons. We’re all on the same side now.