Daily Archives: May 10, 2021

Carts and Cups . . .

SpaceX seems to be on a roll with their Starlink launches with 3 in the last 10 days for a total of a 180 new birds. And two of them set new records, with one Falcon 9 successfully used 9 times, and the other one a total of 10 times.

And of course, the more birds up there, the quicker we’ll get our Starlink Internet service.


Jan and I were really surprised at how busy Galveston was yesterday. Jam-packed, bumper to bumper people and cars, and hardly a mask in sight. And the beach was just as busy as the streets.

It also didn’t help that it seems like Galveston Island has legalized golf carts on the streets now. Rather than just the pedal-powered surreys that people would rent to drive up and down the Seawall and on the sidewalks, now they can rent the carts and go zipping in and out of traffic, crossing from the street to the sidewalk and then back again.

No lights, no turn signals, just the big orange “Slow Vehicle” triangle on the rear. Certainly made driving along the Seawall a lot more interesting.


Jan and I started more detailed plotting of our upcoming Illinois/Alabama trip We plan on leaving here on Monday, June 7th, with our first night’s stay in the Jackson, MS area, about 470 miles along.

Then the next night, we’ll be at Jan’s sister, Debbie’s for the next 5 days, before heading back toward Houston by way of Alabama, seeing a number of relatives and old friends along the way.

We’ll be gone almost two weeks, not getting home until June 20th. So now it’s time to start booking hotels along the way. I need to get this done pretty quickly since we’ve got a very busy couple of weeks coming up.

This Friday we’ve got our monthly Alvin Opry visit, with next Tuesday and Thursday get-togethers with old RV friends. And of course our son Chris’ birthday is next week too.

So busy, busy, busy.


Well, Amazon finally got it right today, but I’m not really sure how.

As I mentioned before, after receiving the first two flamingo cups for Jan that I ordered from Facebook like this.

Wish Cups Both - 500

I found the same ones of Amazon and figured they would do a better job, but I was only half right. In fact they weren’t packed as well as the FB ones, but amazingly, only one was broken this time.

Flamingo Cups Amazon

I asked them to send me another one, and to pack it better this time. Well, it seems their idea of packing it better was just to put it into a Larger paper shipping bag. No bubble-wrap, no padding. Just the flimsy box with the cup inside.

So I was really surprised when I shook the bag when the Prime guy dropped it off, and it didn’t rattle. So now Jan finally has her set of two flamingo cups.

Flamingo Cup


Thought For The Day:

There’s a difference between hate speech and speech that you hate.