Monthly Archives: March 2019

USPS Sucks

My mom called me to track the package she sent to her accountant, five days ago, because she’s inept with modern technology, even though she has it.  She had no clue how to track her package, but she could read … Continue reading

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Just in the Nick of Time

We finally got our barn roof repaired yesterday.  From estimate, to back and forth paperwork, paying 2/3 upfront for materials, etc., it took almost three months to get the crew over here to do the job.  We got one day’s … Continue reading

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Tomahawk Chop

The main reason we chose the tree service company we did was that the company we had used in the past is closed until the end of March, and the company that came yesterday came in with the best bid.  … Continue reading

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Tree Downing

We needed a few mostly dead trees taken down, that are at least four stories tall.  It’s not a big deal to take out smaller ones, or snags that aren’t close to the house.  The “Okay, that’s it, dammit!” moment … Continue reading

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Wonky Night Light

A few months ago, we drove down to Harbor Freight to pick up a few things we saw in its sale catalog.  While there, I found a five pack of power strips for $10, that included a bonus night light.  … Continue reading

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Ride TV

Verizon has carried Ride channel for several months that I’ve noticed while channel surfing, but only since March 1, has it appeared without a message “You are not currently subscribed to Ride …”  Cool.  All I can think is that … Continue reading

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Hotel Reservations Suck

I had no problems making reservations in Champaign, and Cambridge, but Rochester was quite a challenge, even with member rewards.  The website kept insisting I only wanted one adult, despite repeated attempts to change it to two.  It made no … Continue reading

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Live Concerts and eBay

Around here, we have so many good musicians playing in small local venues.  We got to see Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets a couple of nights ago, for the fourth time at that particular venue.  It’s a 19th century … Continue reading

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