Monthly Archives: November 2020

Meh Thanksgiving

My in-laws also spent Thanksgiving by themselves for the first time in 20-ish years.  Holidays are the few times of year that both of my brothers-in-law and I typically get jazzed about cooking up a storm.  None of our families … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we are prevented from visiting and catering Thanksgiving dinner for my mother because her retirement community has threatened retribution against residents who allow visitors.  Supposedly, they will be sending staff out to look for non-residents’ vehicles, and go … Continue reading

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“Black Friday” Sales

Finally, I could get the Christmas presents I wanted, at fair prices.  Around here, a pair of Sorel or Kamik pac boots only lasts ~3 years, as do Merrell hiking boots.  Theoretically, they should last for a decade or more, … Continue reading

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Interesting Business Model

There’s a company out there called Naked Wines.  It’s not really a wine-of-the-month club type thing.  They do some cross promotion with other mail order vendors, and I received a promo card with a discount code for them when I … Continue reading

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Nice Stuff

It was a side deal I was offered when I bought some stuff from Wayfair for holiday decorations.  The deal was $100 off a case of wine from Naked Wines.  So, I thought alright, let’s try it.  We have plenty … Continue reading

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Mom’s New Cell Phone

Problem solved.  It was user error, as we suspected.  Visited yesterday because of her problems figuring out how to use it, thinking it was broken, and in case it really was, wanted to be able to return it within the … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Last Friday, we drove all the way to mom’s place to take her out to cancel her old cell phone plan, and start a new one, but since her old 3G flip phone was about to be obsolete, she got … Continue reading

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