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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by JetGirl, Mar 6, 2012.
4:45 in the morning. Going to airport. Alaska, here I come!
gandog: Sir, We celebrate your new adventure May your eyes stay brightly focused
on these new views of our world
Hope ya feel better soon, and I understand about the manners filters
Thank you, mouser. So far so good this morning.
Now you take care of yourself, young lady!! Ya'll understand??
Prayers you start feeling better.
ncnascarlady: Ma'am, We are saying prayers. Asking God for patience, understanding, strength, understanding as you heal
Thanks to both of you. So far so good but the day is young. I'm keeping focused on the prize for taking care of myself. A whole lot of fun, shopping, tailgating and screaming my throat out from 9:00 am until late into the evening
Our Puerto Rican neighbors at the corner, the ones who restore cars for fun, are keeping a small flock of chickens and two goats. (Their lot is completely fenced with chain link, they have a really big yard, and it's quiet there since the rooster that used to crow constantly was the guest of honor at Sunday dinner.) It's allowed under town ordinances and no one is complaining.
These are the same people who rescued a pit bull that had been used as a breeding bitch and then was left tied to a pole in a vacant lot in NYC to die when some scumbag decided she was all bred out. Sweet dog. When I'm working outside, or Junior is let off the bus and she is out in the yard, she always comes over to the fence and woofs to say, "Come and pet me!" And suckers that we are, we do.
None of the Wal-Marts around here have self-checkout. They have the older two-dozen-stations-of-which-only four-are-manned setup. One reason I will only shop there if I have exhausted all my other shopping options. Considering that they only have four or five stations open at any given time, and I have NEVER seen all of them manned at the same time, you do have to wonder what Corporate was thinking. I'd love to know what Sam Walton would have said about it. Nothing good, I suspect.
The Acme Supermarket that took over the A&Ps has self-checkout, but almost no one uses it. Considering how balky it is, I'm happy to stay with human cashiers.
The only place I use self-checkout, and then under protest, is Home Depot. A great deal of the time, especially midday, they have no registers open, just the four self-checkout stations with one poor schmuck standing by to assist if needed. They work okay unless you are trying to buy something like lumber or sheetrock, but I loathe them. I really prefer to check out with a person and not some cockamamie machine.
I only use the self checkout if I've got a few items and the regular lines are swamped. Our Walmart has 4-5 registers open most of the time and they're smart enough to add cashiers at peak times. I guess all the hiss fits people had about long, slow lines helped.
You may not read this, but the weather has turned to summer patterns. Campbell River, BC is forecast to be in the mid 70s for the next few days. Ketchikan however is raining (of course it is always raining in Ketchikan.)
16 lbs target pistol.
As soon as I decide if the barrel is a keeper or not.
I will buy a Witt machine brake
I just got back from my first MC ride of the year. Perfect weather for it too.
It is absolutely amazing how much dust gets through a cover, even in the garage. Time for a complete detailing.
Got to Seattle OK. Situated in the hotel right now waiting to go to supper. So far, everybody here has been super friendly.
I hope now that you are under way your mom has settled down some and is more relaxed. If not remind her that she is with you and that you are not going to let anything happen and you both will get through it together. Enjoy your trip!
Not really, she was fretting about getting from the hotel to the ship. I took care of that. She was fretting she forgot some pills, I found where she had stashed them. She is fretting that my bratty little brother who drove us to the airport did not shut the garage door, she is calling him. She is worried she has no small bills to tip people with, that one's on her. I have some tens and fives. She was worried about getting a ride back from the ship to the hotel. I took care of that. She was fretting getting from the hotel to the airport to go back home. I reminded her the hotel has a shuttle. I am sure she will figure out more things to fret about tomorrow.
If you are staying near the airport on International Blvd., there are a few decent restaurants. The Thirteen Coins has been around for decades and the Broiler is pretty good as well. If you are downtown, most of the waterfront eateries are good if a little spendy.
Remember that since Seattle and Seatac voted in $15 hour, tipping at restaurants is optional.
Which would be fine except we don't have a car. We at supper at the hotel. It was expensive, but it was pretty good.
Meat loaf , mashed potato's , and peas , soon ! One of my favorites !
Oh joy, there is a 7-11 next to the hotel. Had my first Slurpee in about three years, and they had my favorite flavor, wild cherry.
Gosh how I missed them things!