It's about time.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Getting Things Right and A Fun Visit.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

After spending most of the day yesterday relating about our Saturday’s adventures we were so tired (bored but mentally exhausted) that we had no trouble sleeping at all. Of course sleeping with the windows open listening to the crickets didn’t hurt either. I slept in until nearly 7:30 this morning and as I opened the curtains in the back room I suddenly became aware that it was still partially dark outside. Lifting the Day-shade I realized we were heavily fogged in outside. Minutes later Kathy followed me out to the computers and experienced the same curiosity that had caught me by surprise. 

After breakfast we returned to the computers to get our morning reading in before getting ready to leave. We had a number of places that we had earmarked to stop at today in hopes of resolving some of our issues.

Last Tuesday while we were travelling around getting our shopping completed I had purchased some stackable storage organizers because they were the best thing I could find at the time. What I didn’t like about them was the large size of the removable containers that were more the size that a contractor would like to have not an RVer carrying an assortment of fasteners for quick repairs. Not having opened them we stopped at Harbor Freight this morning to see what they might have. The ones we found there were the same size but half the thickness with double the number of smaller sized removable compartments to hold my hardware and they were half the price as the others. 

Our next stop was at Fantastic Sam’s hair cutting shop. This is the same brand hair shop we use back home in Ontario. Due to the warmer Florida temperatures our hair has been growing a lot faster than we’d hoped for so we needed to get a good trim. We barely had time to sit down to wait and we both had different women trimming our hair to look more natural. Within twenty minutes we were back on the road with our heads feeling lighter and cooler from the thinner hair.

Now that I had the hardware organizers that I felt would better serve my needs we had to stop at a Home Depot to return the others. Since we were in a different end of Fort Myers the GPS thought a different location was better than the original store. The clerks at the return counter had no problem with the return. We also managed to purchase the stainless steel screws that I needed for our Tandem Bike while we were there. 

Our last stop was for a late lunch at McDonalds but it wasn’t just for lunch. Last year we’d had a problem with our Virus Scan and Anti-spyware on our computers constantly updating and destroying our data usage on our Verizon MiFi hotspot. So before leaving home this year I disabled the automatic feature on both and thought all was good. This year we were continuing to use a lot of data and not because of a lot of pictures like what was posted yesterday. I finally realized that our Windows was also doing daily updates that I didn’t know about. We were at McDonalds for over an hour and a half while our computers were updating. That will be their last update until our next stop at a WiFi free restaurant.    

Back at the trailer as soon as we walked in the door we were scrambling to open all the windows wide. I finished adding Kathy’s second bottle holder on the Tandem Bike with the stainless steel screws that we’d just bought earlier. Kathy read under the shade of the awning while I finished my chore. Once I was completed we went riding around the park getting in extra laps today. 

When we returned our neighbors Rick and Barb were just saying good bye to some guests. We started talking about health related issues and grand kids. We also talked of our past hobby and why we gave it up for the sake of being able to travel more often. Suddenly we realized it was starting to cool down and it was starting to get dark. We’d enjoyed our visiting so much nobody was worrying about the time. We’ll talk again before we leave on Sunday.

For supper Kathy sautéed some Spinach and we shared the extra steak that I grilled last night. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Wow.. sounds like a busy day!

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  2. We never have had a problem returning anything at Home Depot or Lowes.

  3. Good catch on those sneaky automatic updates. I found out that they use up too much data on my MiFi, too.

    I love Harbor Freight, it's like a candy store to me... :c)