Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GOP Convention, first day

GOP Convention, first day:

"Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Last Winter Expenses

It just occurred to me that I never posted our expenses for last winter. So here they are (in Canadian Dollars):

$16,654 divided by the 175 days we were away this amounts to $95 (Can) per day. In US this would be $12,845 divided by 175 = $73 per day in US funds.

In addition to this we had service on the motorhome fridge and furnace before we left ($800), batteries for the motorhome ($230) and new tires for the Honda in Texas ($640).

Also not included were the hotel and condo (our share) expenses when we drove down to San Miguel de Allende with Juan and Chris. This amounted to $1,495.

Casino gambling, we actually made a $145 profit.

Croft's clothing was well under $100 while Norma's were well over $100. Neither are included here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Linux Installed! I am no longer a slave to Windows! I made the new-to-me HP Mini computer a dual boot Windows 7 / Linux Mint 17.3 machine. It installed easily and then went through a lengthy update process.

I believe the Windows 7 install is corrupted and I don't intend to use it much. In fact I will probably convert the machine to just Linux  after a good test drive. In the meantime playing with it will keep me off the streets.

I don't know why I delayed so long. Just chicken I guess.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Depressing Weather On The Wet Coast

I know I haven't been Blogging lately. It rained all night again which has been the norm around here lately. It has rained part of each day for as long as I can remember. When it is not raining it is chilly and overcast and Norma has not been able to get much done in her garden which is making her an unhappy camper as well. I have a repair job waiting on the bathroom sink where the taps have become very loose and wobbly. Repairing them means taking the sink out because I do not fit in the cupboard underneath. One of these days I will tackle it, maybe even today. Norma is strangely not bugging me about it so the pressure is off. It is a messy job and I will get wet.

We have become avid Toronto Blue Jays baseball fans because of the weather and because Shaw has decided to not show any Seattle Mariners games.

Our Blogging friend Rae is spending the summer house sitting in Bulgaria so that is providing some excitement to our dreary rain soaked days.

Our Arizona friend Shadowmoss just emailed to say she might be coming up for a visit. We will be happy to see her and to provide a contrast to the (almost too) hot sunny weather she has been getting in Mesa and Prescott. She has just become a full time RV'er so it will be interesting to hear what she has to say about that.

Anyway, the Blue Jays are warming up for a morning game so off I go! Have a great day everyone!