Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
When the dumpster I ordered showed up yesterday we realized this is really happening. We took this whole week off to hopefully empty this house for the most part. At mid week we have come pretty far with most rooms nearly empty. The only furniture we have left in a dining room set, corner cupboard and a rocker. The bed we are leaving for the new owners so we never have to sleep on the floor.
In addition to packing boxes and filling trash bags we started packing the van to do the "Stormville Airport Ultimate Tag Sale" this coming Saturday. This will be our final effort to liquidate our remaining stuff for whatever cash we can. This particular flea market is frequented by many area "pickers"; so we will want to offer our goods at a price point that will allow them turn a profit when they resell our junk elsewhere.
Our van is packed floor to ceiling, front to back, plus whatever Martha can carry on her lap as well. I hope this sh*t sells! Well, if we don't do well all this stuff had to be removed from the house anyway. What do we do with what's left?
In between all this house clean out business Martha made time to clean a few hundred acorns off the driveway. It's been a banner year for acorns; the likes we haven't seen in 5 years. Every time the wind blows they fall like rain, hence the pith helmet she's wearing is an absolute necessity.
When our couches were taken away yesterday Charlie lost her favorite perch atop the couch pillows. She'll just have to tough it out in this bean bag chair we found in the attic.
Friday, September 10, 2010
- The Mac's back-lite keyboard is a joy to use in a dimly lit room.
- The Mac connects to a WiFi network far better than the windows laptop, and it doesn't mysteriously drop off the network either.
- The Mac boots up and shuts down much, much faster than the PC, and it doesn't ask you that stupid question: "Are you sure you want to shut down, someone else is using this computer".
- Web Surfing with the Mac touch pad is easy once you get the knack for it. I don't find myself missing a mouse as much like I do on the Dell.
- Martha, who unlike me types like a pro prefers the Mac keyboard by far over the Dell. Both machines are 15.4" laptops by the way.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Have you tried Restaurant.com? For several weeks now we have enjoyed going out to dinner with a $23 discount thanks to Restaurant.com. To get discounts for as much as 80% off the coupons, you will need to create an account which is free. Next you enter the zip code and radius you are willing to drive. Typically you will get a list of 12 or more restaurants that are participating in the Restaurant.com program in your area.
On your first visit to the site you'll see that a $25 coupon costs $10. But wait a minute, if your patient, in a few days you will get an email with a discount code for as much as 80% off. This means your $25 coupon will cost you just $2! The best part is that this works anywhere in the whole country. And, all the restaurants we dined at readily accepted the coupons without hesitation. Bon Appetit!