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#349 of 358 Re: home stretch [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2013 (10:04 am)
My wife got a refurb iPad 3 a few weeks ago with wifi and cell built-in (the Verizon cell I guess).
We got the $30 plan for one month and that would have worked fine but some apps got downloaded by mistake so we wound up buying another $20 worth of data. Will be hard pressed to use that up before the 30 days runs out.
The campsite last night had wifi - most do unless you're in the boonies or at a public one, but even most of those have it, although you may have to drag your lawn chair close to the office to get online.
My brother had the Jetpack last year and it was pretty flaky and expensive. He was able to cancel (or maybe just let it run out).
The main issue is that the Verizon iPad hotspot plan doesn't work in Canada.
Getting real close to home now - I'm catching up a bit while my wife blows $100 on plants at a nursery we don't get to very often.
Naturally after wearing my sweater this morning at the Soo Locks where it was only 60 at 9 am, it's almost 90 now and I'm sure the yard needs cutting bad.
#350 of 358 Re: home stretch [steve_]
May 30, 2013 (10:09 am)
>I'm catching up a bit while my wife blows $100 on plants at a nursery
Sounds like my wife. Can spend lots of money on plants each year. Of course our home and yard look really nice, but... .
#351 of 358 Re: home stretch [imidazol97]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2013 (10:14 am)
Maybe I shouldn't mention the $70 spent on wool a couple of days ago.
Have to say, I enjoy that stuff too, but I'm all shopped out.
#352 of 358 Re: home stretch [steve_]
May 30, 2013 (4:39 pm)
We got out of Michigan on Wednesday afternoon, after the tornadoes, to make room for Steve to return.
We'll leave the $3.99 gas prices behind. Had a nice stay in Michigan. I Always am confused by the flashing red, flashing yellow left turn signals, which vary at different intersections.
#353 of 358 Re: home stretch [steve_]
May 30, 2013 (4:46 pm)
Years ago, we took a boat tour of the locks. It was pretty interesting.
My nephew went to LSSU for a year. Unfortunately, he only went to class the first semester.
#354 of 358 Re: home stretch [explorerx4]
May 30, 2013 (4:56 pm)
We did the locks too, after riding the railroad that leaves from Sault Ste. Marie, Agawa Canyon. It was the weekend before 4th of July and it was freezing, really, in the low 30s that morning.
#355 of 358 Re: home stretch [imidazol97]
May 30, 2013 (5:35 pm)
It was nice weather when we were there, but I do remember my nephew telling us stuff like people putting those tall orange flag posts on their cars so they could find them in the drifts and having to enter/exit the dorm through the 2nd floor due to the snow drifts.
#356 of 358 Re: home stretch [imidazol97]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 03, 2013 (12:20 pm)
I do that too - probably $250 spent so far this season, but then again we just moved into this house and the previous owners had done nothing in the way of decorative planting. And also, it's MY money that I spend. The Mr. is in charge of the "basic maintenance," like mowing grass and killing weeds (and all associated expenses), and I'm in charge of "beautification." So, at least I know ahead of time that if I want to plant any pretties (plus the veggie and herb gardens), I need to set a budget & save for it.
Road Trip related: first time we drove to the biggest garden center around here, we took a wrong turn off the highway and had to re-route. We were still in city limits, but on a road I'd never taken before, and came across a house (well, more like an estate), with these critters roaming around: http://www.flickr.com/photos/one9us/sets/72157623277735324/
Everyone thought I was hallucinating, so I had to look up some proof!
#357 of 358 Re: home stretch [kirstie_h]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 03, 2013 (3:08 pm)
Funny, I remember driving from N. Mississippi to Colorado a few times in the 70s and passing some big fields either in Missouri or Oklahoma that had an elephant or two grazing in them. I think some circus or carny stashed them there between their road trips.
#358 of 358 Re: home stretch [kirstie_h]
Jun 03, 2013 (3:21 pm)
I estimate my wife has spent 4-5 times that amount on annuals and periennials and ornaments for the yard. This is her hobby.
We visit Home Depots 35 miles south because they get things in sooner near Cincinnati because they're a week or so ahead of us temperature-wise in the spring.