Saturday, February 6, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

For me not knowing yesterday what we were going to do today we ended up being VERY busy. Let's start with this morning - I mentioned last night that today was Market Day. We went down to the Village Square and looked around (not much was really happening with vendors) then we went in to breakfast - 2 eggs over easy, hash browns, 2 sausage patties, and whole wheat toast ($12.00 plus a $2.00 tip). Then we went down to where they had the grills set up and bought a whole pork butt roast and a whole chicken that had been cooked on the grill ($16.00 total) not too bad. Then we went down to the Annex and just looked around - just to see what was going on. Didn't buy anything. So, we came home and put the meat in the refrigerator.

Dan wanted to go to Valdosta - he wanted to look for the screen enclosure to go on our outdoor room (all we had was the solid curtain sides). He also wanted to look at Lowe's and Home Depot - just to look, and to update our membership at Sam's club. So, we took the pups out and then we headed for Valdosta.

First place we went was Target - we found the side screen curtains (and they were on sale - Yahoo!) I also found a couple of movies that we picked up (Sleepless in Seattle and National Treasures 2). We spent a little over $60.00 on all the stuff there. Then it was off to Home Depot - Dan just wanted to look around - nothing in particular. Couldn't find a single thing to buy there so, we left and went to Lowe's. Dan wanted to look at the toaster ovens there - we had seen one at the Lowe's in Live Oak and he thought he might want it. However, when we got there and looked at it he decided that wasn't what he wanted after all. Well, we ended up getting a drip tray for the kitchen, a basket for between the front seat of the truck (to put the maps and books in - you know, Next Exit and Milepost) and a book of house plans (don't get excited and don't ask questions). That was a little over $20.00.

Our final stop today was Sam's Club. Dan thought that we needed to renew our membership, so that was our first stop once we got inside. However, our membership is good through September of this year. As we were starting to look around a person from Direct TV was in the store and we went over and talked to him. Well, to make a long story short - we signed up for Direct and will cancel Dish Monday (after the football game). Direct will get connected on the 24th of February when we are up at Lake Park. Dan is so excited!!!! One of the things that convinced us to go ahead with switching, even though we are going to have to pay $215.00, is Direct is giving us a credit on our account for the first year that will pay the $200.00 - so our service will only cost us $30.00 for the first year - and I think the thing that really swayed us was - when we go into Alaska we can put the satellite on "vacation" and only have to pay $5.00 a month for the three months we are there. So, yes, we will be out $215.00 at the beginning, but I think that Dan will be happier -and if we had to pay for Dish, which we won't be able to use, while we are in Alaska at $70.00 for that same three months we would pay the amount of the penalty anyway. We had planned on cancelling Dish when we went into Canada and have to pay the penalty then - we are just doing it a couple of months early. So, it will all work out - PLUS I made sure that everyone knew - right up front - that this was a full time RV account - no problem. (That is refreshing in itself.) After we got all that paperwork filled out, we went ahead and got a few things - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chicken salad, salad stuff for tomorrow, pears, and some plums. (right around $60.00).

Today turned out to be a fun day in which we were able to accomplish quite a lot - some of which we didn't have any idea we would do now. Plus we only spent about $200.00 total. Now that sure made it a good day!

We are still working on our work schedule - I'll let you know what is going on as soon as I know for sure. In the meantime - I hope you have a good day tomorrow and that you will be happy with the result of "the game" - whatever it may be. Take care and ------------------------

I'll talk to you tomorrow!


  1. Is Alaska too far north to use Directv?

  2. We don't know - the representative didn't know either - we'll just have to wait and see. At least we can put it on "vacation" if we can't!


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