Sunday, September 8, 2013

Internet Void

For some reason none of the restaurants in New Bern have WiFi. The Hilton (now Doubletree) does have WiFi but now they charge for its use. On the other hand Wendys, Hardies, Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Burger King all have free WiFi. Go figure.


I had a number of errands to run so I rented a car from Enterprise on the weekend special. With the military discount it is only costing me $19 per day plus gas. As I was filling out the rental agreement I all of a sudden realized that I no longer have automobile insurance since I gave my car to Spencer. I called USAA. They told me that if I used my American Express or World MasterCard that I would be covered. Of course I had used neither card. So back to Enterprise to change the contract.


It has started to cool off in the evenings. When I go to sleep it is still warm but the last two nights I have woken up cold in the early morning. XO has taken to being a big warm fur ball under my chin. It is very nice. For some reason he has also become much more demanding. Each time I lie down to read or watch a movie he climbs up on my chest and hunkers down purring lake mad. I run the fans at night to keep the mosquitoes at bay. It is very wet here so we have quite a population. If would be nice if we could get a hard freeze to kill then all.


Today my dock neighbor Randy asked me for help with his GPS. He had moved his boat from the Chesapeake Bay where it worked perfectly. Several people on the dock suggested that it was an older unit and needed to be replaced. I said, just leave it on for the next 24 hours and I bet that it will work. Sure enough, after about 6 hours of searching for satellite it found one, updated the date and time, downloaded the almanac, and switched into 3D mode. Another satisfied customer.


Fair winds and following seas.

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