Tuning In Again

My truck’s radio works again! My antenna broke over two years ago. I would never have remembered that if I didn’t have my trusty memory archive. Two years without a radio. Ugh.

Yay!

Yay!

I took it to the dealership to have it done. It was three hundred some-odd dollars. Yikes! But they had to replace the thing the antenna screws into. As far as I could tell, that would have been a really complicated procedure. I gladly paid someone else to do it.

A few scuff marks, but a beautiful new antenna.

A few scuff marks, but a beautiful new antenna.

I haven’t gotten used to it yet. I’ve been using my phone so long, and that was only for a single station. I can listen to any station I want to now! Wow!

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2 Responses to Tuning In Again

  1. Lauren says:

    Hooray for paying skilled workers to do their thing! That subject has come up fairly frequently lately – just writing the check and saving the headache. It’s a win-win for both parties.

    I wish I had some cool radio catchphrase to put here.

  2. Kristi says:

    Crank up the tunes!

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Birthday Party

Denis’ birthday party was yesterday. He had lots of friends over, and his friends have lots of kids. It was wonderful noisy fun.

Denis really wanted lechon for his birthday, so he got it himself. He also got other tasty Filipino foods. His guests brought even more delicious stuff. Yum!

Here’s the lechon. It is a young roasted pig. He got it from a place that cooks it Cebuano style (Cebu is the island his family is originally from).

Denis decided that putting strong-smelling lilies right next to food wasn't such a good idea.

Denis decided that putting strong-smelling lilies right next to food wasn’t such a good idea.

I should have taken some pictures of the crowd. It really was very fun. There seemed to be more English speaking last night. They explained that not all of them spoke the same dialect, and that they couldn’t really understand each other if they weren’t from the same region of the Philippines.

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A Winey Bed

I went for a walk through my neighborhood yesterday, and passed by many beautiful gardens. One garden bed in particular caught my eye. I had just been texting with Debbie in Tennessee about different edging choices, and she had mentioned wine bottles as a possibility, and there it was:

Thats a lot of bottles.

Thats a lot of bottles.

A closer view

A closer view

It would take a lot of wine drinking to get this many bottles. Or maybe you could ask some friends to save for you. Or ask a restaurant. It’s a fun look though.

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Cereal and Sidewalk

Whenever I see a new cereal in the grocery store, I like to try it out. A few days ago, I saw a new one: Keebler cereal. I had to get it.

It's a small box.

It’s a small box.

Before I put the milk on the cereal, it tasted very familiar. It strongly reminded me of a cereal from my past. I couldn’t name it though. Cocoa Puffs the way they used to taste? Something else?

After I put them milk on the cereal, I didn’t like it as much. It was still good, but not as good as dry. The “real chocolate chip cookies” in the cereal absorbed the milk and turned to mush. That part was not very good.

And, since I don’t seem to be good for anything this vacation except weeding my garden, here is yesterday’s “before” and “after”. I still have two big sections of the garden to weed. I may get to them today. I’m taking my truck in to get the radio fixed this morning, so I’ll see how much time I have.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

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Rounded

It seems like all the milk companies are switching over to a new milk jug shape. I was suspicious at first, because I thought maybe it was also a change in amount, like four pound bags of sugar, or fourteen ounce bags of coffee. It’s still a gallon. It’s just a new shape. Instead of having square shoulders, like a 1980’s womens blazer, it has round shoulders, like a skinny person with poor posture.

I was going to just take a picture of the new style, but then realized the jug in my refrigerator was the old style.  I could do a comparison!  Nice.

I was going to just take a picture of the new style, but then realized the jug in my refrigerator was the old style. I could do a comparison! Nice.

I wonder if this is just a local phenomenon, or if milk jugs are changing shape all over the place.

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