At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

One employee gone...

First of all, thanks for all of the comments and ideas regarding yesterday's post topic. I'm certainly going to have to do some further research on the topic, and that's going to involve actually going out to look at some of these products in person to see exactly what they look and feel like in person.

But I'm still leaning towards a laptop, just a smaller one. Ruth's little 10" one isn't really that much bigger than some of the tablets out there, and when you consider that I would want a keyboard, then why wouldn't I simply get a small laptop. I don't really need the portability to have it with me at all times, I only really want it smaller to lighten the load when we travel. And I won't be getting any Mac products. Too pricey for me.

Maybe in September I'll get a chance to go looking during a trip to town. I probably wouldn't buy one in Canada anyhow, unless it was a fantastic deal. Here in Saskatchewan the tax would be 10% which isn't too bad, but a deal is more likely to be had buying in the States. So the shopping will have to wait until we're back in the U.S. in early November when we return from Korea.

Yesterday was a coasting kind of a day. Nice to wind down after such a busy weekend. The park felt pretty empty! There's no rain in the forecast, so I power washed the Gators and got all the mud off them. They looked so nice and clean afterwards that one little kid actually said "Kevin, did you wash the Gator?"

We're down to a three person crew now for the rest of the season. Kevin W., one of our summer student employees, goes back to school in Toronto soon so his last day of work was Monday. We're having the boys over for supper today as a send off. He's not sure if he'll be back next year because he's studying website design and will be looking for a job in that field.

Kevin W., Russell, Ruth, Kevin

I know a lot of you have iPhones, and today's Amazon deal of the day really is a deal if you want a protective case for your expensive piece of communication equipment. Waterproof, drop proof, and dust proof your iPhone 5 or 5S



It's on sale for only $29.99 (reg $89.99), and only for the next 16 hours from the time I post this. 

8 comments:

  1. Amazon only charges sales tax in 21 states. So save an additional 5-9% by sending expensive items to one of the other 29 states. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_tax

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    1. You continue to be a wealth of interesting Amazon information...thanks Dugg!!

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  2. Or buying it in Alberta - 5% if you are headed that way. Those otters are life savers. Way better than buying insurance.

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    1. We'll be in downtown Calgary for exactly six hours on the evening of October 1st. Might be a good time to look for some deals!

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  3. I was late to the laptop party but I'm with you on having a laptop so I can really type. I think that as long as there are people who type with all 10 fingers the touch screen will not take over the world. IMO it's only good for the one and two finger typists or those who are tweeters and texters. Those of us who still know how to type a complete sentence want to be able to do so without it taking 30 minutes.

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    1. I think we are tending to agree with you Sherry and are swinging more to the laptop side. Kevin will have a better idea once he actually looks at all the products in question.

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  4. My laptop has a 13inch screen and seems to be just the right size for me.
    There is a some great deals to had out there.

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    1. George, you know us and whatever we buy is going to be a "great" deal!

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