Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Snifflin' and Snortin' in Lake Wales
The flora native to the area--southern oaks, orange trees etc, are unknown to my immune system and my white cells are running amok. I have spent the last few weeks trying to breathe and NOT breathe--and hacking uncontrollably. In desparation, I tore into my packed boxes looking for my magic cough syrup which is so strong it has the ability to stop not only your cough but all other life processes. It is a special doc-combo preparation originally written for Frank who always got the BEST drugs from the doctors!
The day of my house closing was an American Idol night and...Gosh--I had no TV! So, I went to Walmart around 6pm and treated myself to a new Vizio 47" 120htz 1080p Surround Sound LCD TV! Had it set up in time to watch AI at 8pm, glass of merlot at my side. I am on an antenna that has a digital aiming mechanism and I have an excellent high def picture since all the networks are broadcasting in high definition!
On arrival, my biggest immediate problem was internet. Because I am in the boonies, there is no provider for Saddlebag. Brighthouse won't even consider being here until 2014. So, in order to get online, I had to lug my laptop down to the Saddlebag library. I visited a nearby Verizon store and for $30 extra/month, I tether my cell phone to my laptop for respectably fast, unlimited data! So far, it has worked very well and my only complaint is having the extra cord to deal with.
Signing off for now from Stump 4 Stone Fly!