While I took it a little easy today, I did accomplish some stuff but nothing major like yesterday. I plowed through paperwork looking for something specific….I found it but also found some things that need to get taken care of.
One was changing my emergency road service coverage. I have had RV Roadhelp since 2000 and have nothing but good to say about it. Over the years I’ve had a motorhome towed over 300 miles, a tire changed on my car and two tows for my motorcycle. Great service all times. So why change? Well, the industry has changed and there is now a service Coach Net that offers much more for the same money. Many times when you are broken down it’s something minor that a mechanic can quickly fix. Getting back on the road without having to be towed someplace is good. There is a lot more but I don’t want to sound like an infomercial. Anyway, the change is made with perfect timing since the old service was due to renew on April 11th.
I canceled several credit cards today or at least started the process to do so. Over the years it’s always been easy to apply for a store credit card to get a discount on the first purchase. Figured it was time to cull those out. Since I was doing that, I took a look at what’s out there for cash back reward credit cards and decided to move to one of those and cancel my other MC & Visa cards. With gas prices climbing higher and higher it makes sense to get something back for the money I spend.
I also continued my calls to motorcycle and trailer dealers. Nothing really popped up except a really nice gentleman from Big Tex Trailers here in Tucson offered to stop out to take a look at it from a personal basis. We talked price and he is going to get back to me tomorrow. Not holding out a lot of hope though…wish it were up north. Northern riders are much more apt to use & buy a trailer for their motorcycle. Sigh….
The weather was really nice today, cooler than the last two weeks and little wind. Well, until about 2-3:00 that is….the clouds rolled in and the wind REALLY blew for a bit. It cooled down enough that I started closing windows….of course not before a fine layer of grit was deposited on everything. Of course once the weather tantrum was over it got hot again…LOL!
You know I love blogs….otherwise I wouldn’t be following over 170 of them. All kinds - computer, photography, crafts, motorcycles, RVing, living green and more. As I’ve said before, this wouldn’t be possible without Google reader to track & show me only the ones with new updates. I’m always adding new ones that I find by reading my current list….and yes, sometimes one will be removed.
Recently I found a couple of great new blogs, Colored outside the lines and Fulltiming Roadrunners. Both these ladies do some unbelievable beading… Sandy, Colored outside the lines, loves hummingbirds and does some beautiful native-looking necklaces. Judy, Fulltiming Roadrunners, makes beaded Bonzai type trees as well as jewelry. I saw this gorgeous bracelet in her blog and had to email her about it. Long story short, she’s made one for me in the colors I asked for…it’s perfect.
Well, it would have been perfect if I had asked for a magnet style clasp BEFORE she started. But nice lady that she is, she said she’d put that one into her stock and build one with the clasp I needed (arthritis). She also tossed together a little frog pendant that I plan to use on my key chain. He’s so cute….she can make earrings for me, too, if I want them. Since I have NO talent when it comes to crafty stuff, I really appreciate it when I find someone that does. My friends Ellie & Karon do, just to name a couple, even if they don’t advertise it much.
Anyway, if anyone is interested in the daisy bracelet, 7″ for smaller wrists, drop me a not and I’ll put you in touch with Judy. (And remind me that I don’t need one of those gorgeous trees…I really don’t, I’m getting rid of stuff….LOL!)Lastly, I made a couple of minor changes to my blog….most to do with the comment section. Previously a pop-up window was opened for the comments but I found that was awkward if you wanted to read the posted comments so I changed it to open a new tab/window. I also added a little note above the comment form and I changed the description for the comment link.
I also expanded the Google ads at the bottom of each post. Like many folks, I try to supplement my income in any way I can…stretching that dollar. Hard in a fifty dollar world….LOL! So if you see something of interest in one of the Google boxes, check it out. If you don’t, then don’t…it’s as easy as that!
Till next time - keep on rollin’,