We’re sort of settling-in here in Junction City for the wait on service, While we do, this backwoods gang of two has temporarily returned to the urban jungle — and we’re having a blast. We have missed such urban conveniences as the upscale grocery, Market of Choice. Also Public Television! We have been missing our episodes of Midsomer Murders and Father Brown, and of course
Last of the Summer Wine and New Tricks.
There is a part of us that wonders if we can ever be truly happy if we can’t get a decent state public television feed. And I’m not sure I’m even the littlest bit joking. We really enjoy our PBS.
We like being out with the critters. We didn’t mind being in the heavily Hispanic S. Texas social climate and living with their unique dietary options. But what we missed, and I mean really missed, were comprehensive deli’s and great European style bakeries. Being back in OR means that we once again have access — even if it’s at some distance removed. For special occasions we can find once-in-a-long-while niceties that make special occasions special.
And so it was that after getting our Brake Buddy shipped by FedEx that we continued on with our shopping. (which shipping experience was enough to choke a horse: E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E, if you want to get it there in a hurry!)
Peggy broke her alarm clock — not that we ever use the alarm but with her sleep habits she usually wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to know what time it is. So we found a replacement.
While she was looking for a new clock I walked over to the Goodwill to look for a pair of bicycles – to no avail. One of these days we’ll find a pair. I’ve been kicking myself for 2 years for passing up the pair of practically new bikes at a Goodwill in Crosslake MN for $25.00 apiece. Peggy is going to be hard to find for…. she wants simple — no derailleur gears if possilble. Grrrrrrr.
Then on to Market of Choice for a few items and Safeway for the rest of our needs. For various reasons this is really the first time we have gotten the fridge reasonably full since our last Norcold episode. All is well and cooling nicely.
We did succeed in spending over $100.00 so we have $0.10 off per gallon for part of our next fuel fill. We will have to break camp once while we are here — to dump our tanks. The plan will be to use our discount for as much fuel as it will buy when we dump (right here at the campground) and then go to the grocery again to re-stock the fridge after emptying it out over the next couple weeks so that we can finish fueling when we are ready to leave and then use whatever discount we have earned by that time. Safeway fuel rewards expire with the month’s end. So we’ll try to be smart about when we buy and how much. It’s a small amount, but hey — if they are willing to give us a break why not use it?
And there you have it. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.
P.S.: We’ll keep you posted on the question of whether any place to settle down in will have to have good Public Television — that is seriously on the table.