Jump to content

"Routine" ​ 😁 ​day in lockdown... how was yours?


Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

After cooking a very tasteful lamb stew for all the family, DH, who doesn't eat meat, was left to fend for himself😁.... Jordan river trout.

 

 

20201024_131820.jpg 2.jpg

We loved the veggies in Israel last year. Didn’t know there were so many different ways to prepare them.  Most the hotels we stayed in had breakfast buffets. I did miss having my bacon/sausage for breakfast. We had lots of good salmon instead. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

If your step daughter is anything like my step daughter, you won't see her again until she is 18. lol

 

oh yeah we know it! I’ve been trying to prepare Nate for it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, singinalot said:

 

oh yeah we know it! I’ve been trying to prepare Nate for it. 

 

Lesson number 1. When the late night phone call starts with "Please don't get mad, but.......", try to not let his imagination run wild. It's almost never as bad as it would seem. 🙂

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

11 minutes ago, singinalot said:

 

oh yeah we know it! I’ve been trying to prepare Nate for it. 

 

1 minute ago, HBE4 said:

 

Lesson number 1. When the late night phone call starts with "Please don't get mad, but.......", try to not let his imagination run wild. It's almost never as bad as it would seem. 🙂

Or, "I'm okay but".  Or, "You won't believe my luck"

 

Make sure Nate has her change a tire while he's watching.  Or get her AAA. Avoids the late night "Do I have a spare tire?" call, followed by the "Do I have a jack?" call. 

 

Also, I got my son a wrangler for a first car.  It was manual transmission.  No one ever borrowed his car, and the cow catcher style front bumper meant he was going to have much less damage then what he hit.  Worked great when he cut it to tight in the driveway and ripped the outdoor water tap off the garage. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, davekathy said:

M8 has two gun safes in his garage. 

I dont know much about bikes but That was the first thing I noticed as we have the same safes in our garage and another in first floor bedroom.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Domino D said:

Make sure Nate has her change a tire while he's watching.  Or get her AAA. Avoids the late night "Do I have a spare tire?" call, followed by the "Do I have a jack?" call. 

 

AAA is a must.  Plus, you get discounts! (cross-reference that to AARP on another thread...LOL).

 

I should have taught my step daughter how to change her own oil. Her first car was a hand-me-down  as I coincidentally treated myself to a new car at the same time. She put 45K miles on it the first year.

 

Teaching her how to drive in the snow always makes for a fun bonding moment.  None of that fancy four-wheel drive, traction control, "snow" mode transmission nonsense.  It was a base model compact car - Geo Prism. Just good ole feather the gas pedal and steer into the skid. It did have anti-lock brakes, for what that's worth,

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, HBE4 said:

I should have taught my step daughter how to change her own oil. Her first car was a hand-me-down  as I coincidentally treated myself to a new car at the same time. She put 45K miles on it the first year.

My sons Jeep was leaking in my driveway.  I told him to get it checked out.  Next day he told me it was power steering fluid.  I asked him "Did you find out how much it will cost to fix?  He said "No, I went to Advance Auto and got a gallon of power steering fluid and couple cardboard boxes."  I can't remember how long he drove around carrying both with him. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I also recommend AAA.  Our membership (in addition to hotel discounts) has been used a few times by my daughters.  Good peace of mind for the parents. 

 

I still fondly remember my father teaching me to drive in the snow (grew up in Buffalo).  He would take me to a large shopping mall parking lot when it was closed and covered with snow.  Had me doing lots of skids, slides, and donuts to get used to how the car handled.  That was all before front wheel drive.  I felt very confident driving in slippery conditions...until my first experience with black ice.

 

@singinalot - Does your Mavic Mini have a tripod mode?  Makes for smoother video

 

@dani negreanu - I would gladly eat that trout instead of meat any day!  Looks delicious.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

We loved the veggies in Israel last year. ..... I did miss having my bacon/sausage for breakfast. We had lots of good salmon instead. 

 

Almost all hotels in Israel have to adhere to "kosher" laws - no pork at all, no mixing meat & cheese on the same meal, no hot meals on Saturday. Only small boutique hotels cater to "secular" guests....

 

One of the reason I love b'fast on cruises is that I can ask for scrambled eggs with "ham and cheese" and then add some bacon to my plate....

 

OTOH, DH is always on the look out for some slices of tomatoes/cucumbers/green peppers to prepare a nice salad as he's used to do at home, only to discover that there is no olive oil to be found....😜

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

I also recommend AAA.  Our membership (in addition to hotel discounts) has been used a few times by my daughters.  Good peace of mind for the parents. 

 

I still fondly remember my father teaching me to drive in the snow (grew up in Buffalo).  He would take me to a large shopping mall parking lot when it was closed and covered with snow.  Had me doing lots of skids, slides, and donuts to get used to how the car handled.  That was all before front wheel drive.  I felt very confident driving in slippery conditions...until my first experience with black ice.

 

@singinalot - Does your Mavic Mini have a tripod mode?  Makes for smoother video

 

@dani negreanu - I would gladly eat that trout instead of meat any day!  Looks delicious.

 

My Father was a stock car race driver and I grew up around cars and helped changed out engines, transmissions, exhausts, etc.  you name it I did it!   to this day I still do my own brakes, oil and whatever I can on my own cars.     When I 16 yrs. old there was older man broken down on a major road near me.   I pulled over to help him and he figured since I was a teenage girl I would be of no help but he went on tell me what happened and asked if I could drive him to nearest pay phone (way before cell phones).     I proceeded to pop his hood and discovered the problem and fixed it with my hand tool box to this day I always keep in my trunk and in a matter of minutes he was driving away.   He was literally shocked.    at that time I felt safe giving him my name.    a couple days later I received a big bouquet of flowers with a huge thank you note at my house and he called my parents to tell them how wonderful I was to help him and he couldn't believe it. 

The first time I drove I was 12 and drove one of my Dad's race cars on the daytona track.   That is something I will never forget.      My Mom stood on the sideline scared to death as I was going 150 +/- mph.   I was told 2 laps and then I stop.    there was no way I was stopping at 2 laps.    I think I did about 5 or 6 laps before I pulled over.      

 

When I was 15 we had a major snow storm of around 25 to 30" of snow in PA and when we were done shoveling my Dad said okay time to teach me how to drive in snow.     I was thrilled.   I already owned my own car and had been rebuilding for it to be ready when i turned 16 so we hoped in that car and went out riding.   I was having a blast fishtailing, spinning wheels, etc.      Then he told me to turn on this road that has a major hill and kids always go sledding on.   I did and I panicked when a sledder was coming right at me and I stopped midway up the hill.   Now we were stuck!      He explained exactly what I needed to do to get out of the situation and  did it and it worked.      Will never forget that day.    

Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Almost all hotels in Israel have to adhere to "kosher" laws - no pork at all, no mixing meat & cheese on the same meal, no hot meals on Saturday. Only small boutique hotels cater to "secular" guests....

 

One of the reason I love b'fast on cruises is that I can ask for scrambled eggs with "ham and cheese" and then add some bacon to my plate....

 

OTOH, DH is always on the look out for some slices of tomatoes/cucumbers/green peppers to prepare a nice salad as he's used to do at home, only to discover that there is no olive oil to be found....😜

Thanks. My opinion was that Isarel had great farming for veggies and fruits. We visited a few places that grew these along with bio bees & bugs. So much good technology in Isarel. 
 

Fish seems to be abundant. We ate at a winery and had a steak dinner. The meat was thin and like cardboard. We had chicken and salmon most the other times. We did see a lot of cattle while there. 
 

M8

Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember when I was 16 and went to fill my old beater up with gas for the first time...I had no idea what I was doing and it was so embarrassing.  Luckily, a guy from my church happened to be at the gas station and came over to show me how.

 

About 2 months ago I asked step daughter if she knew how and she said no. I took her to the gas station and walked her step by step through the process; hopefully sparing her from the same future embarrassment. I told her when in doubt, don't be embarrassed to pull up YouTube on your phone. LOL

 

The mavic mini does not have tripod mode.  I think because they made this one so affordable and light weight, there are a lot of the features from the better drones that are not included. 😞 For my learning purposes I think it is definitely doing the trick...I *almost* wish maybe I were learning on one of the heavier drones because of the wind, but for the purposes of what I plan to use it for, the mini is perfect. (Sorry, that was a terrible run-on sentence.)

 

Woke up to snow here today. I've got peanut butter chip cookies in the oven that I'm planning to surprise hubby with when I go pick him up from the airport tonight. What do I plan to do with my day? Probably re-watch Yellowstone Season 3 episode 10 and more travel vlogs on YouTube.  I think I'm running out of new ones to watch. 😞

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, singinalot said:

remember when I was 16 and went to fill my old beater up with gas for the first time...I had no idea what I was doing and it was so embarrassing.

Similar situation with my daughter.  She knew how to get gas just fine but the first time she pulled up to a pump where you couldn’t pay by credit card she was lost.  She had absolutely no idea you had to go inside to pay.   
 

Calling home because the teacup or sailboat light was on are whole different stories. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

My sister and mother who live in NY have NEVER pumped their own gas.  That said I have not pumped my own gas in over 10 years (that's Dan's job) and not sure if I remember how either.  Not sure if still true but I believe in NJ you are not allowed to pump your own gas  There are no full serve gas stations where I live so some day I may have to figure it out.  Oh wait, I'll get an electric car, problem solved😇

Edited by molly361
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, molly361 said:

My sister and mother who live in NY have NEVER pumped their own gas.  That said I have not pumped my own gas in over 10 years (that's Dan's job) and not sure if I remember how either.  Not sure if still true but I believe in NJ you are not allowed to pump your own gas  There are no full serve gas stations where I live so some day I may have to figure it out.  Oh wait, I'll get an electric car, problem solved😇

 

I don't think I was a Princess growing up, but when I bought my first brand new car when I was 20 I lived at home.

 

My father always pumped my gas, and I of course would gratefully pay him.

 

So even when I moved out to my first apartment when I would come home to mooch homemade food, My dad would ask if I needed gas, and I always timed it right and he would go and get it for me.

 

Then I got married.  

He  missed getting my gas, and was recently retired after my wedding.  

So not only did he continue to pump the gas, he would also take me to work when I worked 3-11pm (nurse anesthetist).

Never drove the car after sunset.  (Unless it was bar hopping, but he did not need to know that).

 

Then, my DH started to pump the gas.

 

Since I started driving when I was 20, and I just recently retired.  I have never pumped gas.

 

Had a scare recently.

 

I had to visit my DD in Bowling Green Ohio, and take her some wedding stuff to look over and it is more than a one tank trip.

 

 

Guess what???

Bowling Green still has a full service gas station that pumps gas and even washed the windows. (Route 25 in town).

Yea paid a tad more, but I do not do the bills.

 

Stay healthy

Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

This was meant to say we didn’t see a lot of cattle there. 

 

I was indeed wondering.... since we import most of our beef meat.

 

Thought to myself -- "may be they visited a lot on the Golan Heights" where there are most of the cattle farms.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I taught my two sons to drive using the roads in a nearby cemetery.  They are basically deserted, have lots of turns and it’s hard to speed.  Also, obvious chance to warn they could end up here if they weren’t careful.  At 36 and 33 they have only had one traffic ticket and one accident.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve pumped my own gas for years...but the first time I went to put some in my Suburban...the pump kept pumping and pumping and pumping...  I thought “There must be a hole in the gas tank!  I must be pouring gas onto the pavement!”  Didn’t realize the Suburban has a tank twice as large as the cars I’d been driving.  And gas prices were higher then than now!!  $$$$

Edited by helen haywood
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, singinalot said:

About 2 months ago I asked step daughter if she knew how and she said no. I took her to the gas station and walked her step by step through the process; hopefully sparing her from the same future embarrassment. I told her when in doubt, don't be embarrassed to pull up YouTube on your phone. LOL

 

I've got peanut butter chip cookies in the oven that I'm planning to surprise hubby with when I go pick him up from the airport tonight.

 

.....travel vlogs on YouTube.  

Good thought showing her that, we all take it for granted.  Best advice we give young adults today, when in doubt someone has a step by step YouTube video.

 

I am sure that you will get major appreciation for Peanut Butter Chip cookies.

 

My 26 year old son finds it humorous that there are 11 YouTube travel channels I subscribe to, and I spend Sunday catching up on all of them.  Only problem is my wife is now seriously thinking we should buy a conversion van and hit the road.  I'm not live in a van person, I just like watching others do it. 

 

 

1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Similar situation with my daughter.  She knew how to get gas just fine but the first time she pulled up to a pump where you couldn’t pay by credit card she was lost.  She had absolutely no idea you had to go inside to pay.   
 

Calling home because the teacup or sailboat light was on are whole different stories. 

The person who came up with the Oil indicator thought they nailed it, but time has proven it is not as obvious as they had intended.  Genie Lamp (my sister) is my favorite. 

 

1 hour ago, Lionesss said:

My father always pumped my gas, and I of course would gratefully pay him.

 

So even when I moved out to my first apartment when I would come home to mooch homemade food, My dad would ask if I needed gas, and I always timed it right and he would go and get it for me.

Sweet memory.  It reminds me of how my mother did laundry every night when I was growing up.  When I moved out for college, I was shocked to find that I ran out of clean clothes.  It was only then that I realized it could even happen. Twice I went and bought more underwear rather than do laundry. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, singinalot said:

The mavic mini does not have tripod mode.  I think because they made this one so affordable and light weight, there are a lot of the features from the better drones that are not included. 😞 For my learning purposes I think it is definitely doing the trick...I *almost* wish maybe I were learning on one of the heavier drones because of the wind, but for the purposes of what I plan to use it for, the mini is perfect. (Sorry, that was a terrible run-on sentence.)

So you feel that you were droning on? 

 

Sorry, I honestly could not stop from thinking this, and only posting it was going to bring relief.

Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Domino D said:

So you feel that you were droning on? 

 

Sorry, I honestly could not stop from thinking this, and only posting it was going to bring relief.

 

made me laugh out loud 🤣

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Q&A with Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises!
      • Register Now for Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Royal Caribbean
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...