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John, our polar vortex must not have reached you, expecting 5F for a low tonight, maybe 20F for our high tomorrow then down to 5F that night. I moved 6 inches of snow when I got home last night and another 3 inches today. Been a long time since I’ve seen this weather in early November. Just might be a real sumb*tch this winter. Enjoy your southern excursion.
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I've got Consumer Cellular for my phone and it doesn't work in Australia. I have internet at the house in Spring Creek, so I can see what's happening on the forums and check my e-mail and write Snippets. But for a phone, I use the land line if I really need to make a call.

I'll be calling my Cardiologist's office to report my blood test results, but I think that's about it.

I saw an ad from Google that caught my eye, a couple of days ago. They have a plan that works almost everywhere, and it's reasonably cheap. But it only works with "Smart" phones, and I really prefer a flip phone. However, if you're not a Luddite like I am, you might want to check it out.
Thanks for the info.my service charges me 10 bucks a day at my first call or text or data use. That might be my best choice. I will check google out before i commit.
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A budget minded friend who does a lot of international traveling uses "google fi"

It's a prepaid plan that uses multiple networks. You might look into it.
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A Nippy Morning


It’s 12 degrees F (-11.1 C) outside which breaks the record for this date here in Cincinnati. According to the Weatherman last night, the record was 14. At this point, somebody living in a colder place will gleefully want to chime in about how much colder it is where they are and how much more snow they got. Well; if they enjoy that weather, more power to them. And if they don’t, why are they living there? Why not move to where the weather is warmer? I’m whining because I thought I’d done just that. However; winters are a lot milder here than in Massachusetts.

Anyhow; when I woke up, I was lying in bed and comfortably debating if I should get up or just stay there and enjoy being snug in my own little nest. Then I noticed that the Carbon Monoxide alarm had red, green and blue lights lit, so I jumped up and hit the test/reset button. It wouldn’t reset, so I had to change the batteries. Once I did that, it told me that CO was at 0.00 PPM. Since I was now up, I started the coffee and took my shower.

I sat down and read my e-mails. I had a couple of ads for bargains at the supermarket, a few notifications of new responses to threads on the Sportster forum and one e-mail from Melia. Kala has requested that I bring a few specific candies. I’ve got a fair sized pile on the dining room table already, but I’ve got a big bag, so I think I can get everything to fit in it. So I responded and asked if anybody else wanted me to get anything else for them. The size of the pile and my offer to bring even more stuff made me think about Dan Stoley (Stolee?)

Dan was another A&P mechanic when I was in Nairobi. In fact we were room mates; the company was paying the rent on the house we both were living in. Dan was going on Holiday (Vacation) for a month and was heading back to the USA. He had people asking him to get them things that weren’t available in Kenya. He took their money and promised he’d bring what they wanted. The one thing that I remember most was the racing pistons for a Suzuki X-7; a bike that was never even sold in the US. A mechanic in another hangar owned and rode it.
Anyhow, Dan took everybody’s money and never returned. We had enough people coming by the company’s hanger asking for him and the things he was supposed to be bringing, that we figured if he had returned with everything he promised, he would have had to charter a 747 to carry it all. He was supposed to come back after a month, but he never showed his face in Nairobi again.

The last thing I heard about Dan at that time was that he’d blown all his money on Coke and robbed a bank. Then he stood on the sidewalk out front pretending to be an innocent passer-by. He got nabbed and went away for a spell.

I got an e-mail this past year about Dan. I think he was running for office in the Northwest, but I just gave the e-mail a quick once over and deleted it. Now, I don’t remember what it said. He’s still alive, though.

So here I am promising to bring a whole lot of stuff with me and offering to bring more. The big difference is that I am going to Australia and I’m not taking a cent for what I’m bringing. I’m nothing like Dan; but the quantity of things is sizeable.

And none of it is motorcycle parts.
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