Time stood still this morning. Literally, until I realized that the battery in my wristwatch had stopped and I better got some lunch ready or it would become our afternoon teatime snack. Not that it mattered very much when we eat in these winter days where the days run into each other with not much going on. I don’t have to be told to stay home because of Covid-19, as I do not like to be out in the cold weather anyway. Lately it has not been very nice outside with high winds, blowing snow and deep frost even during daylight hours. I went out once, however, to a local walk-in clinic last week. I discovered a bump on my left elbow that is as big and looks like a golf ball. For the life of me I cannot recall bumping into anything and it doesn’t really hurt either. At the clinic every safety precautions were taken and the visit with the doctor was “virtual” on a big screen TV with camera in the examining room with the assistance of a doctor/nurse, I presume. That was a very interesting experience for me. It turns out there is nothing that is being done to my elbow for the time being and the bump should go away on its own in time. We’ll see.
|Afternoon snack of baked pears with ice-cream|
While I am on the subject of big screen TVs I wanted to tell you that we switched out the TV that came with our new travel trailer. The size of the TV that fits the area is pretty much dictated by the dimension of the cutout of the compartment, so the new TV is also a 32” the same size as its predecessor. However, this is a QLED TV. You might be wondering why we made this switch, as there was nothing wrong with the previous TV that now resides in Benno’s workshop.
For a long time, I think 2016 we have been Amazon Prime members to save on Amazon shipping charges. The membership is $9.03 a month for this and over a year period we do save money because by getting the goods conveniently delivered to our door step and not having to spend gasoline money to drive all over the land to get them. Last year, while talking to our son Dominik, he mentioned that on his big screen TV they are watching now tons of movies from Prime Video for free and not anymore Netflix because “Prime Video” is free when you have signed up with Amazon Prime shipping. Wow! In our house we use a wall mounted OLED TV which is a so called smart TV, that we could switch from regular HD TV signal received by the way of the roof mounted antenna to streaming using the wifi signal of our in the attic mounted router to get Prime Video of Amazon. We did this and opened up a whole new avenue of watching TV and hundreds of free movies while waiting out Covid-19.
Unfortunately our RV’s little 32” TV was not a smart TV and a new 32” smart TV is not available as OLED with their brilliant pictures, so we had to settle for a QLED TV. Of course like any smart TV it gives you options to other sources too like Netflix etc. but I won’t go into that. As to the Amazon Prime membership it allows you to have three TVs hooked up to Prime Video per membership. So we thought why not use that option on the TV in the camper and being pampered by tons of free movies? I was told that it will work also while traveling to the USA and all that is required is your Internet access to stream the movies etc.
If you are happy with the picture quality of your present TV and don’t want to upgrade, there is another possibility to stream the Amazon Prime Video movies by just purchasing an Amazon Fire Stick. They cost just under Cdn. $60.00 and this one time expense will do the same.
|Last week's weather|
|Today's view of Lake Erie|
|High winds and blowing snow last week|
|The sun makes it much better but it's very cold outside|
In other news, our longtime cruising friends Linda and Ed have just joined Blogger. Look them up and say hello at "We Two Travellers Living the Life" or on my side menu. Their previous website you find on our side menu at the bottom under “Adventures of Ed & Linda formerly on Dreamtime, now on Rocky"
And if you didn’t know already, it is only 5 more weeks until the first day of spring. Lets hope it warms up soon. Should you be watching the Super Bowl tonight, have fun!
|Last night's sundown|
Thanks for the mention and an enjoyable post. Loved the pic's! We watch a lot of movies on Prime too. Stay warm, Hi to Benno, and give the pups a pat for me.ReplyDelete
You are welcome and I hope Blogger will work for you. Sometimes a good movie is uplifting in an otherwise dire day, I find. Benno and the doxies said hi to you both.Delete
A great post, Marlene. Well, they all usually are. :)ReplyDelete
Those baked pears had my mouth watering!! Yum!
The thing with Prime Amazon, true that the $9. would be worth it for the savings in shipping BUT it's the 'streaming' movies that would get us. That means data/wifi usage, correct? We don't stream simply because it would use ours up like crazy, unless I'm understanding you wrong. I'm not good at that stuff. :0
Your pictures are beautiful, the ones of the snow on Lake Erie's rocks.
I have received Linda's new web site and silly me, didn't realize they were your friends until I suggested she read your blog! She likely thinks I'm out to lunch. Ha ha
Thanks. Sometimes I am trying to be creative with the foods I have on hand. I understand the dilemma with the data over cellphone. I didn’t cover in my post our experiences with sometimes free wifi in RV parks and that we use a wifi extender to boost the signal. Also where we live, in our case WaveDirect, the Internet provider offers Rural High-Speed Internet with unlimited data. For snowbirds they will suspend the account for 6 months to resume when you get back.Delete
Yes the sun does make it look better but certainly not the feel. We were at -20C this morning and have gone done to -25C, wrong direction. Beautiful photos you have taken.ReplyDelete
Do keep a sharp eye out on your elbow. Take a photo now just so you have something to compare to later if needed. Glad that it is not painful.
Sadly we have yet to find anywhere that we travel to that there is enough internet to use our fire stick. Good thing we don't watch much TV.
There is a reason why we Canadians all want to go somewhere warm during the winter. Who would have thought that we would not be able to go by our own choice.Delete
The elbow bump was also photographed by the doctor and in a few weeks I'll check with them if it doesn't go down on its own. So far, except a couple of times, we've had free Internet at all the RV Parks we stayed at our travel trailer and the exceptions had it at the community centres. Sometimes you can get a good deal from the phone companies with unlimited data.
Those baked pears look delicious. I do so like your pictures of the lake. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
The lake takes on many different colours depending on the weather. As to the pears, we like them baked the best.Delete