Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New Machine and The Swamp House Grill

DeBary, FL.

66 deg. clear, SE wind @ 3 mph.

Forecast =
rainA chance of showers through mid morning...then widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Monday, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed over to the Mall in Sanford. They needed to pick up the moccasins that they had taken to the shoe repair shop. After picking up the shoes, Jim went into the Sears store that was right next to the shoe shop.

The reason for going to Sears was to try to find a VCR/DVD Recorder to replace the VCR unit (that no longer works), in my overhead cabinet next to the TV.

You see, over the years, Jim and Linda have recorded many things off of the TV on tapes and now since everything has gone to DVDs the tapes have become obsolete. Well, with this machine, it will be possible to transfer many of those tapes to disks and also record new programs off of the TV.

There is one little problem though. Although there is enough room in the cabinet for the machine, the faceplate that covers the opening around the VCR unit will not work with the new combination unit. : (

So, the original faceplate will have to be extensively modified or a new one made. I don't think Jim has decided what he will do yet, but he says he should be able to install the new machine for now and worry about that later.

About 4:00 Monday afternoon, Laura stopped by for awhile. No special reason, just wanted to visit.

Yesterday not much happened except that for dinner, Jim and Linda went over to the Swamp House Grill, which is part of this park, the Highbanks Marina and Campground. Although it's convenient and a neat place, (overlooking the St. John's River), Jim and Linda don't often go there because it tends to be a bit more "pricey" than the places they usually go to eat at. But, for Christmas, Ashley and Anna gave Jim and Linda a gift card for the restaurant, so last night they decided to go.

Linda had large garden salad with chicken, and Jim had the fish and chips. Both were still talking about how great the food was when they returned. : )

Today, I think Jim and Linda are finally going to take down the rest of the Christmas decorations. Jim took down the ones outside the other day, but the tree is still up, and I have bows and wreaths still hanging inside of me. It shouldn't take too long, but it's one of those things that has just been put off.

Did you know that more than 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere?


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful meal.

    I usually leave my Christmas decorations up until January 6th (Epiphany---12th day of Christmas) this year I did it the night before, my last day at work, because I didn't have to work the whole day. It only took about 30 minutes.

  2. How is the new DVD recording? We have over 100 hours that we want to write to the DVD instead of VHS tapes. We have to have the sound way up when recording.

    I was suprised to see you got a new MH. I didn't think you would part with the Beaver.


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