The only reason I drove to town Friday was to pick up mom's medication and pay the water bill. Since I was already out and about I decided to go to Walmart. I must have picked the perfect hour as believe it or not I did not encounter any mob scenes.
Checked out computer prices but I did not see that they have been discounted...at least not the model I have my eyes on. Oh well, maybe in January or February when the tax stuff goes on sale?
Been asked why I want a big desktop instead of a laptop. The reason is so I can show Mom the pictures our family sends. That and the fact that neither one of us has good eye sight anymore. I would like to set it up in a dedicated area and get her more involved in its use.
Mexico turns off its analog signal at the end of the year. Other cities like Mexico City did so last week. Along the Texas / Coahuila border I am still using my old TV. Andy, in case you are reading this have a seat...I still use my VCR to tape shows....jajajajaja :D
Needless to say there were a lot of people from Mexico buying up HDTV's at some very reasonable prices even with the high dollar exchange rates.
Mexican news reported that International bridges have long lines both ways. This particular reporter was in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua across the border from El Paso, Texas. The lines to cross to the USA were taking up to FOUR hours! There is nothing I need or want that badly to endure a wait of that magnitude.
Was hoping not to have to go to the store until after Christmas but two light bulbs of the "curly type" that claim to last anywhere from 7 to 9 years...ended lasting a mere two years and 3 months. What a rip off! Then again what is a few burnt out light bulbs?
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.