iPhone 6+ was here...
Well, I think the photo pretty much sums this up. The long version of the story is that my dad had an upgrade on AT&T. I am on Verizon. He stood in line for maybe an hour, was 30th and bought a 16 GB iPhone 6+ for $299. He emailed me photos of it and I listed it immediately on eBay as a 24 hour sale. It sold for $1,000. The fees were 10% for eBay and 2.9% for PayPal, so we ended up splitting just under $500. Not bad for a few hours of work.
Last week there were 5 large mushrooms here. Then they mowed the grass sending spores everywhere. My inside mycologist sources tell me these are likely Lepiota spp. Wikipedia (I know, I know) says, "No comprehensive monograph of the genus has yet been published." How can that be?
Big box versus used appliance stores
Our dryer broke a drive belt the other day. We thought it would be a cheap fix ($80) since it still heated up, but didn't spin. I commented to our wonderful repairman, Mr. Peterson, that it was a shame that West Asheville's McCarson's Used Appliances closed soon after Joe McCarson died. Mr. Peterson said that the reason that Lowe's and Home Depot offer old appliance removal is to keep those appliances away from repairman to encourage new product purchases. Lowe's and Home Depot sell the sometimes functional appliances for scrap. Destroying such appliances should be a crime! Shame on the big box stores! When is reuse acceptable?
Of interest to me and hopefully at least one other person