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Jun 18, 2016 - Day 69 - Confusion and Deja Vu

Now that I posted several days that I couldn’t remember a lot to say I find notes, recordings and pictures of things for those days. I think this was on Thursday the 16th that a ship crew member left a pouch at the counter. It had a lot of money in it and his company ID along with a few other cards. I saw more than one $100 bill. A lady I was checking out noticed it and tried to stop the lady that had been in front of her, thinking it was hers. Luckily she didn’t catch her, because when she brought the pouch back I found the ID and...

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Jun 17, 2016 - Day 68 - Hair in all the Wrong Places

Once again Margie made me think of “Little Things That You Do” because she trimmed some of my extraneous hairs, such as, eye brows, ears, etc. I’m working by myself today and didn’t do too bad as far as sales are concerned. Someone had to use Margie’s company truck so she used ours for a while today. This will be really short because I can’t think of anything else to write. Margie and I are both off for the weekend again. There is a Summer Solstice party at the ballpark tomorrow. Of course the summer solstice is the longest day of the...

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Jun 16, 2016 - Day 67 - Little Things, That You Do

I hate having to remember things so far back when I get so far behind on the blog. I wrote most of the following for yesterday’s blog but then thought it actually happened today. Maybe it was yesterday that we discussed her helping me, I don’t know. However, I have decided that today is the day that she actually got my money back for me. So, I am putting it all on this day regardless of when it happened. Margie did something this morning that made me have a song in my head all day. She volunteered to see if she could get the refund for me....

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Jun 15, 2016 - Day 66 - How Was Your Experience

The manager finally got the ATM going in my store. One of the first people to use it told me that it wasn’t giving a receipt. So, up goes the “Out of Order Sign” again. I texted the manager and she came over and put the out of order sign up. However, she came back soon after and got it printing receipts. I sold some rather expensive pieces today and the customers wanted them shipped. So, I contacted the manager several times about shipping costs. One time she wanted me to send her a picture of the piece. Wouldn’t you know, this is when my...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Day 65 - So, What's the Problem?

I finally received this email from the postal service this morning: Dear Randy Lehnhoff, In regards to your inquiry, your item was delivered and signed for on 06/10/16 in Florissant MO. You are entitled to a refund on this item due to the time failure in delivering item. Please take your postal receipts to your post office to be reimbursed. Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you. Lucretia Wade Supervisor, Customer Services Florissant Post Office What I read: In regards to your inquiry over...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Skagway

There was one thing that we said we HAD to do if we came to Alaska and that was to ride a dogsled. Today was our day to do just that. Flying in a helicopter at 6500 feet among Alaska snowy mountains and glaciers was amazing! The pilot dropped us off at a dog camp that sits on Denver Glacier. It was like being in another world up there. Nathan, our dog musher, his wife and their 14 dogs live in Alaska during the summer and in Vermont in the winter. He introduced us to the dog team that pulled our sled and talked about living on a glacier. We...

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Jun 13, 2016 - Day trip to Skagway, AK USA

We took a drive to Skagway, AK. Mom and Dad kept trying to talk to me about the history of the gold rush. Mom got all excited in the town of "Fraser", British Columbia Canada and made us take a picture. I did earn the title of JR Ranger before lunch. We ate lunch with a place in town with a few women dressed funny that the men seemed to like. I tried to order a drink off of the menu called a reindeer fart but all I got was sprite. On the way home we saw a bear sow with 2 cubs and I beat up the most fearsome creature in the Yukon!

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Jun 13, 2016 - Day 64 - A BOOK FOR THE TRAIN!

Margie and I both worked today. As is her normal routine now she does inventory on Mondays. A girl was in the store today and she had one of those scooter things for people who have broken there foot, ankle or some lower extremity. She mentioned that she broke it four weeks ago in the Bahamas. So, four weeks ago she was in the Bahamas and now she is on a cruise in Alaska. Just how much money and free time do these people have? I have learned what an inuksuk is. It resembles a totem pole but the natives stacked rocks to make a directional...

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Jun 10, 2016 - Day 61 - Finally!! or Sixty Three Dollars a Bottle!

My Real Estate Agent sent me a text this morning. He let me know that the house had passed the reinspection by Laclede Gas. He also said he was on his way to drop off the cashier’s check at the title company and would let me know if the paperwork got there. I finally got the first tracking update in two days. The tracking now shows that my package got to Hazelwood, Missouri at 6:51AM this morning, then to Florissant, Missouri at 8:38AM, and delivered at 10:34AM. That is one day late and just barely in time for the closing. I got another...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Skagway, Alaska

Today we were up early for the train ride to Skagway. We met the bus here at Pioneer RV Park for the ride to Fraser, BC to board the train to Skagway. What a ride. Mountains, lakes, gorges, ravines, you name it. It was a beautiful ride. The train ride ended at the port and it had four huge cruise ships at anchor. The town was crowded and with only two hours until we had to meet the bus there was no way to get lunch if Karen was going to do any shopping. We saw a couple of bears on the way, one was having a meal of dandelion blossoms! We...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Day 69 - Two Day Shipping, with Tracking, HA!

I got contacted by my Real Estate Agent and he told me that the gas issues were fixed for the sum of $175. The repairman marked the bill as paid so we wouldn’t have any problems with the title company. What a trusting fellow. I guess I’ll pay the bill. The paperwork for the closing is still showing in Juneau, Alaska according to the postal service tracking website. So, that’s two days and the damn paperwork evidently hasn’t even left Alaska yet. I paid $22.95 for two day shipping, why? I hope it just hasn’t been updated. That’s our...

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Jun 8, 2016 - Day 59 - That Can't Be Good

Well, as I asked, my son called me at the ungodly hour of about 4:45AM (7:45 his time) to let me know where he would be working today. Turns out he is in a much better location to help out today. Then I got a text from the Real Estate agent at 7:15 asking me if I was up and moving yet because there was a problem with the gas company inspection. That can’t be good. It turns out that they had done a pressure test which showed a leak in the system. The gas company couldn’t get back until the 14th to fix it and then it was no telling how much...

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