Thursday, June 4, 2015

Updates From Winter Park Village - Rusty Franklin - ToasterOvenGate

Thursday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, your favorite Sunshine State blogger is alive and well in his brand-new Winter Park Village apartment.

Things continue to go very well for me as I am making the transition from NYC to WPV (Winter Park Village). The apartment is feeling more and more “homelike” and this afternoon I will undertake the last major project, the hanging of my 20 paintings.

I have delayed this until I felt comfortable with the location and placement of the furniture in the living room area.

Bill III will help me with this final chore.

Before we will embark on this project I will go with him for his annual checkup with his cardiologist. Bill wants me to meet his doctor because he knows finding a new cardiologist is number uno on my current to-do list.

Moving on ...

Yes ... I know I haven’t posted and I am sorry for being negligent. Please give me the benefit of your collective forgiveness. Thank You!!

Have spent a lot of time on walking and wandering sessions in my immediate ‘hood in the morning and then in the downtown Winter Park area during the evening.

Have also spent a lot of time in front of my 42” flat screen TV watching baseball. My new cable package provides access to about a dozen games during the afternoon and evening, including, of course, the Yankees games.

Moving on ...

At noon yesterday I met up with my longtime friend, attorney Rusty Franklin of Lakeland, who was in Orlando for an afternoon deposition.

Rusty came by the apartment so I could show him my new pad and then we walked over to The Cheesecake Factory where we had a great lunch and did some much needed/wanted catching up.

A lot has happened in his life ... he is a new grandfather, to Bo, and his wife, Sharonhas just been appointed to the Polk County Court. She officially takes office on Monday.

So ... Rusty==>great seeing you ... and ... Sharon==>Major Congrats!! 

I will close this brief (and boring) posting out with an update on what I now call “ToasterOvenGate.” 

As you will recall my toaster oven didn’t survive the trip down and after screwing up in a attempt to replace it at Home Deport (via Uber) I fell back to Amazon, where I ordered a replacement online.

Well, yesterday the building’s maintenance supervisor came to the apartment to address an issue with the shower handle, which he quickly corrected.

We had a nice conversation about some of the problems in moving into a new building. He was looking around the kitchen area and said ... “you see what I mean, you haven’t activated the four outlets in the rear of the counter space. This happens almost everytime management forgets to let maintenance come along for the apartment walk-thru.”

He then punched a very very small button on one of the outlets and said ... “OK, now you are ready to go.”

WTF, thought I ... these were the outlets that I plugged the toaster oven into and, it failed to turn on from any of them ... OMG ... WTF?? Could it be that the real problem was a lack of power?

As soon as the maintenance guy left I raced down to the trash closet and ... my toaster oven was still there. Brought it back ... plugged it in ... and ... on came the red light. It was working!!!

But ... my new toaster oven was scheduled to be shipped by Amazon on Friday. WTF! 

Immediately went online and ... was able to cancel everything and get a complete refund (actually, they hadn’t billed my account yet). WHEW!!

Now ... isn’t this whole episode totally weird? I mean ... who is trying to tell me what?

On this note ... will close this out with ...


Monday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.55  miles (or, 14,321 steps)

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.50  miles (or, 12,018 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>613.09 miles (average 3.95 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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