My Recent Online Purchases - What Were Yours?

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    Two birdhouses for the backyard. Some of our old ones are getting sad and rickety.
     
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    Bought the first two items to try a different way of lashing down the tarp roofs on my firewood racks. The knots on the ropes seem to loosen with temp & humidity (or maybe the tarp is expanding & contracting), and I'm too cheap to buy 36" weatherproof bungee cords. I might end up doing some combination of expensive/effective tie downs for the center grommets to relieve some of the pressure, and then use ropes everywhere else.

    The hitch mount is for the Mazda I bought a couple of years ago. I had a factory hitch installed but have yet to buy the mount and a ball. (I still have my truck to tow with.) I like the look of this one...the ball is an integral part of the mount. I guess I'm screwed if I want to tow anything that is under 2".

    I still gotta buy a hitch pin. The ones on Amazon are all 3rd party and charge freight.
     
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    Walmart order:

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    I got the hitch pin to go with the hitch I bought through Amazon. Yay for saving $3!!!

    The coffee was out of stock when I went to order it the other day, but Walmart's website sends you a Back In Stock message if you enter your email address. Funny, I got that email early this morning, but the actual inventory did not post to their system until late this afternoon.
     
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    This little resin bear for our patio. He has solar lights.

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    Another good reason to get an iPhone, @John Brunner ! I had that same problem when I had a camera. Either i didn’t take it along, and then I saw something that I wanted to take a picture of and couldn’t, or I did bring it if I expected to take pictures of something, and then it told me it needed charged up.
    The camera on the newer iPhones is a very high quality, and since I always have the phone charged up and along with me, I do not miss those one-time shots.

    That is how I got this one of the little wild rabbit on the jump as he went through the front yard.

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    I got out the digital camera specifically because the res is better than my phone.

    I keep thinking of getting an iPhone because I want the One-Button 911 feature on the Apple Watch, and getting a used Apple watch and a used Apple phone solely to drive it (while keeping the Droid as my actual phone) just seems like I'm heading to a disaster.
     
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    @John Brunner @Yvonne Smith -- Thought y'all might find this post by a lady from "another forum" interesting. Apple Watch, FTW!!!

    "Monday, the day before we were going to Key West, as I was walking outside, I tripped on a bad sidewalk join, fell very hard. My brand new Apple Watch called 911 and my husband and son. Seems sort of miraculous to me. Paramedics arrived almost immediately. I was dazed, did not remember day of the week, or about Key West the next day. Off by ambulance to ER. Still mildly confused. 3 front teeth split off, just jagged edges left. CT scan showed no concussion, no brain bleed. In ER 4 hours, waiting for mouth to stop bleeding, for results of scan, and 3 stitches on upper lip. ER sent picture of teeth to my dentist who I saw yesterday. I look like Frankenstein. Lower lip down to my chin which is bright purple. Hopefully, in a few weeks in best case scenario when swelling is down, he will be able to bond the teeth. In the meantime, I am grateful for much, for, at the most, maybe a very mild concussion, no brain bleed, my Apple Watch, a fine dentist, and masks."
     
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    Yup.

    I really need some 911 device living out here all by myself. I may just bite the bullet and drop the money rather than go used. But I'm so cheap. And I don't want to start the learning curve with new phone technology.
     
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    So the D-Rings I bought to make lashes for my tarp roof are too small. Sometimes I'm not real smart.

    I just ordered a larger size on Amazon, and of course, was combing through my Wish List to get the Order Value up so as to qualify for free shipping.

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    Maybe I should have just spent the $4 for freight on the D-Rings.

    This is how I end up with "stuff."
     
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    Over the door rack to hold my growing collection of scarves and head covers. This way I can stash them behind my bedroom door. I think this one has 12 hooks.
     
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    I received the last of my stuff today from Walmart and from Amazon.
    I am having an existential crises. I buy; therefore, I am.

    I have no open orders.
    I anticipate no deliveries.
    Do I exist?
     
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    In OTE="John Brunner, post: 512948, member: 1730"]I received the last of my stuff today from Walmart and from Amazon.
    I am having an existential crises. I buy; therefore, I am.

    I have no open orders.
    I anticipate no deliveries.
    Do I exist?[/QUOTE]
    In my mind vou do
     
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    I had two of these, but gave one to daughter, The other is in my bathroom,, but got at Wallyworld.;)
     
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    I have several of them in different configurations; one on every bedroom door in the house. They are so handy.
     
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