Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today's Quick Tip

Make some extra money for holiday shopping by de-cluttering. Sell your things on free Facebook marketplaces, free classified paper ads, on your own Facebook page among your friends, posters on bulletin boards,etc.

Update on the RV.. and How It's Affected Us

Happy to say we got the mouse problem all looked after. We set a live trap inside the dash, and caught the little bugger. He did do some damage inside the dash though. He chewed wires and a vacuum line elbow from the heater control. It controlled the AC coming out of the vents- but good thing "Mr. Hubby Fix It" was able to solve that and get it all fixed.

Then we had to stay in a hotel for 2 nights ( $300 CDN) while the RV went in the shop for repairs on the front end. After all was said and done, we saved $900+ by Gerry doing a fix that the garage couldn't do, but still costed us $3,060. USD. Was a big inconvenience, and a set back that caused us to have to pull money out of our savings to cover the bill . 

The garage had also told us there would be some other things we "could" fix but we opted out and said we would check those other things out on our own. 

Although Gerry can do alot of work on his own, he didn't have access to these parts, nor did he have a place to do the work that needed to be done, or all his tools, like jacks, blocks, etc..Plus he also didn't have a machine that could do a wheel alignment after the fact of the work that was done. Leaving it till we went back home, with more miles on it to get home, would have been a major safety issue.

Our next project in the RV will be taking out the dated shower doors, putting up a copper rod that Gerry designed for our neo-angle shower stall and hanging a shower curtain instead . Will post when we get that done- which I am hoping will be within the next few days.

5th Annual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Program and a Giveaway (Canada)

It’s that wonderful time of year again when snowflakes fall, and festive lights brighten the sidewalks. It’s also time to celebrate the fifth annual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program!

To ensure no child goes without the magic of the holidays, the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program has once again partnered with The Salvation Army to encourage Canadian families to create a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat and submit a photo on TreatsforToys.ca or share it in social media using the hashtag #TreatsforToys. 

For every photo uploaded or shared on social, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army for the purchase of a real toy for a Canadian child in need during the holidays. Make. Share. Give. These three simple steps will help create lasting memories for children to cherish for a lifetime. 

We’re also offering all our Canadian readers a chance to enter a great giveaway to have fun with their children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc .. The giveaway is a great holiday Rice Krispie Pack from Kellogg's, as seen in the photo below.

A random draw will be made by Random.org on December 8, 2017 from all Canadian entries received.

To Enter:
Leave your contact info telling us who you'd make holiday Rice Krispie treats with this holiday. One entry per household allowed.

Best of luck to all!  Happy Holidays!

Johnny Rockets' Tasty Seasonal Holiday Menu Hits Restaurants

Whether you've been nice or a little naughty this year, Johnny Rockets is definitely honoring your wish list, because it is bringing back an irresistible twist on its signature fries by layering premium shredded Wisconsin Cheddar, a Cheddar cheese sauce and crispy Applewood smoked bacon that will create a fry frenzy among guests.

Johnny Rockets is also decking their halls with loads of flavor-packed options to keep you warm this season. New menu items include an invigorating Chipotle Chicken Sandwich that is topped with thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, Pepper Jack cheese and caramelized onions that are sure to be the talk of the town. And no need to travel to the city of brotherly love, for a limited time, you can try our Philly Cheesesteak made with thinly-sliced sirloin steak, grilled to perfection, mixed with caramelized onions and green peppers, and topped with Provolone cheese served on a hearth-baked Amoroso roll.

Johnny Rockets Limited Time Menu
Chipotle Chicken Sandwich – Grilled chicken breast with our Smokin' Chipotle Ranch Sauce, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, Pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, crisp leaf lettuce & fresh tomato on a whole wheat bun.
Philly Cheesesteak – Thinly sliced sirloin steak, grilled to perfection, mixed with caramelized onions & green peppers, topped with Provolone cheese. Served on an authentic hearth-baked Amoroso roll.
Route 66 – Certified Angus Beef® patty covered with Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mayonnaise on a brioche bun.
Bacon Cheese Fries – Crispy, skin-on french-fried potatoes, topped with Cheddar cheese sauce, shredded Wisconsin Cheddar and crispy bacon.