Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 3, 2015 - Jacksonville, FL

A lovely morning for us to go out and do errands.  We needed to talk to an insurance agent about coverages for our Lil’ Home and the Jeep.  We wanted to be sure that the coverages for both vehicles are sufficient.  

We went to AAA, met with Kevin, the insurance agent.  He looked over our existing insurance policy and said everything looked good. However, he advised us to increase limits/deductibles on property damage liability and replacement cost personal effects.  

We shopped around a bit inside AAA store, found a nice black pouch for Erwin, since his leather pouch’s zipper is very hard to open and close. There was also a nice waterproof case that floats for Erwin’s IPhone and the sales lady got Edith to open up a new credit card that comes with a free $50 gift card and that we could use the gift card for our purchases, making it cost only a few dollars instead of $66. However, when it came time to redeem the gift card, the card would go through but she was unable to print the transaction. She tried several times and then called HQ, they told her to cut the card and issue a new one. She did and the new card did the same thing, she called her manager to try and resolve the situation to no avail! By this time we had been there over an hour and for our patience, she said they were going to “eat” the cost of the price over the $50 card. They let us walk out of the store with our purchases and a new 2016 atlas map of the US! Not bad for being patient!

We picked up chicken tenders and steak fries at Publix for our lunch.  The tenders are not as tasty as those at Hardee’s, but still edible.  Steak fries were so-so.

We spent the afternoon lazing around.  Edith was itching to go out for a photoshoot, but her camera was still at the shop. 

After supper Edith announced that she wanted to go to Target and see if they have Canon t5i camera she can buy.  Erwin asked her which store she would like to go first.  Either St. Johns Town Center or Southside Blvd. Edith chose to go to the one on Southside, so off we went.  

Southside Target was out of Canon EOS Rebel T5i and the manager made some calls to other stores. Guess what?!?!?  The St. Johns Town Center Target had one available and we requested that they put it on hold until we get there.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i’s appearance is very similar to Edith’s Canon t4i.  The difference is that the mode dial can be turned 360 degrees and is lighter.  Also, the creative filters in Live View mode are available for preview. Plus with this camera Edith can use her old lenses instead of buying a whole new set! She wouldn’t mind that if she had the money!

Edith left the store with a big smile on her face.  She looks forward to photoshooting on our upcoming trip.  


  1. Just found your blog, love it.. Bob and Priscilla (neighbor at Blue Spring)

  2. Hello Bob... Nice to see you here... Glad you are enjoying our blog. It was nice meeting you the other day.
    Take care and have a safe trip
    Edith & Erwin