Prime Time . . .

Some (most?) of you probably saw the announcement that Amazon is raising the price of their Prime membership from $79 to $99, which works out to be a 25% increase. On one hand that’s a big jump, but considering it’s the first increase since they started Prime in 2005, that’s not too bad. And it’s only an extra $1.66 a month. Worth it for free two day shipping, Kindle Book Borrowing privileges, and free Amazon Streaming Video. Still worth it.

I was wondering how long I had had the Prime membership so I logged on and checked. And as it turns out, I’ve been a member since November 2005, almost the very beginning.

And I was also happy to see that my membership had just renewed on March 4th, and at the old $79 rate. Made it just under the wire!

Later I spent some time on the phone with Chris Yust of C & C RV Insurance, our National General Insurance (nee GMAC) agent, looking over our policy. It’s ready to renew and I wanted to go over some possible changes and updates. Plus it’s always fun to hassle her a little.

But if you’re looking for the best in RV insurance, and the best in personal support, give Chris and her husband Charles, a call. They also can supply the full range of Good Sam’s products, including Extended Service Plans, Roadside Assistance, TravelAssist, and even Good Sam’s memberships. Check ‘em out.

After an easy morning of doing pretty much nothing, Mister and I headed outside, Mister to lie out in the sun, and me to get back working on my ‘stuff’ sorting. I’m finally at the point where I’ve got enough plastic bins emptied so that I can actually start sorting things into the bins where they’ll finally go. I’ve got the bins temporarily labeled with file cards to make the sorting easier, and will keep adding bins as I go, until they’re all done.

I also plan to scrub out each bay, but decided to wait until I’m done with redoing all the bins. That will probably end up being back at the Colorado River Thousand Trails where we’ll be again from March 24th to April 7th.

Later in the afternoon Jan and I pulled everything out from under the bed, sorted through it, threw out some more stuff, and then repacked it all back. Another spring cleaning job done.

A little before 5 pm, Jan and I headed a few miles down the road to have dinner at Cracker Barrel, Jan’s favorite Thursday destination. That’s because Thursday is Turkey and Dressing day there.

And they have ‘real’ dressing, you know, cornbread dressing, the real thing. Not that stuff made with other ‘stuff’.

I, on the other hand, got my usual breakfast, this time the Sunrise Sampler. It has all the basics, with eggs, a sample of sausage, ham, and thick-cut bacon, grits, hashbrown casserole, fried apples, and biscuits and gravy.

Cracker Barrel Sunrise Sampler

Needless to say, I didn’t finish it all, but it was good.

Coming home I stopped off and got Mega-Million’s tickets for tomorrow night’s $300+ million dollar drawing.

Tomorrow it’s probably more of the same, but there is a 20% chance of rain so we’ll see how it goes.

Thought for the Day:

I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life.



5 Responses

  1. Greg, Dick and I have National General Insurance (formerly GMAC) for both our MH and vehicle, but we went directly to the company – and not an agent. Thanks for the suggestion and we will probably check with Chris to go over our policies (also extended service and roadside aassistance.

  2. Lucky us, we just renewed our prime.

  3. Judy,

    Chris saved us almost $1000 per year when she switched us over from Progressive a couple of years ago.

    Having her as your agent doesn’t cost you anymore, and often it’s nice to have a advocate in your corner.

    Stay safe.


  4. the Cracker Barrel there is mighty convenient. . .as is everything else. . .see you guys in a week!

  5. Janice,

    We’re looking forward to it.

    See you then.

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