Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's in the Box ?

Before we get to the box, this is a continuation of a previous post     HERE

On Thursdays, Mrs Skoot usually gets home late around 8:45pm so after work I went to visit a friend.  When I got home she was already there waiting, wondering where I was and why I was late as it was previously decided that we would go somewhere for a sit down dinner.


Ever since her operation last year she has been taking Waterworks, which is a water fitness program  (info here)  .   She goes twice a week and she gets home late so I try to get our meals ready.


We didn't know where to go so we headed over to Main Street which is an up and coming neighbourhood, not unlike Robson Street in the 1960's .   We like to get value for our hard earned money so we walk up and down the street looking for a suitable place.   (more info here2)  or  (here3)


Nothing struck our fancy so we headed to our old standby for a mediocre meal,  memorable for different reasons.   Now we have to go out again somewhere nice to negate this less than pleasing experience .  I was late, then this poor excuse of a meal, no wonder I was in the doghouse

BUT,  before we left the area we passed by this store and noticed these typewriters in the window


I took typing in high school and it was the best thing I ever did.  I can touch type and had a respectable number of words per minute.  I remember using an IBM selectric typewriter at the office and it was cutting edge at the time.   I still have a portable typewriter packed away somewhere . . .

We heard all the clicking away so we went inside


The place was packed with everyone typing away.  There was hardly any elbow room


It seems that this store has a sort of open house,  one day per month for people to come and use these typewriters to type on greeting cards or do their own letters.   They also sell rubber stamps and they have a wall full of greeting cards and supplies for typists

Oh,  back to the box which I received today.  It was a nice surprise and I was anxious to open it.  I mean others have received boxes lately.   Take a look at  BeemerGirl,   Trobairitz   or   Canajun , so I suppose it's my turn


I grabbed my pocket knive and slit the box open before I noticed the warning label.

I should have stepped back a bit more to show you how big this box was.   I could have used this for my trip last year .  .  .


26 comments:

  1. Another tent? Or the instant bike, just add water...

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    1. Richard:

      I spotted my next new tent, but as I am not camping this year I'll wait for next Spring before I buy it. An instant bike would be nice. If the GS weren't so tall I would, maybe, perhaps, consider one.

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  2. A new transmission for the R1200R?

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    1. Nikos:

      I hope I don't need a new transmission. The Beemer clunks more than I am used to, perhaps it's the dry clutch. My Vstrom is smooth as butter and very positive.

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    1. Steve:

      I was tempted to find my portable typewriter. It's good for addressing envelopes as my hand writing is non-legible. I remember when offices were buzzing with activity with the typewriter noise(s)

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  4. Who would have thought? The typewriters I mean. As for the box, I'm waiting with baited breath!!!!

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    1. Theo:

      I don't even know if they sell typewriters (new) anymore. I am certain not many places can repair them. It was unusual to see old technology at work with so many people typing away

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  5. Bob, the answer just came to me - a Viking Bag. I also received one recently and reviewed it on my blog. Hope yours is as good as mine.

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    1. Theo:

      close, but no cigar. I don't need bags as I have hard cases on both and I wasn't about to remove all those brackets. I need hard cases for my electronic gizmos, cameras and laptop

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  6. Hmmm Bob - what could it be. New gear? Probably not since you have new gear.... I too am thinking maybe bags of some sort. I hope not the Viking bags, those damn things are turning up everywhere.

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    1. Trobairitz:

      Let me say that this was something that I could have used last year on my Pacific to Atlantic tour and they are not bags

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  7. Hmmm, you didn't say "no" to riding gear.

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    1. Richard:

      everyone who has a one piece suit loves them. I have still not seen one yet in operation. You need to do a GoPro video showing how easily it goes on and off. I cannot buy something this expensive without touching it

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  8. I am going with Aerostitch suit or new boots. Come on. Reveal it already.

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    1. Sonja:

      I have a lower end Alpinestar* boots and they are good for another long trip before I would consider getting a new one. I received a large box and 2/3rds of the volume was air. One item rattled, and one didn't

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    2. Smaller than a breadbox, one of two items rattles, you could've used it on your last cross-country trip, may or may not be motorcycle related, probably not camping gear, camera gear that rattles is generally not good, not luggage. Hmmm, I guess I'll just have to wait...

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    1. Dom:

      I think my Alpinestar* boots will last another year or two and I would probably just buy the same ones again. I like the ones with NO laces and the velco enclosure. I have had laces get caught up on my shifter before, in rush hour traffic and I couldn't change gears

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    2. Bob, I too loved my Oxtar boots that used only velcro and zipper but the velcro failed after a while, then the zippers....now seeking boots that use the ski boot type fasteners...the ones I bought are too hot in spring/summer.

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    3. Dom:

      I used to have a pair of ICONs. They had the ski boot type buckle, but they also had laces and you had to tuck them under the clasp, or the laces would get caught, like it did with me in rush hour traffic. It was a heavy boot and too hot for summer use

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  10. Hmm...I also thought tent at first, but now I am going to take shot in the dark and say new windshield for Nu2Me! The bracket might rattle....

    And you are for sure in the doghouse with Mrs. Skoot. Go take her someplace nice!!

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    1. Lori:

      I do need another windscreen. The Cee Bailey I have buffets too much but it's always a gamble when you can't try it out ahead of time. I still need the standard seat. The low seat I have is too low and it bends my legs too much.

      I guess we are too frugal. Did you mean NICE and cheap or NICE and expensive ? Either way we will go somewhere nice, soon

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  11. Great post, love all the pics here! Looking forward to reading more

    Michaela

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