A Somewhat Fix To One Of My Small Dilemmas…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here July 5th.



I’m a fortunate guy…because I lead an essentially stress-free lifestyle. That’s not to say that I do not have an occasional dilemma. One of these occasional dilemmas is ordering items online.


When you travel like I do, that can become a small problem. Some websites identify the shipping method, so for me no problem. Shipping USPS, I’ll give you a General Delivery address to a local post office. Shipping ground, no problem because I can give you the street, city, state and site number of my current motorhome location.


However, when I order from Amazon which I do quite a bit, it becomes a small dilemma. Because you have to give Amazon a shipping address prior to completing your order. Once Amazon has your completed order, at the time of packaging is when they decide the method of shipping. How can I give Amazon a shipping address if I do not know the shipping method? A small dilemma for me!


I recently joined Amazon Prime for a 30 day free trial. I’m liking it really good so far. The two-day shipping is really nice. Another benefit of Prime is watching free movies on Amazon Video. I’ve watched five movies so far and they play just great with no “loading” messages that I sometimes get on YouTube.


Another neat feature of Prime is that you can have items shipped to a local Amazon Locker to pickup at your convenience. If you do not pick up the item in five days, it’s returned to Amazon and you get a full refund.


I had my first experience with an Amazon Locker yesterday and it worked great. I recently places two different orders with Amazon a day apart. You get shipping notices both by email and cell phone.


When the item has been put in the locker, you get a message with a six-digit access code.


Here are the photos from yesterday’s experience…





As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…





My current local Amazon Locker is located next to Safeway in Monroe, six miles away…





You put in the access code on a touch screen that’s a little hard to see when the sun is shining on it…





And presto!, a locker door pops open…




Since I had two different orders, I had a second code and presto!, that door popped open…


Pretty neat with only a couple of downsides. Instead of a separate trip to pick up the item (depends on how badly you want the item), wait until you have another reason to go to town like grocery shopping. This location if fairly convenient being only six miles away. Some times I can be 10-20 miles from the nearest town.


In one box was my new laptop air cooler. Heat is the enemy of electronics. This device reduces the core temperatures 2-5 degrees, depending on the task being performed by the computer. At only $20, every little bit helps…





Here’s a side view of it in operation…





And a rear view also showing my new 1tb hard drive which I could not get to work. If it doesn’t start working today…back it goes…




 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 84 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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