Thursday, June 26, 2008

I Won Again !! The MS Virginia V

The 4th of July is just around the corner and the Tall Ships are coming to town for that weekend.  And the local paper ran a contest for a free boat ride on the MS Virginia V, the last of the Mosquito Fleet that ran between the many islands in our Puget Sound.  I didn't even see the entry coupon in the paper until last weekend (the deadline for entries was Tuesday June 24th) but I filled it out and sent it off in Monday's mail.  Well, the phone rang this morning and it was a nice lady from the paper informing me I had won 2 tickets for a 3 hour cruise the evening of the 4th to watch the fireworks.  Ya Hoo !!  My grand kids have indicated they want to go down to the waterfront with Bob & I this year, for the 4th of July festivities.  Bob is planning on heading down on the 3rd...parking the truck & camper, spending the night down there and then the kids & I will come down on the bus the morning of the 4th.  That way we'll have a ringside seat for all the action.  Bob & I did the same thing last year.(http://journals.aol.com/lsfp1960/LindasWorld/entries/2007/07/05/4th-of-july-on-puget-sound/1776

But winning these "2" tickets has caused a little glitch.  Two tickets and four people.  I think what I'm going to do is use the tickets for myself  and my grand daughter.  It's her 16th birthday on the 4th and this would be a fun thing for her to remember always.  I called the ticket office and there are no more tickets available for the fireworks cruise, so I can't even buy anymore.  I called my son in law and talked with him....he's going to see how the kids feel about the situation and let me know.  If there's a problem, I'll offer the tickets to my son & his girlfriend.   I don't think Bob will care.  We've watched the fireworks from his boat in the past, so he won't mind sitting in a lawn chair on land watching them.

Right now the weather islooking favorable for the 4th of July weekend....of course that could change in a flash.  I don't want to go down there at all if it's raining.  Even going out on the boat wouldn't be fun in the rain. 

So that's my big news today.    I'm loving this new keyboard.  The mouse is sort of a nuisance because it has this button on the right side of it so magnify things and I keep hitting that button. 

I also wanted to share this link with all of you.  I've always wondered why we have a "$" sign on our keyboard but no "cent" sign.  Well, I found out the other day we do have a way to make a "cent" sign.  Did you know about this?  I didn't....see; http://www.pcdon.com/page3.html    It's all right there.  I can now make a "¢" sign.  Be sure and use the numeric keyboard to the right ......the numbers across the top won't work. 

Have a marvy day......................................Linda

15 comments:

rollinghillsides said...

HEY THANKS LINDA!   I've always wished there was a way to type 'cents' and 'degrees' etc etc etc ..  IT WORKS ! .. how amazing is that !  I shall print this out and keep handy.     Congratulations on the 'win', and have a wonderful 4TH .. sounds great.    Judy

plgary said...

You have more luck!!!!
How about a trip to Vegas??
I also thank you for the keyboard shortcuts - I have always had to spell out the word degree instead of using °
Have a great day
Pat

jjdolfin9 said...

You are one lucky girl.  How fun to win.  Too bad you have to now figure out how to use them...Boo Hoo.  I'll go with you if you can't figure anything else out.
Hugs, Joyce

robinngabster said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I vote for you and the grand daughter to go on the cruise!!!

jlocorriere05 said...

The win sounds lovely, I hope you and your grand daughter decide to go, it's a lovely birthday gift for her! Thanks for the shortcuts, I've never known how to do a quarter or half on the keyboard! Jeannette xx  

domsmom27 said...

Hi Linda,     Congratulations on your WIN.  And I looked at all your pictures from the affair Last year.  They were really enjoyable.                     Marlene
     http://journals.aol.com/domsmom27/one-day-at-a-time

rbrown6172 said...

you are one lucky gal!!  how cool, too.  :)  i hope you get to enjoy it with your granddaughter.
gina

deshelestraci said...

How weird...I was just looking for a cents sign during my last comment!  
Congrats on winning the tickets!  
Traci

jimsulliv3 said...

How cool is that? Congrats on the ticket. My choice would be for you to take your grand daughter. Hey, there'd be -0- tickets if you hadn't entered and 16 is an impressionable age.

Jimmy

mariealicejoan said...

Congrats to you Linda!  Maybe wih the winning streak you are on you should buy a lotto ticket!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

mleppard06 said...

hi linda congrats on winning the tickets sounds like lots of fun. it's my nephews 6th birthday on the 4th too! have fun...mrs t xxxx

carouselqueen70 said...

Congrats Linda on winning the tickets. I sure hope that you get to go. I love boats and would love the oppurtunity to ride in one. I would love to ride on a clipper ship. I love the boats but I dont like to swim in the water. ...hugs, Christine

luddie343 said...

Geez I always wanted a "cent" sign - lucky you!  xoxo CATHY

wwfbison said...

How great winning the boat ride, it sounds awesome to watch  the fireworks from the boat.  I hope it works out with your granddaughter, that would be a terrific birthday celebration.  
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

That's a handy little website...
and congrats on winning the tickets, hope everything works out for the viewing enjoyment...
Linda :)