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‘Fitbit Versa 2’, Best ‘FitBit’ Ever, $129 For ‘Cyber Monday’ @ ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ — That Is INSANE.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘HRM USA’ page with this offer.


Click to access this post and read what I have said about the FitBit Versa 2.


That is INSANE. $129 for a FitBit ‘Versa 2’ which was $199 a week ago. A 35% markdown on what is still a new watch and the TOP of Fitbit’s line.

Get IT. Get it. If you are in the market for a smartwatch get this. You will NOT regret it.

I am a Garmin man BUT my wife has been wearing a Versa 2 for 2-months+ and loves it — and she used to wear a Garmin too.

If you are in the U.S., just go to HRM USA. Only place to get Garmin, Fitbit or Polar. 45-day returns, UPGRADE plans and AMAZING service & support.


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I Ordered A Google ‘Pixel 4’ On Thanksgiving Day & Got $300 Off From The Google Store, With 0% APR.

by Anura Guruge


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Oh, and I got 0% APR financing for 2-years!

How could I refuse? SMILE.

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The Google Store & I go back a long time — back to 2012 when I was one of the first to place a pre-order for the Nexus 7 pad. During the course of the last 7-years we have done much business.

I don’t care what folks say about the new Google Pixel 4. There is no other phone I would buy or own! Yes, I am a BIG fan of Google and Pixel phones. I had reasonably good luck with my Pixel 2 which I treated myself to for Christmas 2017. It was the first smartphone I owned. I used it mainly for the camera and by-and-large I have been reasonably happy with the camera. The Pixel 4 has an even better camera.

I buy Pixel for 2 main reasons: software and hardware! With Pixel, you, by definition, get the latest and greatest version of Android as soon it is released. Lot to be said for that. You also get the monthly security updates. So, there is that: Android software. Then there is also the Pixel camera software with all of its near-magical AI — and can I remind you of the fun I have had with the ‘Night Sight‘. The Pixel 4 camera software is supposedly even better.

Whereas folks are complaining about battery life on the Pixel 4, my experience has been that Google insisted on top-notch h/w components of its camera. You could tell. As some of you know I go through a lot of smartphones. Smartphones tax blacktooth, Wi-Fi and GPS hardware on the phone. The Pixel 2 always performed well.

So, that is why I am getting a Pixel 4.

Google tempted me mightily to get a Pixel 3 or 3a — earlier this year. But, I resisted. I knew I could wait until the new Pixel 4 with its new camera ‘bundle’. I hope I am amply rewarded.

Well, you will, of course, be able to see. SMILE.

P.S., I have been on Google Fi since Day #1 of the Pixel 2. Over the last month we went to the Google Fi GROUP PLAN, with 3 of us, now that they support Samsung phones. Yes, I will continue with Fi. Seems to work OK.


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“Sawyer’s Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2019, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.

by Anura Guruge


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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







Good News. Open House is OPEN Saturday, November 30 &
Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Do yourself a FAVOR and GO.
North Barnstead Road.
Next to the iconic white church.

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Their 16th annual Fair from what I gather,
and I think we have been to the last 6 or 7 (maybe more).

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched & mandatory Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for quite a few years — and always enjoy the experience. Very rewarding. Great people. Salt of the Earth.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. This year it was the first thing we did on Black Friday!

A wonderful, uplifting tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Has Some Very Tempting ‘Black Friday’ Deals — Check Them Out.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access their offers. They have more. This is all I could ‘grab’ on a screen scrape.


Click to access this post and read what I have said about the FitBit Versa 2.


From what I can see it is going to be mayhem in terms of ‘price cutting’ over the next 5-days — BUT, if you are after a Garmin, Fitbit or Polar, ALWAYS, but ALWAYS, start off with HRM USA. You cannot go wrong with HRM USA. Exceptional customer care, 45-day returns and UPGRADE plans.

So, check them out and do yourself a favor.


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‘Ear Drops For Swimmers’, At Walmart, Works, BUT It Is Strong Stuff.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access Walmart listing.


This stuff works, BUT, WOW, it is strong stuff.

95% isopropyl alcohol and you can smell and feel it. Given the juxtaposition of your ears and eyes it is pretty easy to have some drip into your eyes. NOT funny. No, it doesn’t make you go blind but it stings like crazy. It stings for 24-hours. Yes, I got some in my eyes yesterday. All you have to do is rinse it off, but the stinging and irritation persists.

I had some junk in my year and I am prone to get water in my ears when I shower. Didn’t know this product existed. Found it when looking at the shelves at Walmart to see what they offered.

I was surprised how cheap it was. Now I know. Basically straight isopropyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol is cheap. I am surprised folks haven’t drunk this, though being isopropyl alcohol it will kill you. So, that is a good thing that people are not using it as a way to get a hit.

Just thought I will share my experience. Works, BUT be careful. Don’t panic if it goes in your eyes, BUT try to avoid it. Stings like crazy. DO NOT, DO NOT drink it. It will kill you (I think).


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Had A New ’32’-Gallon Water Pressure Tank Installed By “Gilford Well Company”, Gilford [N.H.].

by Anura Guruge


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To the two known tautologies of life, viz., ‘you will die‘ & ‘you will pay taxes‘, you can safely add ‘you will have to replace your water pressure tank‘.

And that is what we had done today — thanks to the excellent folks at Gilford Well (see below).

I had been told earlier this year by another company that I will need a pressure tank ‘soon’. So, I knew it was on the cards. About a month ago I noticed that my water pressure was fluctuating, a short drop in pressure and then kicking back up to normal. I knew what it was. I know the physics of pressure tanks. The tank’s bladder (as opposed to mine) was leaking. [That proved to be the case when the old tank was removed. It was full of water ABOVE the bladder.] I also noticed yesterday that my water pump was coming on and going off, i.e., cycling, more frequently as it should.

I also know MY luck. If I didn’t get the tank replaced we would wake up Thanksgiving morning next week and have no water — and would be forced to pay x3 to get it fixed on Thanksgiving.

So, I called ‘Norm’, the owner, at Gilford Well yesterday and arranged to have the tank replaced today.

Joe who came to do the job was very competent. Did a very nice and neat job. No drama. No leaks. Very nice guy.

I was happy. Yes, it cost me an arm and a few toes. The price I was quoted was competitive.

I got a bigger tank than what I had — double (i.e., x2) the capacity. Again, I appreciate the physics. A larger tank reduces pump cycling. So, that was the logic.

So far, so good. BUT my luck! Nothing to say that I will still not wake up Thanksgiving and find that my water pump has blown. Yes, it is not much fun being I. SMILE.

But, for today, all was good. Thanks Norm. Thanks Joe. Thanks Gilford Well.


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U.S. FDA Warns ‘Dollar Tree’ Of Selling Possibly Unsafe Drugs & Cosmetics.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘CBS News’ original. Google for more.


Wow. This is NOT good. Yes, we shop at ‘Dollar Tree’ — though NOT as much as we used to. I love the $1 junky toys & trinkets they sell — solar-powered holiday gizmos, colorful but cheap decorations for the yard, JAMAICAN beef jerk meat pies, reading glasses, sunglasses etc. etc. But, we don’t really buy and drugs, other than say hydrogen peroxide, 2% hydrocortisone cream and others of that ilk. Most of the ‘generics’ we buy are from Walmart, BUT this FDA warning appears to indicate that Walmart too might be jipping us.

Well, we all need to be on the lookout. This is not good. I am glad that the FDA is looking into this.

Now you know. Now we have been warned. All the best.


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