Consumer columnist and West Hartford resident Harlan Levy has much more than 20 years of experience writing stories about everyday experiences that anybody could face.
By Harlan Levy
I’m surprised at how much touring we do – nearly each and every weekend my wife and I travel to possibly Manhattan or Lancaster, PA, to stop by our little ones and their people, though it’s largely to babysit our grandchildren and give the parents some relief. We also generate to the Berkshires for plays and limited non-children getaways, and this weekend we’re driving to visit previous good friends in Rhinebeck in upstate New York. Then, in early November we’ll push to Washington D.C. for six times to visit some extra previous buddies – with two toddlers.
All this touring! Oy! Just as the dreaded resurgence of Covid threatens! So we normally don our masks every time we go within a shop, a market place, a theater, and so on. A person factor we really do not want to do is give Covid to our little ones, their children, or our friends’ young ones.
Masks aren’t that comfy, but recently I observed makers of inexpensive 3D flexible silicone or rubber face mask brackets/spacers that I use for much more respiratory place, comfortably preserving my masks away from my confront and preventing fogging up my glasses, readily available on Amazon (BOTN, 10 black silicone brackets, $13.98 and Leezaule 6 multi-colored delicate rubber brackets, $9.99). Verify them out. Prevent other brands’ really hard plastic brackets.
Here’s a further balanced product that our daughter’s mom-in-regulation showed us when she visited Manhattan lately. She lives in Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia, so she’s a frequent flier and generally wears her small moveable A320 AirTamer air purifier ($189.99) all over her neck as nicely as her mask when traveling and in airports. I never ever observed a single just before and commended her for this vibrant plan.
Air purifiers remove contaminants from the air by means of a circulating enthusiast which pulls in the air around you, then pushes it by means of a filter wherever all the pollutants are trapped right before the clear air is pushed back again out. But all air purifiers are not built the similar way. Costs change by brand name. The AirTamer A302 is $79.99, $150 for the rechargeable A310, other people as low-priced as $38.99.
When you get there at your hotel, here’s a idea, especially if you are heading to Paris, at this time going nuts above a scourge of bedbugs observed in resorts, the Metro subway, etc.: Continue to keep your luggage in the bathtub, since bedbugs cannot climb smooth surfaces.
Lawful pot revenue: Large business enterprise
Do you partake of leisure weed, pot, marijuana … or do you know any individual who does? Whether you approve or not, seemingly there are a great deal who do.The condition Section of Customer Defense announced preliminary info very last 7 days showing that sales for grownup-use cannabis and professional medical marijuana totaled more than $25 million from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2023 – $14.3 million for 376,035 products for grownup use, virtually $11 million for 284,116 products and solutions of medical weed. Usable hashish, or flower, created up 52%of product sales vapes had been 30%. Edibles were 11%. The typical cost for health-related marijuana was $38.21. It was $38.37 for adult use items.
Adult-use income started Jan. 10, 2023. You can get up to 1/4 ounce of uncooked flower, edibles, or the equal per transaction and up to 5 ounces for each thirty day period of medical weed.
Now you know.
West Hartford resident Harlan Levy has been a buyer columnist for much more than 20 yrs. He concentrates on revealing notable private experiences and day-to-day buyer situations that either he or his wife face — sometimes preposterous, outrageous, or downright laughable. But all relate to most readers’ popular predicaments, which includes damaged items and unresponsive sellers, unwelcome computerized renewals, and a variety of deceptive, insidious scams. He delivers examination, warnings, and functional answers and advice.
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