Amazon: Graco Nautilus $129

I can’t believe the Graco Nautilus is still on sale for $129. I would say between $119-$129 are great prices. It’s a great seat and really is the end of the seats you’ll need because it goes into a booster and then a backless booster. In NY, the law is 7. In MD, the law was 8. Either way, I have a few years before car seats will no longer be needed. I have one of these in each of our cars. Love the cup holder. Wish there were two. My only complaint is they redesigned it and it’s difficult for my 4 3/4 year old to buckle herself in. I of course always tighten her, but I love giving her the independence to try to help out.

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Matrix

Product Features

Color: Matrix
  • 3-in-1 multi-mode car seat for longer use; 20-100 pounds and 27-57 inches
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management and steel reinforced frame for durability
  • 3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy on your many journeys together
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed US safety standards; side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5 point harness system
  • Five-point harness car seat from 20-65 pounds that converts to a belt-positioning booster from 30-100 pounds and finally converts to a backless booster from 40-100 pounds
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

LIRR Suspended Service on Port Jeff and Ronkonkoma

I was able to get into the city with almost no delay this morning. Luckily this morning we were running on time and I dropped the girls off at school, found a parking spot at Hicksville, and got on the 8:07 train to Penn Station. The people on the trains behind me were not so lucky. A utility pole fell down and has caused disruption on these lines between Mineola and Hicksville in both directions. They have posted several times that they are expecting this to be fixed by a certain time and the time has come and gone. 

Here is the latest from 2:30
Service remains suspended on the Pt Jeff and Ronkonkoma branches between Mineola & Hicksville, due to a broken LIPA pole on power lines in Hicksville. LIPA crews are continuing their work and are expecting it to be completed by approximately 3:15PM. Ronkonkoma Branch trains are continuing to be routed to Babylon, where Pt Jeff and Ronkonkoma customers can transfer for service to Hicksville and points east.
The 2:04PM train from Huntington which will terminate at Hicksville today, is operating 16 minutes late as a result of the suspension between Mineola and Hicksville, because of a LIPA pole across power lines west of Hicksvile.
Westbound Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branch customers will be accommodated at Hicksville by an eastbound diesel train to Babylon, where they can transfer for westbound train service.
Buses are accommodating customers between Hicksville and Mineola.

So now I need to decide, do I take an earlier train and meet my husband in Mineola and then retrieve our car from  Hicksville or do I hope that if I wait long enough things will run on time.

Ah the joys of commuting.

Kosher Wine Sale 1/30 ONLY

I know Passover is so early this year and it’s only January so we should hold off, but there’s a great deal today. is running a sale with free shipping on cases. And there are a couple of bottles of wine that are at great prices.

The Mt. Hermon Red is $5.99. This is a great basic Red Wine. And this is an amazing price on the wine.

The next is the Dolcemente for $7.99. Another good basic wine.

The cases can be mixed, so you can supplement with your favorite wines.

This deal is only good today. So act fast.