My son called and helped me out with the XM radio for Cliff. In fact, he got on Ebay while we were on the phone and found everything we need to set Cliff up with music in his shop, and I bought it. Jim thought we'd probably need the antenna, since the shop roof is metal. And that's included. The boombox is also part of the package deal, so there should be enough volume for a hard-of-hearing guy. And Jim says when he comes to visit, he'll set us up so we can get XM in the car, with the same receiver. Cliff will be listening, I imagine, to "Willie's Place" and "Classic Country".
Cliff has spent the afternoon in the shop with our grandson, Arick, who came out to change the spark plugs in his pickup. It was going to cost $185 for him to have somebody else do it. Once he and Cliff got in there, they realized why it cost so much. Cliff said it was almost impossible to get to those plugs. Arick was doing the work with Cliff supervising, until he suddenly got hit with an unbearable earache (he's had an awful cold and sore throat), and came groaning into the house to wait for his girl friend to come and take him to the emergency room. So Cliff ended up taking over the spark-plug-changing job.
He's inside now, though. He decided to do that last pesky plug tomorrow when he's fresh. He said his chest is sore from leaning over inside that pickup.
Just a note: If you are looking for a good digital camera, the price on one better than my Canon SD 400 has come down a lot. It's the SD600, for a little over $200 at Circuit City or Dell.com.
I take all my still photos and videos with my camera, and absolutely love it. It's so tiny, it fits in a pocket so I can keep it handy.