Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Funeral Visitation

I went to my brother-in-laws funeral visitation in September. A niece was snapping all kinds of pictures. My younger sister was there and she got a picture of the two of us. It turned out pretty good. We should have gotten one with my older sister too but guess no one thought of that.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Great Uncle

I am great uncle to 12 of my sister's great grandchildren. Here is a picture of the latest one born in November. She says No. 13 is on the way in February and will be a little girl. None of them live near me so I don't get to see them except in pictures most of the time. I don't get around the stores where they shop either or I would run into them now and then. The family is really growing.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Trade Show Booths

I have been to many trade shows and what really catches my attention are the trade show booths. They certainly are the most important part of the show and the trade skirts catch your eye right away if they have a bright distinguishing logo on them. Also banner stands are another way to catch customers attention. However, if those in charge of the trade show booths want something more easy, yet colorful and spectacular to catch everyone's eyes, they can use pipe and drape. These can be set up in a "L" shape and using bright colors will immediately capture the attention of everyone passing by. I have seen most all of these displays at trade shows and I love the colors and bright logos.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Weeks Left

Christmas is just around the corner now and it's cold enough to make you think you're at the north pole. Santa will have to bring us back with the toys. I have to swing by the grocery store for provisions or starve. I hate the thought of even going out because my bad lungs will scream about the cold and make me wish I stayed inside. Lots of things to do to pass the time. I have about 20 things I want to read on various subjects of interest to me. Any regular time I try to read I get sleepy and have to quit. Today is one of those days I can read a long time and just get it done. Usually when I really feel like reading, someone calls and needs my help right away or sooner. Well, like I just said, there goes the phone and my friend needs my help so see ya later.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Light Snow

The other day the weatherman said a little rain and maybe some light snow but that all missed us. Then a few days later we got freezing rain and they topped it off with about 8 inches of snow. I guess they call that payback since the first 2 or 3 storms missed us. It's now noon and the temps up to 15 degrees and I think 18 is supposed to be the day's high. We've got a very light snow in the air now that we don't need around here unless you ask a farmer. They all say the ground is so dry that it could be a bad year for crops. The weather people are predicting a drought this summer. If that happens the poor farmers will have to live on some of the profits they've had the last few years with the bumper crops.The ones that suffer the most are retiree's that don't have a pension to back up their Social Security. We will get a raise this year of maybe $15 or $20 a month after they get done messing with it. While congress will get $1500 to $2000 a month for a raise, it just doesn't seem right. Hey, that's what life's all about.

Steam Cleaning - Austin, TX

Why not go to http:www.thesteamteam.com to get that dirty carpet cleaned before the Holiday. Your guests will be arriving and your home will look so nice. They can clean the upholstery on your furniture, as well. If you use furniture steam cleaner austin you can rest assured that your furniture will look its best. Also, I know you have scrubbed and scrubbed the tile in your bathroom and over the sink and you are still not happy with the results. If you get them to come in and do the job for you, you will be very happy, I am sure. Our daughter just moved into a newly constructed home and she needed to have the air ducts cleaned. You would not believe all the plaster dust and more that was in them. They couldn't turn on their heat or air conditioning until those ducts were clean. This company has been in business since 1983 and that shows you that they have made a great many customers very happy with their work. They guarantee your satisfaction and that means a great deal. They also do commercial floor cleaning and a great deal more.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Celebration Time

Thanksgiving time is a great time to celebrate and give thanks for just being alive. I was invited to my daughter's house and had a fabulous meal and left later still stuffed to the chin. Food always tastes better when you have a get together with family and friends. My daughter is a great cook and I know how much love goes into every dish she makes. There were others that helped like peel potatoes and cut up veggies but she was the boss and did all the pan handling herself. She lives on an acreage south of town a few miles so we had the fun of checking out her horses, goat and chickens. The good part of that is I don't go without eggs anymore and you sure can't beat the price and freshness. She bought the farm 12 years ago and fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers. She's a trucker like I used to be and has been doing it for 25 years and is good at it. That's one of the problems with getting old is you miss the things you used to do but that's what life's all about.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I have a brand new nephew. He decided to make his appearance about 10 days early. I guess he wanted his own special birthday. He is a cute little guy as you can see. His little brother and sister are really excited to get him home from the hospital. I hear that might be tomorrow afternoon. They got to go to the hospital with their grandpa and grammy to see their new brother and they were really excited.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Coming

It got up to 40 degrees today and now at 4:30 it's down to 32. The weather people say 51 for Saturday but rain with snow mix at the same time. That means it will melt as soon as it touches the ground and we won't worry about it. What the big deal is if it can rain with snow mixed into it then it can just snow without the rain. So that means get the shovels and snow blowers ready because it's coming. There isn't anything we can do about it except wait and watch and just plain be ready for everything. I can take about everything they throw at us except freezing rain, then I want to stay home and inside. Get ready, winter isn't here by the calendar but it's close enough to blow ice cold air down your neck.

Plus Size Maternity Clothes

A pregnant woman carrying a child is one of the most beautiful sights there is. You know there is a wonderful little human being forming inside her. However, sometimes she does not feel beautiful. She feels big and cumbersome and awkward and not exactly happy with the way her clothes look on her. The best way to overcome that feeling is to get maternity clothing that is attractive and stylish and fits in a very becoming way. It is especially hard for larger women to find such plus size maternity clothes so when my wife found out she was pregnant, she began shopping for maternity clothes. She is a large woman and she was not happy with some of the styles she saw on some of the smaller women. They were wearing tight fitting t shirt type tops with slim slacks and she wanted something to make her look beautiful and stylish, not something that made her look like she just came from exercising at the gym. Which of course, she could not do anyway. However, I helped her find some exciting tops and jeans that really made her look good and made her feel good about herself. There was a great savings on the prices too and that made me feel good too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Plus Size Dress

My wife was a big woman and she loved to get new clothes. The problem was that no matter where she went it seemed like all the clothes were made for small women. She would often shop for slacks and blouses and they would always be too small. If we had a special event to go to, she would like to get a new dress to wear but do you think there would be any her size? No, there were plenty of dresses for the size 5 to size 16 women but never could she find a plus size dress that would fit her. Can you just imagine how happy she was when I was checking out the Internet and found this website that had all kinds of plus size clothing that would fit her. She could get new slacks and new blouses with sweaters to go along with the outfit. But she was overjoyed to find so many stylish, pretty dresses that would fit her and look good on her. She could choose many fabrics, colors and styles that were just made for her. We could out to special events now and she would be elegantly dressed for the event. She was happier to go out to parties too, knowing she could get a plus size dress that would fit her and she would look just as good as the rest of the women there. Not only that but she could save quite a bit of money on their low prices.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Day No Snow

It's the 13th of November and no snow yet. We've had some very cold air that made it hard to breathe. I'll tell you that getting snow isn't one of my happier moments. I already have breathing problems and the cold doesn't help. I guess I better get ready since winter is a few days or so away. When you're young you can't wait to build snowmen and go sledding down the hills. But when you hit that 75 mark you rather sit inside and look out the window at the others playing. Things really change when you get older.

Big and Tall

Have you ever considered the problems that big and tall men have in getting clothes to fit them properly? When you are of average size, you can walk into any men store and find all sorts of clothes that will fit you. Once in a while they might be out of your waist size in jeans or length but normally they have a huge selection to choose from. However, if you are over 6' or 6'5" for instance, this makes for a whole new problem when it comes to finding clothes that fit you. If you are large and muscular or perhaps a little overweight besides being tall, it multiplies the problems of getting the right fit. In searching the Internet, I found a great website where I could purchase all kinds of great clothes and for a guy even larger than me, they have sizes clear up to 8XL. In addition, you do not have to worry about "high water" pants and slacks, as they say. You can get the right length for any of the pants and slacks you choose. What I was happy to see also was that they had great sports clothes. I had been looking for some great NFL t-shirts, a hoodie and a jacket and they have them all and then some.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lawsuit Cash Advances

A good friend of mine was in an automobile accident last year. Someone hit her from behind at a stop light and she was badly injured. She ran up all kinds of hospital and doctor bills and the insurance company stalled and stalled in sending her the settlement. The bill collectors were beginning to haunt her for the money to pay her bills and she just did not know what to do. She did not have the money to pay the bills and the accident was not her fault in the first place. If she had only known about lawsuit cash advances she would not have had to suffer the indignities of having bill collectors at her door and phoning her at all hours pressing her for payment of the doctor and hospital bills. In checking the Internet, I found that this kind of funding was available in our State and it would be a real life saver to get the money ahead of time. It really helps because you can get a much more fair settlement because you are not being pushed into settling. Your attorney would have a great deal more time to work on your case which is definitely in your favor as far as settling the lawsuit. It would take a great deal of stress off your mind to have a lawsuit cash advance before the lawsuit is settled.

Scrubs for Women

When it comes to buying new scrubs for women, they should get on the Internet and check out http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/Original-Scrubs/ for the best selection and best buys. It is so nice to have a choice now of several colors. They have a huge inventory of nursing scrubs, hospital scrubs, medical scrubs of all kinds, and even custom made scrubs. It used to be that everyone wore the same ones, it was almost like everyone wearing uniforms. However, now there is a huge choice of scrubs depending on what your job is. It pays to shop the Internet to find exactly what you want and the color too.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What A Day.

Yesterday I got a year older and it was a great day. With birthday wishes from friends and family it was fun. My friend Lola took me to lunch the day before because she had to work yesterday. Then my sister took me to lunch yesterday and today my daughter is treating me to lunch this noon. So besides getting a year older I'm getting fed really well and probably gaining weight besides which I don't really need.I guess I better get going or I'll miss my lunch date and that would be bad.

San Antonio Invisalign

Everyone notices a beautiful smile and everyone definitely notices a smile that has crooked teeth or protruding teeth. Your teeth can certainly affect your good looks. People often stare at people with uneven or protruding teeth. That is why it is so important to get braces early when you are young. However, perhaps at that time, your parents couldn't afford to pay for braces and you have been left with bad looking teeth that make you self conscious. Fortunately, now there are braces that are invisible and San Antonio Invisalign has just the right ones for you. They have been very successful in providing the best clear braces that can realign your teeth and give you that beautiful smile you have always wanted. No more trying not to smile because your teeth look awful. You can have the best looking teeth and you can do it invisibly with these great clear braces. I think what is really good about them is that you can take them out when you eat. You know how food gets caught in the metal braces and you even have to be careful not to eat certain foods. Now you can take these out, brush your teeth and put them back in easily. They are even able to straighten your teeth faster with the Invisalign braces

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Electronic Cigarette Company

For a great many years, smoking was one of my favorite past times. I drove semi and spent a great deal of time on the road and smoking brought me much pleasure. When I got home, I would stop for a beer and have a smoke with my friends and then go home and relax with my favorite cigarettes at home. However, people started complaining all the time about second hand smoke and the next thing I knew they had banned smoking almost everywhere I was except at home. Now thanks to an electronic cigarette company I am once again able to completely enjoy the full flavor of my electronic cigarette at any time, anywhere, because the vapor coming from it contains absolutely no harmful elements. I have my choice of as many as 14 great flavors. Not only that but there is no ash to mess with and no second hand smoke to cause people to jump all over me because I am smoking. Without any smell, just vapor, I get the full enjoyment of my smoke once again when I have a beer with the guys too. The World Health Organization supports this safe cigarette so you know it is good. It is a lot better for me too and if everyone would use them, it would help stop deaths related to smoking tobacco.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Zip Up Hoodies

This is the time of the year when you have to start bundling up before you go outside. The temperatures are dropping fast and I get really cold so I am happy to have zip up hoodies to keep me warm and toasty. Everyone wears them now and they are really in fashion. My buddies come to visit me and they are always wearing their hoodies too. I live alone and am on a limited income, so I have to really shop around to get the best buys on my hoodies. I need some new ones too, because mine have all seen better days and several winters. I am so glad I have a computer because I can sit in the comfort of my warm home and shop the Internet to save money and get the best bargains at the same time. There are some great sales going on right now and if I order at least $100 worth, I get free shipping too. It sure saves me driving to the next big town to fight the crowds and shop to get bargains on my clothes. And it saves wear and tear on my van and saves a lot of gas too. I don't get around as good as I used to, so I love ordering online and having them ship my order right to my door and I don't have to go out in the cold to shop.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Goodbye Leaves

One sure sign that winter isn't far away is the leaves are about gone. It's hard to figure some trees are totally bare and then some have all their leaves yet. I know the lot managers are going all the time cleaning them up so the park looks good.I live 1/2 block from the lake and the wind comes around the building behind my mobile home and blows all my leaves across the road. I haven't had to rake any for 10 years since I moved in here.I think I'll go out and see what the rest of the town looks like.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Free Link Exchange

It has been a while since I set up my website and I know I should have a lot more traffic to it than I have now. I think if I knew better how to build links into my website, I could get more traffic. In searching around the Internet, I found there is a place I can get help. By being able to get help with the creation of my website, making some changes, and having free link exchange, it should make quite a difference for me. I don't have much money, being on a very limited income so being able to get the build tools to get free links would be a very big help for me. I am anxious to check into it since it will be free and they have the experts to help me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Time

The leaves are everywhere both scattered around and in piles for bagging. All the neighbors are out raking them up except me. I have enough trouble just walking without a rake in my hands. I'm hoping they'll blow over to the neighbors and get raked up over there. That's usually what happens every year, they rake and I thank them for doing it. Next it will be snow but that's easier to since I can drive, I drive a pickup with a blade and push snow for my friend. I get my driveway cleaned out for free and that's a great help. Me with a shovel is like me with a rake and that's really something funny to watch.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

Just when you think we might have some Indian summer, the weather turns on us. It got way below freezing and another blanket felt very good. Then I had to uncover the air conditioner and get it running again because it was too warm. Now it is freezing at night and in the 60's daytime. I wish it would stay this way all winter but I know better living in Iowa. I heard they had snow flurries north of us a few days ago. That's too close.

Keep Austin Weird

I appreciate the guest post, Jamie Guy

They say “Keep Austin Weird”, so I intend to do just that by putting my mark on this town with the “coordinated individualism” of my artwork. For those of you who know me, you know I strive to stand out. From my dreads and tattoos, to my music taste and political viewpoints, I don’t mind being a little “off”. I moved to Austin last year to make my mark as a potter and fully expected to fall right into place. This city is a little tougher than I had expected. After a week of hooking up utilities, trying to Shop electricity rates TEXAS for the best price, and trying to find the perfect place for my pottery wheel, I finally had time to attempt to meet new people in the community. Turns out, there are a lot of “odd birds” like me trying to do the same things with their life in Austin. It was a long road getting my name out there, but now I share a studio space with an oil painter and we have a monthly gallery that pays all my bills in one weekend. Success!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Business Credit Card Processing

Whether you have been in business for a short time or for many years, I am sure you have quickly learned how important it is to be able to process credit cards for your customers. It seems that everyone uses their credit cards these days. No one likes to carry cash around anymore. Businesses need to check out merchant accounts to see which best fit into their budgets. There can be quite a bit of difference in the charges to process a credit card so you want to be sure you are getting cheaper transaction rates before you get yourself into higher rates that you can't get out of. In order to obtain the best credit card processing fees, it is best to shop around and get the best deal for your company.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Very Special Herbal Products

Everyone is out looking for a good time these days. Many use Party enhansers to liven up their parties. Not only that but with the special herbal products available, many feel they find they have Spiritual powers they didn't know they have or at least enjoy feeling they have Spiritual powers at their fingertips. In checking the Internet, I found there is also K6 herbal incense available to also add to the enjoyment of your parties and get-togethers. There are a great many such products available and they have other medicinal uses as well. It has been found to help people suffering from depression or even pain and panic attacks. You will find 90% of these products are exclusive and you won't find them at your local stores.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shopping for Baby Hats

My sister is all excited because her granddaughter is going to have her third baby next month. They do not want to know what the baby is going to be so it makes it a little more difficult to shop for baby boy hats. Not only that but it also makes it hard to shop for baby girl hats too. I guess the best thing to do is buy one of each and then she can return the one that isn't right. It is really important to cover a babies head and keep them warm. It is also important these days to protect them from the harsh rays of the sun. With today's sun seeming to be more powerful, you want to be sure to keep your baby safe in the sun. By buying a cute baby hat that protects the baby from UV rays, is one of the best things you can do and it is a lot of fun shopping for them too.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


It's been so warm that we got a false sense of security. The nights have been down in the 30's but days are still in the 60's and 70's so here we go again. Before long the temperature will drop and everything will turn white. I'll get to help my friend push his driveways out and he will do mine for me. I'm at the point that a power snowblower and shovel just don't work for me anymore. I fall down to easy and don't need ice and snow to do it. It's going to be here soon enough so no sense worrying about it. Whatever happens just enjoy the best you can and if you're older like me just stay inside whenever you can.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Kittens

We have always had a cat. But kittens are the most fun of all. My one cat is 20 years old and way past her life expectancy but she is doing ok. It is probably because she gets such great care from me. I also have a younger cat that is a lot of fun. Here you see my sister's great grandsons with some new kittens. They live on an acreage and everything is new to them. They love the kittens and have some rabbits too.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weather Change

Wow, what's going on around here? The temps have been in the 70's and 80's for months and now we've had 2 nights at 28 degrees and a couple more in the 30's. The daytime temps have been 50's and 60's and boy what a change that is. I guess it's God's way of saying cold weather is coming so if you have repairs to do better get at them. I have a couple friends that are coming over and help me with a couple repairs I need done. Being partially handycapped I can't get down on the floor and do things anymore or I won't get back up until someone comes over and helps me. Right now we have a little light rain off and on but it makes the old bones holler and creak. AH, old age isn't it great.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mowing Grass

Well we are finally getting some rain at last. The grass is beginning to grow again before it goes into hibernation. I make a little money on the side by mowing for a friend. It really helps out with groceries. I like to eat just like everyone else. So hope we keep on getting some rain. It has been terrible dry and alot of the grass is dead.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Who Said ?

Why do they call old age the golden years ? I think it's because when you get old and out of the workforce you lose your rights. The people with the gold make the rules and we have to live by them. So I guess that would be a reason to call those years golden but it's really only for the rich. Everyone I know that worked and paid taxes for 50 or 60 years usually have some illness that uses up any savings they may have been able to save. These people like myself wind up living from Social Security check from month to month. There isn't any leeway so you can't plan a trip or big dinner for your family because there's no extra money. The politicians keep spending money like water but why not. They're not the ones that have had to go without a cost of living increase in their paycheck for the last 3 years. The seniors are the ones who suffer from year to year until they die. I personally would like to see these government people lose their big checks and fabulous retirement packages. The best thing that could happen for this country is to vote out everyone that's in office now and start over. Maybe we could actually elect people who care about the country and the people in it. It isn't going to get any better until something that drastic happens, just a good old house cleaning.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Getting Older

I must be getting older because I had knee surgery a year ago and still have pain in it. My mobility has gotten so bad I stagger all over and need a cane for support. The other day I got a new walker with wheels and brakes. It also has a seat to sit and rest when I get tired which is often because my lungs are shot. Years of smoking and hauling high dust truckloads and breathing the dust has left me with 25% of my lungs. They call these the golden years and now I know, that if you have a bunch of gold then they're a whole lot better.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Terrible Agent

Thanks for the guest post by Esteban Vinson

There’s nothing like the stress of finding a new home but boy when you’re working with a real estate agent like ours you’ll learn a whole new dimension in getting stressed! Cathy seemed great at the beginning but the more time we spent with her the worse things were…she was always late to all the appointments we set up and she hardly ever answered her phone. She would call us an hour before we were supposed to go out house hunting and say she couldn’t make it! We finally did find a property all on our own and we kicked Cathy to the curb. Now all we’ve got to worry about is things like http://www.Securitychoice.com and waiting for the cable guy which is fine by me since there’s no way I’m ever going to work with a realtor again! I know that sounds harsh but Cathy really just left a bad taste in my mouth and I’m sure it will take me a while to get over how she treated my husband and I.

Monday, August 22, 2011

MacBook Air Sleeves

Travelers today take many flight to get to their destinations more quickly. Of course, businessmen are always taking along their laptop and MacBook Air and they want to be sure it is protected from the elements. One of the best ways to protect their MacBook Air is to get the MacBook Air Sleeves. There are a great many choices of laptop sleeves in many colors and styles so that they can be chosen to suit the personality of the owner. They may also be personalized which is a neat feature. You can also choose between the two sizes to get the right one for your MacBook Air. Whether you wish to have a vertical or a horizontal sleeve, they have them for you.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mowing Grass

I usually have a job mowing grass for my friend every week. It's been so hot and dry the grass just isn't growing like it should. This is the only way I can earn a few dollars to help with my nessessities being on limited disability Social Security. The government gave themselves a cost of living raise every year. When it comes to us that live on S.S. as our only support we could really use a raise. We haven't had one for 3 years but the congressmen that earn over $100,000 plus a year always get one, GO FIGURE. I guess they have a rule that if you're old you go to the end of the line. If they would put back the money they robbed from S.S. then S.S. would be good and healthy.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beautiful Weather

At last we are having beautiful weather. The sky is blue with no clouds. The temperature is 70. It has been great to have the windows open and get some fresh air in. It has also been nice to go outside and be able to breathe because the humidity is way down. I love this kind of weather. I wish we could have it all the time.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

More Tests

I had knee surgery to replace a bad knee and it's been almost a year now. Ever since the surgery my voice has gotten weaker and raspy to the point people can't hear me sometimes or can't understand me. I hate not being able to carry on a conversation with my friends. So tomorrow I'll go in to throat specialist and see why I can't talk out loud. The doctor said it might be mental problem too. So the neurologist will be the next stop. If I get that far maybe they can figure out why my new knee is still giving me pain and my mobility is bad too. I guess we start tomorrow and go from there to see what happens.

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Happening

The park owners moved in a new14x50 trailer house and finally sold it. Now a tennant in the front row wanted to sell his old trailer and management offered him $5,000 and said that it was just junk. He tore a beatiful inclosed porch off of it and pulled it out of the lot. Now the landlord is moving a 45 foot double wide in on that lot. There's only going to be about 5 feet on either side of it. I think it's too cramped up in that space but what do I know. He's the landlord and I'm just a peon in the kingdom.

Mowing grass

My neighbor borrows my lawnmower and she mows my lawn for me since I have trouble walking. It's very nice of her to do that for me. We live in a mobile home park so the lawns aren't very big but management still wants it mowed every week. Since my neighbor is a much younger person and in good health but without a mower it works out good. She's happy the landlord's happy and I'm happy so you can't complain about that.

Actos Lawsuit

Ever heard of Pioglitazone which is a diabetes medications chemical name? You might have heard of Actos, Actoplusmet, Competact or duetact which are other names for Pioglitazone. Tests have come out with a report that serious side effects can come from taking this medication. Some of which are: increased risk of bladder cancer and very serious heart problems including heart attacks. If you have taken this medication you should check this site Actos lawsuit for information about possible lawsuits from these side effects. You need a good experienced law firm to see if you have a case. It's better to check it out and be wrong than not check and be dead.

Because They Can

Why is it the senior citizens can't get a cost of living raise and all the politicians can. Social security runs between $500 and $1,200 a month and about 15,000 a year. Government people get around $150,000 a year and they need a raise so they can afford gas to get to work. What do they do at work? Take away our cost of living raise so they can give themselves more. I really think the wrong people are running the country because they aren't for the people anymore but for themselves.

Where Is It ?

Predictions of rain have been on the news every night but we haven't seen any of it. Early in the morning we get a few sprinkles to get the driveway wet then stops and dries up again. Towns a hundred miles east of here got 9 inches the other night and we didn't see a drop. I have a couple lawns I mow for people and without rain it just doesn't grow. It was supposed to rain last night and not a drop but I did hear some thunder so someone got it. I guess we just wait our turn.

Chantix Lawsuit

If you are a smoker and have tried everything to quit then beware. One of the most popular methods is by using Chantix. You need to know the FDA has issued a black box warning about side effects from using Chantix. This is the strongest warning they use and it's because of suicidal thoughts and even attempts. Depression is another bad side effect of Chantix. This site Chantix lawsuit can fill you in further about the trouble Chantix has caused. If you have experienced any of these side effects then you should contact then right away. Being safe is a whole lot better than being sorry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Sister's Dog

Yesterday, my sister and her husband had to put their little pet dog, Holly, to sleep. It was hard taking her to the Vet knowing she wasn't coming home again. But she didn't feel well and had liver problems and didn't eat like she should. She slept a lot and wasn't the playful little dog she always was. My sister says she was the best dog they ever had and they won't get another one. She was a little Boston Terrier and would play and never bite anyone. You could even take away her food under her nose and she wouldn't do a thing about it. Most dogs would take your hand off. They will miss her greatly.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Whew It's Hot

Just when you think you're getting a break it comes back again. We had a week of middle to high 90's and then cooled to middle 80's and felt good but now the heat and extreme humidity is back. My friend and boss says he won't let me mow in the heat for fear of heat stroke. I have a few health problems, one of which is short of breath because of lung capacity. People worry about me a lot more than I do, as long as I feel good I'll do whatever I have to. Most of the time they don't think I can handle it when I really can.One of these days the heat wave will be over and we'll be back to pushing snow wishing it would warm up. Well like they say about Iowa weather, If you don't like it hang around because it'll change.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


This is my sister, her husband and one of their twin daughters. They had been out to eat at a unique little restaurant. Afterwards, their daughter wanted a picture with them. Her husband took the pictures. My brother-in-law used to raise hogs so thought this was quite an appropriate background. The cameras today really take the best pictures don't they. It is fun to see new pictures.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day

This is the time of year I can live without. The town I live in goes all out for the 4th of July. Being a town on a lake they celebrate with carnival and the whole 9 yards. The population of town is about 10,000 and when the party starts it increases to right at 40,000 every year. The tourists act like they live here and expect someone else to clean up after them. It really gets to be a pain in the behind. Running stop signs is bad enough but if they're coming at you, then you have to move over and give them room. There is one really good part of the whole thing and that's when they all go back home and the town gets back to normal.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

We went out to this big farm that grows strawberries and many other fresh vegetables. We got a bunch of strawberries and came home and made strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and ice cream. It is just absolutely delicious. You could just eat and eat it, more than you probably should. However, the season isn't that long so you might as well enjoy them while you can.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Great Grand Niece

This is my new little great grand niece. She is growing up so fast. I don't get to see these kids because they don't live close by. I have quite a few nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews too. I rarely get to see any of them and when I do they have grown and changed so much, I don't know them. I haven't seen her Dad, Ryan, in a long time either. Everyone has a lot of family they don't get a chance to visit with, don't they?

A Surprise Trip

Guest post written by Jean Sanders

All of my life, I've wanted to go to Europe and I think that my dreams are finally going to come true!! My husband came home the other night after a long day at work and took me out to a late dinner, where he told me that got us two tickets to fly overseas soon. We are going to take a tour, and I can't even describe how happy I was at the table tonight. That was a most incredible date, I must say. Since then, that's all I can think about! Can you blame me? I really don't know how I got this lucky. My husband and I were just talking about going somewhere now that it's a little warmer...I had no idea this was coming.

When I return from Europe, I guess we are going to have to get back into the swing of things around the house. We are talking about getting in contact with Home Pro Improvement and having some work done on the place before spring. But really...I can't believe this is happening to me!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pretty Bubbles

I remember when we were kids and had a little jar of bubble stuff and used to try and make as many bubbles as we could. Now they have stuff to make big bubbles and as you can see here these little kids are having a great time chasing them. It is a beautiful summer day out and they can run barefoot in the grass and chase the bubbles. I bet they will sleep well tonight after all this fresh air and sunshine.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Computer

The old computer has been giving me a fit with virus's and running slow. I found my virus program wasn't downloaded properly. Today we got it done right so I'm checking it out to see if it's better now. I sure hope it worked this time because it would be nice to have something go in my favor for a change.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summertime In A Trailor Park.

If you're like me and live in a mobile home only half a block from a lake you'll know what I mean. People drive through all day looking for a trailor to buy. If it's not priced out of this world it will sell quickly. People buy them and come in every spring and summer and take over like they own it. Out of 50 or so units in the park only about 20 are year round tennants. The biggest thing we have to look forward to is Fall when they all leave and the park is quiet again. Winter isn't that great either because the guy that moves snow is 89 years old. His snow removal leaves a lot to be desired. But I'm retired so I don't have to go anywhere anyway.

New Laws

I've never been a fan of Iowa's Terry Branstad and after reading he changed the laws so gas stations can sell liquor in the store with the pop and beer I care even less. It's enough to have young kids stealing a beer or two when nobody is watching. Having to patrol the store all day so everything in the liquor aisle is accounted for. Having driven a semi for 50 years, I've seen young people shoplift cigarettes and other things at the smaller stations. Selling liquor will just be a pain for the station people and shouldn't happen at all. Sell your beer but leave the hard stuff in the liquor stores where it belongs.

Westminster Beauty School

Regency beauty schools were started over 50 years ago in Minneapolis. Since then they have grown to more than 80 schools in 19 states. That is one reason you see so many beautiful women in the world. If you just got your hair done, it could have been by one of their graduates. You know there are the beauties and then there's the people that make them beautiful. If you would like to be one that make the beauties check this site Westminster beauty school and sign up to start a great career. No matter what is going on in the world, beauty salons will be in great demand. Wouldn't you like to be a part in making the people of the world beautiful, then get started now.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good Fishing Now

Real good fishing right now but it's to hot to be out on the water unless you want to burn up. The younger generation is laying out on the beach getting tans and us old people are staying in where it's cool. I really don't mind the heat as everyone thinks I should since I have emphasema and trouble breathing. Funny how it works - dry heat isn't as bad as high humidity and heat. It's the same way with the winters and cold weather. You just have to figure it out every day.

Cool Spell Coming

It's been in the 90's for a week and I mean high 90's. Tomorrow storms are moving in and they're saying 70's for next 4 days so it will be a welcome relief. What's funny is this is the first part of June not the middle of July or August when it's supposed to really be hot. That's what has me worried because if it's so hot now, the next month or two could be real killers for heat. It's too bad we can't bottle it for winter and save on the heat bill.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Topamax Lawsuit

If you ever had migraine headaches or epileptic seizures then you may have heard of Topamax.The main problem with it is if you're pregnant when you used it the side effects could be devastating. The bigger fear is of a cleft lip or pallet in the newborn child which would be very costly in medical care and treatment. This website Topamax lawsuit is the place to get more information about the lawsuit. O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949 is the lawfirm with a staff well trained in these cases. This is another website you can check Topamax for information. If you have ever seen a baby or small child with a distorted face because of a cleft lip then you know what your reaction was. These birth defects have got to be stopped.

Record Breakers

WhenI say record breakers I'm talking about the weather. The last 2 days the record highs were broken that were set back in the early 1930's. We had one or two last week too and maybe more before the week is over. The temperatures are in the high 90's and even 100 in a few places. Thank GOD for AC or everyone would be in bad shape. If you are living where it's hot just try to stay cool and keep thinking it can't last forever.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mowing's Done

The rain held off for 2 days and I got one lot mowed. Then after a light shower I waited until 11:00 with 70 degrees and wind blowing and got the other lot mowed. Now I can relax until next week and with no rain do it all again. At least I have a little something to do with the mowing. Pushing snow you have to have snow but in the summer you always have rain.

Topamax Birth Defects Lawyer

If you don'tknow or just aren't familiar with Topamax,it's a drug given to pregnant women. It can cause some severe birth defects like cleft palates or cleft lips. It can also result in an open groove from the nose to the roof of the mouth. When you'r a young child growing up these can be some serious defects for them to live with. This site Topamax Birth Defects Lawyer can help you get in touch with legal help that deal with just such problems. Since these problems can cause even more serious problems like ear infections and trouble eating and talking so don't wait.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Well I guess it's here at last but why so cool then hot then cool? The temperatures seem to fluxuate something fierce. From the 40's to the 90's and that's quite a jump. You don't know wether to wear shorts and tshirt or sweat pants and sweater. Real windy yesterday and almost 90 but today it's only 70 with the wind still blowing, Go Figure. Well whatever go out and enjoy it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Well it quit raining long enough to get all the grass mowed. The bad thing was the mowed kept shutting down. When it set for a while it would start and run fine. About 1/2 hour later it would quit again and not start until it had set for a while. The mechanic at John Deere said not to use gas-o0hol in the mower because it runs to hot. So after draining the rest of the gas out he put straight unleaded and it ran just fine all through the south lot mowing.


I really like dinosaurs. How about you? These are in the dinosaur park in South Dakota. My nephews went there on vacation. It is there favorite place - the Black Hills of South Dakota. They also went to Mt. Rushmore and saw a great deal of beautiful country. They are planning on going again next year. They really love it there. I remember seeing this dinosaur many years ago on a trip there.

Friday, May 20, 2011

What A Spring

The grass needs to be mowed but it's raining outside. You know you can't mow wet grass so you wait. The sun comes out and dries things up for a day, that's good. Then before you can get the mower out it starts to rain. So what happens, you mow then it rains. It rains then in time you mow. You have to be very careful not to mix up the schedule or you'll be mowing in the rain. Iowa springtime don't you just love it?

Getting A Little Older

You know how it goes when you want something. Well, as I got older I couldn't wait for retiement to sit back and hunt and fish. I just happen to live in Clear Lake , Iowa where the walleyes are great and the yellow bass taste so good you could eat them every day and twice on Sunday. Guess what? I retired and had knee surgery and several other things go bad and I'm so unsteady I can't maneuver the bank to get down to the lake so there goes fishing. The fields I used to walk for hours pheasant hunting I lose my balance and fall a lot so there goes hunting. So my retirement is sitting at the computer trying to enjoy my email friends and hope my friends bring me some of those fish I dream about.

Austin Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were ever injured because of someone elses negligence then you know you need a good lawyer. O'hanlon, McCollom & Dermerath - Personal injury Lawyers - 808 WestAvenue, Austin, Tx. 78701 - 512-494-9949 is the place to find the best. They are based in Austin but cover a very large area of northern Texas. They will make arangements to meet you for a consultation anywhere and at your convience. This website Austin personal injury lawyer is the fastest way to reach them for an appointment. Their agents have many years of experience helping others suffering from personal injury and they can help you too.

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Old Family Pictures

It is fun to look back through old family pictures. Here you see my oldest sister and my Mom with one of the many dogs we had in our childhood. Mom has been gone for quite a few years now but we still miss her. We had a wonderful time growing up. When we came home from school, she always had a big bowl in the middle of the table with something warm she had baked. Often there were big warm sugared donuts in that bowl and our friends enjoyed them with us.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

South Dakota

two of my nephews just came back from vacation in South Dakota. They went out to bear country and saw many bears. There were many bear cubs to see also. They are really cute when they are small but they are nothing to play with. They went out to see Mt. Rushmore and did this last year too. It is one of their favorite places to take a vacation. I would like to go myself. It has been years since I was there.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Black Hills of South Dakota

My 2 nephews went to South Dakota this week. They spent two days in the Mt. Rushmore area. This is one of the beautiful pictures they took. If you look in the background, you can see Mt. Rushmore. They had a very good time going to Bear Country and seeing all the cubs. They saw so many things and had such a good time, they want to go back again as soon as they can.


The neighbors son is graduating this weekend. His grandmother is having a big brunch on Sunday and invited me it it. I don't really know the boy but his folks are good people and grandparents are really nice people. It will be a huge brunch so I'll have to remember not to eat anything at home. She always makes sure I get plenty to eat when they do these lunches.

What Weather We're Having

Wednesday we set an all time high at 94 degrees then Thursday it was in the 70's. Today it barely made it to 60 and we've had rain the last 2 nights. I did some mowing yesterday and got a sunburn and today I wore a sweatshirt all day because I was cold. They say back to the 70's by Monday so I'll wait and see.

Fayetteville Beauty Schools

Just for me, go outside and look around and tell me how many beautiful people you see. You'll say everyone I saw was beautiful except a couple of them. Let me tell you that's because trained professionals have made them beautiful. How? You say and I say by training at Fayetteville beauty school. This is the website for a great beauty school. Starting in Minneapolis over 50 years ago they have expanded to 19 states. In those states you'll find 80 schools that will train you to make those people you saw look beautiful. If this has crossed your mind then contact them at their website and get started making the world beautiful.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Sister's Pet

This is my sister's dog. She is a little Boston Terrier. She weighs about 21 lbs. She is trying out a new dog food. She loves it. My sister has been trying to help her gain weight and she has gained 2 pounds so she is making headway with her. I have cats myself. They don't need to be watched over as much if you have to be gone for a longer time. I have always had cats and an occasional dog too.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Finally Dry

The grass has dried out enough to get it mowed. I went out yesterday and mowed the storage lot and it really looks good. Today they're talking more rain tonight and tomorrow and again Sunday and Monday so mowing will have to wait. Now that it's been cut it will grow faster and I'll be mowing every week or so and earn a few dollars. It's not a lot but it does buy milk and bread and maybe eggs too. It is so nice to look out the window and see everything green and pretty instead of being buried under a foot of snow. Soon we'll be eating fresh fish caught in the lake a half block away from my house. Summer is here at last.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Favorite Sandwich

I have always said that you just can't beat a good sandwich. My sister knows how much I enjoy a good sandwich. It all depends on what you put on it. Any one can put together peanut butter and jelly. Or they can take a piece of bread and a slice balogna and call it a sandwich. However, when I make a sandwich, I want it to be delicious and as you can see from this picture, this is what I call a mighty fine sandwich. Makes you hungry just looking at it, doesn't it?

Dennis Family Homes

Australia is a lovely place to live especially if you consider Dennis Family Homes one of the best builders Melbourne. They build beautiful homes in any place in Australia and design their homes to be open and light, a home that every family would be proud to own. They furnish free carpet and tiles in their homes and while being very practical homes, they are also very stylish. Everyone would enjoy a home built by this fine family. Among the cities in which they are well known as builders Victoria, Australia also. In looking at the Internet, I see they have more new designs coming out that are so modern and family friendly. The homes are so comfortable and provide a family with everything they could want and enjoy in a beautiful home. They enjoy a very strong reputation for building homes that families love.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Almost Time

The last 2 days it's been warm and the grass is green and getting droed out. The boss said 1 more day and it should be dry enough to mow. This afternoon it started to rain so I guess we'll wait some more. I'm ready to earn a few bucks if the rain will cooperate. Nosense getting excited the mowing will last all summer.

Easter Eggs

I remember when we were little kids, our mother would let us color Easter eggs. She would put some different food colorings in cups and we would go at it. I know we made a mess but she never minded. It was so much fun. Now they really have much more you can do with Easter eggs. You can see that here in the picture. Cute aren't they?

Home Security

The Big Hill
Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes
Spending time with friends and family in the Winter time has always been my favorite thing to do since I was a little girl. Today I'm off work, and it is snowing gently outside my window. I call up my two girlfriends, Hannah and Leanne. I ask them if they would like to go sledding down the big hill in my old neighborhood. We all grew up together and did this every winter. Even though we are in our late twenties now, we still love the adventure of going back to a place and time where everything was so simple. They agreed to meet me there. I grab my sled from the garage and load it into my car. I remember I need to set my home security alarm (ADT PULSE), so I run back inside and turn it on. I then jump in my car and go meet the girls on the hill. We have an amazing time taking turns sledding down the hill then running up and doing it again. When we get tired, we all decide to go have a cup of coffee at Hannah's house and watch a movie. I'd have to say this was a wonderful winter day with great friends and memories.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ready to Mow the Lawn?

This is one of my little great grandnephews. Do you think he is ready to mow the lawn? I think he's got the wrong idea about the steering wheel. His little brother tried it first and he thought it would be funny if he did the same. Now he has got to hollar for his Mom to get him out of there. Kids can do funny things.

Getting Older

Everybody kows that they will age as the years go by. That's just a well known fact and nobody can avoid it unless they die prematurely. There's justone thing wrong with that and that is we don't come with a warranty and parts wear out. The bad thingis they don't wear out until you get old enough to really start to enjoy life. I'm here to tell you fun isn't that much fun if you can't get around like the rest of your friends. The old saying goes, If I had know I would live this long, I would have taken better care of my body when I was young, And how true that is, All men will lift things that they should have had help with. When they get older they have back problems big time. I used to jump off semi trailers and out of the cab to the ground. By the time I was sixty my knees were shot and hips not that far behind. So I say go easy when you're young so you can have something left when you're older.

Topamax Lawsuit

Topamax, have you ever heard of it? No, then let me tell you it's a anti-convulsive drug used for Epileptic seisures. The only thing is it can do more harm than good and leave children with cleft palates or lips. O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949 is where help lies. The staff of well trained lawyers who are experts in handling cases where improper use of drugs have caused severe problems for the patient. If you know of someone who has suffered because of this problem then have them go to this website Topamax lawsuit to see if they can help. To many times the wrong medication or the wrong dosage has done more harm than good. Now there's a way for possible compensation for these fowl ups.

Healthy Choices

If you have a health problem see a doctor and let them tell you it isn't anything. I say that because most times it is nothing but sometimes it is serious. I had a lump in my right breast and it was a little sore. I told my doctor about it and he put me on antobiotics. Then 10 days later the swelling and redness was still there so he set up tests. Ultra sound and mamogram were in order then 10 days they did a biopsy on the tissue. I get the results next week and doctor thinks it's probably nothing to worry about. He said breast cancer is very rare in men but it does happen.

Crazy Weather

This last month we have had 50's and 60's for temps. The other day it dropped into the twentys and snowed about 3 inches. Really wet heavy snow covered everything when I got up in the morning. After weks of warm temps we kind of got used to wearing lighter clothes. The cold was like winter was back and lots of people I know have light colds and sniffles. My sinus has been driving me crazy with the drip drip drip. The snow is all but gone and warm temps are coming by the weekend so I guess we'll live.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Topamax Lawsuit

Before we start please make a note of this address, O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949 because this is a legal firm that may be your best friend. Right now they are working on cases whee Topamx has caused severe injury to children. Cleft lips or palates are the biggest injuries caused by this medication. Topamax is used in cases of migrane headaches and epileptic siesures for both children and adults. Just go to this site Topamax lawsuit and tell them your case history because I'm sure they can help. Their well trained staff members are experienced in all types of Complex liability claims.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brotherly Love

Here you see two of my great grand nephews having a good time together. They are ages 1 and 3 and the one year old has been walking now for a few months. They really have a great time playing together. They moved onto an acreage and they have lots of room to play outside now. I know they will enjoy their new kittens and tire swing and all the plans their parents have for them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What Spring?

Right now it's 30 degrees outside and yesterday we had a little snow mix with rain. The wind is 30 MPH and it's cold out there. I was very happy with the 50's and 60's we have been having the last couple of weeks. Oh well the last time I looked the weather control wasn't here anywhere on my desk so I guess it isn't my fault. If I did have control you better believe it would be 75 degrees year round, no colder or hotter. Is that asking to much?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hey World

Spring is here and the grass will soon be ready to mow. Being disabled to a point the only thing I can do anymore is ride a John Deere mowerto help my friend. I can't walk behind my old push mower or snow blower anymore either. It is so nice seeing everything getting greener and greener with the temps hitting the 60's plus again instead of below.I've tried hot and tried cold and must admit I like hot better. When you live in Iowa if you don't like the weather just hang around because it will change. The weather we have right now is about perfect but it won't stay that way, OH WELL THAT'S LIFE.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New and Used Hyundai Cars

What I wouldn't give to own a new or a good used Hyundai Car. They have a several places in West Palm Beach, Florida that have a fantastic selection of both new and used Hyundai. They have a number of dealerships so checkout this blog http://www.wpbhyundai.com for other dealerships. You only need to click on the Dealership:Directions to get to the one you would like to visit to see all their cars. I have had my van for quite some time now and it would be great to trade for Hyundai car. One thing you can always count on is the best service for your vehicle because they have well trained technicians for your Hyundai. You always want to be sure to be able to get good service when you purchase a fine vehicle such as the Hyundai and this is the place to get that servicing. Since I do not have a whole lot of money and my budget is quite tight, I need to shop around at West Palm Beach Hyundai and see the cool variety of used cars they have there. I am sure I will be able to find just what I am looking for.

90th Birthday Party

I went to a celebration for a woman who turned 90 last week. She looks great for her age. I know her daughter and granddaughter and her husband quite well. Had some tea and a good cupcake and visited with my sister and about 20 other friends. Then went to the Casino next door and won $20. So it was a good day all around.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


It does not matter what your product is, you need to make as many contacts as possible in order to bring in the customers and bring your profits up continually. Growing a business is not always as easy as you might expect but an easy way to accomplish this is with email list management. Everyone checks their email and the more people you reach with email in regard to the products or services that your business provides, the better. On the Internet you will find a company that can help you manage your email list and has this service all ready for you at a minimum cost. You can get started for a very low cost depending on how many prospective customers you wish to contact. In order that they will attract those customers to you, they specialize the emails to your specialized business and by using their creative design, you can send your own personally unique creative designed emails. Check out their logo design and also online help plus much more. You also can try it for 60 days absolutely FREE and you do not need a credit card to try their service. There is no risk to you. You also have the ability to manage those emails because they have the solutions for scheduling your mailings and also whether or not the emails are performing as they should for your particular business.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

High Risk Company Credit Card Processors

Because everyone today carries credit cards, all businesses should have a credit card processor. I know that it must be harder for high risk businesses to get a processor but if they would just take time to check out the Internet, I feel sure they would find a company that could help them with this. Processing fees can be quite high and take a big bite out of their profits so they need to use every means possible to get the best deal for them on a credit card processor. By contacting a company that has been in business for over 10 years, dealing with high risk companies and credit card processing companies, they should be able to find the right one for them. They will check out your unique business and find out just what your volume of sales is and take it from there. In checking their database, they can recommend a processor that should suit your needs. You can then decide, with no obligation, whether to use this processor not. No matter what, you need credit card processing as people just don't carry cash like the used to in the olden days.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Well the NCAA is having their countdown to the final four this week. I got into a pool with my friends for a few dollars. I don't follow to many sporting events because of a childhood injury that kept me out of sports through school. I wanted to wrestle like my dad and his brothers but that wasn't possible. Because of skin grafts doctors said no contact sports. I couldn't even participate in gym class for the first few years. Anyway in the pool we all drew teams out of a hat. Four teams a piece for the playoffs.If your team made it to the sweet sixteen level you got a couple bucks. Then if they went on to win each level you get a couple bucks more until the final four. You may win $10 or $20 bucks at the end of the turnament if your team goes all the way. Out of my 4 teams 2 are in the sweet sixteen bracket now but the bad part is my last 2 teams play each other for the final spot in their division. As you know only one can win so I'll lose the last team. I'm not doing bad for not being a sports nut.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hyundai Genesis

I have been seeing a great deal of advertising on television lately about the Hyundai. Have you seen the latest 2011 Hyundai Genesis? It is an absolutely beautiful work of art and automobile engineering. Perhaps you already own a Hyundai and you are looking for Hyundai parts. Get on the Internet and check it out. They have a full inventory of parts at the best prices. They have both used and also new parts so you should be able to find just what you need. I have always driven a sedan, and wish to buy another one. I am looking to buy a new Hyundai Genesis Sedan. When I drive up in my new Hyundai Genesis Sedan, all my friends are going to be so envious. They are the most outstanding cars.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Try Electronic Cigarettes

Just consider having a cigarette that you can enjoy anywhere that won't bother people with second hand smoke. Yet, you can have the full enjoyment of smoking as many as 5 different flavors of cigarette including regular, menthol and more. You can also choose full flavor, a lighter flavor or no nicotine at all. That would be perfect for people who want to get away from the nicotine, but still love to smoke. The special pack has batteries that stay fresh and the electronic cigarette has got a one year warranty. I like the idea of having free shipping too and a 30 day guarantee so that I can try it out to be sure I like it. I think I will enjoy it very much as it also comes with wall and USB chargers.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Next Day

Real wet heavy snow yesterday and now today half of it has melted. The streets and highways are all dried off so travel is good. Temperatures didn't get down below 20 degrees and 41 yesterday for a high. I've had enough snow for this year and thinking about it next year too. Moving south would be ideal if it weren't for the money it would cost.

More Snow

Just when the weather started to get warmer, we got more snow. About 4 inches of the white stuff came down and covered everything. It was real wet and heavy and a lot melted as it hit the ground. The guy I plow snow for had the north lot pretty much done when I got out of my chiropractor adjustment. The 2 of us did the south lot in a half an hour then went to lunch at the chinese place. I do love chinese food.

Car Accident Attorney Austin

If you live in Texas and were injured in an accident and don't know what to do then I have good news. In Austin there's a law firm that will do everything to see you get the best service available. They represent injury cases all over Texas and are well known for their supior work. The very first thing you have to do is go to this website car accident attorney Austin and they will get started. They are located at O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949. Since they do everything for you, you can relax and quit worrying knowing the experts are on the job. So if you were injured then you should check it out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I do not know if you realize it but if you have a small business, you should also have a good website. Having a great attractive website will bring visitors to your site and along with that it will grow your business much more quickly. But where do you find a professional web design company that can offer you reliable web hosting services when you are just a small business? Well, in checking the Internet, I found it was easier than I expected. I found there are fine companies out there that offer you just what you need. But to start with you need to register your domain name. Be sure you pick a name that suits the type of business you are in and will draw prospective customers your way. Web hosting helps you get everything up and running in an efficient manner. You can do all kinds of things with your own website such as online chatting. You can start an email business as well. And a very good point is that you will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Technology has come a long ways and you need to take advantage of it to grow your business and see the profits rise.

Growing Up

Here is my little nephew looking out the window to see the snow. He hasn't been walking very long but he sure knows how to get around the house. He is a climber and climbs up on everything. His Mom has to keep a very careful eye on him as she never knows what he is going to do next. Right now he is content to look out the window and watch the snow fall. We are going to have some more so there will be more for him to watch.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Get the Best Life Insurance Quotes

As we age, we begin to think more about the end of life than we do when we are young and think we will live forever. But we all know it is inevitable as they say, death and taxes are two things you can't avoid in life. So you really can't afford to wait to get some good insurance quotes for yourself and/or your family. When checking the Internet, it is easy to find a company that will give you best insurance quotes for all types of life insurance. There is whole life insurance, term life insurance and also family insurance so you want to be sure and read up on all the different kinds of insurance to find out which will work best for you. You can get free quotes and compare them to find what you need just by filling out a simple form in most cases. Life is short, don't put off something this important.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here We Go Again

Gee it's March already but so cold it seems like February. I am so waiting for at least May so it will be warm. This senior citizen stuff is turning me into a wuss. My tshirt and a sweatshirt used to be enough to keep me warm. Now I need that plus a coat over it. Oh well it'll be here soon and I can quit freezing everyday. Well to warm back up for now I think I'll go back to bed and shut this thing off, GOODNIGHT.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monkey Bread

Have you ever had Monkey Bread? It is the best. Lots of carmel and pecans all over it. Warm out of the oven and then pour the sauce over it and dig in. Makes you hungry just thinking about it. I don't get to have things like this much as I watch my intake of sweets but some things are hard to resist.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kids Go Back To School

Kids Going Back to School: It's All About Preparation and Patience

Post contributed by Leonard Phelps

Usually I'm quite happy to send the kids back to school after a school break, but I enjoyed the winter break this year quite a bit. We went to the mountains for Christmas, enjoyed playing games and sleeping in, and just generally had a good time.

But all good things must come to an end, and today they returned (blurry eyed and sleepy) to school. I find that being prepared and having patience go far in making the return uneventful and calm.

First, we make sure the kids have their backpacks out and that they are filled with all the essentials. While we aren't this organized on a day-to-day basis, I find that preparing the night before when returning after a break is essential.

Second, I wake the kids up just a bit earlier than normal. They can be cranky and it can require some patience to stand there and wait until they realize they have to head to school.

Third, we prepare the house. It might be empty for the first time in weeks during the day, so I set the Adt home security alarm before we leave the house, make sure the dog is settled at home and put a meal in the slow cooker for dinner. Making sure the home is settled before leaving ensures that we all return to a happy home at night.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rescue Dogs

I think it is a pretty sad situation when people just abandon their pets because they feel they can't afford to feed them anymore. In California, many dogs have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves. A charity organization in Canada has taken on the project of bringing these poor dogs back to Canada and furnishing them with dog jackets. I think that is a very fine thing that they are doing. They have added a store to their website and all the profits for dog jackets go to help them provide flights to California to rescue these dogs. Then they find good loving owners who will take care of them in Canada. I know the dogs can be kept warm with these fine dog jackets. It is good to see the humanitarian work these folks are doing.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Over And Over

We were blessed with a little warm weather for a few days. When we just started getting used to it they predicted snow again. Looking for 1-3 inches today and another 1-3 tomorrow. They talk 5-7 inches by the end of it. The people in the New England states have way more than us but we have sub-zero temps to go with it. The older you get the more you hate this stuff and I'm at the point I really hate it. Oh well that's what life's all about, you can't win them all.

Monday, January 24, 2011


The last month we've had below zero weather with highs inthe single digits. Guess what, today the temps got up to 30 with a mild wind. I guess I forgot how warm the sun feels when there isn't any wind. Our wind chill the last few days has been 25 to 30 below zero. You just can't stay outside in that kind of weather very long. Hopefully in another month or two the warm will come back and stay.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Push Snow

You know there has to be more to do than just push snow. I guess it would be easier if it would quit snowing so you could concintrate of other things in life. I got to town and finally got my hearing aid fixed. The only thing wrong with the snow plowing is when there isn't any to move you have to figure out what else to do. There is always so much then you wonder where to start because there's so many things that need doing. Another couple months the snow will be gone and there will be grass to mow. At least it will be a lot warmer out.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good Credit Mortgages

If you are a person that has good or excellent credit, then the various types of mortgages are available to you. There are a number of home mortgages for various types of reasons. You may want to take advantage of the drop in interest rates on mortgages that are being offered now. If that is the case, you may save yourself considerable money and pay off your home loan much sooner than before. You may want to avail yourself of a second mortgage to build on, remodel, or add on a garage for example. You may even want buy all new furniture and update your kitchen by taking advantage of an equity loan on your home. I know my neighbor has built on a new entry way to his home as it faces North and in this country, so much snow and cold would come in the entry door each year so now he has solved that problem.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Austin Probate Lawyers

If you live in Texas, then perhaps you may not be aware of all the details of making out your will in order that your heirs will receive their fair share of your estate. An excellent Austin Will attorney will be there to help you with all the details.

When an estate goes into probate there are many factors you should know about. This fine firm will be there to assist you with an Austin Probate Lawyer, who will advise you of your alternatives as to a will and probate.

A fine experienced Austin Estate Attorney has the knowledge you need to prepare your will in advance so that you will have plenty of time to decide how to divide your estate. Often people do not realize how important it is to make out a good will. They often feel like making a will feels like you are going to die, however, it is the smart thing to do.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Low Car Insurance

Boy, my budget is really hurting in the New Year 2011. We did not get a raise in our Social Security and it was hard enough last year. So I am looking at my budget and I know that I must find cheap car insurance. One of the places to get the best car insurance rates is on the Internet. So I got on my computer and started searching to see how much money I could save to help my budget. I found with filling out an easy form I could get a free auto insurance quote from www.affordableautoinsurancesite.com/ and I found out I could save quite a bit of money on my car insurance. That will sure make life lots easier for me.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

How Does It Happen

Hospitals have a reputation for being clean and germ free. The operating rooms are supposed to be sterilized clean and safe. I want to know with all the money they charge just for a doctors visit they should be spotless clean. Why is it then that a lot of surgery patients are catching infections before they leave the operating room or in their rooms. Since the surgery is wrapped in bandages how do they get the infection. I had knee surgery 3 months ago and was transfered to a nursing home for rehabilitation. The nurse at the home saw infection in my knee the day I got there. I was transported back to the hospital for a IV antibiotic trearment. Well it's been 3 monts now and my knee still isn't healed enough than I don't need a walker or a cane to even walk.

New Years Start

This is the start of another new year and it's cold outside. Last week it was in the 30's and now it's single digits and below zero at night. The wind has been blowing pretty hard the last few days and has slowed down today. If you go out be sure you dress warm or you'll wind up catching the virus going around,