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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Where To Start?

My wife wants to start in the master bath and I am with her on this one. For all the changes that have been made to this home, this room has gotten the fewest. First I would like to see something simple to block the row of lights over the bathroom sinks without limiting access to that area. Our master bath and bedroom area is small enough as it is so we'll need to keep every inch available in use.
After we touch up the glaring problem, we'll consider upgrading the sink and surrounding areas. And that post will be expen$ive and fun! Til next time!

The Other Half of My World

Since my mother passed away earlier this year, my dad has been considering selling his house and moving into a small apartment for himself and a different apartment for my brother. Yes, that is right, my brother is still living with his folks, as he has done for about fifty-five of his sixty years. My brother keeps claiming and bragging on how he can and will eventually get out on his own and get at least one of everything my dad ever bought, my Sister and her Hubby AND what I and my wife have ever owned. Yes, he will fail, and yes my dad wants him to. Then maybe he will acknowledge all that has been done for him over the last few decades.

Back to what Dad needs. First we'll need to fins him a reputable real estate broker to help him list his home correctly and discretely!

Cubical Additions

You have just started your new job. You begin the always slow, and generally delightful process of making this little hole in the wall - livable. Plus there are the necessities; a mirror, loads of snacks, a desk set (for those who don't rank high enough to be given this as a going away present from your last job), either headphones or small speakers which leads to a well stocked CD library, a few pics of the family and/or friends, and a plant. It is the plant that can either make or break your office.
If you know your plants well, you can get a small unobtrusive plant that's only function is to be green. There are also the bloomers, NO not your underwear, rather those plants whose flowers keep coming back day after day for more! But if you decide on getting something much, much bigger - beware. Your tall palm tree sitting at the corner of your desk suddenly becomes the favorite place for coffee drinkers to DUMP what little they didn't drink before it got COLD!. And talk about a bad odor.
If I do consider getting aplant, I think I'll shop around for silk flowers and silk trees.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I Knew It Would Happen Soon

It was inevitable. Mom lost her hubby last year. She said she could remain strong but her health is slowly slipping downward. Before his death she had problems getting around. She had thought about getting a scooter, but that would show the world that she was a cripple. Instead she is using a cane. The cane has four feet with big rubber tips. More stability.

So recognizing that she still has her pride and doesn't want to appear crippled or limited I am glad we have found portable oxygen concentrators. I'll have to see how she uses the new equipment, but it can only help her with her daily chore....but then so would the scooter.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Special Niece

We have been told that a special niece will be visiting us this summer so its off to the store to dress up the room she will be staying in. I though purple was the color of choice, but I was reminded that it is now Pink. I need to think Pink. The character that was enjoyed, touted and demanded was once Hello Kitty. "Alas poor Kitty, we bought a lot of you". Times they are a changing. We'll have to find out when she arrives what her latest character(s) of choice are. That's OK, it just means we'll head off to the local linen store to check out kids bedding.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Nuther Starbucks

The Starbucks on Eldridge & Briar Forest (in Houston) does a magnificent job of making sure i get what I ask for. That may seem odd, but there are several other locations that have given me coffee (which I really don't like) in place of the Chai TEA I ask for. YECH!
Well I went there on the way to work, was pleasantly surprised and may yet kick this Chai Tea Latte addiction ....yeah...sure!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Goodyear Update

I have since learned that Brad Castillo [Sales manager] is the one responsible for making sure I get just what I need at the Langham Creek Goodyear, 17750 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095, 281-856-7864

Friday, July 13, 2007

'Half Of You Come Here' - There Were 3 Of Us

"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit." - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

"Aim towards the Enemy." - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. - U.S. Marine Corps

"Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground." - USAF Ammo Troop

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed." - U.S. Air Force Manual

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons." - General Macarthur

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo." - Infantry Journal

"You, you, & you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me." - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways." - Infantry Journal

"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal
"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, & don't ever volunteer to do anything." - U.S. Navy Swabbie
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid." – David Hackworth
"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush." - Infantry Journal
"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection." - Joe Gay

"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." – Marine Recruit
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you." - Your Buddies
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him." - USAF Ammo Troop

"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet & Climbing." - At the entrance to a SR-71 operating base
"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky." - From an old carrier sailor


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Really? For Me?

Would I accept a luxury home as a gift? You bet I would. Would I ever imagine that someone would make such an offer? Hey, we are all allowed to dream. Considering how many people play the state lotteries, knowing fully that the odds are several hundred million to one - your one. Yet we play on, hoping against hope that our ship will come in, that the powers that be will shine down upon us and indeed someone will offer us a home, a luxury home!

Exploring Tennessee With Free Time

For just under two years I lived in Red Bank a suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee. After exploring the counties and back roads surrounding the Chattanooga area, I began expanding the range of my day trips. Soon I discovered the many delightful sights in the NorthEast corner of the state. As I mentioned before I was only gone a day, but would have loved to stay in the area for several days. Perhaps I should have checked into Pigeon Forge vacation rentals. The vacation policy at the "Big Insurance Company" I worked at was very, very flexible. They would allow you to go to work for four hours, then leave for a few hours of vacation. If you came back to work the next day, evan an hour or so before quitting time, then the time keeping system didn't register the vacation time.

Puppy Truths

Don't Think Outside The Box - What's A Box?

A Wife is for Life! Once Is Enuff For Dis Pup

Faith - is knowing that you do not HAVE to panic.

Da real Pup

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