Monthly Archives: June 2020

Fireworks, Baby! Yeah!

Fireworks are perfectly legal in my state, and Independence Day would not be right without them.  Instead of just picking up a 20-pack assortment of weenie stuff from the Acme, we stopped by a pop-up vendor who set up shop … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Fixed

I was looking for estimates from three different places, via Home Advisor, none of which contacted me.  A fourth company called me within minutes, talked to me about the problem, and gave me an estimate.  It was reasonable, so I … Continue reading

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Interesting eBay Suggestions

I have several watches.  They’re a mix of TAG Heuer and Seiko.  The Seiko solar ones don’t need batteries, and keep great time, but they’re not the easiest to read when there’s either too much or too little light.  One … Continue reading

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New Picnic Table and Detached Benches

The old picnic table and benches we had that were 50 years old finally died.  They were redwood, and I did stain them every other year since my parents gave them to us, with redwood stain containing water seal.  The … Continue reading

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Retirement Community Sales Pitch

Really?  The retirement community that sent me the snail mail is a few miles away from me, and is still taking in SARS-COV-2 positive people, per our state governor’s mandate, but they sent me a letter to tell me that … Continue reading

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R U Kidding Me?

Evidently, the NRA has raised its “Lifetime” membership fee to $1500.  It was only $600 a couple of years ago.  I am a lifetime member, but I joined way back when as one.  Although I own plenty of weapons, not … Continue reading

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Pool Company Screw Ups

They’re going to get paid when I get the bill, of course, but the two person crew messed up on two things.  First, they forgot to install the ladder at the deep end, so I called customer service, and they … Continue reading

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Pool Opening

Yes!  I might have been their first appointment of the day.  The two person crew showed up around 8:15 am, and were gone within half an hour.  I didn’t recognize the young guy, but the middle aged woman has been … Continue reading

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Voting During COVID Restrictions

There was a big push in my state to get people to use mail-in ballots.  No excuse, such as being out of state on a business trip, needed.  Screw that.  We voted in person.  Yes, we had to put on … Continue reading

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Garter Snakes

We’ve noticed a lot more garter snakes than usual this Spring.  It’s not just us.  Others who use Nextdoor have mentioned it, too.  “Snakes!  Do you know what this is?” accompanied with a photo from their cell phone, is the … Continue reading

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