Sometimes it can be impossible to get access to the Internet. Living in a rural area can be a real challenge sometimes. So when I find a company that I like to do business with I will often ask for one of their free catalogs. Today I was looking online for some tooling components at reidsupply.com and saw that they offer a free catalog, too. I was really glad to see that and I ordered one right away. Sometimes I prefer sitting in my easy chair looking through a paper catalog instead of being chained to my computer.
As the small town businesses shrink in size because of the big box stores coming in, I found that I can sometimes save a lot of money by purchasing items in bulk online. I recently found out about Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program, which is a shopping service. I signed up for it, ordered a lot of items, and I have to admit that so far I am fairly happy with the entire process. With the sole exception of the dented cat food cans. I have to leave some kind of feedback about that. I just had the impression that I was getting a case of cat food that they could not sell to retailers because of some scratch and dent policy.
One of the things that can be problematic when living in a small rural town in Maine is the limited access to stores that sell specialty products. For example, if you have an extra wide foot, finding shoes or boots that actually fit your feet can be impossible locally. Another example is finding plus size athletic clothing is often an exercise frustration. Shopping for these types of items often means a two-hour drive into larger metropolitan areas, which can take up the entire day.
My wife showed me this stupid video because she knows I’m a Chuck Norris fan. I’m always watching Texas Ranger shows! So I had to laugh when she showed this to me. Yeah, I know it’s stupid, but sometimes stupid is funny.
Randy asked me to help him this weekend to get the swimming pool ready for the season. Since this is the first time Randy has had a house with a swimming pool, I knew that he wanted a bit of help from someone who has taken care of swimming pools in the past. I asked him if he has ordered the replacement pentair pool pump that he was told by the previous homeowner that he was going to need to buy. He had forgotten all about needing to do that! I suggested that he go ahead and order that first, and when it arrives to give me a call and I’ll be glad to help him out with the pool at that point in time.