Love To Buy Products Made in the USA

I was thinking about buying some westone earphones for Roddy, but was reluctant to spend the money until I learned more about them. So I went online to find out what I could about them. To be honest, I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was surprised at the cost – everything is so expensive lately it gives me pause before I agree to buy anything for anyone anymore! But I was pleased to find out that these earphones that Roddy is interested in are made in the USA, so I am more inclined to spend a little bit more just to help support American jobs!

Labor Day

One of my least favorite holidays is the Labor Day weekend. When I was a child I disliked it because that meant summer vacation was over and we had to go back to school. I did not like school. I did not like having to haul lots of the books from class to class and I hated having to do homework. I don’t think that I would have hated it quite so much if the teachers had let us keep a set of books home so that we would not have to lug heavy backpacks back and forth.

This Labor Day weekend, though, should be a good weekend because I have been invited to and a barbecue party at Tyler’s beach house. I understand that Tyler and Amy put on a great barbecue so I am looking forward to having a good time. Although I am saddened by the end of summer at least my days of carrying the backpacks to school are finished.

I like pocket doors

When I was looking online for sliding door gear for apartments, I came upon a web page that was selling hardware that can be used for bi-folding doors or pocket doors. I have not given a lot of thought to pocket doors, but when I was reading the description for the hardware, as I read the part about it being used for pocket doors, it occurred to me that a pocket door would be the perfect answer to how to handle the open doorways in several areas of our house. I wonder if there is a way we can put a pocket door in an existing wall without having to do extensive demolition.

Balloon Festival

This weekend is the annual balloon festival. This festival is a great opportunity to get out with friends and have some tasty food. I will be heading out to see the evening launch with some friends and their significant others.

I plan on eating a dough boy and sausage sub for dinner. There is nothing quite like fresh fried dough. Proceeds always go to charities so it is a win-win situation. Perhaps I will take a ride in a balloon this evening and watch the sunset.

Fix it or not

Sometimes when my friends start complaining to me I stop them and ask them what exactly is it that they want from me.  Do they simply want a sympathetic ear? Someone to validate their feelings of misery? Or do they want me to give them advice, or to actually DO something to fix the problem. When I ask them that question, sometimes I am met with a blank stare. So I ask them again, explaining that if all they want is a crying towel, and not a problem solver, then I don’t want to waste my time, or aggravate them by making suggestions on how to fix the problem. I’ve learned the hard way that a lot of people don’t want their problems fixed; they just want to complain about them.