Lock it up!

car thief (free clip art)

car thief (free clip art)

One thing I was reading about in the paper was the number of cars that are stolen every year. It comes out to the unbelievable number of about one million a year. The funny part is that it’s not always the fancy expensive cars that are stolen; it’s the every day average car that’s in demand.

It seems that the older cars are more vulnerable to theft as they have fewer theft deterrent devices. Their parts are also readily saleable to the black market. I hope that everyone will learn to take the extra precautions needed and lock up their cars.

What Do The Kids Learn About Columbus Day?

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Columbus Day (free clip art)

Do you remember the poem we had to learn in school about Columbus Day? It went something like this “In the year 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.” Back in elementary school we learned a lot about how difficult it was for Columbus to get funding for his trip to find a direct route to the Indies, and that he was one of the few people who thought that the world was round. We also learned that he called the Native Americans that he found “Indians” because he thought he had actually found India! And we learned that the Vikings had actually discovered North America long before Columbus even left on his trip! So would someone please explain to me why we even celebrate October 12th as Columbus Day?

Getting colder

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autumn leaves (free clip art)

One thing that we have noticed over the last couple of days is that the weather is definitely getting colder. It seems that the leaves on the trees are starting to turn and fall onto the yard. While I’m glad that the long streak of hot weather is almost over, I am not quite ready for winter. The only good thing is that my days of having to mow the lawn may be over soon. I hope so. It’s a dreaded task!

My friend and I

A couple of months ago, I had some new neighbors move in next door. Their names are Bob and Gail. As I was getting to know Bob, I discovered that we are both enthusiastic about guns. Since that time, we have talked many times about our shared interest. It just so happens that both Bob and I own AR15s. We have become good friends and like to discuss the latest technologies in the armaments world.

One of the best things about the AR15 is its ability to be customized. There are many different ways to build it and there are almost unlimited ways to make yours unique. Bob and I are always on the lookout for new items to add to our AR15s with. This means that we have acquired numerous gun parts for our weapons. Another thing we have in common is our use of a website called brownells.

AR15 (free clip art)

AR15 (free clip art)

This site has nearly every part you can imagine. They carry a variety of different brands for numerous makes and models. Bob was able to find a pretty cool AR15 Magazine that is his pride and joy. He has promised to let me try it out the next time we shoot together. I’m glad to have found a friend who shares the same interests as me. It’s really relaxing to while away the hours enjoying the hobby we love.

It’s all about online

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Internet (free clip art)

One thing I really dislike doing is going to the mall. I don’t like to fight the traffic, nor do I like walking 20 miles to get to the stores I want. That’s why I started to shop online whenever possible. Luckily, I found a site I like called zappos They have a great selection of the top brands we enjoy.

I had decided that I needed some new Shirts. Rather than go to the mall, I ordered them from Zappos. I like the fact that they have a 365 day return policy and free shipping that makes it an easy choice. Another thing I like is that I can get the kids something as well. When the weather was cold, I got my daughter some of the jackets and coats that were available.

I also do a little shopping for my son from time to time. He is always in need of jeans because he ruins every pair he has. It’s no problem to order him some new ones to replace the ones he has. No matter how you look at it, it’s a good deal. I don’t have to go to the mall and I save a little money as well.