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Jerry Loggins Notes

Notes on life, family and friends by Jerry Loggins

Automatic retracting running boards

Posted by J L on July 1, 2014
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My mother has been having more trouble getting in and out of the truck lately when I go to pick her up and take her on her weekly shopping trip. My wife suggested that we consider getting something like the power step running boards that she saw on a website that she found a few days ago. These running boards will automatically lower, and then retract out of sight under the body of the truck. I think that’s a great idea, but I don’t know how expensive it will be to retro-fit my truck with something like that. Definitely something to research, though – they sound like the ideal solution!

I’m not like most people because I love Friday the 13th. I don’t mean those stupid movies either. I don’t like those types of movies but I usually have good luck on Friday the 13th. The cool thing is this is the last one this year. I haven’t gotten any new jobs so far this week and some thing’s gotta give soon before I run out of money.

I do have a small job to do for a friend. They bought a new rounded shower and need it put in. I can’t charge them that much because he’s on social security and she’s out of work on disability so I won’t make much on this job. I just wouldn’t feel right charging them what I would other people that both of them are working. They’re both really nice people and I have known them for years to top it off. Besides, knowing her, she’ll feed me too and she’s a great cook.

Smooth Sailing

Posted by J L on June 1, 2014
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Every day at my office, I do a variety of tasks. One thing I do on a regular basis is set up new computers. I also do a lot of troubleshooting on the rest of the computers we have. I have found that one of the most common issues with computers that have gone wrong is faulty drivers. I have also found that ensuring the correct driver is installed is critical. That’s why I was glad when I found out that now-a-days it is pretty easy to find the drivers you need online.

One website I found has saved me a lot of time and trouble. They have thousands of drivers for nearly every need. Whether I need printer drivers or video drivers, they have always had the goods. That makes it easy for me to stay on top of any problems that arise.

The best feature of the site is called Driver Detective. They simply run a scan of the computer you select and it only takes a few minutes. After that, they give you a list of the outdated drivers and make recommendations on how to fix it. It really is a beautiful thing! In the rare case when there is a problem, they have a customer support team that will help you over the bumps in the road. I sure would like to thank these people for helping me around the office.


Posted by J L on May 26, 2014
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One thing that I always encourage my kids to do is to participate in sports. I feel that the exercise is good for them and keeps them healthy. I also believe that it promotes many qualities such as good sportsmanship, individual achievement, and learning to get along with others on the team. That’s why when my son showed an interest in playing soccer, I was all for it.

The next problem we encountered was that we needed to get him the right equipment to play in. whenever you play a sport, having good equipment can lead to more successful play. I wanted to get him the best I could find. I was happy to find a good website that carried a great line of cleats. I was also able to pick up some shinguards so that he would be properly protected.

Now that he has all the equipment he needs, we are ready to start giving him some practice. Being as that I played a little soccer in my time, I was able to show him a thing or two. I have enjoyed the whole experience of watching him grow as a person and a player.

Smoking in the garden

Posted by J L on May 20, 2014
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One story that I read about recently was one about the people who are growing their own tobacco. Tobacco seed suppliers have reported an estimated ten fold increase of seed sales. Throughout the countryside, tobacco plants are sprouting up in gardens alongside tomato plants and green beans. I think that if you are heck-bent on being a smoker, it’s probably a good thing to grow your own – at least that way you control the amount of chemicals being added to what you are putting into your body!

It certainly makes sense that people in Virginia should grow their own tobacco. After all, our state was practically built on tobacco sales. The high taxes on tobacco have forced many people to take this unusual step. I am glad to hear that the American spirit lives on in the people of Virginia!