Posted by J L on June 29, 2010
Posted in Friends and Family • Home and garden • Life • Shopping
I can remember when I got my first apartment and how expensive it was to furnish it! I tried hard to pinch every penny. I used family hand-me-downs that no one else wanted and they have served me well. I used dry bars and fish aquarium stands for my tv stands in the different rooms. Even now I still have those hand-me-downs; they have become cherished family heirlooms. I wouldn’t want to part with them now!
I can remember the day my wife came home from one of her business classes and told me that she had just learned that only the wealthiest 2% of Americans owned any stock at all. Can you imagine that 98% of us Americans don’t own any stock, and that owning stock (or not) is one of the measures of wealth (or lack thereof) in the social services offices as ways to determine if you are poor enough to receive food stamps?
It was right about that same time that my wife decided to take a closer look at Online Trading. Up until that point she had purchased a couple of IRA Accounts and was Stock Trading with a broker that had been a friend of her ex-husband’s. She decided that it was time to take advantage of the financial benefits of instant trading and low cost trading fees. She was pretty tired of having to chase down her brick and mortar broker to buy or sell stock.
Jim is a guy who has to keep up with the Jones’s at all times. I can remember when he first bought his laptop computer. He plugged it in and let the cord drape across the room so that when his dog walked past the table, it pulled the laptop off the table. Yes, the laptop was totalled. No, he had not bought insurance on it. So when Jim told me that he wanted to buy an ipad, I told him that he’d best be paying for ipad insurance!
Posted by J L on June 27, 2010
Posted in Home and garden • Shopping
My wife has been asking me to install some strip lights over the kitchen island for the past several years. She found a strip light designed by George Kovacs on the Internet that she likes quite a bit. She was looking at designer lights by Focarini and Kichler also, but she liked the strip lights by Kovacs the best. I looked at some of the lights, too and was quite amazed at how much some of the lights made me think of the television series The Jetsons!
Posted by J L on June 26, 2010
Posted in Home and garden • Weather Issues | Tagged With: bugs, gardening, house, life, weather
I was not very happy earlier today to discover stink bugs on the inside of the patio door! I’ve been lucky so far to never smell what a dead stink bug smells like, but I’ve talked with quite a few people who have and they assure me that I really do not want to kill a stink bug. They say that the smell is awful and it lasts for days. So I tried to gently ease the bug outside with a few nudges with a tissue. That stupid thing dropped down into the curtains. After a few minutes of searching through the curtains, I found it again and picked it up (very gently) and took it outside.