Time For A New Wallet

My wallet is becoming thicker each week, not with cash mind you, but with all the plastic membership and discount cards that almost all the stores are offering their customers in order to receive discounted products. This is really getting to be a pain in the rear. And know I need to buy a new wallet next time I’m in town.

I understand the importance of businesses having this marketing power but it would just be nice if they offered their discounted prices to everyone and stop over loading us with these pesky cards that are straining our wallets to the point of wearing out our wallets before they should be wearing out.

The Need For Updated Kitchen Applicances

There is no way around the fact some of the things around here are going to have to be replaced with more updated and current products that are available in the 21st century. The Refrigerators back in the day when this model came out are now pretty much obsolete and parts are hard to find so a new one is going to be a necessity any day now, I’m afraid.

Once one appliance goes it always seems to be just the beginning of more things having issues.  The Dishwasher doesn’t even get used since I’m the only one here most of the time, it would take over a week to fill that sucker up and I don’t have a large amount of dinnerware that can be used in today’s Microwave Ovens, mother didn’t cook in the microwave,  that is where I do a good amount of my cooking I’m afraid.

Cooking for one can be a real drag day in and day out. As a matter of fact living alone is getting old night after night, as well. But anyway I think that I will start looking around online at night and see what types are out there that would look good and fit in the spaces available, some newer ones are larger and some are made more compact these days. It will be a challenge but I’ve got to do it sooner or later. Of course I will check out ovisonline.com to see what they can help me with. Might as well be prepared and no what I’m getting myself into.

New Phone System Issues

One of the Christmas gifts that I received this last year was a new house phone. The one that was hooked up here at the house was so very old and in need up an updated version, so my sister purchased a whole new phone system for place and presented it to me on Christmas day.

Unfortunately I am not impressed with the way that it works and am going to have to request the receipt so that I may trade it in for a system that does what I need it to do. This new one will not allow you to push any buttons for passwords, zip codes, account numbers or the like that are required by many businesses that I deal with on the phone. It acts like an old rotary phone and no ones system is acknowledging any of the numbers that I press and that is a real issue.

I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I really need a phone system that makes life easier, not more of a hassle than it all ready is and will be talking with my sister concerning this later this evening after dinner.

Obvious Solutions

Sometimes the most obvious solution is right in front of us, yet for some reason we just don’t see it. When we use common sense in life things do tend to be a little bit easier. This subject came up after reading an article on gas prices, where it state that only 10% of Americans work from home. You would think that with the increase in gas prices that that number would have at least doubled by now.

Fortunately for those few they are saving a lot of money and time (without the commute). Unfortunately for the rest of us one reason why we still drive into the office is because employers do not trust us. That was the top reason why a lot of companies did not want their employees to work from home. Other reasons revolved around the work that needed to be done. For example, if you work the front desk at a hotel you need to be there in person. I guess the only thing we can do is hope and pray that the economy will improve in the near future

Groundhog Day 2016

Today is Groundhog Day. If this furry little varmint sees his shadow, then we are doomed to six more weeks of winter. If he does not, then Spring is just around the corner – 6 weeks or less. I personally don’t see the logic in this. If you don’t see your shadow, it’s because the sun is behind a bunch of clouds. What does that have to do with foretelling the speed of spring’s approach? Spring will get here in her own good time.

In these parts, spring does not come in February, no matter what shadows lurk around groundhog holes, although yesterday we did enjoy warm temps – it hit 60 degrees and felt great when I took the dogs out for their walk. So February takes up 4 weeks of winter, regardless of the shadow seeing moment. The question then becomes, how far into March do we have cold weather? Does a quick spring conflict with the other old saying, “If March comes in like a lion then it goes out like a lamb”? I say, welcome the lion and forget the groundhog!