Found a shoebox with a bunch of old photographs in it. The photographs were from a variety of time periods, from baby pictures, to school pictures, and multiple birthdays and Christmases. I thought it would be a good idea to scan all of these and preserve them as digital copies. Some of the photos have aged badly, turning dark red and losing all the blues and greens that were in the original color photos. This is going to be a long term project. The scanner is slow and so am I.
I’m not even sure who a lot of these people are. I will have to ask my folks and other family members for their help with this task that could easily take over my life if I don’t be careful and go over board. I tend to do things like that. But this should be fun and very educational and so many family members will benefit from my work, at least I hope they do.
Every year we seem to have the same old chores to do. After each winter, the house could always use a new coat of paint. The problem is that I really don’t like painting. I do admit that I am too cheap to pay for a painter, so I do it myself. This year, I decided that I would get it done so I don’t have to worry about it anymore!
I forced myself to get started this last weekend. I got out all the painting supplies and ladders and tried to get a good start. I got the front of the house done in good time and started on the sides. I was happy that I was able to get so much done so fast! Tomorrow, I will do the back. It will be a great relief to have this unpleasant chore done! But for now I have to concentrate on this up and coming Easter Sunday.
Next year, I will introduce the joys of painting to my son…
I have always worn a wrist watch, even with all the other technology that now tells us the time at a glance, such as cell phones, blackberries and our computers, I still need to have a watch on my wrist. I just don’t feel completely dressed without one. With as much work that is needed to be done around here I can’t always rely on pulling out my cell phone, at times it is tucked away under several layers of clothing and can’t be easily found in order to see what time it is, while my wrist is always available, for a quick glance of the time.
I have no shortages of wrist watches to use, I now have my grandfather’s few wrist watches that I can wear, if and when I need to, but at times I would really like to have a new watch to sport. It’s ironic how so much of my grandfather’s clothes and accessories fit and seem to look good on me. He used to have me order his Levis Jeans online at gandclothing.com, I still have a pair of his Levis Jeans that we ordered together that he never even wore. I still go on that website and find myself looking at their deals. They still offer a free delivery for orders over $100 and the few returns that we had always went smoothly. A great site for Big and tall Clothing if you’re looking for those types of workwear.
It was interesting to find that I had no idea that there were so types of “clamps” if you were to go to any search engine and simply type in “clamps” you would find hundreds of pages to weed through looking at all the clamps that are available for so many usages. There are Temporary, Permanent and Medical clamps galore. I didn’t know that In the United Kingdom and in Australia, the term “cramp” is often used instead when they tool are being used for temporary use for positioning components while in construction and woodworking. I thought that was interesting enough to remember and share here. I love learning little trivial trivia, I just wish I could retain more of it and put all that good information to some kind of use. Funny thing is that I don’t even like all the “Trivia Games” that have become so popular the past couple decades or so that I might have a chance of winning or not making myself look too ignorant in front of a bunch of people.
The whole reason I got into the whole clamp issue is because I was looking at flashlights at Reids Supply’s website and ran across some clamps to hold down tarps to a table, that I have been meaning to pick up to use during the warmer weather months that are coming up here real soon. I plan on going to the local flea market a few times this season to sell, not to buy and I know that there are several things that I should plan on having to bring along and use for these days that I am not looking forward to dealing with. It really is a lot of work from the beginning of the process, which can take days or weeks of preparation, to the very end when the last box is taken off the truck and put back to where ever its new place will be, most likely in the garage.
The clamps at reidsupply.com’s are just a few of the things that I still need to find and purchase to make the day(s) a bit easier. You never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at us and with my luck it will rain. That is where the clear see through tarps come in to play, so that my merchandise can still be seen but protected from the weather, with these clamps to hold the tarps nice and secure like. Unfortunately it takes money to make money, I just hope that I sell enough stuff to make it worth all the hard work, time, effort, money and thought that it was put into the darned thing.
My sister’s sister-in-law, Susan has been a nurse for most of her life. She is an interesting person to talk with, very knowledgeable in most medical conditions and very opinionated on how our current health care system is messed up as well as the new Obama Care that we are hearing so much about. And she has a great sense of humor. She left her husband, joined the Army, left the state of Maine and is now living only less than an hour from where my sister and her husband live.
Susan call tell some stories. I swear I learn so much each and every time I have the opportunity to spend any time with her. I feel bad sometimes like I should be giving her something for all of the free medical advise that I just can’t help myself asking and end up picking her brain for. She is a good sport and so far hasn’t given any indication that I am getting on her nerves and/or crossing over any lines.
I got her on my laptop that I always carry with me the last time she was over at my sister’s place and I was there as well. Had her looking up everything from spirometers at medicaldevicedepot.com to one of my favorite online healthcare sites – WebMD to find out more about Ulcerative Colitis. I now have a whole new group of “Favorites” on all types of medical goodies that I can fall back on instead of always turning to her. LOL!