Recycle Those Paper Version Phone Books

September 1st, 2014

I’m tossing out (actually I’m recycling) my local phone books. There are so darn many of them and they just take up a lot of room and don’t get used, as long as I have access to the Internet that is.  When I need to find or get information about some one or some place I get it quickly while I’m online. I can’t even remember the last time I looked anything up in any of the paper version phone books. So out the door they go and a good riddance.

Like earlier today I spent some time online looking for a decent San Francisco auto repair center. I went to and found several that seemed to match my needs. My Honda Accord which is my only means of transportation is in need of a new timing belt and I don’t want to use any of my charge cards that I have in my wallet for several well known auto service centers. I’m determined not to use any of my credit cards, it’s a challenge but it’s working for me. So far I haven’t had to use a credit card since September of last year, not even for Christmas!


Mobile Health Screening Offer

August 26th, 2014

My brother-in-law, Brian, had been a member of the Elk’s for over thirty years when he and my sister lived in Maine. They moved down around here a couple of years ago to be closer to friends and family and it didn’t take him long to find the local Elk’s Lodge close to their new home town and get involved again with the Elks. The Elks is a great organization that holds several fund-raisers so that they can help Vets and Children, which I think is so awesome and have to give them a huge pat on the back for all of their hard work and dedication.

Brian has gotten his sister, Joyce, to join this wonderful organization and they have been doing some brainstorming, trying to come up with some new things that they can try to do for the community through the Elks. Joyce has been a nurse for a long time and has offered her expertise and knowledge in the medical field. They have been thinking about holding a mobile opportunity for people to come and find out where they stand on several health concerns. Tests that she is capable of doing and has the medical testing equipment for such as:

  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovision (Arterial Elasticity Index)
  • Lipid Screening (Cholesterol Testing)
  • Dermascan
  • Diabetes
  • Health Risk Appraisals
  • Hearing
  • Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
  • TB Testing
  • Vaccination Services
  • Vision Screening

Now they just have to decide on which testing/screening would be best to offer and our going to bring their idea to the next meeting which is scheduled for next Thursday. I am thinking that I will attend this meeting as well. I have gone to a couple of the meetings all ready. Brian has been trying to convince me to join their Lodge so I have gone with him a few times to check them all out before making my decision. So seeing how they react to this offer/suggestion  just might be the deciding factor. I’d be glad to assist with their mobile health screening event, if it actually happens.

Old Dog, New Tricks

August 20th, 2014

Thanks for the post, Vernon Lowe

Five years ago I didn’t even know what the internet was, and I was happy about it. My kids would always talk about e-mailing and surfing the web, and doing other things online, and I always asked what a 60 year old woman needed to do on the internet. Well, little did I know what I was missing out on- otherwise, I would have tried to figure out how to do this a long time ago! I can now play online bingo, catch up with my old friends on Facebook, and get tons of coupons.

This new coupon website that I go to has saved me over $400! I used to be the queen of cutting coupons, but now I just go online and do it virtually! I have loved getting to know more about the internet, and found out all of my options when my daughter told me to visit clear wireless internet. It changed my life more than I could have ever thought possible! Who knew you could teach an old dog new tricks?

I Love Reading In The Tub

August 14th, 2014

I have always enjoyed taking a nice hot bath and if you can add some bubbles and give me a good book I will be most content with life.

It has been a long day around the house today, I spent most of the day doing house work and balancing my check book and I’m pretty well beat at this point and am looking forward to relaxing these aching bones and start my newest book by Jimmy Buffett entitled A Salty Piece of Land, I hear that he is not only an awesome song writer and singer but a pretty good author and has written several books, something that I was not aware of. If this one turns into a pretty good read, I’ll have to find his other titles at my favorite used book store that I find myself spending so much time at, but not spending much cash out, which is cool!

Jimmy Buffett

A Salty Piece of Land


Boring is So Uncool

August 9th, 2014

Years ago I worked for an insurance agent as his office manager and secretary. He was a nice guy, but a little boring. All he ever did was come to the office and then go home to his wife and kids. His wife tried to get him involved with the kids but he never wanted to go. I wonder why he even wanted to have kids if he never went to watch them play ball or go to the dance recitals and that stuff that kids do? His wife always took the kids and he would stay home and watch movies on TV.

At the office he was always pleasant but after a while I had a hard time finding things to talk about. He wasn’t interested in anything but insurance and movies. Personally, I find life a lot more exciting and promising than sitting around a tiny office waiting for the phone to ring with news of a client who just wrecked their car.

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