Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
The sales person then went to the back and brought out a size 10 1/2 boots and had me try on about three different pairs. After trying on a few I decided on the ones shown above. The sales person said, always fit the bigger foot. He was looking at my right foot through the sock and he said see your shoes are too small. See how the second toe on your right foot the knuckle is turning up!
It is amazing the things we learn sometimes. Here I have been buying the wrong size show for who knows how long. Someone told me that your feet continue to grow even after you are older. Don't know if it is true or not. I noticed today when I had dress shoes on for the first time in a while how much tighter the right shoe was than the left. Needless to say I have worn boots all day for the last three days with no problems with them hurting my feet. Before this pair of boots I dreaded putting them on they always seemed to rub my toes raw. I would commend the sales person on a job well done.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On Monday at 3:45pm Art left this world for better things. Art will be missed by all that knew him. Art’s viewing will be at D.O. McComb and Sons at 1320 Dupont Rd on Friday between 5pm-8pm. The funeral is to follow.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The senate has voted to delay the switch to DTV according to an article on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's web site. According to this article Neilsons has estimated that tv's in 6.5 million households Tv's will go dark on February 17, 2009. The senate now wants to move that date back to June 12, 2009. It is expected that the house will also vote and pass this measure tomorrow.
First off, I would like to know where the 6.5 million cave dwellers live? The government has been pushing for this switch for a over two years. I know this has been talked about for more than two years. I bet if we check it has been nearly ten years since they started the buzz about this. I thought I was the only person who was out of touch, but there must be people out there who are more lost than I am. WOW! I know there is some miss-understandings about this, but it should be up to each individual to get the information they need and proactively make sure their household is ready.
The next thing I find interesting is that this is so important that our government has to work on it. I think we have more pressing issues to work on than watching TV. Those people who are unemployed are most likely trying to figure out how to pay there bills and TV doesn't seem that important to them at the moment. I know I am facing the unemployment possibility again and most things I thought were important don't seem to be at the moment.
Let's examine this coupon thing for a minute. Couldn't the government have issued us a coupon via a website that we could print and take to the retailer? The retailer could then take and send these coupons to the government for a refund? Why is it we have to have a credit card type thing to take in? Why have a coupon at all. Why not just subsidize the boxes directly with the retailers? Oh wait, a friend of mine said it all too well, it is another way of BIG BROTHER checking up on us. The problem I have here is that the boxes most likely have an inflated price. My bet is the box will sell for around $15 after the rebate program ends and will most likely be around $20 tax and all. I paid after coupon about $15 for each of the ones I have.
The last thing I will mention here is that the analog signals that TV is currently using is slated to be used for PUBLIC SAFTEY issues. Those signals travel farther than the current digital signal. In the vent of a disaster of some sort those frequencies could be used by govement, local, and state for communications purpose. This is the main reason for the govement is doing this. In my humble opinion the govement should just say "Tough. You didn't do anything when you were warned now deal with it". The change should happen as planned.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
My heart goes out to one of my co-workers today. This morning I was asked to sign a card for him. On Monday his wife who was only 32 years old passed away unexpectedly. This guy was always up beat and jolly. He seemed to be happy when I saw him. I can’t imagine what he is going though. Please pray for my co-worker John and his family.
Friday, January 2, 2009
One of my other resolutions is to be a better dad. I have done my best in the past, but I want to do even better in 2009. I won’t get a chance to work much on this until a week from today. I did call them just a few minutes ago and they seemed happy. My kids are first priority for me and seeing them happy makes me happy.
If you are like me most of my resolutions are not completed. This year I didn’t make the list of resolutions long. I have all year to see how these turn out. If I had to pick only one to complete the 2nd one ("To be a better dad") would be the one I would pick. Hopefully if you made resolutions for New Years they go well for you this year. Next up: Day Three!