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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Somebody explain this to me...

Cause I'm seeing this, (and I want one) but I sure don't understand how it works.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Very much want! Apparently not yet available for sale but when they are, you can get me one here.

Found over at Uncle's place.


All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap no later than 2200 hours, 24 December. Uniform for the nap will be: pajamas: cotton, light-weight, general purpose, olive-green; and cap: battle-dress: utilities – Woodland pattern. Equipment will be drawn from supply prior to 1900 hours. While at supply, all personnel will review their personal hand receipts and sign a Cash Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131, for all missing items. Remember that this is the “season of giving.”

You really must read the entire order at LawDog's blog! It's terrific!

That UPS delayed package of software-

The one I complained about 2 posts back- it arrived yesterday. Two day air delivery took 7 days. In a way, that's pretty remarkable, compared to the old, "mail off a check or money order, wait for it to get processed and the item mailed back, 3 weeks minimum" of the pre-internet, online shopping cabability, and I know we've all gotten pretty spoiled with nearly instant delivery to our doorsteps. But this little screw-up cost me $30 in the difference between what I ordered and what I purchased in town to replace it when I couldn't wait any longer.

Other than that- things are fine.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Do you know why there haven't been any significant terrorist bombings since April 2009?

That was when the Susan Boyle meme swept through the internet and they could all see what a virgin looked like…

Stolen from another blogger I like, Dave.

Still not here...

See the previous post. Stoopid United Parcel Service.

Friday, December 17, 2010

This is beyond ridiculous!

I've been waiting on a package of software to arrive from and for some reason, this simple package has taken the busman's holiday route to (not yet) get here. You have to read this shipping info starting at the bottom and working up but check this out:

Date Time Location Event Details
December 17, 2010 10:02:00 PM Salt Lake City UT US Arrival Scan
December 16, 2010 08:26:00 PM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
December 16, 2010 05:09:00 PM Louisville KY US Arrival Scan
December 16, 2010 11:45:00 AM Poughkeepsie NY US Departure Scan
December 16, 2010 04:34:00 AM Poughkeepsie NY US Arrival Scan
December 16, 2010 02:45:00 AM Latham NY US Departure Scan
December 16, 2010 12:16:00 AM Latham NY US Arrival Scan
December 15, 2010 08:46:00 PM Poughkeepsie NY US Departure Scan
December 15, 2010 06:40:00 PM Poughkeepsie NY US Arrival Scan
December 15, 2010 11:22:00 AM Poughkeepsie NY US Possible delay in delivery due to arrival at incorrect carrier facility
December 15, 2010 09:00:00 AM Ogden UT US Arrival Scan
December 14, 2010 07:00:00 PM Salt Lake City UT US Departure Scan
December 14, 2010 06:24:00 PM Salt Lake City UT US Arrival Scan
December 14, 2010 04:38:00 PM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
December 14, 2010 01:53:00 PM Louisville KY US Shipment received by carrier
December 13, 2010 02:52:20 AM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit

Do you see that? My package shipped on the 13th, arrived here in Ogden on the 15th, then departed for multiple stops in NEW YORK before heading back into the correct time zone! I can't blame Amazon for this delay but I'm mighty unhappy since the software has to be installed on a computer before I can ship off the computer as a gift.

I just find it bizarre that with all the amazing tracking that shipping firms use nowadays that we can see everywhere my package has been but they can't seem to get it SENT to me!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

When sledding behind Dad's stationwagon just isn't enough-

There's always a Saab jet to tow you around!

What fun!

The BSU is gone for the weekend!

What kind of trouble should I get into?

If only I didn't have to drive my kid's laundry into SLC tonight, move a fire extinguisher and sign and a banner and hang 4 paintings at church tomorrow and then move a pew and set up the nativity creche on Saturday, why, I'd have a bang-up time getting into trouble!

I'm also supposed to buy, set up and decorate a Christmas tree and locate the BSU's missing wedding band this weekend! I think I'll go to bed early tonight!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Anybody else using Open Office?

I decided to try something new with my laptop when I bought it a few weeks back so I installed Open Office Suite for my word processing and spreadsheet work. I've found it, so far, to be fast, intuitive and easy to use and since you can save files in Microsoft formats, the files I've created open equally well in Word or Excel. I haven't used it extensively and really dug into every feature but I'm enjoying this very professional yet free software.

You might give it a try if you don't want to pony up the funds for an expensive Microsoft package.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ogden Clear Headlights gets an upgrade

Yesterday my buddy Kenny rang me up in the morning to invite me to visit a couple new stores that were opening in Ogden, a Black & Decker outlet store and a Pro Tools store. When I got there, the first person I encountered, before I could get inside, was Mayor Godfrey, followed by aat least 20 members of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce. I had arrived just in time for the ribbon cutting!

Once the ribbon was cut and the photos taken, I was able to finally catch up with Kenny and we had a pleasant ramble through the 2 new stores. In the Pro tool store, I found an interesting toolbox, a Stanley Mobile Work Center. After looking at it carefully, I decided it would adequately fit my tools and materials for my headlight cleaning business, so I bought it.

Everything does fit very nicely. Instead of the plastic storage tub and the plastic tote tray with a cardboard box duct taped to the end, everything I need to restore headlights fits in 1 mobile box. I really need some Ogden Clear Headlights decals to decorate it but for now I've got a nice, new tool kit.

And I told the BSU she could call it a Christmas present!

What I'd really like to buy, but haven't so far that would also be a big improvement to my restoration business is this Dewalt portable air compressor. The Pro-Tools guys had this for sale for just about 1/2 the price on the Amazon link, which is a killer deal. I'm 99% certain that this compressor will even fit under the tonneau cover on the truck. Sanding headlights with air power would be a huge improvement over the cordless drill and rechargeable batteries that I'm using right now. Donations would be gladly accepted if you're inclined!