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I think we are all familiar with the character in Greek mythology who was dammed to rolling a boulder up a hill for all eternity. I believe his name was Sisyphus but I may have my theology mixed up and I'm not so sure the story has anything to do with persistence brings success as I don't think h...
TinkeringOne of my favorite past time has always been tinkering. I had always wished I could make a living at it but in todays "throw away" society there is no place for a professional tinkerer.Today was a good day for me as a tinkerer. After my very favorite past time, Men's Bible Study, I got b...
Receptionist/Gatekeeper When you think of a Receptionist we usually think of an official office position and possibly a friendly face like this one. At a recent medical appointment the Receptionist made me think she was in line to be the Gatekeeper of Hell. That got me thinking. For those who wor...
I've always enjoyed learning... schooling not so much.Even into my 60's the schooling has yet to end. Even after formal (State) education it seems that every occupation I've had has kept me going back for more. As far as I know every State has requirements for all Real Estate related professional...
Someone on Pinterest posted this recipe and Carol cave it a try. Her three guinea pigs, Timmothy, Tina, and I, gobbled it up. Needless to say it was a hit.Carol made this earlier in December and it was such a big hit she made it again this week. I added in the snowman can to hide the little (Jumb...
A mistake that is "easy" to make may have little effect or it may be catastrophic. We have all seen some of our own mistakes go either way.For years I was the self proclaimed King of Bad Spellers and I’d say Carol was the Queen. Thanks to spell check and a sincere desire to better myself I am sur...
My son, Timmothy, enjoys puzzles. He is at the point where size and number of pieces no longer matter. That being said, he is NOT looking for the impossible. I think he chooses by photo content (again, not looking for the most difficult).Santa brought him this one for Christmas and he just comple...
Warm temperatures are wonderful BUT they don't make it a GREAT day. Everything is a matter of perspective and after several days of deep sub-zero temperatures a nice sunny day with no wind even 20 degrees (above zero) make for a GREAT day.I want to make every day in 2020 a GREAT day by looking fo...
Caught on our Ring Doorbell this is what North Dakotans wear when they go for a walk at 20 degrees below zero. No matter how cold it gets outside I need a little "outdoor time" even if you may get frostbite in as little as 5 minutes. Here is the mans check list:Underwear and socksThermal underwea...