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It’s That Time Of The Year

Besides watching football on Thanksgiving Day, my of my favorite things to watch is the news about those who wait for a store to open for days before Black Friday. I wonder of these people are really as crazy as they seem. Going through all that trouble just to shop??

I think I’ll do what I always do and that is to stay home and order my things on the internet. Why fight the crowds when I can have what I need delivered to my house. These people are just not thinking to clearly. They are fun to watch though.

My Hands

One of the joys in my life is taking on home improvement projects. I like working with my hands and seeing the results every day when I am done. That’s why when my wife suggested that we might want to fix the backsplash over our kitchen counter, I was all for the idea. The backsplash we have now is waterlogged and rotting away. We thought that using tiles would give us a better look and be more functional.

There are many advantages to using tile. One great thing is that it is waterproof. That means that you can use them even in places where there is a good chance that water will be present. Another advantage is that they are easy to clean. You can also use them on the floor or the wall. We have always been happy with the bathroom tiles in our home, so we thought that using them in the kitchen would work out fine.

The only decision we had left was to figure out where to get the tiles. As usual, we turned to the internet. I found a good site that had a good selection of quality tiles. I even found subway tiles on the site. I am sure that I will enjoy the challenge of putting the tiles up. It will be nice to know that I can use my own hands to improve my home!

In A Gadda Da Vida

Iron Butterfly was best known for their song In A Gadda Da Vida which had a short version (3:47 minutes) that you heard on the radio, back in the 70’s, and then they had a long version that you had to buy the album to hear. That version was a bit over 17 minutes and had the best drum solo of all times.

I remember going to a school dance, back when they had live bands that played, not a D.J. playing recorded songs and this particular band took a chance and decided to play this wild song that just wouldn’t have sounded the same using  electronic drums. And I have to say that they rocked the place into a frenzy during those wonderful 17 minutes. That it the only dance that I really remember, the rest are all just a jumble in my memory.

So when I went online and Googled musiscians friend it reminded me of the days when music was a whole different ball game. It’s sad to think that kids these days won’t know experiencing a live band is all about unless they go to a concert. These days the cost of going to a live concert is outrageous and the huge crowds are a real concern for so many safety reasons.

In the meantime, if you have 17 minutes to listen to a true “Golden Oldie” here is Iron Butterfly at it’s finest.

Iron Butterfly was best known for their song In A Gadda Da Vida which had a short version (3:47 minutes) that you heard on the radio, back in the 70’s, and then they had a long version that you had to buy the album to hear. That version was a bit over 17 minutes and had the best drum solo of all times.

I remember going to a school dance, back when they had live bands that played, not a D.J. playing recorded songs and this particular band took a chance and decided to play this wild song that just wouldn’t have sounded the same using electronic drums. And I have to say that they rocked the place into a frenzy during those wonderful 17 minutes. That it the only dance that I really remember, the rest are all just a jumble in my memory.

So earlier today when I went online and Googled Musicians Friend it reminded me of the days when music was a whole different ball game. It’s sad to think that kids these days won’t know experiencing a live band is all about unless they go to a concert. These days the cost of going to a live concert is outrageous and the huge crowds are a real concern for so many safety reasons.

In the meantime, if you have 17 minutes to listen to a true “Golden Oldie” here is Iron Butterfly at it’s finest. Not the best quality video ever put on YouTube but then again we weren’t into videos back then.

Free Sounds Good

My niece and her husband are tightening their belts since she is pregnant again and isn’t going to be able to work for awhile. So thinks that they will be OK with bills if hey cut back on a few things and if she takes advantage of coupons and free samples by searching online for deals.

We talked about the real math of what she was earning after expenses and she was really shocked to see how little real money she was bringing home in her paycheck. She took 30% off the top for taxes, then had to take off child care, her car payment/car insurance/gas, oil, tires and then a lot more things she hadn’t thought of. Like the true cost of lunch away from home, the cost of convenience foods for dinners when she was too tired or too rushed to cook, the cost of nice clothes, dry cleaning and pantyhose. The actual net cash she was seeing was less than $50 a week.

We all believe that she could save that same net amount by looking for Free Stuff online and using coupons, and being more budget conscious if she stayed home with the kids instead of working outside of the home. Finding Freebies is even fun – it is like a treasure hunt. She gets online in the living room while her daughter plays and finds ways to save money. I wish it were that easy for the rest of us!

 

The Beatles

The Beatles enjoy the reputation of being one of the most popular bands in the world. They are absolutely one of my favorites and have provided me with many years of enjoyment. That’s why I was excited when I heard about the new release of their songs that have been digitally remastered. There are 12 albums total and all will be released. I hope that you are as ready to rediscover their music as I am!