Humorous header with Halloween right around the corner…right? Well, when you donate blood at the Ellsworth Blood Mobile, you don’t get a store donut like they hand out at most donor locations. No sireee. You get wonderful Sloppy Joe’s made by the Presbyterian ladies, homemade cookies prepared by our 4-H kids and a huge scoop of Pete Donley’s homemade ice cream….your choice of three flavors. You just can’t beat that. Makes me wish I could donate again. The blood mobile was the 15th at the Presbyterian Church. They would appreciate your attendance the next time around.
It’s slow going but the bathroom light is in place and we finally have decent light in that room. The ceiling is high and with the new fixture, I’ll be able to see the cobwebs when they inevitably form again. Ken hung it with a lot of care. He does good work.
We’re down to two rooms that need painting. Don Panzer delivered enough Hy-Tech thermal additive to last through our last 5 gallon tub of Valspar paint. This NASA spin-off additive works. Our house seems a lot quieter and more comfortable. I don’t hear the highway traffic as I have in the past. I used to always hear trucks going over the rumble strips and I don’t hear that now. The sirens on emergency vehicles are hardly audible. And, we’re getting reflective heat off all those little ceramic beads in the paint. Don told me today that his furnace runs about 25% less than it did before he used the additive both inside and out.
Kerry “the bug man” came today to spray and bait. He does good work. We live in the middle of a little forest by a creek that attracts all kinds of creepy, crawly things. When it gets cold, they head for the nearest warm place they can find. With workmen in and out constantly, I will be guarding against mice with a vengeance.
Brit has a life-time supply of spaghetti and meat balls in the freezer, thanks to Ally. She vacuum sealed it in one serving parcels just for him. He’s happy as a clam. She’s going to treat me to the same with chicken and noodles. It doesn’t take much to make us happy.
I finally had to break down and buy a new Timex, $29 bucks at that W place. I buy exactly the same kind each year or two when the old one shoots craps. The battery was still good in my old one, but I was losing about 4 hours a day and I either had to get up earlier or buy a new watch. Throw away watches make sense to me even though they aren’t very stylish. I can easily see the time and never worry about losing it. Timex: It takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I’ve been a fan since the early 60s.
I wish I lived closer to Wichita Falls TX as they have planned for a year to have a spectacular celebration showing off all the planes in the Air Force. I’m sure it will be a gala event with lots of pomp and circumstance. Maybe Airman Britton will be able to attend. I don’t know.
Thanks for tuning in.