Order online or by telephone

One of the things that has always annoyed me about ordering things online is that a lot of times there is no way to actually communicate with a live human about the product or service. So many websites restrict you to only communicate through their contact form. When you are thinking about placing an order, and trusting the company with your money, however, you might want to be able to reach the company by phone, right? So when I saw on the Musician’s Friend website the message “To place your order, call us toll-free at 800-449-9128” I was glad to see that their company sees the value in allowing the prospective customer more than one way to communicate and place orders!

Labor Day Grill Out


We are grilling today. This is a big deal for us. Most of the time I just cook on the stove top or in the oven. So to put meat on the grill and stand there while it cooks to make sure it does not catch on fire or burn will be a challenge. I hope it does not rain on us. That would make our grill out not very pleasant and not practical for this holiday weekend. The weatherman says that it will be hot and clear, so I’m hoping he is right (for a change!)

Where to get heat shrink supplies

One of the things that I thought was quite fun about the last year that I worked at the telephone company was using heat shrink on some of the wires to the equipment we installed. I wondered where the average consumer might be able to buy heat shrink supplies if they were so inclined to want some. I kept thinking that heat shrink could be used in a variety of ways if one just put their creative thinking cap on. But I had no idea where one would even start looking from here to find a source for the supplies! I just found a website that sells heat shrink supplies, and I’m going to check it out and see if I can come up with some unique and creative ideas for the stuff – I think it is fascinating stuff!

Gang of Rabbits

There is a gang of rabbits in our neighborhood. Evidently the few that were here in the spring were very fertile. We have dozens of these little critters hopping around the yards at night. Most of the rabbits seem to come out from hiding just as the sun is going down.

They hop away so fast there is no hope of counting them, but I know that last night there were at least 7 or 8 in my front yard alone. That’s a lot of rabbits!