Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brita Faucet Filter

We just switched to a Brita faucet filter a few months ago and we just love it. It doesn't take up as much room in the sink. It has a light that flashes to tell you ahead of time when to buy the next filter. The filter comes out so easy, it is almost unbelievable. We are really sold on this Brita filter. We had used another name brand before and it was more cumbersome and kept splitting and spitting water and we had to change the whole unit several times instead of just the filter. That was pretty costly. Love this Brita!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Buy Gold Eagle Coins

I have heard a great deal lately on television about buying gold. There are several forms of gold, coins and bullion. But it came to my attention that you could buy gold eagle coins They are beautiful gold coins and what interested me was that the gold in them is mined right here in the good old USA. I like buying things made in the USA. But most important is that it is a very safe investment. The coins are beautiful in themselves. The Gold Eagle is stamped on them and they are so beautiful. People have told me if I wanted to make a safe investment and protect my wealth for the future that I should look into buying gold. The Gold Eagle Coins are most interesting to me.

Heat Wave

We have a terrific heat wave going on right now. Our air conditioner is running full-time and having trouble keeping up. It is set on 78 and is keeping it at 80 now. They say the temperature outside is 90 with a heat index of 104. We are retired and able to stay inside but I sure feel sorry for those who have to work outside in this weather. We are supposed to have a cold wave go through tonight. I use the term "cold" loosely because it will only drop the nighttime temps down to maybe 60 which is still warm. We will probably have a storm but they talk about it going NE of us. I hope so.

Total Knee Replacement

My brother has needed a total knee replacement for several years now. He had one done in 2000 and he should have had the second one done a few years later. But he kept putting it off. No one likes surgery. However, I have had 3 replacements and although it is painful, it is more painful to walk on a knee that needs replacing. I am glad he finally has it set up for September 28 and will get it done. He will feel so much better and be able to walk so much better again. He may not even have to use his cane.

Transunion Settlement

I have never gone through the experience of having my credit information compromised/ I hope it never happens. Today with all the identity theft, it is even more important that all your personal information be kept secure. Back in l987 to 2000, Transunion illegally sold such information of many of Americans. This, of course, was completely illegal and now it has come to a head. There has been a $75 million dollar fund set up for a Transunion Settlement for those people who had their credit information sold. A fine competent and experienced law firm is handling the claims and I read that you need to fill out a form and mail it in if you were one who applied for credit during those years. I am glad they caught them, even if it has been a number of years.

House For Sale

Our neighbor's house is for sale. It is a neat 2 bedroom with the laundry room on the main floor. They have done a great deal of remodeling and added a indoor sunporch where they have breakfast and often other meals and can look out at the flowers. They added a huge master bedroom and a beautiful bathroom with a corner shower that I just love. It also has a full basement. In front is a porch that extends the full width of the front of the house with windows so they can sit out there and watch the cars and people go by. They are only half a block from main street so it is very convenient. I hope they get it sold this summer. They are moving to Arizona permanently.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Cars

Have you noticed all the new cars on the roads lately? Have you also noticed the car lots seem to be emptying out? We got a card the other day from a dealer almost begging us to bring in our car and trade for a new one. I think they are getting desperate. I know the dealer, where we bought our car, said they are unable to get enough new cars to sell so they have a low inventory. It also seems like used car lots are popping up all over the place. You can save thousands by buying a car with a few thousand miles on it.

Buy Gold Bullion

I have heard a great deal about gold lately and I know you have too. It seems there are back to back commercials about buying from this company and that company. I am not so sure that is the thing to do. I like to check things out thoroughly before I invest. So I got on the computer to see where I could buy gold bullion and it was easy to find information I needed. I did not know that you could purchase gold bullion and have it put in a safe depository or perhaps even in your own local independent bank. I do not think I would want to have it sent directly to me but others might feel just the opposite. I know that civilizations have for centuries bought gold because they knew it was valuable and would keep its value. It even increases in value many times.

Fish Fry Tonight

We found a new place close to home where we can go for Friday night fish fry. Not only that but it is a new restaurant with a full menu so you can have anything you want. They serve fish all day so you don't just have to go at night. They have huge cinnamon rolls that looked like something I would like to buy and bring home for breakfast tomorrow. The weather has straightened out. The fog is gone. The rain quit but it is so hot and humid now. But at least it is good weather for going out to eat.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flash Drive

While I was shopping the Internet for a new flash drive I found out there sure is a world of difference in them. You can get some very good buys on them and you can also spend a great deal of money also. It just depends on what you are looking for. You can go from 8GB to as much as 256GB. But no matter what size you are looking for, you can generally save a great deal of money by buying on the Internet. There is a huge selection to choose from. I found exactly what I wanted and at a price I could afford and that was the main thing for me.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Boarding Holly at the Veterinary

We took a short vacation and boarded Holly at the Vets. When we got back, we were in for a surprise, because not only did we have to pay for boarding, but we also had to pay for what I felt was a very expensive shot. The reason is that this Veterinary is now a safe haven for lost and rescued pets and they can have diseases and respiratory problems that your dog can pick up. Not only that but in a month, Holly had to have a follow-up shot they say will last a year. After paying for her nails to be trimmed, flea and tick treatment,a new bag of dog food, boarding (and I took her own food) and that shot it was $90. Ouch! I am going to find out tomorrow if this is going to be a yearly shot she will have to have just to go to this Vet. If so, I may be changing Vets.

Gold Coins

I am sure you have heard a great deal on television lately about investing in gold. Did you know there are safe repositories to keep gold that you purchase? You can also have it shipped directly to you if you wish. I know that purchasing gold coins is an exciting way to preserve your wealth. It is something tangible that you can hold in your hands and feel. It is also safe as people throughout the ages knew when they stored up gold for the future. It keeps its value and often gains value which is more than you can say for a lot of things in today's economy. I have been checking out the Internet to see what is available and it is very interesting to learn about investing in gold.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July Storms

We had a terrible rain storm last night. It rained so hard you could hardly see. It blew leaves off the trees. They spotted a tornado about 5 miles south of us. We were getting a bit of tiny hail in the rain and that is a good indication that a tornado is close by. However, they said it only touched the ground for 2 minutes there but I wonder if it did more damage as it moved on East. We got an inch and a half of rain in just a short time. It watered the flowers good though. That was good.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Here is a picture of our oldest great granddaughter. She is going into 6th grade. They sure grow up fast. She looks so much like her mother. I can also see her grandmother in some of her expressions. They live too far away from us and have moved even farther now. It would be nice if they could be closer so we could see them except on Facebook.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Betty Crocker Warm Delights

My daughter told me about these and she said they were very good. I decided since I had a coupon for 75 cents off 2 packages, I would try them. I got the Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis and there are 2 in a package. They had 3 different flavors, two were mainly chocolate and one was kind of a spice. She was right! They are delicious little treats you bake 30 seconds in the microwave and the whole house smells like you baked a cake. We added ice cream or cook whip on top of them - YUM! They can be very habit forming so have to watch out and not eat too many. Fortunately, they are small but they have another size that has only one in the package and it is about 3 times the size of the minis.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tickets to NBA Games

My husband loves all basketball games. If he can't attend them in person, we want to get the best tickets possible. Sometimes we have found it tough to get good seats at the games we wish to attend.

However, not that I have checked out the Internet, I have found it quite easy to get the right tickets so that we will get the most enjoyment out of the games. It seems so many places will tell you they are sold out but you can get the tickets you want if you know where to contact. I know my husband, especially, is going to be a happy man when he finds out that I know where to get tickets to all our favorite NBA games.

Friday, July 9, 2010


We have the most wonderful church. It is so full of very loving people. It is an exciting church. We have a marvelous Praise and Worship team. Many of them are not trained musicians but God has given them the talent to play and sing. We have several teams that change off each month, giving each of them a rest. We are Greeters once a month and it is always great to greet everyone coming in and see the children on their way to classes or the Nursery. We have something for all ages. Super Church is so much fun for those 7 to 12.

Jacksonville Cosmetology School

Do you live near Jacksonville, Florida or have you ever wished to live there? If you are looking for a career in cosmetology, Regency is expanding again and now there is a Jacksonville Cosmetology School that you can check into on the Internet. They have been in business for over 50 years and have some of the finest salons in the country. I know we have one here where we live. They are very upscale and a delight to go to. They train their students well and even have a good placement service. I think it would be fun to work on a cruise ship or help models look their best on the runways. With Regency, this could be possible.

Pepsi Floats

Ever thought of making a Pepsi float? I like to take just about an inch of Pepsi and fill the glass with vanilla ice cream. Then I mix it up well with a large spoon until the Pepsi is all through the ice cream. It isn't really like a float but maybe more like Pepsi ice cream. You could do it with Coke too if that is your favorite. We just love them on a hot night. I need to get more ice cream tomorrow :0)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tex Mex Night Tonight

We are going out for Tex Mex tonight. I have been thinking about it all day. Trying to decide which dish I am going to have. You have a number of choices so you can have something different every time you go there. The waitress is a special friend and she is always glad to see us and misses us if we skip a week. It is nice to know you have friends when you go there that you see regularly. It is a beautiful sunny day today and great weather for traveling a little ways from home.

Buy Gold Coins

I was checking into the Internet the other day and I ran across some information to buy gold coins. I had not thought of gold as an investment before. However, lately there have been a number of ads on television talking about buying gold. They said it was a good way to preserve your wealth and that gold keeps its value. It has been known as a very good investment over the centuries. I know when I think of gold, I always remember the Inca Indians who were found to have much gold. They knew the value even back then. Gold has not changed, it is still a very valuable commodity that keeps its value and is a safe investment. It is always a good idea to read up on investing in gold before you invest so that you are knowledgeable about it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top Fat Burners

Now you are talking my language. Fat burners - that is just what I need. I've got some fat that has made its permanent home with me and I would like to get rid of it once and for all. But where do I find the top fat burners? I checked the Internet, of course. I always head for my computer whenever I have a question about anything. I found there are those that have checked out many many fat burners and can tell you which is No. 1 and so forth. I am glad I looked into it as I might have bought one of those that didn't live up to its claims.

Diet Pill Reviews

I have been hearing a great deal about this diet pill and that diet pill. But which is best? I found on the Internet that I could check out every diet pill I have heard of and see what the reviews say about them. It is reassuring to read diet pill reviews and find that some of those diet pills you were most interested in, have been given high ratings. You can find out if they really do what they say they will do. Also, the best advice I read was to be sure you get something with a money back guarantee. You also learn that no matter how good some pills say they are, it is just a lot of hype and advertising.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Theater

Our town is renovating an old building they discovered used to be a movie theater. There are some of the original paintings on the walls. It is all voluntary work and money is given to help the work along. They have done quite a lot already on the front of the building. It will be quite an addition to our little town to have a theater. It will give the young people something to do. Our bowling alley closed and there is little for them to do now.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

Today is one of our grandson's 23rd birthday. My how they grow up so fast. He is busy in college but now it's summer break so he can enjoy himself. I am sure he will celebrate his birthday some more over the 4th of July weekend too with his family. Shown here is his Mom who is very proud of her sons. Happy Birthday, Jesse and many many more.

Noxycut Reviews

Hey guys! Are you trying to build muscle without a whole lot of success? Did you know you probably have a thin layer of fat that needs to be eliminated so that you can build muscle? That's right. You need something that will get rid of the fat so that you can build muscle faster. I got on the Internet and checked out some noxycut reviews and frankly, I was surprised at what I learned. It is very important to check out all the ingredients in anything you put into your body and you can find out on the Internet just what each ingredient will do for you. Don't waste any more time trying other methods until you have checked this out and see what you think.

Eye Cream for Dark Circles

If you are like me, you have become accustomed to looking in the mirror in the morning and seeing those ugly dark circles under your eyes. Or as they jokingly say, you can pack the bags under your eyes. It isn't a bit funny though. You want to get some eye cream for dark circles that really works. Every day you see some advertised that will not do the job. So play it safe. Check out the Internet and see what they have to say about the very best eye creams to get rid of those circles under your eyes and the bags and wrinkles too.

Best Diet Pills For Women

We have all known for a long time that losing weight is different for men than for women. It takes a special diet pill to that off that extra weight that we carry around. But of course if you are like me, you wonder which are the best diet pills for women. I know my best bet is to check the Internet for a company that has done all the work for me. They have checked on many factors. Among those factors is the speed of weight loss. That is what is important to me along with the safety of the product. I know I can find out which are the top diet pills for me on the Internet.