The Coronavirus Blog You Need to Read

August 16,2020: Notice: Picking up where we left off on July 31st The Coronavirus Blog SARS-CoV-2 Covid-19 Today’s Statistics The spreadsheet is always the current data FYI:  I aggregate the results from 3 different coronavirus tracking sites.  I enter the highest numbers from these 3 in the interactive spreadsheet because we KNOW the cases are Read More …

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Day to day suggestions for NOT getting a virus while traveling Since the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is well on its way to becoming Public Enemy Number One / full-blown pandemic, here are some tips for not ending up quarantined in a foreign country and becoming the next statistic. This has been my approach for over a Read More …

How You React in a Crisis Shows Your Character

Celebrity Cruises is Not Making Points With Us And a lot of others The coronavirus (Covid-19) has made life difficult for a lot of people. Inconvenient for us. Catastrophic for so many more. We most certainly do not want to make light of the deadly / catastrophic impact of this virus in China and elsewhere Read More …

Being a Proud Texan is Great – Until…

Texas Proud is Great. We are Texas Proud.  We love the Lone Star State. We are Texas transplants. It would be great if we had been born in the Lone Star State, but we were not.  We CHOSE to make Texas our home.  We could have lived anywhere but we chose Texas.  We did this Read More …

The Saga of Karen and the Evil Gallbladder

Since we are celebrating the 7th anniversary of this unique and particularly stressful Valentines Day I thought I’d look up my thoughts on this topic.  I wrote this in my cell phone at the time and luckily it is all saved on my computer now. February 2012 The saga of Karen… So we are nearing Read More …

Our Massive LiftMaster CSL24U Debacle

Notice: Effective February 17, 2019, all updates to this blog are published on our new site:  LiftMasterFAIL.com Please follow the progress of this blog there. Last September (2017)  we committed approximately $14,000 to replacing our aging fence and adding the electric sliding gate we had always wanted.  This was a good sized project that included Read More …

Since Amazon Won’t Let Me Update My Reviews

Caveat Emptor What I’ve never been able to figure out about Amazon’s review process is how they justify their (sometimes) iron-fisted restrictions. I have had several instances where I attempted to revise a review based on living with a product over time and found Amazon would not allow a revision.  Yet I see revised reviews Read More …

The Nextdoor Nazi Snowflake Syndrome

Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? “No soup for you!” Well there’s also “No NextDoor for you.” There are other applications for that “Nazi” moniker in life.  They pop up here and there from time to time.  People who have so many personal rules that it’s a miracle they can breathe.  And they insist on Read More …

Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

In the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Read More …