Happy 60th Anniversary to the Squier® Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster

Joel was talking about buying a new squier this year. It is the 60th Anniversary of the Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster, and there is a new anniversary model being sold this year only to commemorate the anniversary. I think that he got excited over the idea of buying one when he was watching this YouTube video that I just copied and pasted at the top of this post. It’s a sweet sounding musical instrument, that’s for sure! Apparently they are only selling this new model this year only, which should make it more valuable as a collectible later on.

Papaya

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papaya (free clip art)

I had never had a papaya to eat until this morning. My wife bought a couple at the grocery store, thinking that it would be fun to share them with me. She had eaten one in a restaurant a while ago and thought it was wonderful. So this morning she took one and washed it off, sliced it in half, scooped out the seeds (I wonder if the seeds are poisonous, and if not, what they taste like?) and squirted some fresh lemon juice on them. 

It was quite tasty! I was surprised; I was reluctant to try it. I usually avoid trying any new food. I’m glad she bought two of them, we’ll be eating the second one tomorrow morning for breakfast! I’ve heard that they are good for your health to eat.

Pricing Furniture Can Be Frustrating

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frustrated man (free clip art)

I don’t know about you, but when I decide to start shopping around online for prices for something, I want to be able to see, at a glance, what the price (plus shipping costs) are without having to call anyone or send in an email request for information. For example, I got very annoyed when I was searching online for the best baker furniture prices on a dining room table that had a built-in lazy susan in the center and clicked on the item I was interested in to find out the price, and simply got the message that I would have to call them for the price! Very frustrating!

Repairing attic fan

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attic fan (free clip art)

When we first moved into this house I went up into the attic and saw that we had an attic fan. I couldn’t figure out how it was supposed to work; everything that I tried to make it run didn’t seem to have any effect. Well, finally I got around to having a handyman service come out to the house and take a look at it. I hated to admit defeat, but my wife was reminding me frequently that we really should be running it to help keep the costs of cooling the house low. Well, it turns out that the motor was burnt out. No wonder it wouldn’t run! We determined that it was cheaper to replace the motor than to replace the entire fan, which was surprising, but good news. So we replaced the motor and now it runs just fine. I hope we will see a difference on our electric bill next month and in a short while we should be able to recoup the amount of money we spent repairing the fan!

Flowers for my Aunt Lydia

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bouquet of flowers (free clip art)

My mother asked me to arrange to have some birthday flowers sent to my Aunt Lydia. Normally my mother would have asked my sister to take care of that for her, but my sister has come down with the flu and my mother doesn’t want to bother her. And Aunt Lydia’s birthday is coming right up! So I took my laptop over to my mother’s house and went online to show her the FTD and the flowers dot com websites so she could choose for herself what arrangement she would like to send. I thought she would like to see what shopping online is like! My mother was delighted because she is not used to being able to see pictures of the arrangement that she is ordering. She’s used to simply saying “oh, send her a bouquet of something.” It meant a lot to her to be able to see for herself just how pretty the flowers are going to be.

The delivery service will be taking Aunt Lydia a very pretty pink hydrangea planter. Aunt Lydia loves pink, and we thought that by sending her a pink hydrangea planter that she would enjoy it longer because it isn’t just cut flowers, it is a nice little plant that should last longer than a few days! I don’t know if she will be brave enough to try to plant it outside or not; I suspect that it is not hardy enough for her hardiness zone to survive the winter up there.