This is crazy!  With all my unhappiness about customer service in this nation as of late, I FINALLY have a positive story to share. If you would jump into the WAY BACK machine, and arrive somewhere around 2005 (our best guess) you would find us buying a new garden hose caddy.  You know the type, where you hook your hose (garden variety, dummies) to this box (mind out of the gutter, now) and you wind it in.  Bonus for it not looking completely like a trailer trash … Read more

Getting back in the saddle

Yes, it has been a long time…  I have spent a ton of hours over the weekend, trying to get back into the mindset of blogging.  I used to have a ton of ideas floating around my head, enough for dozens of entries at any given time.  I just had to reach in and grab one to post.  Now, I still have those dozens (if not more) ideas floating around, but my internal editor dismisses them as garbage even before I can start to get … Read more

I’m back!

It has been a number of years (about 7 to be semi-precise) since I have had my blog up.  The original blog was called, without the dash, but somewhere along the way, I decided to let it expire and by the time I realized that I ought to get it renewed, for posterity’s sake if nothing more, the domain was picked up by some Japanese company selling prepaid phone cards or something.  I had no idea my name sake was so closely related to that business … Read more