Thursday, October 30, 2008

There is a bit of a nip in the air

It now officially fall time here in PA and I think it is getting close to winter time. It has been pretty chilly here in the morning and the last two days the wind was blowing something fierce. I have been blessed lately with having a couple of opportunities to receive some free winter clothes. I have a gal who works with me who has brought me in some sweaters and sweatshirts that are absolutely beautiful. So I am very thankful for that. I also am so happy that I acquired an official Navy "Pea Coat" this was actually issued to a Navy sailor and is in excellent condition. So I am looking forward to wearing it this winter. I am also fortunate to have a job in an office where we can wear jeans, sweatshirts and tennis shoes or what ever to work. It sure makes it cheaper to dress for work than to have to wear dress clothes.

Time on my hands

I have never had a real expensive watch and to be honest I really don't know if I would want one. I mean I would always be scared that if I had a Rolex watch from someplace like Perpetual Diamonds that somebody would just steal it from me. So I guess I will just stick with my cheap watches. Yet in some respects I would love to have a really good watch and who knows maybe some day I just may have one. You just never know.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Hate Cars

I am here to tell you that I absolutely hate cars. Living here in Lancaster County there are times when I think it would be much easier to drive a horse and buggy than to drive an automobile. As we speak ours is in the shop. It has been there since Monday but broken down since Friday. As of Friday the ability to stop the vehicle was no longer an option for us. We have discovered that the brake line is broken. I am just praying that it is a total accident and not something that someone has done to us. But they have ordered a new brake line from the Buick dealership (which the thought of that cost scares the dickens out of me) but they have not received the part in as of the end of today. So we are hoping for tomorrow. Today was our 41st anniversary and I had to bum a ride home from work again today for the 3rd day in a row and then we were stuck here and have been stuck here since Friday. UGH cars we can't live with them and we can't live without them it seems.

Christmas is coming

Well, even if we are ready for it or not it is time to start thinking about that Christmas shopping again. I remember one year when the cabbage patch dolls first came out that is all one of my daughters was asking for as her Christmas present. So Randy and I got up at the crack of dawn and went to the store which had them advertised for sale. We stood in line for a couple of hours and then were lead through the store in a single file line by the local police to purchase our doll and then to the register to pay for it and then home to try to hide the doll. Now we can shop on black friday with a major heads up approach. Why do you want to wait until Thanksgiving day to actually plot out your strategy as to where you want to go and what you want to purchase where. I know some people may find this strange but one of my favorite places to shop and I will be checking out their ads is Staples. I am telling You can actually get email alerts which will let you know when Black Friday ads have been posted online. So folks it just doesn't get any easier than that.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It is fall in Pennsylvania

Well it is officially fall here in Pennsylvania and we were out a bit last weekend driving around and yes I took a couple of pictures. OK, so I took over 200 pictures but with the digital camera it is so easy to just click away and then come home and delete the ones that wound up with a telephone pole right in the middle of the picture as you drove past that perfect scene. But I thought I would post a couple that I took and that I really like. We have not seen fall in several years living in Florida you have only one season there. That is just four variations of summer and each one is hotter than the previous one. So needless to say we are enjoying our fall season. The only thing that would make it better is to have our girls and grandchildren here with us. We really miss them to say the least. Ok this last picture has to be my favorite and then that is all the fall pictures I will bore you with unless I come up with a new favorite one.

No wheels today

I know it has been a bit since I have posted but to tell you the truth I have been busy working two jobs. But this weekend we were supposed to work all day today and all day tomorrow. But.... The brakes decided to go out on our car and so we had to cancel working. But that brings me to a new issue here I would love to have a new car. If I could have the car of my dreams it just might be coming to the car world early in 2009 although it might be slightly out of my budget. I a sure there are tons of people out there who unlike me will actually be able to afford this new vehicle. You ask what vehicle are you talking about, well let me tell you. The new Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has to be one of the coolest new cars I have seen lately. This new SUV would absolutely be the one of my dreams. Well a woman can dream can't she??