Category Archives: Family

Loud Sounds

There is something about certain noises that really trip my trigger. Sounds like drums, base, thunder, fireworks, shotguns, and the best ever being the low rumble of a Harley-Davidson. And if you give that bike a couple of blasts of gas while going through a tunnel, well, you just can’t get anything better than that, ever.

I can’t wait for my kid brother, Billy to get his new drum set. I never thought that he would ever venture out and replace the one that he has had all his life. We always knew he was going to be a drummer. Billy would loudly rock back and forth and bang his head in his crib, sometimes for hours before going to sleep and sometimes after he woke up. When Billy got his first real drum set, it was love at first sight. Billy lives to play the drums and has totally no interest in learning and/or playing any other musical instrument. It’s all about the drums!

So this new drum set  at that he has been talking up should be arriving at his door sometime next week. I have a feeling that we are going to see and hear from him, less and less. I’ll give him some “alone time” with it before running over to hear and see it, which isn’t easy for me since I am one of his biggest fans. Always have been and always will be. Even when he was just playing his ever popular thunder tube that he has had for so many years and has entertained dozens of people with this unique sound effect that not a lot of folks know about.

so unique in so many ways

Remo Thunder Tube Spring Drum

In the mean time I’ll just have to go to the shooting range and practice my shooting with my 20 gauge shotgun to get my audio thrills.

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017! I hope that this year brings us all a lot of good things.

We all work hard and try so hard, that we deserve to see good things come from all our efforts. I know my husband works hard to provide for his family, and I work hard to keep our home clean and comfortable. I spend a lot of time with our children and want to help them become responsible, caring, confident and successful adults.

I hope 2017 brings us all good things over the year. I saw this image and fell in love with the whole out with the old and in with the new year of 2017! Plain and simply!

goodbye 2016

Out With The Old, In With The New Year of 2017

Liability Is A Huge Issue Today

Coming from a large family with a lot of siblings I have always wished that one of us had gone on to be some type of attorney. We have a plumber, an electrician, a heating/air condition specialist, a computer geek, a chief , a business marketing specialist, an engineer, a customer service representative, a mechanic, but not a lawyer one to be found.

Right now having an employment law practice in the family would certainly come in handy. So many of my relatives are taking a chance (while the economy is still in crisis) and opening up their own small businesses, so having someone to turn to for all the legal stuff that goes along with starting any type of business would certainly be an asset. I can’t even imagine all the in’s and out’s of what it takes to get a business up and running and to keep it in the black. Liability is such a huge deal these days, it just blows my mind.

We Love Each and Every One of Our Pets

We are a home filled with animal lovers so of course our house is filled with a variety of animals. I am lucky in the fact that other family members actually do pitch in with all the work that it takes to take care of all of these critters. I remember the first dog that we got, my mother had a fit, swearing that I would be sorry, telling me that I would be the only one taking care of him. I am always happy to prove my mother wrong and this time it is no different.

The only real issue at this point is the inevitable stains that appear on my wall-to-wall carpet that is covering the majority of the floors in the upper level of the house. I used to rent a carpet cleaning machine every couple of months, what a pain in the rear that was, it was a great Christmas when I received my own carpet cleaning machine as a present.! T

he machine works real well but there are a few places that are really being stubborn so I took some time and looked online to find some carpet cleaning tips pet stains and was dismayed to find nothing that I had not all ready tried in the past to no avail.

But what I did find is a local company at The Steam Team that offers a solution that I had not heard or tried yet. After cleaning urine spots, you immediately blot until no more moisture comes up with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towels. Then you mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage into the spot with a white terry cloth, do not rub. After flushing as much of the urine out as possible blot with dry cloths until the feel dry to the touch. And if you have a small extraction machine you should flush with clean water until the spot is totally removed. If that doesn’t work they suggest contacting them and have them come in and let the professionals do what they do best, which is exactly what I plan on doing after trying their solution tomorrow.

Hate To Say Good-Bye To Summer

Today is the last day of the kids in this area’s summer vacation. I think we have everything that is on the Back To School Supply List and tonight we will be having an early dinner and hopefully the house will be nice and quiet so that we can all get to bed early to get a good night’s sleep before the big day that starts way too early for my taste.