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Cheap Is Good

It seems that every time I turn around one of us is needing something, not wanting, but needing. Having a family and running a home these days is an expensive responsibility. I can only hope that our tax return for this year will be a good amount so that we can get a few things done around here and take care of a few wants and needs of some of the family members.

My main concern right now is my kids teeth and eyes. I have dental insurance from work but it doesn’t cover a whole heck of a lot, it’s better than nothing, but it adds up to a good amount year after year. And as far as our insurance covering our optical needs, not happening any time soon, I can tell you that. Our company is one of many that is cutting back, big time, on benefits, so our eye sight is to be taken care of on our own these days.

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Since my niece is thrilled with the Guitar which came with a 5 string p bass pickup, I gave her two Christmas’s ago, she and I have learned a bit about this type of iconic and popular electric guitar models. When I found this guitar for sale online I was reading in the description area about this guitar that started out in the Country and Western and Swing scene. It did eventually find it’s way into the hands and hearts of many legendary players and has been going strong for over fifty years strong now.

So on that Christmas afternoon after things had settled down from everyone opening up their presents and finding something to eat, I sat down with my niece and told her what I had found out about this type of electric guitar, she was genuinely interested and has learned so much more, two years later, that she is using all of her information for an essay in her Music Class at school. I think that is pretty darned cool. I can’t wait to see what kind of grade it brings her and of course I want to read it as soon as she gets it back. This makes me feel really good. She is a good kid so I’m sure she will be getting a good grade that I will be able to brag about to my friends and co-workers.

 

 

Music of YesterYear

It’s so cool to see that people are looking for and turning to the old vinyl album records that were popular and used back in the day when my parents were teenagers. My folks gave me a stack of old 45’s when I was about 11 and let me play them on an old portable record player that they found at a yard sale for only a couple of bucks in case I ruined it it wouldn’t cost them a lot of money to fix or replace.

The only songs that I remember that were on that stack of 45’s are Wild Thing and Suicide is Painless (the theme song for the hit TV series about the Korean War – MASH. And every time I hear either one of those songs such a flood of memories come rushing in and I can just see that old record player that was in a red and white striped case. Not sure what ever happened to that old thing or the stack of 45’s that they entrusted me with. Most likely it was trashed many years ago and will never be seen or used again by anyone, such a shame when I think about it.

There are a lot ways to get to listen to all types of music these days and a ton of music out there just waiting to go home with some one to be listened to and enjoyed over and over. Music is such a big part of most peoples lives. I can’t imagine life with out music. I have found an Oldies Music website that has a great selection of music from days gone by, as well as some pretty cool and unusual DVDs that they have put on their site for sale.

 

 

Isn’t It Ironic

It didn’t take long to find some affordable work clothes for my oldest sister to wear to her new job at at the front desk of one of the busiest pediatrician’s office in the area. After doing a quick Google search, I was surprised to find a great variety of scrubs that she will be able to wear there each day.

This is a girl who is a fashion diva, she has more clothes than anyone I know and for her to start a job where she has to wear a uniform instead of all of the fabulous clothes that we have spent so much money on throughout the years is just ironic to me.

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