No brick and mortar store

store (free clip art)

store (free clip art)

Sometimes when I shop online I get nervous when I discover that the place has no brick and mortar store to be able to go to. I usually like knowing that there is a place I can physically visit if I run into a weird problem, so I can talk to a representative face-to-face. That is one of the biggest reasons why I like to shop locally as much as possible. So when Gracie told me that she wanted to buy a harmonica online from Musicians Friend, I went to their website to see what I could find out about them. They look like a good place to do business, but it does make me nervous that they don’t have a brick and mortar business. I guess I need to call their phone number that is beside the heading “Learn more about us at MusiciansFriend.com” and talk to them a little bit to settle my fears. Sorry guys, I guess I’m a Nervous Nellie sometimes!

Personal chef

chef (free clip art)

chef (free clip art)

My wife has been talking about setting up her own business as a Personal Chef.  I teased her at first, telling her that she’s a horrible cook. She got pretty mad at me about that! Probably because I was teasing her in front of friends. My bad. Now that she’s explained it to me, I think it is a fine idea and I think she would do a great job at it! She said she would meet with her client to determine their wants/needs, and set up a menu for a week. She would go do the grocery shopping for the food, take it to their house and cook it there at their house, using their pots, pans, and dishes. She would put all of the food in the refrigerator with reheating directions attached. And that would take care of their dinners for a whole week. For that she would charge the cost of the groceries and $200. If she could get a couple of clients each week, that would be great!

A Helpful Video About the Affordable Care Act found on YouTube

My sister has been telling me that she never got around to signing up for the Affordable Care Act! I know that the deadline has passed for signing up without suffering some type of penalty that may affect a tax refund. I didn’t have to worry about it personally because I have health insurance from my employment. But I am worried about my sister! So I did some checking around for information about the ACA, and found this YouTube video that was created by don allred insurance. I am putting the video here on my blog, to make it easier for her to find, and I am going to tell her to come to my blog and watch the video. I hope it helps her!

Durn fruit flies

We have been inundated with fruit flies in our house over the past couple of weeks. They started out in the kitchen, around the compost bucket. So we’ve been emptying and washing the compost bucket every day, and put all of the fresh produce in the refrigerator, thinking that would get rid of them over the course of a few days. Well, those little buggers have continued to multiply and are now in the bathroom as well as the kitchen. I’ve heard that the bathroom flies are called drain flies. I don’t know if they are different than fruit flies or not, but they are driving me crazy! So I’m going to try one of those DIY traps I’ve read about where you take some apple cider vinegar and put it in a soda bottle. I found this YouTube video from “the produce guy” that explains the trap and how it works!

Shake it up

Sister in red

Sister in red

My sisters have been taking belly dance classes in Winchester over the past several months. They decided a few months ago that they would give it a try; it seemed like a lot of fun and a good way to get exercise without it actually feeling like exercise!

It took them a while to find out where they could take lessons in belly dance in Winchester, but they found a teacher named Miramar who holds belly dance classes in Winchester and they signed up.

sister in blue

sister in blue

Recently, after much nagging on my part they sent me a photo of them dancing in their costumes! Looks like they were having fun twirling around!