Let’s eat out!

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse

One of my favorite local restaurants is the Outback Steakhouse. I love their mashed potatoes, and they serve a great steak too. Sometimes I order the pork chop, but I have to order it without any spices on it; if I forget to do that I don’t like it at all. The are two things I don’t like about eating at the Outback Steakhouse – first of all their booths and chairs are not very comfortable, and second is that on the weekend if you don’t get there early enough you have to wait a very long time for a table.

It’s a good system that they have, though, for waiting for a table. They take your name and give you a type of pager that has lights on it. You can go outside and sit on the porch and have a drink while you wait for the pager to go off. Usually by the time you have finished your drink, the light on the pager flashes and then you can go in and be seated, so it’s not usually too bad. Unless the weather is bad, and then it’s not so good because they have very limited, very uncomfortable waiting accommodations inside.


Trimming the insurance budget

In addition to trying to make our house as energy efficient as possible, we are looking for ways to cut our expenses everywhere we can. So we’re also looking to trim our insurance budget. I found some good government-sponsored websites I think can help us with that. I went to Google and did some searching and I found quite a lot of information out there!

What seems most promising at the moment is the page “12 Ways to lower your homeowners insurance costs” and the New York State governments page titled “Homeowners Insurance Information For Consumers”. I found both of these sites through the US governments web page usa dot gov/Citizen/Topics/Family/Homeowners dot shtml.

I think with these resources, I should be able to find some ways to trim our budget!


Internet information and education

I was reading the web hosting articles and tutorials that I found today.  My sister asked me to teach her how to set up her own web page, and I figured that I really didn’t know that much about it to really teach someone else! So I turned to the Internet to try to educate myself better. My mother always used to say that the best way to learn something is by teaching it to someone else! I think she was right!

One of the things that I like about this particular web site is that it has recommendations based on ratings and reviews for the top 10 web host companies, but it also reviews and rates companies that provide cheap web hosting too. There’s a lot of information packed into this site!


New software added to the wish list

Avid Pro Tools

Avid Pro Tools

When Susan told me that David wants to buy the Avid Pro Tools software, I told her I’d try to help her find the best deal on it that I could. When I saw how much money it cost, I was surprised, to say the least. I suggested that Susan tell David that he needs to put that on his Christmas Wish list, and they had best be saving the pennies and dollars very hard! I don’t understand why software has to be so expensive!


The Party is Over

Labor Day (free clip art)

Labor Day (free clip art)

Tomorrow we will be heading back to work after a most pleasant Labor Day nice and long three day holiday weekend. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and most people spent as much time as they could enjoying it. I guess today was officially the last day of summer, sigh……


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