Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

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vote (free clip art)

Yes, I know it is “only the mid-terms” but they are very important, too! A lot of local elections and issues will be on the ballot. And we need to vote for senators and congressmen, too. Let’s try to toss out the ones that have been in office that have been preventing our country from moving forward with important changes! I will be voting early in the morning tomorrow. I feel that if I don’t vote, then I have no right to complain about anything that is going on in our country. And I mean anything!

Halloween is Coming Soon Enough

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Dancing skeletons (free clip art)

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Go figure it is a holiday that the majority of us don’t get the day off of work, if so you certainly don’t get paid for the time off, although if I was the boss I’d most likely consider starting that tradition. Some places give you your birthday off with pay, which should be standard across the board.

Anyway even if we have to work, most of us get off in time to tend to the neighborhood kids trick or treating and then hopefully off to a fun event at some one’s highly decorated up place with all the women dressed in their latest sexy Halloween costumes. I have been to some awesome Halloween parties and have won a few costume contests in my time. Now-a-days I’m more into seeing what others come up with each year.

No brick and mortar store

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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

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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!