Leather briefcases

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briefcase (free clip art)

I love the feel of real leather. And I love the durability of leather. It’s easy to clean, and with proper care it will last for decades. Caring for it is easy, too – you can wipe up most spills easily without fear of the leather being ruined. When given the choice of leather versus “pleather” I will take the real thing every time (if it’s within my budget to do so!)

Yes, leather can be expensive, but as with just about everything, you get what you pay for. I consider leather purchases when durability is an issue.

Do you have any leather briefcases? My wife gave me one many years ago when I got a promotion at work from a non-management job to a management job. It was a really nice gift, and I used it every day for many years. That briefcase was my constant companion whenever I was doing anything work related. It made me feel important and efficient!

So when my youngest son graduates from college next spring I plan to buy him a leather briefcase too, as one of his graduation gifts. I know that he is planning to pursue a job in policy making and I think that he will appreciate a gift that will last a long time.

Buying a home security system

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security system (free clip art)

Its getting so that almost everyone I know has a home alarm of some kind in their house. My mother-in-law just recently installed a monitored home security system in her place after her next door neighbors house was broken into. We all felt that was “too close for comfort” and encouraged her to put in an alarm system; especially since she is elderly and lives alone in an area where her house is not easily seen from the road. It really could be quite dangerous for her safety if some criminal broke into her home – he could do a lot of damage and no one would know about it!

Going to cash

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cash (free clip art)

I was quite upset yesterday when I went to the store to buy a few items that I needed. I only needed to spend $15, but my wife and I like to use our Discover card to pay for things because we like the rewards that we get every month. I was very upset when the store told me that the credit card was declined because by card was over the limit! The last time I knew, the credit limit was over $11,000 and I had only $2,000 on the card! I pay the bills every month in FULL and ON TIME! I was never notified that the credit limit was dropped, and I have no idea why it was dropped! I called the Customer Service line and they won’t tell me why it was dropped. I am NOT pleased at all, so I guess I’ll be paying with cash when I go shopping from now on, and although I won’t be cancelling the card, they won’t be getting much of my business from now on!

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.