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Had a power outage that lasted about an hour last night. It took out the entire town and I am not really sure why. There wasn't any bad weather or anything just died and took quite some time for it to come back. It seems like this doesn't happen very much anymore unless there is a lightning strike that knocks it out.
Continuing to get the garage sale together, set up the tables last night. I got the signs and some balloons so people can find it. It isn't supposed to be a very nice weekend, kind of cold and possibility for rain. So I don't know how good we will do.
Well the garage sale date is coming up soon. We are having a garage sale from this Thursday through Sunday, maybe Monday. I went out and got some tables from my Brother in Law last night. I put an Ad in the St. Cloud times and on Craigslist so we will hopefully get a good turnout.
I think things have started off good, I sold a laptop that was in the garage sale to Brad. New grill here I come!
Finally got my daughter's kite flying this weekend even though the wind still wasn't what I would have liked to it be when we were flying. It seems like the wind picks up when we aren't trying to fly the kite then goes down when you do.
Getting ready for a garage sale this weekend, trying to get enough money to by a new grill. I have been grilling with the same old small free grill for the last 6 years. I want a new one! Also the garage sale will be nice to get rid of junk we have laying around.
So my daughter got her first kite yesterday and it seemed to be the perfect time since it has been windy everyday since the beginning of may. So we eat dinner and decide to go out and try to fly her kite. Guess what the wind died down to almost nothing. What is the deal with that, so the wind is back this morning and we will give it a whirl again tonight.
So I finally stopped putting it off and started to mow my lawn yesterday. I have about 3/4 of acre of pretty much all lawn and I have to mow it with a push mower. It isn't that bad other than it takes forever and makes my hand numb from the mower vibrations. I got my front lawn down last night in about an hour and will slowly start on my much larger back yard tonight I hope.
Things are already getting dry, we haven't gotten much rain at all this Spring and it looks like the drought will continue. I imagine by mid June my entire lawn will be crispy again and then I won't have to mow it anymore. Thing that is bad about that is the grass is no longer soft and isn't in good shape for the kids to play in. Hopefully we get enough rain for things to survive.
So I went to a wedding this weekend in Duluth, Minnesota. It was one of my niece's weddings. She married a guy with the same name as me, Chris, so off the bat he couldn't been that bad of a guy. I met him over Christmas when they came to our house for the Christmas party. He is a real nice guy with a good head on his shoulders. He couldn't have been luckier to marry such a wonderful woman as my niece Anna.
The wedding was wonderful, my wife was the maid of honor, my daughter was the flower girl, and I was an usher. Everything went smooth and I think everyone had a good time. The kids were quite tired and it was good to get them home on Sunday to get them to bed. It was a temperature shock too. 50 degrees in Duluth and 90 in Central Minnesota. Dang
It is tick season again, time to check yourself for ticks whenever you spend time outside. If you have kids and they are playing outside be sure to check them over for ticks. Time to treat your dogs and cats against ticks as well.
I seem to attract deer ticks myself, two years in a row I had a deer tick attached to me. Knock on wood I didn't get lyme disease. Deer ticks are so small you might not even know it is there even if you are looking at it.
One of the things that really piss me off is smokers who are too lazy to use an ashtray in the car. I can't stand driving behind someone who is throwing cigarette butts out the window at me.
You know what, use your ashtray! If you don't have an ashtray in your car use something else in your car. If you can't do that don't smoke in your car. I think that everyone who throws a cigarette out the window should get a $500 littering fine.
I could care less if you smoke but keep the smoke and the trash away from me!
I made the switch this weekend. Got the lawn mower up and running this weekend, lawn is getting quite long. I put some fuel stabilizer into the snow blower and moved it to the back of the garage now.
I have been considering fertilizing my lawn this year but it looks like it is going to be another drought summer from what I have been hearing. I don't think it is really worth spending money on the lawn if it is going to die this summer again anyway. If I had a well I would water the lawn but city water is too expensive.
Also looking into planting some trees in the back yard, one side of our property doesn't have a natural or man made border between lawns. Since they are both rather large I would like to plant trees to make a natural border.
Well every year gas continues to go up, in fact this month it went from a normal or $2.59/gallon to now $2.99/gallon. What is the hell is going on?
One of the reasons that the industry says gas prices went up is increased demand, they always say this and I have a hard time believing "increased demand" causes this big of a difference in prices. Another one you hear every Spring and Fall is the transition from Summer blend to Winter blend or winter blend to Summer blend. This causes refineries to lower production for a period of time.
Well I wanted to know what is the difference in the "blends" and why my prices continue to go up. I full a very interesting article on it.
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I love BWW aka Buffalo Wild Wings and we got them for our monthly free lunch at work. It doesn't get much better than spicy garlic wings. I tried a Blazin wing today and I thought it would be hotter considering how everything fears them. What I was told though is you won't get the full effect until the sauce is dripping off the wing.
One of the TV shows that I try to catch everyday is the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This is a great show that gives you a break down of current political events with a twist of comedy. The comedy is needed otherwise you would just get depressed.
Here is a debate with John McCain I quite enjoyed:
Let it be know I don't just like the Daily Show but also really like the Colbert Report too.
Interesting survey about viewers like me: