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You’re Never Too Old to Play Hooky

We stay pretty busy around here – what with all the online projects we have going – plus all the usual chores associated with running a house . . . I’m typically busy from around 7-ish in the morning to after 6 in the evening.

I try to keep the week days more computer work related – with a few house chores like cooking thrown in – and then have the weekends for ‘fun’ stuff. I found out a long time ago that when you have a home business – of any kind – you need to schedule regular work hours just as if you had an outside-the-home job. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself working 24/7 with no time off to rest – headed for a total burn-out.

And take time off this weekend is just what we did. Went to the monthly flea market in Jewett. It’s a local event – and we don’t go very often but the weekend was just too wonderful to stay inside. It was fun and we got our exercise walking up and down the rows¬†displaying vegetables, assorted livestock, antiques, and just about anything else you can think of. Only purchase was a Halloween Snoopy figure – saving him for my Halloween post ūüôā – he is just too cute.

This leads me to Monday. Monday, of course – was Columbus Day. It seems not as many businesses celebrate or give employees that holiday off anymore – but¬†it was¬†so tempting¬† to take the day off . . .¬†that ¬†take it off I did. To understand the significance of this – you should know that Monday is without a doubt my busiest day on the computer and for some reason, I always find it hard to ‘make up’ the lost hours if I skip Monday’s work.¬† But I threw caution to the wind and played hooky.¬†¬†¬† Worked out in the yard, replaced the flowers on the back porch and outside the kitchen window with fall ones. Even planted some snapdragons I had purchased the previous week. All in all everything looks very fall-ish.

Call the Plumber!!

‘They’ say you shouldn’t have a food disposal if you have a septic system. I’m not exactly sure why not – but it doesn’t matter – I have one anyway.¬†¬† Guess I should know why¬†since ¬†every once in a while the line gets stopped up even though I really, really try not to run excessive amounts of food bits down the disposal.

Such was the case Tuesday. While rinsing and putting dishes in the washer after lunch – guess what?¬† The water in the sink wasn’t draining. Thankfully, David was able to use the roto-rooter gizmo to get it working again – in probably less than 1/2 hour – and I was ready to go.

While relaying my inconvenience to Nancy, she mentioned to me that a plumber a long time ago told her that if she were to run the hottest water from the faucet down the sink for about 5 minutes, pour some soap into the drain, and then run the hot water again, she would never have any problems with her sink stopping up. I am definitely going to give this a try. Plan on putting it into my schedule to do the first of each month. If it works, it would be great and certainly can’t hurt. I do know enough about septic systems to know not to use Drano or any of the other caustic products . . . but hot water and dish soap – sounds good to me.

Don’t Miss the Fall Vitamin Sale !!¬†

You know¬†David and I ¬†like taking vitamins and other supplements – I couldn’t¬†even begin to tell you how many different¬†vitamin and herb supplements¬†we take.¬†¬† But I can tell you we got the mother load delivered today! Guess we won’t have to worry about buying anything for about a year. Super good deal from Puritan’s Pride going on right now –¬†¬† Fall Savings – Buy 2 Get 3 Free or Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Puritan’s Pride Vitamins!¬†

We’re even trying out a new supplement . . . chia seed oil.¬†¬†¬† Yup! Just like the seeds you see advertised¬†on TV to grow those green, hairy little critters – except ours are the oil in softgels. FYI – chia is loaded with omega 3 – and according to the literature good for your heart, immune and nerve health.¬† If you haven’t heard of Puritan’s Pride –¬†they are the #1 Direct-to-You Manufacturer of over 1,400 high-quality, value-priced vitamins, minerals, herbs, diet and specialty supplements and more. Satisfying customers for over 40 years, Puritan’s Pride is a trusted online source for quality vitamins and supplements delivered right to your doorstep.

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