Monthly Archives: April 2012

We Don’t Need No Stinking Lawn

Ever since before my mother in law passed we have tried numerous times to get a nice front lawn growing.  We have given up on this because no matter what we do we can’t get anything to grow short of weeds.  One of my customers came by and looked into why.  He told me that for the most part the soil we have is bad, and after he used a moisture analyzer said that I would need to do extensive watering if I was to ever get any sort of grass like sod.  My backyard gets some attention, but not much.  We don’t need grass to play horseshoes.

With this additional cost in play we have fully decided that we don’t need grass in the front yard.  We mow the weeds, and it looks nice for the most part.  I will not add anymore bills to my house.  I have finally gotten my electric under control, and I mean “UNDER” control.  Last month Constellation incorrectly billed us.  We got an adjustment bill today including this month, and it shows last month as a $0.  The new updated bill came to $63.  Last month there was no bill basically.

Some people have told me that I must not be reading something right, but the proof is in the bill…..

We like this, and hope that it continues in this manner.

Camper Work Is Complete

About 2 weeks ago we went to a camper place to get a new part for the heating system in the camper we were using.  While we were there my wife decided that she wanted to just look at pricing to see how the camper market had gone.  The salesman pointed us to a few units.  After going through them my wife and I decided on one specific unit.  We went back to the campsite to discuss getting it.  The next day we went back to the dealer and signed for it.

Once we got it back we went through the camper real good.  We checked the few things that we initially addressed at the camper dealer.  We found out that the salesman was far from truthful about some things.  The floor at the back of the camper has a problem.  When we asked the salesman he said that nothing was wrong and that the linoleum was just lifting.  He said that was normal.  My neighbor, and I put carpet and wood planking down over the linoleum.  Originally I was looking at garage floor tiles because I thought that they would be better for the amount of movement.

I used to be a salesman.  I can’t stand sales people.  They lie no matter what they say.  All in all we got a good deal, but the additional work that I had to put into it wasn’t something we planned on.

Waiting For My Quad To Return

Back around the beginning of the year I sent my quad to the vocational school to be worked on.  It was forgotten for a little while, but they are going to be working on it again.  This was a great opportunity to have something fixed, and also help some kids learn something at the same time.  I am anxious to get my quad back.  I haven’t been quading in quite a few years.  I have been given the OK by my uncle L to come to his house and use his acres.  Once it comes back I have to dig out my riding clothes, and my bell helmets.  I am not like some intelligent people that ride without the correct safety equipment.  Wear a helmet if you want to keep your melon intact.

Have you ever missed something even though you didn’t use it in quite some time?