Tag Archives: Conservation

Bottled Water

More and more people are drinking bottled water, which is a good thing. The bad thing is that more and more people are just tossing the empty bottles into the trash or worse yet, littering our Mother Earth with the empties. It doesn’t take much effort to put the empties into a recycling bin people!

way too many bottles

Please Recycle!

Slides For A Noiseless and Easy Opening Pantry

One day it would be nice to have the kitchen remodeled. My mother would never have dreamed of asking for a newer kitchen, but I have no problem what-so-ever. In my house things are run a whole lot different than the house that I grew up in.

My mother was a stay-at-home mom and did all the things that the woman was expected to do, while my father working 40 hours a week and during his spare time he was either in the garage, in front of the T.V. or taking a nap on the couch.

What I wouldn’t do for some of the nicer things that have come on the market for today’s kitchens. The first thing on my list would be to switch from an electric range to gas, a newer more energy efficient refrigerator and new slides for pantry and other drawers and cabinets, My BFF had all new cabinets installed in her kitchen a couple of years ago and my favorite feature of all were the slides that made them all open and close with such ease and with no noise! What a great concept.

Each year when I am doing my taxes I think to myself that I should really commit and hire a contractor to re do the kitchen, but then life seems to always get in the way in the month of May! And then there is the summer months that follow……..

quiet and easy

Fulterer FR 775 and FR 777 Pantry slides

Today’s Trade Shows

Haven’t been to a trade show in many, many years. I used to try and attend several of them a year but I just haven’t had the opportunity as of late. A few days back a good lady friend of mine called and asked me to go to one with her next Saturday I have agreed to go and help her out and look forward to spending some time with her and hopefully finding this trade show of interest.

One good thing about trade shows is that they are normally held inside, so the weather is never much of an issue and the show goes on rain or shine, hot or cold. Trade shows are by far a great way to learn about different businesses and their services, products and opportunities. They have come a long way since the 90’s when they started coming around.

Blood Clots – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Coming from a family that has suffered, for many generations, from hemophilia I have always tried to donate blood and to encourage as many other people to donate blood as well. The last three places that I have worked at I managed to organize some pretty successful blood drives. The American Red Cross is always happy to drive their Blood Mobile to people that are willing to take their time and donate blood. There always has and always will be a tremendous need for blood.

I think more people know more about the concern of having a blood clot and all of the medicines that are available to thin people’s blood in order to keep from any other blood clots developing. But most people don’t that the hemophiliacs need the Factor #8 that is taken out of a good amount of blood donations because their blood has a hard time clotting. Hence the nickname “Bleeders” has come about, because is your blood won’t clot you will just continue to bleed, which has a devastating effect on people that are “Bleeders”

So every time I donate blood I get a great feeling of satisfaction in knowing that I am truly giving the gift of life to one or more people that need it to survive.