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Conspicuous consuming

Greetings, one and all, from the frontiers of semi-big-ticket shopping.  Busy few days for my wife and me.  Let me explain....

Have I mentioned that I have a bad back?  Damaged by years of unloading trucks and stocking shelves at a long-defunct grocery in my boyhood town of Paris, Kentucky.  I experience stiffness and pain periodically, and a lot of golf (a tear rolls down most everyone's cheek, I know) or yard work can really cause problems.

My problems are nothing compared to my wife, who has some disc issues.  Bottom line, we need a good bed.  And we've been thinking about upgrading with our next replacement.  Turns out, that time is here.

Our existing bed is a Stearns and Foster, which was one of those old ironclad American brandnames like Florsheim shoes and Caterpillar.  But, like those other brands, it just isn't what it used to be.

We bought this bedding (king mattress and box springs) in 2001, so we're overdue for replacement.  We prolonged the life of this wi…

A week no one wants to repeat

Greetings from yet another airport waiting for yet another flight, blah, blah, blah.  Hell, I'm as tired of writing that as you are of reading it, no doubt.

But more importantly, I know that most everyone's thoughts are with those affected by the horrific events in Boston and West, Texas last week.  I am fortunate that no one I know even indirectly was involved with either calamity, and I hope that it's the same for you.  But everyone who was affected knows someone, is related to someone, and I suppose you just have to hope that everyone's coping as well as possible.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled inanity....

I'm still somewhat on the fence about Netflix.  We're paying for it now, so I'm into this for at least one monthly fee.  And we've found some stuff to watch, but I think I'm finding more than my wife is, at least so far.  Doesn't do her much good, but we'll keep it in place for now.

We're also debating the wisdom of putting a …

Master of the house

Sorry, my wife and I have become real fans of "Les Miserables" in the past few months, and that song (the only real comic relief in the play/film) has been rolling around in my head for a while.....

Appreciate the increase in page views recently.  I hope that means that folks are finding this space to be amusing and possibly even informative at times, though that's not the main purpose of this blog.  I welcome comments at all times, so if you have a suggestion, don't be bashful.

I also want to thank those who provided some direct reaction to my most recent post, which was largely a series of rants about this and that.  I try not to "go off" here very often, but sometimes it helps and I'm glad to hear that folks were supportive!

I didn't travel this week, thankfully, had a family issue to attend to.  Things are getting back to normal now, which means I hit the road once again next Tuesday for a series of three weeks of business travel. Oh, boy, canno…