Monthly Archives: November 2011

Black Friday

  Well, you survived Thanksgiving.  So far so good. However, today marks the start of the marathon portion of the holiday shopping season.  Because so many retailers traditionally have their earnings go from loss to positive [in the black]  on … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Many will travel and severe weather is not in the forecast in most parts of the country.  With thoughts of family and friends foremost in our minds, we should remember that emergencies can still happen. Our … Continue reading

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But, I’m Not Into Backpacks!

  OK, not everyone is able or wants to carry a backpack full of survival stuff.  And frankly, some of us would rather have one of our friends or family do that for us, or we have our hands full … Continue reading

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Mayhem is NOT My Friend!

  OK, if I weren’t the worrying kind, I would more likely have started a blog about how to have fun no matter what’s happening around me.  Instead, I’m more focused on keeping safe at home and in my “extended” … Continue reading

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I Need Three Hands!

  Really, there are times when I’ve felt like two hands just wasn’t enough. This happened recently when it was dark and I was holding a flashlight in one hand at night checking under the hood of my truck (as … Continue reading

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What’s The Weather?

  We take weather forecasts and information for granted. Why shouldn’t we?  After all, we have local weather, national weather, world weather on cable and broadcast TV channels, AM, FM, Satellite radio, the Internet and Smart Phones.  Whether at home … Continue reading

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What’s Playing on the Radio?

  Normally we have access to more media than we can handle at one time. At home we’re bombarded by TV, radio, Internet music & video, smart phones, etc. When traveling we have AM, FM , music on compact discs, … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Can Rock Your World

  Hurricane Irene was just a tropical storm when it reached New England and Upstate New York back in August.  Yet, it delivered a powerful blow to the region due to heavy rains. Many roads were washed out in Vermont … Continue reading

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My Car Broke Down and No One’s Around!

We drive down the freeway an often don’t even think about our vehicle having problems, until we see someone in the breakdown lane with the flashers on.  What do we do then? Do we: Call 911 or the emergency number … Continue reading

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