Let us not forget The Wigwam in Chicago:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigwam_(Chicago)In commemoration of which, Abraham Lincoln will share firsties with Gov. Dean!Say, is that a warship in the distance in the view from your table at the Ice House Restaurant? More likely a ferry, I suppose. On second and third look it seems too small for a destroyer, but it's hard to be sure. I shouldn't have thought even a corvette would be able to make it up the Richelieu River--but I could be mistaken.On Friday Miyoko saw an unfamiliar pair of birds in our back yard, with crests and prominent white facial markings, the size of doves or somewhat larger. No likely suspects in our field guide to north american birds.Sounds like a fine outing, Cat!Not a bad weekend at the hospital, as such things go. Since getting home, getting bathed, and getting fed I got in some napping and finished up my continuing education for my state medical lab director's license. A bit of blogging now, and then to bed. Back to court first thing in the AM, to take up where we left off Friday afternoon.I hope no one here is suffering from the weather and/or electric power failures.TTFN
The heat and humidity is definitely dragging me down, although it seems a bit better today (current temp 90 deg). The irony is that there is a window air conditioner sitting in my office waiting to be installed, but haven't been able to get it done yet.We weren't among the 250,000 people in the Chicago area who lost power in yesterday's storm.
Thank goodness! The storms here didn't effect us either. Today the weather, as Sis says, can't make up its mind. Is it hot, humid and sunny, or is it thundery and rainy? Rainy might be better, because then it might become cooler and less muggy. But, one or the other would be OK, just not alternating between the two every five minutes.
Ah, that's a ferry, Alan. No warships on the Lake these days. But there are quite a few still resting beneath the water, to be sure.
Oh, in case anyone here wears Dansko clogs, beware! They used to be made in Denmark by Santina, but then the two companies' business relationship fell apart and Santina started selling direct into the US. Dansko now sells knockoffs of the Santina clogs under its own name, but the fit and quality (not the price) are not at all the same. [Read: horrible.] You can quickly tell the difference because the ones made by Santina (whether under their own name or the Dansko name) have their patent number in the arch of the sole. The pair I wasted my money on (they're going into the trash despite being new and rather expensive) has a "Made in China" label so far inside one can hardly see it, and no Santina patent number. I have the real McCoy coming from Amazon, for a significantly better price, free shipping and if need be free return. The design of the chinese knockoffs currently sold by Dansko makes them into torture devices--a big band that cuts into one's instep (unless one gets a size big enough that the last doesn't fit). And the two shoes I got are not quite the same size! (A coworker at the hospital had the same experience.) Caveat emptor, eh?
Much as it galls me to waste a new pair of good-looking shoes, I wouldn't dare give those very slightly worn Danskos to Goodwill because I might well injure some unsuspecting person who bought them. This belongs in a "Reply," but that doesn't seem to work for me.alan
We need to be boycotting Good Will anyway. They pay their disabled workers significantly less than minimum wage and are AFIK the only major player to refuse to support legislation closing the loophole in the Fair Wages Act allowing this egregious practice. I also understand that their blind CEO earns a six figure salary at the same time they pay their disabled employees on the order of twenty-two cents per h our. Definitely not kosher.
The other thing is, of course, it doesn't matter if the shoes are good looking if they're uncomfortable. Terrible waste though it is, you're better off throwing them away. Even then, some unsuspecting soul might salvage them, but you can't guard against *all* eventualities.
Santina patent number, to be found on the bottom of their own brand and old Danskos, but not on the knockoffs currently being sold by Dansko: 0060240Alan
Listener, thanks so much. I don't savvy how to get photos from FB to here. So, if you could snag the two of Sis and Chris Isaak so Susan, Alan and Bill can see them, I'd appreciate it!Yes, I had a loverly time. Haven't been able to spend time with Christine in ages. We were trying to work out how long we've been friends. As far as I can figure, it's been twenty-five years. That's, like, more than half our lives. I never have to worry about anything with Chris. She takes care of me then that's necessary; she pushes me when that's appropriate. We fit together so well, we can practically finish one another sentences.
Will do, as soon as I have my computer back! Youngest will have it until Thursday, setting me up with a huge new drive! Whoo hoo! Can't manage to snag and post with just my iPhone. Thanks for your patience!
Seems to have been a brief power surge a few minutes ago that caused the UPS to shut down the computer, but back up and running now. Running as well as can be expected given that the repair disk didn't arrive. Windows won't be repaired until after I get back.The paycheck I was supposed to get in June also didn't show up, although I didn't really expect it given when I was told it had been mailed (or at least signed). OTOH, the property tax bill did arrive. First time in I believe 37 years it has been on time -- Oct. 1 is more usual. Strange as it may seem, though, I'm glad it got here today rather than tomorrow, since that let's me pay it on-line before I leave.
Will wonders never cease?BTW Bill, have a good trip♥
BTW here's the link to the NFB page about the boycott of Good Will Industries:http://www.nfb.org/national-federation-blind-urges-boycott-goodwill-industries
Sorry the link isn't clicky. I don't remember how to make it clicky.
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No puddle? Is she okay?? Some pretty mean storms went through there a couple days ago. Anyone heard from her? Holler if it's time for Sheriff Chuck.
Just talked with Puddle... no power since Friday, won't be back up til Thursday or so.Hugz from Thankful
Bless you, Thankful!!! ♥
Thanks for the pointer about Good Will, Cat. I was really using it as a generic for a thrift store, but it is quite a bit nearer than the Starvation Army store; I don't know where the AmVets store is (or even if they have one), and I don't think there is a St. Vincent de Paul store hereabouts. I figured Good Will would be dependable because they were run by or affiliated with the Episcopal Church; but maybe I am dating myself.
Reply not working.Thank you, Thankful!
Alan, You'd think. Apparently, though, they have strayed from their original values.
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