You made me go look at my last card issued to me on 20JAN71. I had a A4 classification, after having put in my active duty time previously.
I graduated from High School May of 1968, with a A1 classification. Almost to the day a year later, May, 1969, I was inducted and on my way to Ft. Polk, LA. I was on active duty a total of One year, six months and eleven days. Released from active duty on November 26, 1970. The A4 classification was because I still had inactive reserve duty for the remainder of the six years total of my commitment. I received my "Official Discharge" on May 15, 1975.
I always said if they called me back up, there would be 100 guys leave my neighborhood, me and 99 M.P.s.........
Our six year old grandson goes to work with his Dad sometimes on a Saturday morning when Dad needs to finish some paperwork. Dad is a Construction Superintendent.
Grandson told his Mom the other day that when he gets a job with Dad he is taking her Orange office chair to his office, and he also needs his Nerf gun.
I wonder what kind of paperwork Dad is doing on Saturday mornings....:h
fj12ryder, I have a couple of "good ole boy" BILs that could take up the slack for me.....:B
PS.. All of my comments were tongue in cheek remarks, but still Payday and Car title loans make more on the interest than my 401k by a long shot!!!!
In my working life, I had dealings with fluorescent fixtures, so a little of what I know may help, (or not).
1. If other fixtures are the same age as the problem one, they are antique fixtures and need to be replaced. "Leaking" ballast have been replace by electronic ballasts and if you are using F16 tubes or larger you are using a lot of electricity. We found it to be cheaper to replace the whole fixture than rebuild old style fixtures.
2. You may have a bad "tombstone" receptacle on one end of the fixture.
3. If you replace(d) a ballast, did you replace it with the correct ballast? Most of the off the shelf ballast look the same, but be sure to check they are for the correct voltage and the number and size of the tubes in the fixture.
We sold our rig a few years ago, if this is what "camping" has come down to, I am glad we no longer rent a space in a campground. Can't sit around the fire anymore without fretting if someone will sue me because they do something stupid in my rented space.......
I think your agent is milking you for a few dollars, see if they can provide information comparing policies sold verses claims paid out on such a rider on an insurance policy.
If it was legal, (but private parties can not do this in our state), I could make a tidy little profit by charging just half of the interest that these legal loan sharks do. I could make twice the profit on my little nest egg than I currently do in my 401K account. Dang, there is always a stumbling block in my little schemes....:S
Friend and I are leaving early Friday morning to see some of the College World Series. Arkansas plays Virginia Saturday and then we will fly by the seat of the pants after that game. I am not much on baseball, but I like to watch college sports of almost any kind, especially bowl or championship games. The only bummer is we are staying in a motel, no RV anymore for our comforts.......
THANK YOU OMAHA :B We arrived Friday afternoon, drove around the Ameritrade Park to get our bearings for the next few days and met some great people. I do not know if Omaha has much going on during the year, but I guess the CWS is about the biggest event and they do a tremendous job from parking to finding something to eat. My friend and I stayed and watched a total of six games and never heard a gruff word from anyone. I do not usually care for being in large crowds but EVERYONE we met, were there to enjoy themselves.
Thanks again to everyone in Omaha for making our first trip to the CWS a great one and we are already making plans to return again.
BTW, Arkansas lost two close games and were the first team out......:S
K Charles, you are SO LUCKY you can get a real fresh rhubarb pie. :( Here in the deep south most folks do not even know what rhubarb is, much less make a decent pie out of it. Every year I go back to Iowa for a Family reunion and I always put out the word to my cousins that I WANT a rhubarb pie for our potluck dinner. I only get it once a year, its like Christmas to me!!!! :B I try to eat the whole pie before the day is over. Just eat your pie and the Tums after and be glad you have the pie, some of us in this great country are so deprived....:R
And I saw a sight I have not seen in a looooooong time, :@ Army National Guardsmen hiking up the sidewalk with full packs. They were not marching, just hiking up the sidewalk, single file. It brought back some old memories of Ft. Polk, LA, about 46 years ago, marching around the base just to be marching, only difference is we carried our weapons (an M14 rifle), these guys were not carrying any weapons. Plus it is a mild 60 something degrees here, I was marching in July and August heat. I told my wife I sure do not miss those days at all.....:B
I turned 65 in February but just yesterday, got down to Little Rock and purchased my Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License!!!!
No more once a year stop to make the annual purchase for license. It cost me $40.50 (which included the Trout Stamp) and I am set for the rest of my life. :B
Now, all I have to do is talk my DW in to letting me buy that new Bass Boat I have had my eye on.....:W
We have been babysitting our 5 year old grandson since Monday, he has been under the weather and taking an antibiotic.
Granny asked him yesterday if he is feeling better and he replied, "yes I am better, but my butt sure is tired of pooping so much." :S
Kinda sums it up for me too...........
Oaklevel, I think most states have some type of Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board like we do in Arkansas. This Board oversees the Funeral Home business and steps in when a Funeral Home goes under, so to speak. That being said, if all pre-paid plans are like the one we have, it is actually just a Life Insurance policy that is pre-paid to cover the cost of whatever you plan for and can be changed by the family at the time of the funeral by just paying for any additional cost at the time of service. All the Funeral Home does is agree to do whatever you plan for at todays price later down the road, it just locks them in at a set cost, and with ours it would have covered a vault and opening and closing if we had needed it.
Here, we recently had a Funeral Home closed down by the State Board, any pre-paid plans were taken over by the State Insurance Board and they found another Funeral Home to take over the pre-paid plan for the old Funeral Home. No one lost their plans, just changed the name of the Funeral Home to be paid on the Insurance policy. There is really no need to fear over losing money or being left in the cold later, like I said most plans are just Life Insurance policies with the Funeral Home being the beneficiary.
In many under developed countries, bar soap is very common. Washing clothes on a scrub board or rocks, bar soap is used. I saw it a lot in Honduras, Nicaragua and other Central American countries. It was usually circular, about six inches long and 3 or 4 inches in diameter.
Yes, we did both of ours a couple of years ago. We planned all of it, place where service will be held, music to be played, cremation, containers for remains, all we will need. We will both go to the State Military Cemetery and have the approval letter from them to use later. Our two middle aged children would not even sit down to discuss the eventual need for a funeral for us, so we did it and now it is all paid for, all anyone has to do is contact the local Funeral Home when the time comes and they handle it from there. Only thing left to do is write our own obituary, which we plan to do.........
Sorry Crowe, she does not have a secret recipe, she is a just a "dump" cook, dump a little of this, a lot of that. She uses the dry chili seasoning off the shelf, adds browned lean ground beef, tomato juice, can of Rotel, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of pinto beans, drained, and then adds dry chili powder until it tastes right to her. She makes it in the crock pot. It does not set you on fire, but has a nice spiciness to it. She probably would not have won if I had not tasted it and told her to add some more chili powder, the last little bit won it for her I am sure......:B
Things are kind of slow around here, with all the ice and snow.......
Last week some of the ladies at Church decided to have a Chili Cook-off in support of a local Women's Shelter. They asked for entrants to sign up for the cook-off and then have a potluck supper asking for donations for the Shelter. Thirteen people entered the cook-off my DW included. All she wanted to do was make a pot of Chili for the potluck, not expecting to win. Several of the "Men Chefs" started bragging about their world famous chili and all the secret ingredients in their chili. Four judges tasted the chili in a blind taste test. My DW won hands down across the board with all the judges. She was the most surprised of all, winning a 18" high trophy and bragging rights for the next year. I must now address her as "Your Highness" and refer to her as the "Chili Queen"........
It started last September.
I have a full set of Dentures, I am retired and piddle around the house most of the day, so I figured if I didn't put my dentures in, I could not eat a lot of things, so I just leave them out.....
So far I have lost 22 pounds...:B