..by Anura Guruge
These were the figures I bought, all jumbled up and thrown together, in a plastic bag, at the Meredith Community Yard Sale last month.
I wanted to display them, so I built this 3-tier riser. Yes, contrary to the widespread belief that all I can do is write, I can, if I put my mind to it, make most any kind of shelving — having 4 decades of hands on experience putting up probably a 1/4 mile worth of shelving.
It appears that I do have Grover!
Those of you who know your presidents, better than obviously does the 12-year old Devanee, probably have already worked it out.
Grover is unique and even President Obama, as I wrote about in 2009, slipped up on that one. Yes, like the notorious 3-term Benedict IX (#146, #148 & #151) Grover served 2 non-consecutive terms (#22 & #24). Though she should have spotted that, that is where Devanee slipped up. She didn’t find the 2nd Grover!
But, the 1st Grover is there, standing proud, in a nice gray long-coat suit. So, I am happy. Joys of yard sales.
.by Anura Guruge
I saw and quickly skimmed through the story in yesterday’s ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. Kind of made sense to me. I didn’t stop to tally the votes.
I have no axe to grind on this. I do actually see both sides to the ongoing County budget war. Yes, I do NOT want the County portion of my Property Tax bill to go up ‘9%’ (or whatever). That is a given. My tax bill is high enough already — thanks. So, I am totally behind any and all efforts to keep the tax increase of my bill under control.
But, I also understand that the County has obligations that we have to pay for, whether we like it or not, because that is how things work. As ever I would like some meaningful COMPROMISE. So that is where I stand.
This Medicare reimbursement ‘issue’, at least at first sight, and as reported in the paper, seems innocuous to me — and today’s letter appears to echo that.
Plus I just, as is my wont, did some sums. There were 14 State Reps present for the vote — with 4 AWOL. Of that, reading between the lines, 9 were Republicans, 5 were Democrats.
So in the 10-4 vote, 5 Republicans joined the Democrats to make the 10 votes. So, 5 Republicans voted FOR, and 4 Republicans voted against. I find that very odd. That is my concern.
Why did the 4 that vote against, do so? What did they fear that the the other Republicans present, did not.
I am curios.
.by Anura Guruge
As I have said before, I am not sure why Hammacher Schlemmer perseveres in sending me their printed catalog and frequent e-mails. I am way off their target demographics. The above two watches were in an e-mail that I got this morning.
There are nice, but not my style — at least these days. Yes, I have been known to wear digital watches and even had one that displayed a full month calendar, but I am into ‘classic’ watches, in my old age, and the watch I wear most often is 25 years old.
I like Skeleton watches and have a couple of cheap, and by that I mean less than $5, Chinese imitations. They are not very good but look half-way decent.