Saturday, January 17, 2009

Resort Summit

OK, so after Christmas vacation I decided I need to have a vacation, thus my visit to my favorite resort. Most would not think that our local hospital would qualify as a resort but I DO. First of all I have an infection in my hip, that is the reason that I took my vacation of sorts. Webster Dictionary Defination: Resort 1 a: one that affords aid or refuge : resource resort> b: recourse 1a resort to outside help>2 a: frequent, habitual, or general visiting resort> b: persons who frequent a place : throng c (1): a frequently visited place : haunt (2): a place providing recreation and entertainment especially to vacationers

Now let me continue with my dissertation. Our local hospital recently made some major improvements. Last year they completed there patient tower. This 5 story tower was built with the patient in mind. They are large enough for someone in a wheelchair with all their equipment. There is plenty of room for large family visits. A couch that converts into a bed is plenty conformable for a care partner to stay the night. Holly won't spend a night with me, she tried once and had a horrible night sleep. Nurses were in ever hour and half to do something. I am used to this, having spent way to many moons in hospitals. Each room is also equiped with a 23" flat screen T.V., and my personal favorite Wi-Fi. Under neath the T.V. is a big white board that is used to communacate information to all concerened parties, the nurse, the patient, the doctor, and the families ect.

So now that I have a Hotel Room with T.V. and Wi-Fi. Let's talk a little about the food. Most hospital's send the same thing to everyone at eight, twelve, and five. When I'm on vacation, I don't want to get up that early I may also want to eat later at night. Enter my favioret resort. They have room service, you heard me right ROOM SERVICE. Wake up and order what you want. Get hungry order again and hour later order again its that easy. At dinner time I order two dinners and latter at night bam! I have another meal, as Taco Bell puts it 4th meal. Order your food and within 45 min you have hot and freash food.

Now for my third of three qualification of a resort. Somthing to look at. Nurses taking care of you getting you water, soda pop, crackers, scratching your back, and of course a sponge bath (he he). I really like my resort. My wife also like her vacation from taking care of me. Only problom is my best'es frind, life coach, cuteist, cuddly bug, and everything girl is not here with me. I will be home soon via Tucson Dear.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room denting the freshly-painted vertical stabilizer which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.
WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench at the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh filth and foul, foul and filth!!!!'
ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age.
SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.
BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.
BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.
TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.
STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws.
PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50-cent part.
HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.
HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.
UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as leather seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
DAMMIT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'DAMMIT' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

Sorry but I could not take any thing out of this post nor add to it. Feel free to use it at your blog.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas Traditions

What fun it is when you learn that you started a tradition in a family's life. Many years ago we traveled to visit our good friends. While there we suggested to see the movie "Monsters Inc". This was also the year that we started a tradition of our very own. We chose names and started to make a gift for that person. I remember what I got. My wife made me a wallet and I made her a doll; she collect's dolls. We have done that each year since. This year, we decided that we would make all our family members a gift. That was quite a project, let me tell you. Each gift was to be well thought out. If we need to buy supplies, than it needed to be of practical use. Otherwise, if we had the supplies on hand, the sky was the limit. Though my wife picked out everything for her present, (a man just doesn't go out and get the supplies without council) I assembled it. She picked out the material, pattern, and all the accessories to go with the dress that was made by my youngest son and I. Not a bad job, if I do say so myself. Well, enough of that. When our friends came out to visit us after Christmas, they informed us that we needed to go see a movie. Apparently, each year after that first movie, it has been a tradition for them to go view a flicker show. Nice to know we started something good.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Wednesday Letters The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Opps I did it again. I am not becoming a book worm, I am not becoming a book worm, I am... if I say it enough I might belive it. This is the second book that I have read from cover-to-cover in one setting Wow!!! Thanks Debbie I was up till like 4:30 in the morning. This book will make you want to get up and do something

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