Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Weeeell it has been busy...
He is just the best looking beagle I have ever seen. His name is Reagan, and he loves to eat hippies!! HA! We had to give him to the kids early since this was all over the ground with more to come tomorrow:We have a total of 14 inches. Now I know that is a pittance compared to some of you who live in the northeast. But, they just are not set up out here to deal with this kind of snow fall. Our streets still have not been plowed or sanded. first we got a about 10 inches, then an inch of ice, then 4 inches of new snow. It is truly amazing. I guess we are going to get another 2 to 5 inches. Calgon take me away to... Cancun
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
This week it is back to the grindstone! Water all day, one can of pop at lunch and dinner, Tuna and turkey sandwiches for lunch! Oatmeal and turkey sausage for breakfast. This food I can eat. I actually like what I am eating. sometimes when you try and lose weight we eat stuff we just don't like. And I get burned out quick on salads all week. So this is awesome.
To all of us that are trying to lose weight. KEEP IT UP, and DON'T GIVE UP!! When I look back and see all the times that I started and quit, it reminds me, if I had just kept up and didn't quit I would be thin now and much more healthy! Lets do this!!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wyatt, Jump out, and my brother Pinhead have all had children within a couple of weeks of each other. I got children popping up all around here man!!!
Congratulations to you all! I know Pinhead the best obviously since he is my brother, but I know Wyatt pretty good and have got to know Jump Out pretty good too. And I know that they will all be great fathers.
I love Mothers and all that they do for their families. All the sacrifices of their lives, the 3 am feedings, labor! But they can't do it alone. A great Father is hard to find these days. Especially for our daughters.
Wyatt, Jump Out, Pinhead, their wives, Well done you all! well done!!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Doesn't it seem
Okay, let me set this up. I work in the RV industry. The company that I work for sells heating systems that heat the coach and gives continuous hot water to the customer. Needles to say, out product is not cheap. We usually sell a system retail for about $7000. To an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) , these are the guys that build the motorhomes, we sell somewhere around $3500. This puts us in motorhomes that cost over $250,000. So we are in the high end market of the industry. If the industry has a down turn like what is going on right now, usually we don't see too much of a hit. But ever since our beloved leader-elect started spouting off that he was going to start taxing people making over $150,000 a year, we started to see a complete collapse of the RV market. I am not saying that he is completely to blame, a lot of the problem is that banks have pulled out of the lending business in the industry. We have manufactures that were stable a year ago, closing their doors today. Nobody is selling right now. The banks are the problem for the average coach. Like I said, the lower end of the market doesn't usually bother us. But where we get hit, is when wealthy people think they are going to have to come up with extra money to pay taxes. The first thing that goes out the window are luxury purchases. These are the very people that drive our side of the market, and by saying he is going to tax them, takes money out of my pocket!
I would rather get an order from a manufacture for a year or two years worth of furnaces, than to get a one time check from the government. When we look back at policies that the government had put into place we get a clear picture of those that work and those that don't. Raising taxes never provides what those that raise taxes thinks it will do. During Reagan's terms he lowered taxes and created over 20 million jobs. Increase even in the coffers of the government. Create more taxpayers is the way to get more taxes, you don't tax the ones you have into oblivion.
I am currently here in Louisville, KY at our annual Industry show. There just isn't much on the horizon that looks good. I may have to find something else to do. And I do not want to do that. I love what I do, but sometimes you just got to adjust! So we will see.