(thought I'd pass that along - just another service I provide...lol)
Yep, it's the weekend at long last, and the final one for this month.
Can St. Patty's Day be that close at hand?
Our Hoosierland weather for today really changes things up, with partly to mostly cloudy skies, rain moving in by afternoon, and windy conditions to boot over the next 24 hours.
We may even have a thunderstorm later on, or during the overnight hours.
|Hopefully, OUR weather won't come to this.|
Now, if that isn't cause for a nice hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, I don't know what is, so let's all partake, as we see what's been going elsewhere...
*** First out the front door is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 24 -
---Today is National Skip the Straw Day
---It's National Tortilla Chip Day
*** Next, and since this IS the end of the week, let's take a look at what we cna observe over the next 48 hours.
FEBRUARY 25 -
---Saturday is National Chocolate Covered Nut Day.
SO nailed down)
---It's National Clam Chowder Day
FEBRUARY 26 -
---Sunday is National Pistachio Day
---It's National Tell A Fairy Tale Day
And there we go...enjoy yourselves and remember to always observe responsibly!
*** Next up, The Fort Wayne Fire Department is taking purchase of three new fire engines.
(this is primarily for my nephews, Erik, a captain w/ the Alexandria, VA FD)
Here's the official FWFD website:
And, here's the story from WPTA:
((Three fire engines will be put into service this week.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department said Fire Station 9,10 and 11 are getting new engines.
The department will host a brief ceremony at each location to celebrate the placement.
It will conduct a traditional "wet down" and "push in" service.
Engine 9,10 and 11 are 2017 Pierce Saber Pumpers with a Cummins diesel engine.
They contain a 750-gallon tank and 1,250-gallon per minute pump.
Each engine holds up to 6 firefighters, extrication equipment, ladders, hose and medical supplies.
|New Pierce Saber pumper.|
Engine 9 will be placed into service Friday, February 24 at noon at Fire Station 9.
Engine 11 will be placed into service Friday, February 24 at 1 pm at station 11.))
|Current Engine 11 - 2005 Pierce Enforcer|
Considering the use that those three engine houses get in OUR part of town, it's refreshing to know that we are getting the new units.
*** Next up...wow, not enough stupid going on to warrant a spot here, today.
I find that hard to believe, but no good stories in any of the media sources?
---Another murder case and another "mistrial"...what gives?
Well, if at first you DON'T succeed, try, try, and try AGAIN, right?
I knew we could find something...heh.
*** Next, from the "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Department, there's this story:
*** Next, and from the "I Didn't Know That, But It Sure Makes Sense" Department, comes this little gem:
Small "investors" buying up houses to RENT out. While in good neighborhoods, that might work (as in times past), in other sections of other cities, it's just a way to hasten blight, and all for the almighty buck.
NOTHING GOOD has come of ANY of the houses that became rentals, simply because of the human refuse that was moved into them, without background checks.
How else can you explain being able to rent for around $500 a month (subsidized down to less than half that amount, thanks to the taxpayers), have several kids, a newer vehicle (or several), a satellite dish on the house, and yet no one seems to hold down a job, yet can spend time smoking weed in the garage with the door open?
THAT is what causes a neighborhood to get flushed down the crapper, trust me on this one.
|The "adventure" continues...|
*** Next , let's check out "Kitten Corner"...
|Time out...for a scratch.|
Like I said, maybe something "in the air"?
|I'm just watching her...|
|Lounging by the front door.|
Hope nothing's happened to him (or her). Tweak, Junior, and Mangey stop by now and then.
|Mangey gets some seeds.|
Did see a couple mourning doves stop by.
*** Last out of the back door...a lot can be said when it comes to the learning process.
All we have to do is avail ourselves of it. Technology makes such a task easier by far, but it's not the end-all for education.
While formal learning at the secondary levels tends to cost, the wealth of knowledge from life experiences alone, is relatively priceless, and it never costs nearly as much as 4 years at a university.
But, it does require the same attentiveness as if you were listening to a lecture, for our lives are always telling us something.
And our job is to listen, lest we become just another "brick" in the wall of society.
To go through life and task oneself to being an observer of the human condition is quite the eye-opening experience, for you get to witness the entire spectrum of humanity, good and bad. To see and hear is to know, and to know is to learn.
Life never stops teaching, and we should never stop learning, as long as we can draw a breath.
Therein lies the lesson for the day.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.