Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene is hitting New York – which is about 1500 miles away-at the moment, a lot of wind and rain. We in Texas could use that rain right now because we are in the middle of a drought season. The city of Lake Jackson, Phase II “requires that water customers limit their use of water for irrigation and other discretionary uses to alternate days, with even numbered addresses watering on even numbered dates and odd numbered addresses watering on odd numbered dates.” Of course, this dose not stops my father from watering his garden from Oyster Creek!

At this time I am not sure what vegetable my planing to grow this fall, but can see some green peppers growing there. My peach wine is going fine. It’s up to 9 per cent alcohol and taste a little bitter, but I will add some more sugar and make it taste better. It still has away to go. :-)

I was amused the other day when I had to explain to a coworker that there are more than two types of Teas in the world. I quickly found myself talking about the different kinds of Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong tea, and White Tea before I realized that he mean –Hot Tea and Iced Tea. [By the way- Iced Tea first appear in the USA during the 1860s.]

Cathy is making some Iced Tea, so I will be drinking it soon. Her computer caught a virus and she had Jim, a friend and local computer people clean it out, twice, before he killed it. So her computer is running okay. The Library is fine. The local government library a.k.a. Cathy’s bosses were running around tried to stop waste of public funds and of course make the library system look good. This reminds me of the days when Dow Chemical Co. was cutting back on spending. Several people came running down stairs to informed the mail room it cheaper to put the Dow Mail on to the DowAirplane and fly the company mail to Midland, Michigan than the way we was doing it. How much was using the Dow Airplane? $100.00 dollar US. Vs. the Local US Post Office: $25.00 dollar US. Oh, the mail service was already delivering the mail cheap than their brilliant idea. The difference did not stop other people suggestion how they brilliant idea could save the “Mail System” Company money.

In the end, management replaced everyone with contractors. These folk had no loyalty to Dow. And did not know who is who at Dow. Three years later, Dow management had to hired Dow employees to run the mail room.

Will they ever learned!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It is still hot in Texas. My sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, John, and their kids just returned from New England a few days ago. And discovered what hot really like, no central air conditioner units. My brother home was build like most homes in Connecticut with no central air conditioner units. Fortunately he has several window units which made the house cooler at night. Or course, there is the backyard swimming pool to stay cool in. On Sunday July 31[?], My brother, Bruce, had cook out in his back yard. My older brother Frank, his wife, and daughter; Al Perrino, his wife and kids; my sister and her husband, and their kids, then Bruce, his wife and kids. Elizabeth, John and the kids also visited New York City, [Note: John, New York City is not part of New England. New England is the region of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.], in the state of New York, part of Mid-Atlantic states. I have post the photos on Flickr. Com.