Monday Morning Musings

Posted on May 12, 2014 under Monday Morning Musings with one comment


Getting pumped for the long weekend



Well, the long weekend is coming up in a few days. Many people will be going to open up their cottages and visiting with family and friends. There will be lots of good food, a hint of booze and plenty of laughs. Oh yes. There will be one other thing .  Guaranteed. The price of gas will go up. Start looking for the lineups later this week.

Speaking of which, the sequel to “Adding Fuel to the Fire” will appear shortly at Week45. “Pandemonium at the Pumps” delves deeply into the thought processes of people who line up at the pumps in anticipation of a price increase in gas. These are the same people who idle their vehicles in the lineup at local coffee shops. If last week’s story was a study in economics, then surely this week’s is a study in human psychology. I’m pumped. Are you?

Do you realize that nagging can lead to an early death? I swear it’s true. A recent study out of Denmark indicates that men who are routinely chastised by their spouses, have a shortened life expectancy. I was all over this one when I read about the report. One woman who was interviewed said men need to be nagged because they are defective. The story has been written and edited. Oddly enough, it’s called “Nagged to Death.” I won’t keep you in suspense too long.

So, we decided to sell our house and had it listed last week. Within hours of initiating the process, we received a call from our realtor that someone wanted to see the house the next morning. We thought it would be days or even a week before we got some activity. We had to drop everything and go like crazy to make the house presentable. This wouldn’t have been a big deal but our basement apartment had just been vacated by a student. I am going to be charitable and just say that it needed some work. Beauty is in the sty of the beholder.

Because my regular Tuesday story won’t be published until Wednesday this week to coincide with Casket day, I think I’ll re-publish a story I put out last year at this time about cleaning up messes after people have vacated homes and rentals. Cleaning our apartment was a fresh reminder. The story is called  “Moving On.”

The response to my tribute to Blaise MacInnis was quite astounding. It is obvious that he touched a lot of lives.

Have a great week.



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