It appears that there has been an extra big push on making sure that your home and or business address plaque can clearly be seen from the street. There seems to be a lot of address plaques that are giving our emergency personnel a fit because they can’t see them and get to the location that they need to get to through their dispatch system that is directing them to an emergency. This issues can turn deadly and more people need to make their address signs easier to read, especially at night.
A lot of cities are going around and painting the house numbers on the curb to help this situation, which I think is a grand idea. Although many cities and towns don’t have the funds available to do this for everyone, so it is up to us to us to purchase an address sign that will do the trick. I’m glad that my taxes are being put to good use and that they provide us all with this safety issue.
I remember when I used to deliver pizza, as a night time job. It was a struggle trying to find the address on many houses and people would get upset if their pizza didn’t come pipping hot. That job didn’t last long, I can tell you that.
I have always enjoyed the look of a house that has window boxes for plants and/or window boxes for flowers, especially the ones that actually are being used and tended to and are full of lively plants and flowers. The house that I grew up in had flower boxes galore around the place. My mother took it upon herself to make our house and our yard as nice looking and homey as possible. When ever I drive by the old house I keep expecting to see those flower boxes and am always depressed to see that they have been long gone and forgotten by newer owners and/or tenants.
The city does a good job keeping up with the care of the flower boxes that have in Old Town. With some of the horrible heat waves that we always can look forward to experiencing every summer, I’m sure it hasn’t been an easy task keeping things from suffering from all the extreme weather that has been messing with us these past couple of years and always looking as good as they do. I’m impressed. My city taxes are hard at work there folks! The roads suck but the planters always look great! LOL
The start of boycotting started with me when Exxon had the huge oil spill in Alaska back in the mid 1980s. They were (and still are) very irresponsible with the actions that they took and with the lack of taking responsibility for the damage that occurred as well as the repercussions from their company and the “Exxon Valdez” that caused the whole mess. To this day Exxon is still not being held accountable to the fullest extent and it just irks me. So I have made it a habit not to purchase any gas from Exxon, nor Mobile gas, since they merged together a decade or so ago. I don’t mind using their restrooms, but that is the extent of my relationship with any Exxon or Mobile gas station, to this very day, some 25 years or so later.
Now BP has come into place now with their oil leak issues and we don’t even have to go any further than that since the news is still full of horror stories about that mess and won’t be going away any time soon. Since the leak first started and BP wasn’t there fixing it and doing what needed to be done I have made it a practice not to purchase or visit any of the BP stations that I’ve seen and I don’t plan on it any time soon.
I just heard that BP has settled the criminal charges for $4 billion in the spill and that a handful of supervisors have been indicted on manslaughter. That has just made by day, heck made my year! As you can tell by my boycotting of these huge oils companies how strongly I feel about these accountability issues, so this is a great victory, but unfortunately this doesn’t make things go away, there is still a long and hard road ahead of both area sue to this nonsense but at least it is a start that I’m grateful for hearing about.
We now have a police officer in the immediate family, one of my brothers has just recently re-entered into the law enforcement field. He had previously put in a few years on the force, but got out of it for a time, and has decided to go back and try once again, at what must be an awfully stressful job especially for a married man with four kids at home, and a new baby on the way. I was taking a look around on the Internet and found an interesting site at LApolicegear.com, that my brother-in-law would probably get a charge out of seeing, and will send the link to him soon in my next email to him.
What an amazing variety of police oriented gear that they now have to offer these days, quite fascinating to say the least. I ran across a few items that I found myself interested in and may want to put an order in for in the near future. I have been looking for a good quality flashlight and they offer the surefire brand, which is a company that is known to produce some of the best illuminating tools on the market. I’ve always wanted to own on and now with this massive inventory to pick from, it only seems right to go ahead a buy something for myself for a change, while I have the opportunity to do so. And with FREE Ground Shipping by using a coupon code which is provided and located right on the web-site, now seems to be the perfect time.
I do believe that I have found a great Christmas gift that I can give to numerous folks on my list this year. Identity Stronghold has come up with a great way to keep electronic pick picketers from stealing your valuable information. They have come up with a way to block rfid credit cards with several secure sleeve and other blocking product options that I know several people would really appreciate receiving and using for Christmas. Check out the website of http://www.idstronghold.com/ and read all about it. I think you will be surprised and enlightened.