Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Read the fine print!

A banner ad on MSN caught my attention promising a 70% savings on my electric bill for $200 in parts. I read through it with all the claims of the utility companies wanting to bury the information. I googled it for other opinions and found a great endorsement from "Consumers Guide". They claimed they built and tested the product and it worked exactly as explained in the book. They even included a link to get the best pricing on the book that told how to build these great solor panels and wind generator. At the bottom of the page was very small print almost the same shade as the background. I hi-lighted it and pasted in word. Following is the enlarged and readable copy.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved. This page is a fictious demonstration of what an individual who uses the advertised products could potentially experience. Results from using these services will vary. Your results can be better or worse depending on the effort you put forth within them. These recommendations are soley based upon opinion. "As Seen On" logos and tradmarks are owned by their respective companies. is paid a commission if a purchase is made through this website. All claims made by us are made up for advertising purposes only. One of more of the services we review has been previously written about or featured by those companies. We have no affiliation with those companies. We make no representation or guarantee of the quality of these companies. The rates, fees and information on this page, while accurate at the time of writing, is subject to change and may have changed since originally published. This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this site. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

It appeares to me they are admitting to lying about everything they said in their promotion of this wonderful product. I thought it was to good to be true.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Really big cat

Dustin could have grabbed this one it was so close.

It's Spring

Grandson Noah's first attempt down the mountain. He wasn't hurt. When he saw his bike did not fare so well, he said it was ok becasue he had another one at home. (Daniel was closer than I was so it's not my fault...and I did tell him not to go up the OTHER mountain.)
This little fellow was watching me fish the other day. He was about 4' long and very friendly. No noisy displays, just a calm, "I'll leave you alone if you leave me alone attitude". I did. I have another one from the day before that I found in my driveway. I put him in the barn until I can release him somewhere where he won't be a threat to my Grandkids...after I snake break my new puppy...I will have to defang him first so neither of us get hurt. Did you know they have several sets of fangs in case one breaks off? I'm waiting for the cut on my hand to heal before I handle him. Experience tells me that venom running down my hand to an open wound would be as good as a bite. And YES Deanna, I have to do it or the Puppy will get bit like the last one did.

Tanner (Doni's) and Seth (Heidi's son) went with me the other day to see if the white bass were in yet. They were. I planned to keep them dry all day, but Uncle Darin carried them across the deep part and then put them down in the shallow part. His response to my complaint "you never worried about keeping us dry when you took us fishing". Darin just does not understand that grandsons are different....or maybe not.

That's what I've been up to lately. If your craving somthing for the soul today, Check out Cousin Rays blog on the Missional Church. It is what we ought to be. Just follow the link to the right.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Congratulations Josh and Brittany Morris

She was as beautiful as any bride could ever hope to be. The wedding was wonderful and we are all so happy for them. You had to see it to capture how cute it was, but before Brittany declared her "I DO" to Josh, she paused, hand on chin, looked contemplative and got wispered advice from maid of honor / sister Brooke.... while the theme from Jeopardy played! You are gonna have a great run! ALL OUR LOVE AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!

Gold at the end of a Rainbow

I always thought it was a fairy tale that there was gold at the end of a rainbow. Here's proof. This rainbow begins on top of an old gold mine behind my house. You can see the color change in the plants in the background.
Mom's house next door

Monday, March 1, 2010

Josh's bachlor Party

Josh's dad, Patrick and Brother Troy on the Shore. Josh is taking Robbie and Shane across the river.
I'm not really a big fan of bachlor parties but I decided to go along once I was certain we were going after Stripers (with one "p") and shooting Carp, (not "ra") for Brookes garden. It didn't make a lot of sense to be at Lake Pleasant during a storm, but that's where we we went. I opted NOT to get into the boat to ford the river feeding the lake. I borrowed Daniel's horse and spent a wonderful frew hours riding alongside the lake pretending to scout for the fish the boys wanted to hunt with bow and arrow. When it started raining...hard...I pulled up under some trees, picketed the horse and sat it out in my rain gear high and dry. The rest were not so fortunate, but I think they like being cold and wet. Thanks for a good time guys. Hope you had as much fun as I did.