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Buy The Right Tarp The First Time Around

I know that I had some tarps out in one of the sheds some where. I have a lot of yard work that needs to be done that I haven’t been able to do because of all of the rain we have been dealing with and I always have a need for a tarp or two, or three, for this autumn/winter time chore. Since I can’t seem to lay my hands on a single one I have to decided to order a couple online from mytarp.com which has the largest selection of tarps that I’ve ever seen. I don’t want or need anything fancy, but I do want quality and I don’t mind paying to get it. I have wasted enough money buying items just like this at the dollar store or at the local discount flea market that is famous for selling cheap products.

I also refuse to buy and use those outrageously bright and obnoxious looking blue tarps that you see in a lot of people’s yards, drive ways and carports that people use to protect things from the weather. I totally hate seeing them, they are such an eye sore and I couldn’t imagine ever using one or more of these tarps when there are plenty of other tarp options out there to choose from. I personally like the clear tarps. They do the job of protecting things from water and weather conditions but also allow you to see what is under them so you don’t have to guess or try to move the tarp to see. Unless you are trying to keep what is under there “under wraps” there is no reason to have to have to look at an ugly looking tarp day in and day out.

So if I order myclear tarps this weekend I should have them by next weekend, which will work out just fine. I just hope we have a few nice weekends ahead of use before it starts getting to darned cold out. By that time I want the place looking good and ready to enjoy for the rest of the fall and winter season that we have all been waiting for over this long hard summer that took it’s toll on so many of us.

Walking With Macina

Last night I had dinner at my best friends house, something that we try very hard to do and actually accomplish at least once a month. It gets me out and away from my “duties” at home for anevening, I get to spend quality time with my BFF as well as spending some time with my 2 year old god-daughter, Macina who I just adore, totally. After eating dinner I always take Macina for a short walk while the dishes are being taken care of, since I’m a guest I’m not allowed in the kitchen for any type of clean up duty, which is just fine with me.

Last night was the first night in a long time that we had a nice breeze going on and there were a lot more people out and about for a change due to the long over due break in the extreme heat that we have been dealing with for so long this summer. So to celebrate we actually walked over to the ice cream parlor where she got a free “kiddie cone” and I enjoyed a chocolate ice cream cone for the walk back where Macina enjoyed looking into the many store front windows that we passed to see what was going on in all of them.

She was really attracted to this one store that appeared to be empty of anything other than a few tables, some chairs and a good amount of people that were just seeming to be milling around the place. While Macina had her nose pressed onto the glass, I read on the door a home made looking sign with the word Herbalife printed on it, so I figured there was some type of meeting going on to do with the Northern Virginia Herbalife Distributors in the area and was impressed on how many people were in there. After Macina had her fill of that scene we started to move on down the strip when we heard a voice calling out behind us, so I turned around to see a young lady walking very fast trying to catch up to us so I stopped to see what in the world was going on.

She was a sweet girl, couldn’t be a day over 12, actually had a dress on and not the jeans that we tend to see on almost every kid in America. Anyway she was inviting us to come back with her and find out more about the Herbalife Diet, which I thought was very brave of her as well as nice of her to offer, but I had to turn her down. Macina was over due for a diaper change and her mother would really freak out if we didn’t get back to her apartment in our usual time frame, so just wasn’t the right time. Too bad, it might have been interesting, so I’ve decided to check out Herbalife Online and see what it’s all about when I have some play time on the computer.

We All Need Energy

With all of the gadgets that are invading our homes and offices as fast as they can the need for batteries to run all of them can be a challenge. It seems that I am always running to the cabinet that holds the shoe box that I try and keep full of various batteries, only to find that the kind that I am needing at that time are not there, it never seems to fail. As hard as I try to keep them all in stock it just seems to be an impossible task and I seem to constantly being purchasing some type of battery when I go to Walmart where the prices are usually lower then other retail stores for most batteries.

But when it comes to the energy that is necessary to run the various computers in the house I turn to the Internet to help me find what I need. I mean it isn’t as if you can run down to any store and buy like a dell battery or a Dell  ac adapter for example just anywhere. The best place that I have found so far online which is where I just found the Dell AC Adapter that hubby needed for his laptop and he needed it quick like and so far they haven’t let me down without having to pay extra for it.

Something that I really like is that they have a link on their website that you can type in your zip code and hopefully find one of the over 30,000 locations that are provided for any of us to use to drop off any of our old cell phones or rechargeable batteries to be recycled. If you know me at all you know how seriously I feel about recycling.

Since we live out in the boonies I really didn’t expect to see any place close at all for us to use but was pleasantly surprised to find 5 that are convenient for us and believe me we have taken advantage of these collection locations since discovering them a while back, it’s all good!

new favorite color

Green Is My Favorite Color These Days

Trash or Treasure

I was digging around in the garage over the past week end and I stumbled upon 3 metal detectors that I had completely forgotten about for some time now. What the problem is that I have no idea if they work or not so I don’t know if I should keep them or toss them into the scrape pile that is building up behind the garage waiting to be taken to the recycling and scrape company in town. If I remember correctly my nephew has been  metal detecting. We don’t talk much, he isn’t on Facebook, so I’m thinking of asking him to stop by at his convenience and see if he can clue me in a bit. And it would be good to see him, it’s been over a year,

Hot Tub Spa Covers Are Important

Hot tub spa covers are en extremely important aspect of having a hot tub, especially if yours is one of the popular outside spas that people are spending so much time in these days. I have always dreamed of having my own hot tub out back, water is such an important therapeutic option for me, I fear I would never want to do anything other than soak my aching body and all my troubles away and I’d become extremely anti social, preferring my hot tub over just about anyone!

hot spa covers

Cover Your Spa For Safety