Coffee Mug – End of Era

MugThe other morning I tried to do to many things at once and because of that I dropped my favorite coffee/tea mug as it slipped from my grip and broke the handle off of it.  No problem I though, I have all the pieces and can glue it back on at some point later, maybe and if not I can use it without a handle for the most part.  But with sadness yesterday I realized that there is a hairline fracture in the vessel now and sure enough this morning I noted that there was a leak from my tea… Continue reading

Time Warner Strikes Again!

LightningTime Warner Cable strikes again…  Or in the same sense of the moniker “Orange is the New Black,” TWC is the new AT&T.  To be completely fair, the actual striking part, as in the lightning strike can not properly be blamed on Time Warner Cable.  The aftermath of that and what has me irked all over at them again, however, can be laid squarely at their door.

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Winter, Weather, & Snow

Snowy RoadI mentioned to my wife just the other day that the weather forecasting teams, local and national, had since around Christmas made predictions for three snows with a decent accumulation for our area of the country.  On all three of those past occasions, the road crews, both state and local had really put forth a major effort with both pre and post-treatment of the roads.  Over done in fact, given that on two occasion we were lucky to see two flakes accumulate in total.  My concern expressed to her was the what is going to happen when we actually do get a snow? Continue reading

Make Once, Sell Many

One to ManyI had an epiphany just a little while ago about what I have been doing wrong on all the little side business ventures I have gotten myself involved with over the years, with the exception of my farming adventures. I tend to get focused on production types of items, that require a good deal of input, usually my time, to complete the item. And in the end, I have just that, one item that is good to be sold. What most business ventures need to be truly successful though is a product, good, or service that you make once and sell it many times.

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Open Letter to Ky Telco Credit Union

Ky TelcoI am writing to you to express my extreme dismay and utter disappointment in your organization that come about as of the recent letter I received from you.  Your letter indicates that effective March 1st my account that I have with you will begin to be charged a $5.00 monthly service fee.  The letter goes on to indicate that this is because of the cost of my account and specifically in regards to having maintained an average daily balance of less than $200.00.  My first reaction was you have got to be kidding me and my reaction since that time has went to m a much more negative place. Continue reading

Insight – to McAfee?

Insight LogoThose who know and read know that it is an inside joke with some folks I know from McAfee that you just do not offer poor customer service to someone from the little spot in the road I did most of my growing up called McAfee or they will just take their business elsewhere. I am left in a icky place after my dealings with Insight, over the last week but especially yesterday. But to really get the full picture I have to make up to Friday a week ago, on the 3rd of February…

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