I was in the unemployment office to get some information today and ended up chatting with a woman in line with me. We touched on scraping the bottom of the barrel here at Christmas time and I mentioned that I had plenty of canned goods left, though not always of what I wanted. I told her that I ended up with some strange combinations sometimes, but that I had yet to go hungry. She admitted that she HAD gone hungry a few times lately, but only because she wasn’t a pig and couldn’t eat “just anything.” Perhaps she really wasn’t trying to offend me due to my porcine physique, or perhaps she was, but if so, she probably got a surprise when I laughed. SHE might have been offended had I voiced my thought that pigs must be smarter than her!
I got my first auto insurance bill for the new year today and it’s $5 a month higher than this year’s. I continue to pay the Farm Bureau $40 a year in membership since it saves me $100 per annum on the cost with Nationwide. I’m more than a little miffed that Farm Bureau isn’t big on enforcing immigration law on our southern border and is supposedly in favor of amnesty. I’m thinking about dropping my membership for that reason alone. Now that Nationwide is raising the cost of my liability-only policy, I’m going to shop around. Sadly, it’s usually hard to beat the price that mutual companies offer. I’ve already given up collision due to the cost.
I came upstairs today and told my wife that I saw something in the basement that I hadn’t seen for several years. She acted disgusted when I told her it was a certain section of the floor. I was sort of happy that my efforts to organize the basement were finally starting to pay off! She, on the other hand, is the sort of person who looks at a donut and sees only the hole. That’s why I decided to share my “joy” with YOU! LOL! © 2013