Itíll Feel Better When It Quits Hurting

Written by Timothy Whitt


Let me give you some advice putting together a swing set takes more then one person. That is unless you enjoy suffering aches and pains in muscles you did not even know you had. My wife told me to get some help but I assured her byrepparttar pictures inrepparttar 140133 instructions it looked like one guy could do it. Boy was I wrong.

So there I wasrepparttar 140134 swing set instruction book in one hand, whilerepparttar 140135 other hand was waving goodbye to my wife as she drove off on a weeklong excursion atrepparttar 140136 shore with her lady friends. As I turned around to go back intorepparttar 140137 house I was thinking this was going to be a great week. I could get that swing set together in one or two days and then haverepparttar 140138 rest ofrepparttar 140139 week to lie around watching videos and playing on my computer.

My wife was onrepparttar 140140 road torepparttar 140141 shore, my kids were both away at camp forrepparttar 140142 week, so for me it was just an empty house, one simple building project and then relaxation. . What more could a guy ask for? Well for one thing cooler temperature and a weeks vacation to finishrepparttar 140143 project.

The next day dawned with bright sunshine, high humidity and temperatures inrepparttar 140144 high ninetyís. I was dreading it already. My thoughts turned to ideas of abandoningrepparttar 140145 project until cooler temperatures prevailed. Say around November or December, but my wife was counting using that swing set for her daycare kids so I couldnít let her down. We all no that guys are always on time withrepparttar 140146 tasks that our wives ask us to do.

So with such great (hot) weather to start offrepparttar 140147 first day of my building project I laid outrepparttar 140148 tools andrepparttar 140149 different parts ofrepparttar 140150 sing set to in order to better acquaint myself withrepparttar 140151 instructions, allrepparttar 140152 parts torepparttar 140153 swing set and whatever else I would need to get me started. Well actually that is what I should have done what I actually did was get my tools rip openrepparttar 140154 boxes and lay into that thing. An hour later and at least10 pounds lighter from allrepparttar 140155 sweating I had my first two boards bolted together I was on my way.

Once I was finally able to get those first two boards together I figured it would be all down hill from there, but unfortunatelyrepparttar 140156 hill I was going down would last five scorching hot, paint blistering days. Well I exaggerated a little onrepparttar 140157 heat but it was hot and it was humid. The kind of humidity that causes your shirt to stick fully to your body but even that could not dampen my joy (pardonrepparttar 140158 pun) because byrepparttar 140159 end of five days I finally had a fully functional swing set.

Just The Fax, Míam

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder


For years, I smugly prided myself as a non-fax machine person. I felt it beneath my dignity to own such a technical contraption. The quill is more my style than a computer but, being practical, I reluctantly use a computer, casting wistful glances atrepparttar dust gathering on my quill.

Unfortunately, inrepparttar 139159 world in which we live, it is necessary to fax some letters or documents to someone in some odd part ofrepparttar 139160 world. I don't like it, but that's justrepparttar 139161 way it is.

Onrepparttar 139162 rare occasion when I must fax some document at an office supply store, I usually sneak inrepparttar 139163 back way. It has been my experience, whenrepparttar 139164 fax man seeth me cometh, he always raisesrepparttar 139165 price per page. This is just a small service he does for Yours Truly.

Then, when paying for this service,repparttar 139166 fax man usually says with an impish grin, "When are you going to get a fax machine of your own?"

I always flash a smile back at him, but if he knewrepparttar 139167 thoughts in my head, he would charge me more per page. Silence truly is golden, especially forrepparttar 139168 person exercisingrepparttar 139169 virtue.

Actually, I don't trust machines. I know a mind somewhere is controlling all of these machines ó a menacing, mischievous mind dedicated torepparttar 139170 simple task of messing up my life.

When I eventually break down and buy a fax machine someone will invent something to replace it and I'll have another antique on my hands to put alongside of my Underwood typewriter and boxes of 8-track tapes.

This notwithstanding, I ended up buying a fax machine several weeks ago. I didn't want to, but I had no choice inrepparttar 139171 matter.

My printer finally wentrepparttar 139172 way of all printers. I hated to see it go. The left side was cracked where Noah,repparttar 139173 original owner, dropped it. For years, it served me quite well. My next printer will have a big ink cartridge to fill.

I hate buying replacement equipment. Rarely isrepparttar 139174 new any better thanrepparttar 139175 old, just more expensive, not to mention complicated. But, necessity isrepparttar 139176 stepmother of all complications in life, and I set out to buy a new printer.

I resolutely did not want to buy a fax machine. Under no circumstance did I want to buy a fax machine. Therefore, I ended up buying a fax machine.

It is impossible to buy a printer anymore. In order to buy a printer you must

buy a machine that prints/copies/scans/faxes. I think it's a pretty sneaky way to get me to buy a fax machine. Someone "out there" is set on me owning a fax machine even though I don't want to own one.

This new machine does everything but vacuumrepparttar 139177 interior of my car. But it wasrepparttar 139178 cheapest machine I could find.

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