Did You Know? (7-6-07)

• U.S. Interstates which go north-south are numbered sequentially starting from the west with odd numbers, and Interstates which go east-west are numbered sequentially starting from the south with even numbers.

• The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

• Cranberry Jello is the only jello flavor that comes from real fruit, not artificial flavoring.

• The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

• ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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Blinds For The Entire House

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My wife made a decision on what color she would like to paint the new room. Light yellow walls with a typical white ceiling. Sounds good to me, I’m just glad my part of this is about over. Just a little more drywall finishing, and the rest is up to her. 🙂

We were debating on what color the blinds should be, and we still haven’t really decided. Chances are, they will be white or an off white. One thing that I learned during our discussion was that she planned on buying new blinds for the entire house. That really doesn’t bother me though, we definitely need them.


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Somone Ran Over My Mailbox

It was about this time last year when someone ran over my mailbox. It wasn’t just my mailbox, but 2 of my neighbors as well. All three of us had our mailboxes on the same post.

The wife and I were sitting in the house, watching television when we heard what sounded like someone sliding in the gravels (we live on a one lane road). We both got up, and went out onto the deck to see a car that was stopped, suddenly speed off. It was dark outside, so we just assumed that the person in the car had swerved to miss our neighbors dog. It has happened several times before….nothing new. We went back inside to finish what we were doing. About 5 minutes later, the neighbors called and asked us if we saw who crashed into our mailboxes. We told her about the vehicle we saw, and then met back outside to assess the damage.

The post (which was concreted into the ground) had been ripped out of the ground with a 100lb chunk of concrete still attached to it. Since I am a carpenter, I was immediately given the responsibility of building us a bigger and better mailbox unit. My wife and the neighbors all got to go shopping for the new mailboxes the next day while I slaved away in the boiling hot sun. I got it done though, and if someone hits it now, it may very well split their car down the middle before it comes out of the ground. :mrgreen:


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