Tuesday, November 14, 2017

24 Hour Fitness

Day 20

Going to the Gym

7:26am:
I've been having such a good time with my Scampy projects, that I've been neglecting going to 24 Hour Fitness. I gotta live my life in balance!

So, this morning I'm heading over to 24 Hour. The club is only 11 minutes away, for goodness sakes!

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7:32am:
High Desert Metal Works
Yesterday, I went over to talk with Vince, owner of this company. When Vince installed weldments on Scampy's tongue, I directed where those weldments were to be placed.

I screwed up. The weldment for the propane tanks is located too close to Scampy. As a result, our new propane tank cover doesn't fit properly!

Vince is going to do this change work next week.


11:34am:
Shoe repair
For ages, I've been wanting the toe of my Cat™ boots repaired. The front of the toe is separating from the rubber sole.

There's one cobbler here in Victor Valley. For only $8.95 I will have my wonderful boots back in top shape again!

Gotta love it!


11:44am:
24 Hour Fitness
I'm making this Blog post from the 24 Hour parking lot. I don't comprehend why, But I get such a BIG kick out of being somewhere [Like this parking lot] and making a Blog post.

Maybe it's because I grew up at a time when things like this were not even a glimmer in anybody's mind.

My Grandfather told me the story of him being the first one in the neighborhood to build a Crystal Set [Crystal Radio Receiver]. That was 1929. I was born in 1937.

It is sooooo different now!

I recall back when I was about 16 years of age. I bought a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Bought them on a time payment plan. Over 24 months. Don't remember what they cost.

I had an after-school job at Frank's Market in City Terrace [East Los Angeles]. That's where the money for the books came from.

Nowadays, I have the whole World of information at my fingertips. Right here in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot.

Gotta love this too!


8:56pm:
Store shopping is kinda ridiculous!
After working out at 24 Hour Fitness, I drove to nearby PetSmart to buy seed for Baby Boid.

I wanted Hartz Mountain Bonanza made for little guys like Boid. PetSmart had maybe 10-brands, but not Hartz Mountain.

I marked in my notebook, buy on the net. And walked out of PetSmart.

Hello Target
Then I drove to the nearby Target. I was shopping for:
➜ Men's black leather belt.
➜ White socks
➜ Wire clothes hangers
➜ Newman's Own Ranch Dressing
........ and some other stuff.

Good bye Target
I had just pushed a shopping cart into the store. Then, I thought to myself:
"What the heck am I doing?" I am going to wander around Target, groping for these things. And find that Target doesn't even carry them."

I turned around and walked out of the store. I just bought all the things that I wanted to buy at Target. All from Amazon [Would you believe]. Except the Newman's Own Ranch Dressing [Over priced].

Here's the thing about shopping
1. When you shop in a store, you buy what they have.
2. When you shop online, you buy what you want!

Vive la diffรฉrence!


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14 comments:

  1. Doesn't that just ๐Ÿ›Ž you off
    When I did a $5000 screwup I learned the meaning of Measure fit and weld once

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    1. Ed,

      Tisk, tisk....Mister ed. Let's not go overboard with being over critical. ๐Ÿ˜œ

      George

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  2. Still trying to figure this posting out.
    This is simply a test post.

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    1. Yeah me!!
      It worked.

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    2. So......is it Mister ed

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      Ed?

      Your fans want to know [I'm a fan!].

      George

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  3. Interesting facts
    The Encyclopaedia Britannica is 244 years old
    The printed version started in 1768 to 2010
    You're Encyclopedia if you picked it up about 1945 would have been about 500 to $650.. for all volumes,, in 1945 depending on how you bought it it worked out to about $1.25 to $1.99 per month until paid in full. back then that was pretty pricey
    After 2010 it went to the digital version at $1400
    If you want you can get the printed addition they still have 4000 left in stock for $1400


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    1. Ed,

      I kinda feel something is not right with your numbers.

      $650 ÷ $1.99 = 326 months
      326 months ÷ 12 = 27 years

      I would have been paying for the books until I was age 42!

      George

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  4. George, what are Cat boots?! Are they western boots (cowboy-type) for Catting around? LOL! For most people on the east coast, the only boots we know about are rain boots or steel toed work boots. However, I am now seeing the young people wear a lot of "fashion" boots.

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    1. Caterpillar brand boots. Mostly known for work boots. http://www.catfootwear.com/CA/en_CA/home?cid=PPC-CAT-UK-CAT_-_Core_-_EN

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    2. Hi Dee,

      I sorta believe that Cat™ boots are manufactured by Wolverine.

      When I was in the shoe repair joint today, they were selling Wolverine shoes/boots. Looked the same as Cat™ shoes/boots.

      George

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  5. You can blame the encyclopedia numbers on Wikipedia they came out wrong apparently
    Also
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. or Wolverine Worldwide is an American footwear manufacturer based in Rockford, Michigan, known for ... The company also manufactures footwear for other companies, such as Caterpillar ...

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Good to know that Wikipedia is responsible. And not you!

      I checked out Wolverine shoes and boots. Do not care for them. I like Cat™ shoes and boots.

      George

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  6. I'm still amazed that I can get clean, drinkable water by just turning a knob.

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    1. Hi Kenneth,

      Sometimes that knob water does not taste so good.

      George

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