Tag Archives: Home Depot

Hurry–3 Days Only

Labor Day is a challenge for me. Since I shifted to a blogging schedule that includes a Monday post, and since that’s when I sometimes get all philosophical, it seems that I should address the holiday in some meaningful way. … Continue reading

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Turtles, Lumber and Beer

If we were having a beer…well, I’d be having a beer, you would be late. “Where have you been? I’m halfway through this Yuengling.” “Sorry, I didn’t know we had an appointment. Were you going to give this stool to … Continue reading

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Hard Drives and Driven Hard

Linda Hill over at LindaGHill.com has curious sense of humor. In her email yesterday to those of us who follow her, she said: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: ‘temp.’  Use a word with ‘temp’ anywhere in … Continue reading

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Ditch Digger

If we were having a beer, I would order the first round, and you would start in on me right away. “What’s the do-it-yourself vacation boy doing these days?” “I’ve been installing drain tile and a small drywell to take … Continue reading

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Summertime Ain’t Easy No More

Summertime, And the livin’ is easy… Most Many Some Some people my age will recognize that as the opening of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the opera Porgy and Bess. Some people may have trouble with the concept … Continue reading

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There Ought to be a Law

One of the biggest complaints that I have at this time of the year, sorry make that a collection of complaints, comes from the retail industry. It’s bad enough that Christmas decorations were going up in October and Home Depot … Continue reading

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Commodity Pricing

Working in the world of technology (I know, this is supposed to be my non-technical blog) I hear a lot about the fact that computers and servers and related services have become commodities. I think this began when IBM decided … Continue reading

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