HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just Checking In Of A Sunday

Every time I walk from the house over to the office I feel like a B-24 Consolidated "Liberator" bomber of World War II flying a mission over Germany as I am constantly warding off attacks by deer flies. They seem to be of unusual abundance this summer -- maybe all the rainfall has made the difference?

Hard to keep up with the mowing out here -- mostly because it isn't something I enjoy doing and it just keeps raining and raining.

don't misunderstand. This is the best summer we have had in years temperature-wise. Every night we sleep with the bed room windows open, cool and refreshed.

The Larry Heagle band played our second and final cavaliers baseball game this past Tuesday and it was really fun. Makes me miss the band working more or less full time. I am still having trouble standing on that right leg for an hour at a time and finally succumbed to Kim's wishes -- I am starting physical therapy this coming Wednesday -- something I should have been doing this entire past year.

We found a facility that's only a couple of miles from the house and I am actually looking forward to getting started.

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This week's "Family Shopper" ran the following ad:

"2008 Season at the Durand Rod and Gun Club is featuring the famous John Harmon CHICKEN DINNERS.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
UP TO AGE 6 $4.50
AGES 7-12 $6.50
AGES 13 -and UP $8.50

Please call for reservations:
Greater Insurance Service of Durand: 672-5921
Mondovi Insuranace - Mondovi: 926-3441
Jeatran & Associates - Menomonie: 235-6133

If you haven't attended one of these, you really haven't experienced a real taste of west central Wisconsin "Americana". They are, of course, attended mostly by "senior" citizens, who begin arriving as soon as the bar opens at 4:30PM to get primed for all you can eat and deliciously prepared lightly fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, and cole slaw, and cranberry sauce, which is served by the huge platters-full and you eat yourself stupid.

So mark your calendars:

July 24
August 7
August 21
September 4
September 18
October 2
October 16
and last chance: October 30

DON'T MISS IT! I am clipping the add and sticking it up on the fridge today!

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Got this in my e mail from Gary Spaeth:

Interesting Observation




1. The sport of choice for the
Urban poor is BASKETBALL.



2 The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING





3 The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL.







4 The sport of choice for supervisors
Is BASE BALL.







5 The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.


And....



6 The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.





THE AMAZING CONCLUSION:


The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

And this from my sister-in-law, Kristi:

A man boarded a plane with 6 kids. After they got
settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle
from him leaned over to him and asked, 'Are all of
those kids yours?'

He replied, 'No. I work for a condom company.
These are customer complaints.'

That's about it from me. I am not making any money -=- hence, I am not dong much worth talking about -- just hanging around the house -- staying up very, very, late watching movies, and then napping during the day. Hope your life is more exciting than that!

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