Getting Used to Having the Baby

So we are doing our best to deal with the new life we have as parents to an infant. Anna Lee is going to be fine, in fact she is already talkng about going back to work. Her Mom would happily take over watching the little princess during the day. For that matter my Mom would too if she lived a little closer. Anna Lee's Mom is only about ten minutes away though and she will come over to see the baby at once. We are learning all about stuff like how to use Huggies printable coupons and all sorts of fun facts about diapering. That is apparently a major industry. Of course it is a big deal when you are the one who has to get up in the middle of the night to deal with the mess in the child's diaper and they are going to make messes every which way that you turn.

Of course this child is around the clock with one thing or another. He must sleep all of the time when I am gone, because any time I want to sleep he is making a huge ruckus. Of course he always wants something and there is nothing to do except figure out what it is it that she wants and give it to her. It is usually either food or a mess. Of course I would be unhappy if I wanted things and I had to always wait for other people to give it to me. The child wants instant gratification and there is not much that can be said to assuage her demands. She gets what she wants, the big question is whether she has something for you in the diaper or not.It is a safe bet that she does most of the time.

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Thinking About Building a Smart House

Of course I started out all along intending to build a house with a good security system and the ability to conserve energy as much as possible. I figured I would get some video cameras and some motion sensors, floodlights that come on when you need them. Of course you have to get some company to monitor it for you, a place like the one you can hire at home-security.co. In this situation it would really be essential, because our alarm could go off for days and no one would hear it unless a fisherman came off the reservoir and up the creek where the house sits. In fact I took advantage of a drought about three summers ago and built a boat ramp. The lake was so low you could have walked across this creek, which is about a hundred yards wide when the reservoir is full. So I studied up on how to build a boat dock and put it in with these three guys I knew helping me. At that time we just had a place where we could hook up the RV, but now I am getting ready to build a retirement home.

I have a cabin on the land. We built it from a kit. It is one room and there is no bathroom, instead we put a shower outside and dug an outhouse. That was just just fine for fishing trips, especially when you have an RV parked near it. We are going to put the foundation in soon and then I am going to figure out how to make the house run off of my smart phone. That can be done now. You can hook up all of it so that you can talk to people at your front door from a hundred miles away.

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Just Paid a Dollar Eighty for Gas

I am sure that this is not the best news if you are one of the big oil and energy providers in Texas or North Dakota, but it is a big deal to me. I drive a big pick up truck, a Ford F 350 with an auxilliary gas tank in the bed. At three and a half dollars a gallon it was not a big deal for me to run up a bill of a hundred and twenty dollars to fill that truck up. Of course the tank in the bed is used for other stuff, I pump gas out of it and put it in to machines that we are using on the job site. It is not being used by the truck, but the money comes out of my pocket. Of course it is company money in the final analysis, but there is a fine distinction between me and the company. In the final analysis there is not a huge difference between one and the other.

Of course I can not act like this is going to last forever and I am trying to figure out how to gain the most advantage from it. If I can save the money and use it for other stuff that I really need, then that is for the best. If I save the money and then I waste it on some other thing, then there is nothing really gained. You have to figure out how to best make this work to you advantage you take from the good luck. I figure that paying down debt is not really going to help me a lot, because the interest rates I am paying on my debts are quite reasonable. It is easier to think about what ways I could improve business by investing.

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