Thursday, December 17, 2015

Saving Riley

This is truly an incredible story!!  Well worth your time

Rescuing Riley, puppy rescued 
from a 350' deep slot canyon

Canyon Puppy Facebook

Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself

2015 Plumbers of the Year



 Should have measured twice! 

 Apparently, you don’t want anyone seeing your face, but everything else is okay? 

 The oak seat is a nice touch, though. 

 And the purpose for the door is? 

 This stall is for people that have REALLY long arms. 

 This would be the “half bath” noted in the real estate listing? 

 Very Classy! And, only three steps to the throne when you’re in a hurry! 

 How does this even get past the planning phase? 

And now drum roll please… 

Absolutely brilliant… 


35 years ago - Remembering Mt. St Helens

R.T. Williams  <> .
35 years ago, on May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington State, and dropped a large amount of volcanic ash on our city. On that day, noon was like the darkest midnight you can imagine, and it felt like it was snowing. I was a junior high school student. On a private group that I help manage, a man named Bob Juarez posted these photos all from my hometown, Moses Lake, WA. The first photo of the clean up in front of McDonalds has both of my big brothers in the photo. This was the day after, but you can still see how the whole place was clouded with this stuff. Most of the photos from this era are really bad, grainy scans of 110 instamatic cameras. These are great photos. Since I couldn't do a "share," I downloaded them all and am reposting them.

Funny Church Signs


Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans.

Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

I never thought of this...

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your conta ct list. Avoid using names like Home,Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc...

b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts,
CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.

4. Purse in the grocery cart scam...
 A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf...wait till you read the WHOLE story!! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.

Let Freedom Ring

Abby Anderson sings her version of "Let Freedom Ring" 
for Glenn Beck to raise money for charity.

Abby Anderson Sings:
My country tis of thee – calling it “Let Freedom Ring”

This is an inspired version of My Country Tis Of Thee.
 All proceeds of the sale of this song goes to charity. You can buy it on itunes.

Unsold New Cars

Take a look at these photos – and there are even more photos on the web site.
This makes me think about that email forward we received years ago about “ghost cities” -

There’s something in the brew and I feel it’s evil.  We get this info, we’re concerned, but what do we do with this disturbing information?
  This email came with a website - which is no longer available, of course!