Still Around


I haven’t posted anything since Monday so you might have thought that I have given up on this blog, or had been abducted by aliens. I try to write something every day and I don’t think that I have gone five days without posting before. I have been very busy this week.



To start with, Labor Day is coming up so we are approaching one of the weekends of horror. I have worked late everyday this week. In addition we have have Gospel Meetings at our church. A Gospel Meeting is when we have a guest preacher come in and give sermons all week. This time we had a preacher from Georgia named Joseph Casimier. He was really good and we actually went every night but Monday. On Monday, we attended my son’s Boy Scout Court of Honor, where they handed out merit badges and promotions.

The Republican National Convention was also this week. I didn’t pay to much attention to it. I like reading about politics and history, but I don’t much care for watching politician’s speeches. I gather it was quite a successful one for the Republicans. I might look for some clips on YouTube or Unedited Politics. I also have to go through my email. I hope the Democrats sent some good fund-raising messages.


Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Image via Wikipedia

Yesterday was Labor Day and more importantly (at least to me) my birthday. We took advantage of the holiday to go to Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari. This is one of the best amusement parks in the USA, or at least the cleanest and the best-managed. I would think that Labor Day weekend would be one of their busiest days but it was cool which turned some people away, so it wasn’t too crowded there, especially at the water park.

I didn’t go on many of the rides. I refused to get on any of the roller coasters because I am a coward. I also didn’t get into the water at Splashin’ Safari because it was cool and I am a wimp. The rest of the family did, though and ended up shivering with blue lips.

Anyway, for anyone traveling in the Midwest, this is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Even if you are a wiener like me.

Weekends of Horror

There are three weekends in the year that strike horror and despair in the hearts of all soft drink vendors like me. They are; Memorial Day weekend, the weekend before the Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekend. Not only are these weekends extremely busy with huge crowds in every store and shelves that cannot be kept full, but we have to order in large amounts of product, so much that we spend more time trying to get to what we need than actually stocking our stores. And this is why I have been working 10-12 hours a day all this week.

The horror.