Saturday, February 28, 2009


Just got up - and yes I intend on taking those dogs for that walk in 15 minutes or so, currently pumping large quantities of caffeine into my blood stream via the legal, caffeine containing drink called coffee (with cream, no sugar, please).

For whatever reason, on one of my Craigslist ads, someone got hold of someone who told someone about this dinner thing - and then contacted me asking if I had anything for a certain person with 2 kids that she knows who is broke, has no transportation, the whole 9 yards of a story.

Although it may be wrong, I normally want to speak to the person myself, not go through 20,000 people - I am about as expert as it comes to figuring out whether people are telling the truth about their situation - or if - after speaking to them long enough - you find holes in their story. I've been doing the "food giveaway" stuff for 25 years now. Your gut tells you things sometimes if you listen to that particular part of your instincts.

For the naysayers - my bills are paid up excepting the mortgage, and $30 worth of food isn't going to do anything about that. I would rather listen to the word of the Bible that say "give" in what must be a thousand different scriptures. I really don't do this as often as I used to - when the "opportunity" comes, I will do it to whatever capacity I have.

Anyway, I did speak with this woman at great length and found nothing that would suggest that my instincts are wrong, therefore, after the dog walk, I am going up to Fry's, buying around $30 worth of stuff that is on sale - to obtain greater amount of food, yes, but also simply because that's how I shop for myself anyway - and take it over there. There being not too terribly far away, another condition of mine is that helping someone doesn't entail having to drive 50 miles unless it's someone I know personally which, of course, would change all of that.

When someone is truly hungry, you pick up the clues. If I say, what kind of food do you want, they should say something like: "I don't care WHAT you bring over, we're hungry!". A list of specific foods doesn't usually bode well with me - at least not if it's expensive junk. This tells me that the person may not be as hard off as they would like to come across. Unless they have an allergy to a certain type of food or PERHAPS a doc says you can't eat this and that, I'm not going to buy that story.

Anyway, today's list of things to do besides walking dogs and a short trip to Fry's and such also includes a trip to both Home Depot and Lowe's to determine who has the cheapest doggy door that I want to install. Not a cheap door, mind you, just wanting the best price. I found some doors online that were over $300 - for a doggy door! Lol. I figure I just get the $100 plus model and if it breaks, keep the receipt and take it back, exchange for a new one, try it again. If it breaks a second time, I hope the hole is compatible with another brand of doggy door, cause' I will be wanting my money back for the "old" one.

I also have tons MORE weeds to pull on the side of the house. It's getting very irritating having to deal with my neighbor's piggish lifestyle that is directly affecting me. I totally forgot to file a complaint with the city about their weeds - benb reminds himself to file complaint online this weekend.

Oh, and I want to find time to wash and wax the car this weekend. Plus one tire has a slow leak - again. Umm, I can think of more, but I will start getting a little grouchy if I start coming up with TOO big a list of things to do.

Anyway, now that I think of it, I have a lot I want to get done today and I want to get moving.
Have a grrrrrrrreat Saturday!

Short trip, got that over with. I no more than got back to the yard and left for home when I got a text from yet the newest version of a di...