Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday 12/14/2010

Tuesday

Sangfroid, huh? I don't recall hearing that word before. I must admit I had to look it up and see what it meant. I was reading a story about the 17 year old that took the french nursery hostage, with a description of the teacher of the class having had "great sangfroid".

I probably won't be adding that word to my repertroire, it has a strange sound to it and I don't really ......like it, really.

It WAS an interesting read yesterday after the Federal judge threw out a portion of the health care law, the portion that states that buying the health insurance is mandatory and if you don't, you will be - fined I think it was, no penalized on your tax returns.

The issue is whether congress has the statutory power to force anyone to buy anything. The judge found not. I read the judge's opinion and ruling on the thing - I think it was over 30 pages long. It was an interesting read, I thought anyway. Will his ruling stand? Who knows - if/when it gets to the Supreme court, we'll hear the answer to that - don't hold your breath, not like it's going to happen tomorrow.

IF it does stand, it will basically take the teeth out of the bill, from my perspective anyway, cause' the bill relies on the "fact" that everyone MUST pay into it for it to be able to work.

Lots of other stuff in there, too, but, enough of that. The tenant that likes to do 8 loads of laundry per week certainly was well at it again the last time she was at my house - she comes and goes, no rhyme or reason to it. She had already done her 2 load limit for that week, but continued right on in the wee hours of the morning, doing laundry and thinking I didn't know about it.

There are 2 reasons I DO know about it. First, I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. The laundry room is next to that bathroom and I could hear the machines running. SHE is the ONLY person that does laundry THAT late at night.

Second, my electric usage went up $4 for that day and $3 for the next day - that's above and beyond what it normally would be without her doing all of that.

Whatever the case, I just noticed the work day is almost here already. I also realized this morning that though I have the front of my house lit up VERY nicely, I have done NOTHING with the inside of my house!! I need a Christmas tree!!

Oh, and my sister-in-law called yesterday. She wanted to know if I am going to show up to my middle brother's for Christmas. My mother put her up to it. I said no, explained the altercation between my brother and I - the fact that I am definitely NOT going to go to HIS house to do what, have a blowup with him dissing me to my face in front of everyone? How many Christmases has that happened in the past? SEVERAL. I would rather stay home, thanks and have a great celebration without me, I don't care to attend that kind of atmosphere, it is only stress, not enjoyment.

I did say to her that she should be looking for a package, coming soon. She knew what that meant. "Is it coming from Nebraska?". Lol, yes, it is. She finally admitted, for the first time in years, that they actually look FORWARD to getting that package delivered to their doorstep. It's Omaha steaks, I came up with that as their present 4 or 5 years ago - they are the "have-everything" type of people that are tough to buy for, but not with that little gem.

Well, gotta git offa here.

G'day.

ben

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