Thursday, December 15, 2011

Standing Rib Roast

Ahhh, the small joys you get here and there.
There is nothing like a chunk of Standing Rib Roast, otherwise known as Prime Rib.
You never see it excepting at Christmas.  Well, maybe they are selling it at Thanksgiving, too.
I mean, yes, you can go into a restaurant and get it - which is all well and good - but to serve it at home?  You are going to pay a LOT of money for that roast!

Considering the price of food and especially meat is going up and up/inflation, I was surprised to see this particular cut of beef on sale at near the same it was last year.  Everything else has gone WAY up.  Just check out the price of a pound of bacon (not to be confused with their gimmicks of giving you 12 ounces and charging the SAME price in some cases as 16 ounces for it!) now and compare what it was a year ago.

Yeah.  This inflation was predicted a while back - like over a year ago and for 2012, if those predictions come true, food is going to cost a lot of money.

The term "double-dip inflation" is coming around a lot more in recent times as well - the prediction that 2012 is not going to be pretty.  Trust in the Lord, that's all I can say.

Busy weekend en-queue.  Rain? Yes, it's supposed to rain this weekend, if so, my activities will be indoors and getting some things I have - simply - put off.

It's nice to know, on a completely different subject, that I can still lift up and carry hundreds of pounds of weight from point A to point B.  That would be at work.  That may sound like a chore to most people, but I don't see it that way at all.  I was lugging this - metal thing I'll call it since a vast majority of people won't know anything about the material that is involved with waterworks - that weighed 200 pounds this morning.

We landed 2 accounts with existing customers -it's all bids, folks, you either win it or you don't - and on both accounts the material is extremely heavy.  I guess I'm going to have to take pics of it.  One item is called a "megalug".  They range in size, but the larger sizes are extremely heavy.  My arms have been muscling up quite nicely in recent - weeks actually.

Whatever, it's bed time and...............................................................time to go to bed!

Thursday 12/15/2011

The kid tenant that moved out while I was at work, giving me no notice and leaving owing me money..........wrote back to my threat letter.
You see, it's a waste of time for me to go after the people that don't have jobs.  They don't have any money and I would be wasting over $200 for - much of nothing.  Well, it goes on their record for 7 years, but again, if they don't have any money, then that is pretty much irrelevant.  If an eviction is on a person's record, likely any "good" apartment complexes are not going to rent to that person.

The threat letter was basically that I know where he works and that I can easily sue and win since he owes me.  In the cases of tenants owing landlords money, it's open and shut case, the judge rules in favor of the landlord every time unless there is some sort of mitigating circumstance (think: slumlord or landlord doing something illegal such as shutting off the power or water because the tenant isn't paying).

That apparently got his attention.  I saw his email in my box and steeled myself for the barrage of profanities and not-so-nice words that may be coming my way.  Instead of getting an earful through and eyeful, he stated that he had left for California, had to do something with his dad and that he would be back at the beginning of January and that he wants to try and work this out versus going to court.  I also had informed him I knew of the other court case he had already lost when an apartment complex sued him for unpaid rent and they - won.  Undoubtedly, they went for garnishment if they - he and his friends that were all living together - didn't pay up.

We'll see how that goes.  This weekend, I am shutting myself in.  I hope anyway.  I want to get the portions of the inside of the house that need some - changing - nailed down so I don't have to worry about it for Christmas.  I can then turn my attention to the multiple other things that need to be done.

Oh, and I will definitely be going to Bashas' (local grocery chain): they have the deal again on Standing Rib Roast (Prime Rib) for $3.87 per pound.  You can't find that kind of deal - anymore basically.  I want 2 of them, 1 for Christmas and freeze another one.  I need a Christmas tree and I still have all that work on the East side of the house left to do - it's rained and rained and I haven't done anything out there since the rain began.  However, it's done - at least temporarily - and I hope it will stay that way on Saturday, which is when I intend on getting out there as well and getting half (my goal, at least half of it ) done before the weekend is over.

I was thinking of asking for yet another day off on the week before Christmas - which is almost here - but I am not sure yet.  Will definitely dig into my vacation hours and I want plenty of that for this coming summer.

Well, my time is already up for pre-work rituals, time to go to work.

G'day.

ben

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