Quite a few of my friends got new Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers for Christmas this past year. I’ve always wanted one myself and i have some serious Kitchen Aid mixer envy. I love to cook and love the idea of getting one of these miracle mixers as a gift. I’ll have to be sure to tell every person I know that I would really like to have one.
Maybe I can convince them all to pool their money for my birthday and get me one. I would probably be the happiest girl on the Earth. I can’t decide though if I want a red one or a sharp looking stainless steel one. I love red and have other red kitchen gadgets and appliances. Red would fit in nicely with everything else, but so would the stainless steel. I think the stainless steel makes the gorgeous mixer look like a big statement piece in anyone’s kitchen.
If I had one of the beautiful mixers it would always stay out on my counter top. I would never put it away. I would want to use it too much. But, then again if I had my dream kitchen I would see if I could get one of those nifty mixer lifts installed so that it hides in it’s own cabinet. Then you can pull it out up to the counter level and still have my counter space for other things like cookie sheets and such. I guess it’s something to look forward to.
So the other day when I changed the batteries for the smoke detectors it got me thinking about other thing that contribute to home safety. I founds some very helpful tips online. I’m considering getting a home security system and there are a lot of different choices for monitoring your home and giving you peace of mind with alarm systems.
One company I found has three different pricing options, all of which seem to be pretty affordable ranging from $35.99 to $45.99 a month. These seem pretty reasonable when it comes to the safety of my family. One item that I was particularly fond of in one of the packages was an alarm that sounds when doors or windows are opened that are protected. I know this would put my mind at ease if all I had to do would be listen for an intruder alarm.
No matter what system I might choose to get, my family’s safety is my number one priority. I just want to make sure my daughter and I are both safe and secure.
I guess I never realized just how many different sizes of machinery parts a person or business might need until Bobby showed me the huge selection of items that he often buys from the reid supply website when he needs something that he can’t find locally. The sheer size of the inventory, from the standpoint of having to create and maintain the website is mind-boggling to me!
Paul told me that he was looking into buying one of the harbinger pa systems that are on sale this month to put into the Community Center. The Community Center has never had a PA system, and it has needed one desperately for a very long time. We’ve been talking about buying one and donating it to the Center, but we didn’t want to spend a ton of money. He found one on sale for just a little less than $200, and he thinks it’s a good deal. I’m a little bit nervous about buying anything like that because I’m no expert in all of the technical details. I think I’ll just trust his judgement and go with the flow.
When I go to visit my Aunt Ginny and Uncle Dave I am frequently reminded about how Uncle Cave used to work for a printing company as a book binder. He has been retired for decades now (and living on social security thanks to no pension benefits from his job) and they live a very quiet life. I often think about how the job that he used to do is probably now completely mechanized, or digitized, or whatever term you want to call it. In fact, the entire company he used to work for probably has morphed into some type of online print solutions company where everything is done through computers.
The technological advances made in the past decades are marvelous, but the advances have come at a cost – lost wages. The country has not yet adapted to those changes, and this makes life difficult for a lot of people. I wish there was more help available for the people that need to be retrained, to help them find new jobs using new technology in the evolving, new work place and economy.