Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Today's picture comes from Lincoln, Nebraska, and was taken in 1942. Despite a more limited selection, I would much rather shop at a store like this than the modern behemoths like Super Walmart. Unfortunately, little grocery stores like this are pretty much a thing of the past in most places.
DOMESTIC UPDATE: OK, I finally got my Internet connection back up this morning, so no more sneaking around town looking for an open WiFi connection to post the Old Picture of the Day. As someone said in a comment yesterday, there are some downsides to rural living, and one is poor Internet service. A small price to pay for a more relaxed lifestyle, I say.
The peacocks are doing well. Lovie is a wonderful mother, and little Festus continues to distinguish himself as a wonderful little pea-chick. Now, there is the issue that the babies are growing up quickly, and are outgrowing the cage on the screened in porch. As you know, I contracted two weeks ago for the construction of Mrs. PJM's Peacock Palace. However, the contractor has not started on the project yet. When I call and ask, he says he is waiting on the cement man to do the foundation/floor. He is unable to give me a firm start date, and the babies are getting bigger every day. Hopefully they will be able to start soon.
Many have written and expressed concern over the cost of the Peacock Palace, as it was totally not expected when I took delivery of the "Free" peacock flock. Well, I am happy to tell you that money is no longer an issue. I have found an amazing source of revenue which will pay for the Peacock Palace, and pretty much whatever else I want. I know, you probably think I am going to try to get you to buy my amazing get rich quick system. No, you are wrong, I am going to give it to you for free. Not just part of it, but the whole system. Almost anyone can do it, and it promises to end all your financial struggles. What is it you ask? Well, I have two simple words for you . . . Selling Lightbulbs. I know, I know, you all are thinking that you can not possibly make money selling lightbulbs as they wholesale for about 67 cents, and retail for about 80 cents. There could not possibly be any money to be made in lightbulbs. Well, there is a trick, and that trick is that you keep selling the same lightbulbs over and over. Here is how it works; If I walk into a room and daughter has left a light on, and no one is in the room, I take the lightbulb. If she wants the lightbulb back, she has to buy it from me for $1. She is welcome to purchase lightbulbs elsewhere, but we are 40 minutes from the nearest Walmart, so she just buys the missing bulb from me. If one lightswitch controls, say, 4 light bulbs, and the switch is left on, I take all 4 lightbulbs. The system not only generates revenue from the sale and resale of lightbulbs, it has also had a noticeable impact on the electric bill.
The program has worked so well, I have recently expanded it. If a lamp is left on, I take the whole lamp. Cost to buy the lamp back is $20. Ceiling fans are going for $50 + $35 re-installation fee. Curling irons are going for $10, and TV's are $250.
Yep, the Peacock Palace will be paid for in no time.