Monday, April 13, 2009

FW: CURTAIN RODS

Sent: 2009-04-13 09:58
Subject: CURTAIN RODS

CURTAIN RODS---- PRICELESS You gotta read this!

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candle-light, put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar into the hollow of the curtain rods!

She then cleaned up the kitchen and left. When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days.

Then slowly, the house began to smell.

They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing the place out.

Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned.

Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.

NOTHING WORKED.

People stopped coming over to visit.

Repairmen refused to work in the house.

The maid quit.

Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move.

A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house.

Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.

Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going.

He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for getting the house back.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on a price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if she were to sign the papers that very day.

She agreed and within the hour his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home...

And to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods.

I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING, DON'T YOU?


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Where is Rip Hamilton when you need him?

So the city of Coatesville is under siege by an unknown group of terrorists, yes I said terrorists because that is exactly what they are. You don't have to be of middle eastern descent or on a holy war to be a terrorist. These terrorists have set at least 20 fires in Coatesville this year alone, yep 20 fires in 30 days! This past weekend most of a city block was lost to an arson fire. The city has declared a state of emergency, Federal agencies have been brought in along with resources from the state. The city and the citizens crime commission have posted money for a reward but so far nobody else has stepped up. Rip comes back every year and gives a block party and every time he's interviewed he says he's from Coatesville but he's been conspicuously absent during this crisis. I really think that the city could use a boost from it's favorite player not necessarily monetarily although that might help people to come forward with information, but just a short appearance to appeal to the community at large to help out and bring this chapter to a close before it gets even worse.

Check out http://www3.allaroundphilly.com/DLN/cvsoe/index.html for more info.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Messiah or A New Political Hack?

I am so sick of all of the people who seem to think that President Obama is the New Messiah and will magically turn things around. Is this how he won the election, is it because so many people are unable to think and reason for themselves and believe any and everything that they hear on TV or read on the internet? Have we become a nation of sheep? Where have the true patriots gone?

President Obama is my Commander & Chief and I will obey any lawful order given by him or those appointed by him and while I didn't vote for him I will support him because he is the president and respect him for what he has risked to take this job. I certainly hope that he will do wonderful things and help get our country back on the path it should be on. We have gone astray and need some serious leadership to get us back were we belong. However...... if anyone thinks that those changes will happen overnight or even in his first term they are delusional at best and just plain nuts at worst. The changes that need to take place in this country will not happen overnight nor will they happen just because the new President says so. Things will take time and given this crisis didn't just start last week it will take a long time to correct it. Things will most likely get worse before they will start to get better, more people will lose their jobs, their homes, and in some cases their lives as we work through these trying times. It will not be fun and games, those days have run their course and now we must suck it up and pay for the fun we had. What we have done is no different then binge spending on a credit card, it's a blast while you are doing it but all too fast you reach your credit limit and the bank wants you to start paying for all that fun you had. In my opinion that is where most of us are in this country. The banks and others were very liberal with their money lending and many of us got way more credit then we ever should have, now all of a sudden the money isn't there anymore and things have turned sour. Of course this has an effect on everyone and ends up as a vicious cycle of financial crisis, consumers are over extended so they can't spend anymore like they were, they just keep up with the necessities of life and don't spend on the fun things as much. Because of this many companies who were betting on all that consumer spending are having troubles, this causes the banks to lose money on the interest as people stop borrowing as much money, which in turn causes companies to close or cut back which results in job loss. This of course adds to the current lack of consumer spending because fewer consumers have money to spend, this causes the same effect as before all over again.

Our country will get through this crisis and any other crisis that comes our way, not because we have elected a certain person as our president or because we have democrats or republicans in charge. We will get through this because we are the greatest nation in the world with some of the toughest and most resilient people on earth. We will help each other and will do whatever it takes to fix our situation, not because one man or a group of men and women say we should but because that is our nature as human beings and as citizens of this great country.

So, Good Luck President Obama, as a military man I stand ready to carry out any orders you give and to do whatever is necessary to protect my country and her people from those who will do us harm. As I have sworn I will defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect her from all enemies foreign and domestic. So Solider On my friends and remember even if you didn't vote for him you still have to respect the office that he holds.

To those who feel that George Bush is at fault for everything that is wrong with this country I say this; "Get a Clue and read a little history." This crisis has been building for a long time and now it's time to pay the piper.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

America Loses Another Hero


Another Hero was lost yesterday. Volunteer FF Michelle Smith of the Delaware City DE FD succumbed to injuries she received while operating at a motor vehicle accident Sat (12/20) evening on Rt 13 in Wilmington Manor DE. Smith was the driver of the DE City ambulance that evening working a standby assignment for the Wilmington Manor FD who was having a company function. While assisting with paitent care of a motocyclist who had lost control of his bike on Rt 13, both Smith & the victim Edward Reiss were struck by a BMW driven by Joseph Taye of Bear DE.

FF Smith was a very active member of the Delaware City FD, serving as a firefighter, the secretary of the Ladies Auxilary, and as an ambulance driver. She was also active with the companies fire prevention program and received the Edward McCormack Award from the DE State Fire Prevention Commission for her excellence in fire prevention education. FF Smith is survived by a 12 year old daughter. Any time of year is difficult to lose a hero such as this but at the holiday season it is even more devestating especially for her 12 year old daughter. Please take a moment to remember her and all of Michelle's family and friends in your prayers.

Rest Easy Sister, your brothers and sisters of the fire service will do everything they can for your daughter. You will never be forgotten.

More info at http://www.dcfc15.com

 

DE LODD Arrest

Just an update, they arrested the POS that killed FF Smith. Hopefully justice will be served and this waste of air will not be free for many years. Be Safe. - Chuck

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20081223/NEWS01/812230351