Helium Shortage?

Yesterday as I was standing in line at the Customer Service counter at the Harris Teeter grocery store that I have recently started shopping at, when I saw a sign apologizing for not being able to hand out any more free balloons to all the kiddies due to the helium shortage. This prompted me to ask the customer service rep that waited on me what that was all about and she said that all she knew is what the sign said and how upsetting it was to all the mothers and kids that have become used to getting these balloons, just for the asking.

Last night I went online and Googled “helium shortage” and sure enough there is such a shortage that is really putting a damper on many businesses that rely on helium for a variety of reasons. So if you are seeing less and less of helium filled balloons for all the parties and other events that you are used to seeing them used at you will know that the party holders aren’t being cheap, there really is a helium shortage that scientists are saying will possibly end our use of helium in the next 30 years or so.

helium balloons

helium balloons

Girls, Girls, Girls

A friend of my daughters has been coming around more often then usually because her mother had started a second job, so I’ve been offering for her daughter to come stay with us when it was needed. She is sweet young girl who is a great friend to my daughter, and just got my daughter interested in playing the guitar.

She used to bring over her standard electric guitar when she stayed with us, so she could teach my daughter how to play. We later purchased a guitar and two speakers for my daughter, that she could use if she ever wanted to perform for family, friends, or at some sort of event.

My daughter and her friend frequently used the speakers to play their guitars with outside on the patio. I thought it would be a good idea to get speaker covers for them so bugs, dust, dirt or anything else couldn’t get into them and damage them. So I jumped online to search for speaker covers, and it didn’t take long at all for me to find some decentl covers that would fit her speakers perfectly.

I ordered them, on the day when they arrived I quickly ran out to the patio to slip the covers on the speakers before the girls got there that day after school. They got home, started playing and not moments later my daughter came in and hugged me and thanked me for the covers. I’m glad I could help protect something my daughter enjoys so much.

Not Impressed

It just dawned on me that my current contract with my cell phone provider will finally be done and over with come the end of June of this year. I’m going to have to get busy and see what I sweet deals I can come up with in order to get a better cell phone, at better rates and hopefully much better coverage. I haven’t been impressed with Verizon since the day that I signed on the dotted line all most 2 years ago.

Cell Phones have come a long, long way in the past decade or so. I don’t need anything fancy, just a phone that I can text on, make and receive phone calls and maybe use it to take a picture every now and then. No Smart phone needed here folks. I’d be happy with an old flip phone but they don’t make them with a keyboard for texting. Butt calls are so embarrassing.

throughout the years

Cell Phones Have Come A Long Way



Forgetting Something

Do you ever head to bed because it is “bedtime” and then you just lay in the bed staring at the ceiling because you are sure that you are forgetting something? Something that is important, you were supposed to do today but put it off for some reason, something you needed to stay out of trouble or remain in compliance or that you promised to another who is counting on you to do it?

Oh to be able to sleep like a baby once again. Yep, I’m dreaming…

baby sleeping nicely

To Sleep Like A Baby Once Again