“Fix It Time” Pt II

By PaulK | November 30, 2016 | 6

Last article’s tale of “fix it” involved more cerebral work than actual, hands-on labor.  I mean, repairs couldn’t be effected via screwdriver and hammer, with the possible target of these implements being a geostationary satellite, let alone a delicate receiver-converter sitting next to the telly. This article relates a more “down to earth,” getting the hands dirty story that you may find “illuminating.” As is the case with almost all things material, Nature, Time, Wear…

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“Fix It Time” Pt I

By PaulK | November 18, 2016 | 8

Returning home can mean only one thing:  It’s “Fix It Time.” A five-month absence didn’t only make the heart grow fonder, it automatically generated a giant “To Do” list of items that – as far as I can see – serves but one purpose:  to devour all available spare time.  “Fix It Time,” unwittingly has become a pseudo-hobby. PRELUDE It all began in August, a few months before our return.  To her dismay, our beloved…

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Coming Home Pt III

By PaulK | October 21, 2016 | 6

Well, this story has turned into a “three-parter”!  It was quite an ordeal – at least what I can remember of it – and its tale is soon finished.  I wonder how many articles it would span had I clear memory of it? “THIRD TIME’S A CHARM” After a couple of days stabilizing, I – with my entourage of tubes, monitors, and sundry ancillaries – was wheeled into the operating room for a third, and…

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Coming Home Pt II

By PaulK | October 16, 2016 | 3

Lemme see now, where was I?   Oh yes, I remember – I think.  All seemed well, but then ……… “ONE IN A MILLION”  All was well that first day.  The only problem I had:  being firmly directed to a life without physical activity for 4 to 6 weeks.  That my be a welcome excuse for not mowing the lawn or washing the car, but for me, it was being sentenced to boredom. The second…

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Coming Home

By PaulK | October 14, 2016 | 6

(Clicking the heels of his ruby slippers together three times, your humble scribe begins the chant:  “There’s no place like home.”  “There’s no place like home.”  “There’s no place like home.”  “There’s no place ………………”) I tell you, it’s just as if I was a kid again and it was the week before Christmas, or my birthday, or some other wonderful occasion when merriment and extremely good times are the order of the day. The…

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By PaulK | July 22, 2016 | 18

It’s that time of year, taxpayers.  The administrative computers at the Internal Revenue Service are automatically cranking out and mailing tens of thousands of notices this summer. If you are one of the “lucky recipients” of this form of correspondence, then please read on.  If you’ve managed to “dodge the bullet,” you may want to continue reading as well – one never knows when one’s number will come up. The most important thing to know…

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