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A MESSAGE TO AGING INVENTORS

A MESSAGE TO AGING INVENTORS

Self-employed people seem to live longer and, appear to be younger than the salaried majority. Wrinkles and age spots go unnoticed as their audience responds instead to this fountain of youthful enthusiasm.

These are the scientists, the artists and the curious. They are the Leaders in society, a label given them by those who look to others  for the answers to their own questions.

There are very few skeptics among them and rarely look to others for their answers.

If curiosity haunts you, if a lack of trust in the shared opinions of others taunts, perhaps you spend more time than most, seeking answers to your own questions.

Or…

If you are curious about the validity of the set of ideas set forth in this essay, perhaps you will share you opinion of such…

Or…

If you’ve already forgotten the first line, feel free to read it again.

 

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“SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT” s.s.

 

“Something a little different… Sandy.”

Sandy Abstract B W sent 11 28 2015

I have been a fan of this lady’s photographic
triumphs  for more years than either of us will
admit to.  Some of us find a comfortable niche
early in life and from that moment on nothing
seems to change or to improve.

Not so with Sandy,

Any month in her life reveals more change than,
most of us produce in a decade, with new con-
clusions to earlier questions and vice-versa,

Thank You Sandy,

Lee.

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Sandra Schou

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Lee Broom

 

“SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT” s.s.

 

“Something a little different… Sandy.”

Sandy Abstract B W sent 11 28 2015

I have been a fan of this lady’s photographic
triumphs  for more years than either of us will
admit to.  Some of us find a comfortable niche
early in life and from that moment on nothing
seems to change or to improve.

Not so with Sandy,

Any month in her life reveals more change than,
most of us produce in a decade, with new con-
clusions to earlier questions and vice-versa,

Thank You Sandy,

Lee.

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Sandra Schou

lee_broom
Lee Broom

 

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLIES (BY GUEST AUTHOR SANDRA SCHOU)

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Picture this. It’s midnight, Friday.

Arriving home after a fun evening of shooting pool with friends, and a few drinks later, only to discover a PACKED fridge/freezer thawing and beginning to smell reeeeal bad (yup, it was a case of denial for a few days).

First things first.

Have a bowl of very soft ice cream with a brownie on top while two mechanically challenged women try to figure out what to do next.

We come up a plan. Make sure there is no dust on the coils behind the fridge.

After hauling the air compressor awkwardly into the house and successfully tugging the fridge away from the wall, we then proceed to blow tons and TONS of dog hair, dust and dirt all over the kitchen.

And then…ZAP!

All the kitchen area lights go out. Darkness. Best part, we no longer can see the piles of dirt we blew all over the kitchen.

Get the flashlight and check the control panel located outside in the dark. Yup.. Found the problem. Apparently, we overloaded the circuit.

Go back inside, plug the compressor into another area of the house and continue ‘dusting’.

Hmmmm. Fridge still broken.

1 am
Next plan.

Find a couple large coolers, go to the store and buy lots and lots of ice. Done.

Systematically ‘prioritize’ freezer/fridge contents to be transferred to the coolers. Dump ice on top. Done.

Best plan. Send text message to appliance repair to call ASAP.

Done. 2am. ‘nite all!

~ Sandy

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Friday night 1am

There’s an Arizona dust storm (aka Haboob) in Roberta’s kitchen! YUK!!!!

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Day 2

Maytag repairman wants $395.00 to install a new defrost system and can’t come back til Monday. No wonder he gets no work!

After watching a couple of YouTube videos, Roberta decides she can do this herself.

Replacement part $75.00

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The ‘Maytag Woman’ – Yes, She can!

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Install new ‘Adaptive Defrost Assembly’ in fridge.

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Removed a panel in the back of the freezer to defrost the coils. It’s taking a looooong time.

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Removed another panel and Wow! Look at all the frost/ice we found! No wonder it was taking so long to defrost!

It took another 1.5 hours to totally defrost it using the heat gun.

Assembled the parts back together. Mission accomplished resulting in a total savings of $320.00.

ASSEMBLED THE PARTS BACK TOGETHER. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED RESULTING IN A TOTAL SAVINGS OF $320.00. GO MAYTAG WOMAN!! NEXT PROJECT, THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL…

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Story and Photography by Sandra Schou