If you love our other animal buddies of all species around the globe, sit back and be AAAWWWWWed by them, then pass this on to all you know who love and respect all God's critters!
You have been officially animalerted...
I recently moved into my parents' home (keeping it in the family) and set about purchasing all the things I'd need to fix it up for more modern times; paint, new faucets, tile for kitchen/bath, etc. Things my elderly parents had no interest in changing/ updating (the sky blue/peach/seafoam green motif that was so popular with the Greatest Generation FL retirement set is not my style...).
Thinking that there is little difference between the three biggest-box home improvement stores, Ace, Home Depot & Lowes, I merrily started out using them interchangeably - whichever was easiest to access at the moment, I used...Lowes to get paint...Home Depot in search of some nice valances...whatever from wherever. Easy!
If I'm telling you something you already know, scroll on down, the Comedy Team awaits you. But if you, like me, didn't know what apparently the rest of the world does, that there are certain things you just don't go to Lowes or Ace for and vice aversa with Home Depot, read on.
So... before you start your own home improvement project, ignore the commercials and instead refer to this handy guide gleaned from personal experience. I learned the hard way; now you won't have to!
You have been officially alerted...
Labor day may be behind us, but in fact there is still a bit more summer to go....9 days, to be exact.
So... before you're not allowed to wear white again (until next Memorial Day), here's one last piece of Summer Fun from us!
Do you remember?...
Grandparents Day: Sunday September 8
Yes...it's happened...millions of us are now grandparents, with many more soon to be in the coming year. That means we get to kick back and be celebrated this Sunday, National Grandparents Day, in our case, sans rocker and blanket over the lap.
In case you're wondering about this not-as-well-known-as-Mother's/Father's Day occasion, it was originated by Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia, determined to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Wonder no more!
And, wonder no more what the top nicknames for grandparents are:
Your grandkids have a nickname for you that you don't see here?
Let us know and we'll publish it next week.
Of course, we Boomers do very little that's traditional, so many of you will be opting for some rather unconventional ways to celebrate with your grandkids this Sunday, using it as the perfect time to introduce them to an activity you love and wish to pass on to them, like cooking or water skiing.
But for those more inclined to home and crafts type celebrating, use the link below for a few ideas from Grandparents.com:
5 Easy, Adorable Crafts to Make on Grandparents Day
However you celebrate, just make sure you do. Boomers make phenomenal grandparents, and deserve to be appreciated for it.
Happy Grandparents Day! And...
You have been officially alerted....
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