Ok, who said we could go right into the depths of winter? Wow, we didn't even get a practice snow to condition us... oh well... we had our outdoor stuff pretty well taken care of and I even had the snow shovels in the entry way before the blizzard. Oh, and by the way, I did find my long underwear (I just had to ask my wife where they were!) You know, sometimes I think she takes my stuff from where I put it and moves it so that when I need it she is the hero and knows where to find it... just a theory I've been working on during our 21 years of marriage... I have no solid proof, but I'm sure it can't be me!
"Bits" & Pieces
I would like to wish my Mother a Happy (belated) Birthday... from your horrible, horrible son. Yes, everyone, I forgot my Mother's Birthday this year. Please don't send me any hate mail - especially you Mom!
Ok, my wife is loving this... since I met her 25 years ago she has worn glasses and contacts while I bragged about my "perfect" vision. Well, about six months ago I started to think that all the fine print in the world was getting smaller - some sort of conspiracy or something... turns out "perfect" isn't the word for my vision anymore. I now have my first pair of reading glasses, which I keep misplacing... and my wife seems to always find... hmm, there's that theory again.
I just wanted to take a moment and say how much I have enjoyed CarTalk on NPR over the years. As some of you know, Tom Magliozzi, one half of Click and Clack, passed recently.
While growing up on our small farm, I learned a lot about mechanics and just how things go together from my dad, who is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. As a young boy, I was the one swatting mosquitoes off his back while he was hunched over an engine, or I was searching for the illusive 1/2" deep well socket, or - the most important job when working on something at night - holding the flashlight at just the right angle. As I got older, I was the one getting my hands greasy, too, and we would theorize about exactly why something broke or what was needed to correct a problem. That is why CarTalk is one of my favorites. The problems that they discuss with a healthy dose of humor and wit have entertained and enlightened me for years. You will be missed, Tom.
QUESTION of THE WEEK
"What is the difference between your classified ads and your Free4Sale ads?"
We started our original free reader ad program (Free4Sale) as a thank-you to our many valued readers for picking up our paper and taking it into their homes to read and share with friends and family. For your ad to be listed free it has to follow these guidelines.
1. It must be a private party submitting a SINGLE ITEM
FOR SALE, under a single phone number.
2. The item must be owned by you.
3. No commercial businesses or services may use
the Free4Sale program for readers.
If your item qualifies, we will list it free for up to four weeks - that's an $11 value. Want ads, commercial businesses, second ads with the same phone number and multiple item ads are considered classifieds and would require $2.75 per week.
If you are not sure if your ad would qualify, contact me for more information. 605-541-0110 or email Sean@LakeAreaTidbits.com
As of this issue we have also separated the regular classified ad blank and the Free4Sale ad blank to help clarify.
Have a great week and be a safe out there!
Sean Athey, owner/publisher
sean@LakeAreaTidbits.com • www.LakeAreaTidbits.com