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Five most annoying greetings

Greetings have emerged from Hi, Hello, Good morning, Good day, to many types of expressions in modern days. Not sure if many of the modern greetings were there a few decades ago. Some of these are really annoying greetings. This post outlines some of the annoying greetings, I feel I should talk about. 🙂 What's up Really? What is up or down --- is this even a question to ask? I really get pissed-off when someone greets me with What's up. Did you mean, what is happening in my life? What aspects of my life do you really want to know? Are you a close friend of mine who may ask what is going on in my life? I get super annoyed if someone who is not a close friend or a family greets me with What's up. Haven't seen you in ...

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Free printable halloween invitation cards

We have created five different halloween invitation cards, which we thought you might like to use. We wish we could take the full credit --- we used Canva templates to create all these invitation cards. All JPG card files provided with this post are of high quality (300 DPI) and each can be printed on a 5.5"x5.5" paper. We have also provided the PDF files. They are free to download from here. No registration and no email address entry required. We created them for ourselves --- just thought we would share on our blog --- the printables may help someone save time. Get here on your broom This is our most favorite. The original template had a different witch and spooky tree, which should be purchased. We replaced them with free-to-use images from the internet. You will need to write the party location and ...

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How to run a drip line for your garden plants

While it is a great fun to use the garden hose to water plants, it might be difficult doing so everyday. On the other hand, plants on the Chihuahuan Desert won't grow without high quality love and affection from the garden owner. 🙂 An automated sprinkler system and a drip line will automatically demonstrate the love to the plants, when we are busy during the weekdays or when we are out of town. In some previous posts, we have demonstrated how to install a sprinkler valve on a 3/4" PVC line and how to connect a PVC to a Poly pipe. Today we are outlining how we may run a drip line from the poly pipe end. This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning of which is that if anyone purchases anything using the Amazon links in this post, we will receive ...

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How do you know it is time to quit your job?

Hmm! You will know when it is time to quit your job. The universe will give you signs. Seeing those signs is as plain and simple as peanut butter and jelly sandwich being the best food in the world. Well ... I am not good at metaphors. So, let's not talk about the peanut butter and jelly sandwich example. Anyway, how will you really know it is time to quit your job? Knowing this is easy-peasy lemon squeezy because we have already created a list of scenarios that will give you the light-bulb moment when you experience them. You notice that your male boss tends to unnecessarily spend more time with female employees Regardless of whether you are male or female, you need to run in the opposite direction of this office. If you are a female employee, definitely you do not ...

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How do I have 2685 subscribers?

How do we have 2685 subscribers in our blog? I don't have any idea. I have been struggling for the past two days to reduce this number. You are probably thinking I have gone crazy. Instead of writing an awesome post on how I got more blog subscribers, I am talking about how I should bring this number down. The subscriber-count of our blog became 2,685 from seven hundred something in one day. Shouldn't I be alarmed? Why am I trying to bring the subscriber-count down? I am trying to bring the subscriber-count down because the number is not correct. So far, our blog has 37 user subscribers, 63 email subscribers, and 620 Wordpress followers. The total should be 37+63+620=720. I do not have any clue why the total number is 2,685 in the sidebar. In one fine morning, I noticed that ...

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A few terrible warnings

We were traveling on Saturday, not anywhere near Charlottesville, Virginia. Our route covered from the far Western side of Texas to the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert in the New Mexico state. We stopped at a restaurant for lunch where we saw two Warning signs. There will be no warning shot The first sign said, "Ammo (ammunition) is expensive. There will be no warning shot." When I read this, I thought --- Well ... I understand jokes. Red Neck Area ... Proceed at your own risk The second sign made me feel something was swirling inside my stomach. It said, "You are entering a Red Neck Area. .... Proceed at your own risk." We had Dear Son with us. Should we run out of the restaurant? Observation While my forehead was sweating, I looked around. A lot of white people were around. I did not ...

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Is your city water safe to drink?

Drinking water is a concern for everyone. The concern is quadrupled with little ones at home. Is my child receiving the best water? Is the water arsenic free? What if there is lead in the drinking water? All kinds of questions to worry about. My dentist said that the city water is good because it has fluoride in it. How about the harmful items? Sadly, this post will not give answers to any of the questions parents may have. This post will rather provide more items to think about. This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means we will receive a compensation from Amazon with no additional cost from your side if you purchase anything using the links . Chlorine smell in city water When we first moved to El Paso, Texas a few years ago, we could smell the strong smell of ...

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Sprinkler valve installation DIY

Sprinkler valve installation is an easy DIY. You will know how easy it is if you just do it once. In this post, we will explain from very scratch, (1) what is a sprinkler valve, (2) what are the sprinkler valve options, (3) how to install a sprinkler valve. Well ... we will explain many more items in detail, which we did not even imagine that we would know before the summer of 2017. Let's speak Landscaping. Ready, set, and go ... Oh, wait. This post contains Amazon affiliate links, the meaning of which is we will receive monetary incentive from Amazon if you purchase products using the links (with no additional cost from your wallet). Of course, if you hire a professional landscaper or a plumber to replace or fix a sprinkler valve, you will not need to go over this ...

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Some of our subscribers asked, who among two of us writes the articles. The answer is, both of us write. The way how we manage the writing is as follows: one of us takes the lead of one article and the other spouse provides an extensive review of that article. We select the lead of an article based on our topic of interest. What does our son do? He is basically the inspiration of this family blog!

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