We Just Got to Munich

Of course this has been a pretty leisurely trip, the four of us are traveling by train and taking as much time as we like to see the sights that we want to see. Here in Munich we are going to the beer halls so far, obviously that is going to take awhile. I did have to figure out how to find a way to refill a prescription though. My allergies have been nonstop ever since we got here. I found a place, the name is apotheke in Germany I suppose. At any rate I went in there and the pharmacist spoke perfect English, which was a relief to me. He was not very keen on the task until he realized that the pills were only allergy pills. Of course the fact was that there are all sorts of people who abuse prescription pills and these pharmacists are all used to people coming in and trying to scam them out of the sort of pills that people are apt to abuse. Continue reading “We Just Got to Munich”

A Big Oak Branch Almost Collapsed Our Porch Roof

I like the oak trees in our front yard and the pines close to the road. They shield our home from onlookers, give us shade and help with a little bit of seclusion in our otherwise crowded neighborhood. Our home sits on a little rise on a corner lot, and we have wall out front at the sidewalk that retains the front lawn. Things were great until a big branch fell off an oak tree and almost collapsed our porch roof. We had to call experts in roof repair in Brooklyn NY to come out and fix it after the tree cutters were done.

An arborist took core samples of the trees and found rot in three of them. They had to be cut down and the others pruned way back. Our front yard looks a little funny with the trees being so far cut back, but it is a lot safer now. The shingles on the roof were torn off, and the wood sheathing was splintered. A couple of the rafters were also split. Continue reading “A Big Oak Branch Almost Collapsed Our Porch Roof”

A New Parking Lot for My New Building

I never thought I would own a former store in our small town, but that is what happened. It used to be an independent toy store, so people would come from miles away to shop here. When the owner died and no heirs were found, the store closed down and sat empty for years. That is where I come in. It was being sold at auction, so I put a low bid on it, never imagining I would win. I did though, which resulted in me contacting a company that does asphalt paving in Nassau County NY as well as an electrician and a plumber to work on the inside.

I have been working out of my home for years, and it excited me that I could now have this as a showroom for what I do. Continue reading “A New Parking Lot for My New Building”