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50 Years Ago

October 12, 1968

A very important ceremony involving me and my best friend Gloria occurred on October 12, 1968. We are the two kids in the middle of the picture. It’s wonderful what one will do when in Love.

Our love started in High School in Boardman, Ohio in 1964, our senior year. Yep, as high school sweethearts. The wedding took four years to happen and only my Navy service took us apart for awhile. We remained  faithful to each other through letters and phone calls.

We have been “steady” together and best friends for over 54 years… Time really flies when you are having fun. Yeah, […] Continue reading » 50 Years Ago


My furnace, actually an electric heat pump, wasn’t keeping up to holding temperature too well. Checked filter. Oops… went a bit too long. Reminder to others, check your filter now. Very dirty filters will definitely reduce system efficiency (higher operating cost) and could damage equipment. Don’t put it off. Also don’t run without filters if you have a heat pump or air conditioning in your system. A few days won’t hurt but all season could plug indoor coil fins.

After 50 years in the HVAC business, I have changed and installed a lot of filters. Even electrostatic filters usually have an after filter that can get clogged due to […] Continue reading » Filters

Happy Birthday Kids

My children (boy-girl twins) celebrated their birthday in my home yesterday. They will be 44 on Tuesday (tomorrow). Hard to believe it has been that long. We are blessed they are still best friends and both live near us here in Dallas, TX area. Both are married and my son has a daughter, now age 7. That’s our nuclear-fissioned family. (We are split but still live in the same reactor!) 🙂

So that makes my wife and I 25 when they were born. We were so young but so happy. Twins were not expected. Can’t forget the day as it was 10 below zero in northeast Ohio. Not […] Continue reading » Happy Birthday Kids

Merry Christmas

Peace and goodwill to all to all people and all beliefs.

The Curse of Minecraft

My 7 year old granddaughter was playing Minecraft on her IPad. I guess you aren’t C00L if you’re a kid and don’t have an IPad. Hers was acquired second hand from her mom.

Anyway she was smashing and building all types of blocky things and telling me about all kinds of monsters that inhabit the software program. She was spending summer days with us as her parents worked, the game program helped keep her busy. I thought it was a kids game.

I had just loaded a new version of Ubuntu on my “Sandbox” computer and I noticed a free version of Minecraft was enabled on the new […] Continue reading » The Curse of Minecraft