Sunday, December 1, 2019

Got it turned around..!

Okay, I should have blogged about Thanksgiving first,
and the gym after that..!
Guess I was thinking ahead.
So I am giving Thanks today for my wonderful customers,
my family and friends, and gyms everywhere!
And I'm just going to say it;
Thanku God for this beautiful country, these plentiful times,
and your grace available to me.

And I thank God for allowing mankind to invent, build and improve gyms, too!

Now to get to work!


Saturday, November 23, 2019

10 Fun Facts Gym



Sunday, November 17, 2019

Gym at 60

Okay, it's not pretty, but it can save your life.
After all the medical bills of the past, I decided to return to the gym.
An ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure and all that.
I was surprisingly still limber.
But felt odd because it was important to act my age not my shoe size.
I am not supposed to be limber at this age, and yet, I still am..!
Since I had been so sedentary at work, I gained weight, and that
slowed me down a lot, so I was able to be age-appropriate.
I got on a tanning bed and for 5 minutes, reminisced about my
leisurely sun-bathing ways and days.
I left that gym totally enhanced for work. Ty gym!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

So how much does this route make anyway?

When I get this question from potential buyers on eBay,
I tell them that the route of 10 machines averages approx $100 a month.
I never hear back from them.
Should I ever hear back from anyone, I will explain exactly what I mean.
I would remind them that this is a tiny route, especially compared to a business
route of 100 machines, which is still small.
I would explain that it is a route for beginners, students, or well-off seniors looking
to stay busy or involved with its charity.
The expense is in purchasing the machines and locating them.
After that, it's reliable income whose amount is determined by the driver.
Since I could talk about vending all day long, that's as much as I say.
So there.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

This Day in History

One World Trade Center officially opens in Manhattan on November 3, 2014. The new tower, along with the rest of the World Trade Center complex, replaced the Twin Towers and surrounding complex, which were destroyed by terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Tornados are weird!

It's the calm after the storm.
Tornado touched down a few miles from here.
Virtually out of nowhere.
Sirens went off, it hit, then was gone.

Middle of the day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

One-time gig

The new gig-economy fits me just fine!
I went to a new address knowing only that I would be merchandising in a warehouse, no heavy lifting.
Turns out, it's a professional vending company..! Huge accounts.
I felt right at home, and immediately got to work organizing as much as I could.
I was humming along, literally!
Happy to be working, pleased to be around fun people that are in the same field.
It was a one-time assignment, so I'm on to the next thing, and hope luck holds out..!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Big Tex!

Texas State Fair Weekend.
Classic, country, and fun..!

Colorful Children's Aquarium

Little Tex

Big Tex

Illumination Station
I tried out one of the Infinity massage chairs for free.
It was great! Videos of lakes and rivers on giant wall screens while stretching.
So relaxing, didn't think to take pics, sorry!
Then I tried out foam mattresses with adjustable power bases for free.
I didn't get to try it out, but viewed walk-in tubs, showers, and got to dream about remodeling my future home that my vending route is going to afford me one day.
I say this every year.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

New Honor Boxes

These are the new Honor/Charity boxes, and they're awesome.
Much easier for me to deal with, still with donations for HSUS, the Humane Society,
and much more effective donations show up for these boxes.
Will post these on the Machine Pics tab as well.
I would like to donate to Best Friends on a regular basis, but HSUS makes it
really easy to do without interruptions of any sort. 

I donated regularly to the Wildlife Waystation in Angeles Forest, and always
wondered how they would last.
With the destructive fires in California, the most recent one proved too much,
and they are closing down, moving the animals to various sanctuaries around
the country. Martine, the founder, stated that no animals would be euthanized.
I pray for them regularly.