Saturday, September 16, 2023


 Not going to lie, I dread making my last visits so much that I haven’t serviced my stores yet. 

Will I be picking up the machines, giving them to their existing spaces, maybe 1-2 more visits, hoping for the best? 

The pandemic hurt many stores and reduced my route by over half with remaining stores staying strong. It was the heatwave of July/August that did me in, already forgotten and busy moving. 

There was a wonderful cooling rain during the week that’s lasting so far. I’ve already been back on the road but am having a heck of a time closing off the route, will stay posting here…

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Hot Rain


Raindrops! Real live wonderful rain..! 

Alas, it was hot rain  :-/  didn’t last long and evaporated right away. 


It’s only supposed to be 86 degrees Monday and for a second I thought I could venture out to visit the route, but I don’t believe it yet.  

Gd bless my awesome customers/clients! It was a blast visiting stores, traveling, being productive and making money, the best memories ever, Thanku..! 



Saturday, September 2, 2023

Have a Good Labor Day Weekend!


Have a safe Labor Day Weekend ! 





Saturday, August 26, 2023

Heatwave variant 2.0 after pause

 The heatwave is back. I guess it never left, it took a 2-day or so break then resumed.

It’s not as fierce as before but that’s because I’ve gotten used to it I guess. 

Thermostats are saying it’s 109 degrees in direct sun. Digital thermostats say it’s 109 degrees but ‘feels like’ 119ยบ

I’m not looking forward to closing a business that had so much potential but never got off the ground. I’ll try to keep as many clients as I can if any. 

The heatwave should conclude sometime in September. 

Saturday, August 19, 2023

The Heatwave is over, sort of…

 The thermostats still say 100+ degrees, but the air is a bit cooler. 

Yesterday was supposed to be the hottest day of the year and it wasn’t too bad, so it can only get better I say! 

Since there was a promise of rain this week, I thought I could make it back to work this coming up Monday, but it looks like neither will happen just yet. 

September is a given, tho! 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Wave after wave after wave

  Heatwave continues unabated with no end in sight. 

It’s annoying, dangerous, and useless. 

If there’s a reason for it, please feel free to share. 



Saturday, August 5, 2023

I found a blessing

 I found a blessing! 

During extremes, blessings are hard to find, but I found one. 

This gives me great hope because there may even be others. 

After micro-managing an oppressive heatwave and focusing on all necessary survival details, it occurred to me that one micro-annoyance I don’t have to deal with, during these extreme temps, there are no bugs! 

That is a mega-blessing to me! 

And during extreme winters, too! 

Ever the optimist, I found a blessing and I’m keeping it. 


Saturday, July 29, 2023

The heatwave melted my solar-backed phone..!

HEAT WAVE by someone named Tanka

gods, exhort the sun

punish the unbelievers

and so it was done

the greeks believed in many

but we now pray to just one

oh Lord please spare us

frying eggs on the sidewalk

hasn’t been much fun

we know we hated winter

but summer is a bummer 


Saturday, July 22, 2023

Summer delay


   To my brave candy box customers; 

I don’t know how u do it in this heatwave, it’s massive, and I’m hoping I don’t lose too many of u during these summer months. 

   I was able to service a few machines before succumbing to the heat. 

Going in to beautiful businesses hot, sweaty, and dizzy was no way to conduct business so I’m suspending service thru July, prolly August. 

  It wasn’t the cloudless days of unrelenting heat, it wasn’t even the excessive heat alerts I kept receiving, it was the quality of results that was diminishing. 

    Unless it’s flooding, should a cool rainy day appear, I’ll be on the road 1st thing.  

   Thanku for your patience.  



Saturday, July 15, 2023

Dog Days of Summer


When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the very hottest days of the year. 

The Romans referred to this period as ‘dies caniculares’ or ‘days of the dog star’, which was eventually translated as ‘dog days’.