Saturday, January 28, 2023

Whew, Life Can be Rough…

 Heartfelt Congratulations to those of us who’ve made it this far! 



Saturday, January 21, 2023

Saturday’s Child (Monday’s Child poem) 2023

   Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace.

Wednesday's child is full of woe,

Thursday's child has far to go. 

Friday's child is loving and giving,

Saturday's child works hard for a living.

And the child born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, good and brave.  



Sunday, January 15, 2023

Happy MLK Day!

  Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

 It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. 

Born in 1929, King's actual birthday is January 15 (which in 1929 fell on a Tuesday). 

The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. 

The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21. 



Sunday, January 8, 2023

Here’s to 2023!


I lost a location the other day. Been there since 2019. 

They said there were too many kids, but kids just happen to be the bread & butter of the route! Of course that’s fine. 

Whenever machines are smudged, peeled, little tiny fingerprints everywhere, I know that machine does well, and that one did. It wasn’t a top-earner by any means, but it did fine and was easy to work with. 

That’s not the bad news, tho. 

And although it’s not bad news, it’s definitely difficult because now I gotta go find replacements, not my forté. 

I don’t make any profits on this route. It’s self-sustaining and rewarding only because it’s the very least I can do for the critters which is virtually nothing, but without it, it would be less than nothing. 

Locations sometimes worry that their site isn’t making enuf money for the machines, if the machine is still there, it’s making quarters, all it needs. It’ll never be able to make bank, but it’s enuf. 

Profits, if any, go to either HSUS, Best Friends, and/or others. 

I’m not allowed to say I work on behalf of HSUS, Humane Society United States, that would require thousands of $$$ and paperwork that I wouldn’t understand. No, I’m a Proud Supporter of HSUS, that’s my appropriate designation. I don’t always agree with their politics so I steer clear of that and try to stay focused on humane efforts and basics, such as keeping pets warm during cold snaps and hydrated during heat. 

Every machine and honor box has a sticker that states it is a supporter of HSUS and will have a sticker with the URL of this weblog for more information and contact info.  

    To 2023..!