Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
We need a new dishwasher as I mentioned the other day, but we've been busy and haven't had time to go check any of them out. I was just looking at Terry's Appliance Center's site and the frustrating part is that each dishwasher listed has a banner which tells us to "call for best price". No prices are listed. I'd like to buy local but I also want to know how costs compare and this makes it difficult.
The post below is about ambulances and fire trucks and this post, ironically, is about what happened over today's noon hour. All of a sudden the campus was filled with the sound of sirens and a whole caravan of emergency vehicles zoomed through the campus over to the eastern most dorm. Turned out the alarm went off for no real reason, but Maplewood and Richmond Heights fire/rescue people showed up just to be sure. Also a policeman from Clayton and a fire chief.
As for the students and many staff, they sat out and watched. Or went on eating their lunch.
When I got home asked Dale if he'd seen all the fire trucks and he said, "You came right up to me. I was standing with Wrede and I called out to you." I never paid any attention, but sure enough this picture shows him. I put a red arrow into the right side of the screen pointing him out.
And then when it was over, even before the trucks left some students began carrying the picnic tables back under the dorm tent.
I've noticed around here that if someone calls for an ambulance a fire truck always accompanies the ambulance to the location. It doesn't matter if someone may be having a heart attack or falls out of a tree, the fire truck always comes along.
The construction of the new Menards in Richmond Heights is taking forever to get built. I'm not exactly sure why this is, but the huge area where the home improvement business will be has been an excavation and preliminary work site forever. Contrast that to how quickly IKEA has gone up along Highway 40.
It's not that I am excited to go to Menards but it has been a couple of years since the homes on that ground were sold and torn down, many other peripheral businesses have been built and long since operating. It just seems strange how long this is taking.
We sure hear a lot about what we need to do to make the Millennial generation happy and here's one more to add to the list. First off, here is who the Millennials are; people born approximately between the mid 1980's and the year 2000.
According to real estate experts when millennials go looking for a place to live what they feel is essential, absolutely essential, is a separate laundry room. This kind of made me laugh at first, I mean when someone goes looking for a house and can overlook size, outdoor space etc if the laundry room is separate and cool looking is surprising, especially a fairly young adult.
Maybe it's because Millennials are not far removed from college and renting during their first working years and have had to use a laundromat or basement laundry in an apartment building and are really really tired of hauling clothes by car or stairs.
Realtor advice to other realtors before listing a house is to make sure the home's laundry room is freshened up and looking good.
How many of us have separate laundry rooms? We never have, ours has always been in the basement. I guess we could freshen up that corner of the basement and call it a separate laundry room, but we probably won't.
The New York City Comptroller issued a report on cities with the longest working day hours and New York City workers put in the most hours. These hours include on the job time combined with the length of the daily commute. The average New York City worker has 49.08 hours of work and commute time. You can see the entire list of the top 20 cities here, but you need to scroll down a bit until the list comes up.
San Francisco is second in hours put in and Washington DC is third.
Now this is a timely story, at least for me. It seems that in Hawaii, it's common practice to park nose out in parking lots. This means backing into parking spaces so you can pull out forward. This annoys some other drivers who have to wait for the backing in to be completed.
Up front I'll make the claim that it is mostly men who do this backing in thing.
My own experience in large parking lots is that it is certainly a better option to have the car facing out if the parking lines are painted square rather than angled. But, it's best to find a spot that has an opening in the lanes on the other side. Pull through the lane you're in to the other side and you're facing out without all the backing up stuff. This is especially helpful in parking lots like the Brentwood Promenade which have very small spaces in order to cram as many cars as possible into it. And, where pulling out in reverse in these places finds small sight lines and very little room to maneuver.
However, facing forward in lots with angled lanes is questionable since when leaving you have a steep turn that makes it hard to avoid the car next to you. Plus, big vehicles which do this make it hard for the people who park front wheels in to back up, the front of these cars are high and take up more sight line in the row.
Yesterday I was at the Richmond Heights Schnucks and as I came out I noticed cars parked wheels front in every other angled spot. It was a very strange sight. It's not unusual to see one car parked like this but not as many as yesterday.
In Lambert's parking garages, backing in makes things easier when leaving because there, too, they have small lanes and not much room between rows. But angled parking, don't do it.
Awkward phrasing in the story's headline, but at first glance at the map I was sucked in. What Illinois is best at is "most units of local government." Wow, that is for sure. All the other states at the link. Interesting.
Arizona doesn't join in the twice yearly time changes without any ill effect, why can't the rest of us do the same?
Why is it illegal to sell cars on Sunday in Illinois and Missouri?
Sign of the new times? St. Mary's high school in St. Louis is the first school to install facial recognition locks.
The high school class which has served me the best all these years was typing.
Oddly, I would have been better served had I taken more basic math classes in high school rather than the college expected algebras and geometries.
Starting tomorrow, Schnucks will begin selling Farm Fresh milk after the closing of that company's stand alone stores. I am curious as to what the price will be since this glass bottled milk will be near the expensive Oberweis milk.
Why is there such anticipation over the April roll-out of the Apple Watch? How many of us really want to peer into a one and a half inch screen to check email, read texts, etc ?
Grocery and other store reciepts are getting longer and what with all the ads and coupons attached to them.