Monday, May 08, 2006

 

Some more than others

Wow, what a game! My girl's basketball team played their hometown rivals this weekend. And to make it even more interesting, the game was to determine who moved on the league championship game. The game didn't start well as the girls were SO nervous. We were losing at halftime 6-9. But the girls finally relaxed in the third quarter and made a come-back. The teams were tied at the end of regulation so we went to the first overtime. Then, a second overtime. And a third overtime. And finally, a fourth overtime! Our team pulled it out in the end and now, we're playing for the championship. I was so drained at the end of the day that all I wanted to do was "veg out" and do some more research on a topic, forex , I'm considering for a new website. Wish us luck for next weekend!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

 

Another view into my life

So everyone is thinking that the economy is in good shape and has weathered the latest rise in oil prices. I think "we ain't seen nothing yet!" The reason is that everyone is focused on the price of gasoline. Fact is, plastics are made from oil, trucks deliver almost everything the economy uses and creates. Did anyone see the price of diesel fuel? Time was that the price of truck fuel was quite a bit lower than unleaded gas. Not anymore! I've needed a new roof on my house. In the last 6 months, the materials, which are all oil based products, has gone up by almost a third. The really bad news with this is that the supply house said the manufacturers have already put them on notice to expect ANOTHER 25% increase prices by summer. I'm thinking I should replace my roof now. I still need to get land yet too.

 

WHO begins 'toughest' polio drive

A mass polio vaccination campaign is due to start on Sunday on the dangerous Pakistan-Afghan border. ... read more here and here some irish wedding gowns stuff to check out.