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A Home Spun answer to a Tropical Tourists Nightmare
November 3, 2009, 11:15 pm
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Bravo to Honduras! They sat down and despite their political differences, and the high emotions, they worked it out! For once I can say that I have some faith in politicians! (Not any of the idiots in Canada!) The Honduran constitutional crisis grew more out of a slow news day, than an actual crisis. And the country very much wants to say that it is “Business as Usual”.

Tourism is down by as much as 70%, and non existent in some areas, have you ever wanted to go to a deserted island? Well Roatan and Utila offer thousands of beautiful resorts, hotels, restaurants and bars that are currently offering spectacular deals. Your vacation just got cheaper and more private!

And Safer!

Roatan has always been a safe destination, and this past year it instituted an active crime watch program, combined with efforts to support the local Marine Park, the future has been reassured above and below the waterline. So come visit, there are lots of ways, contact me and I’ll gladly help out for free! After all I’ve been going to the Bay Islands since 1997!

Do I have Stupid Written on My Forehead?
November 3, 2009, 10:58 pm
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I live in the country, I don’t have a big farm, just a little one. I don’t drive around in a big ass F150 that I’m paying off until the end of time and I don’t like to get ripped off because I am either seen as part of, or not part of a specific group.

So this past spring when I took my Husqvarna lawn tractor in for an oil and filter, actually they came and got it. I bought it from them and I thought they were honest so I figured , they know theses things so let them do their thing. well I was wrong because they called with a bill that was over $500.00!!!  Shit it still only costs 50 bucks or so to get the oil changed in a car! So they clearly think I’m part of the hobby farm elite! Maybe they think I’ve got a grand granite swimming pool overhanging the St.Lawrence river, on my estate!

Wrong they just thought they would try and soak me! But I got them to knock a hour’s labour off the bill if I promised never to come back there!



So today I was calling around to a local heating and cooling supply place asking about 1/2 inch soft copper tubing, and low and behold they too think that I’m a big fat rich guy. They sell the copper in 60 foot rolls, but they charge $349.00. Home depot and the TSC store in Brockville both sell it, and I thought that a pro place would sell it cheaper. But I guess that this class war extends a lot farther than I thought because the Home Depot price is $300.00 cheaper! So I thought that this might be an oversight, and I called back and spoke to a women in the front office, and low and behold she said that they were “Supporting the tradesmen in the area”.  I guess by ripping the rest of us off! So I guess it will be a while before I shop at


So why is it so hard to look after the planet and after your pocketbook at the same time!