It's been a long weekend and my wife has worked me to death getting everything ready for winter. It all started early this morning when I had to make a run to pick up a Sunday newspaper so my wife could clip the coupons. Naturally, the box I usually visit was empty, so it involved a slightly longer trip.
After that chore, I had to bring in the patio furniture cushions, cover the fountain, take down the cover over the gazebo on the deck, and remove the Roman shades from the pergola on the patio.
Then I had to go to the auto parts store and get a bottle of Sta-bil to put in my Corvette's gas tank for the winter and fill the tank with fresh gasoline. Pick up some moth balls and a tub of dessicant to place inside the Vette for the winter (to reduce moisture and prevent mold and mildew, and to deter rodents from wanting to build a nest in the engine compartment).
Next was repairing some kitchen chairs that had lost a couple of screws, replace a bulb in one of the garage door openers, brush some knots out of the cat, (that's Billy in the picture above) return a Redbox DVD I rented for the grandkids, bring another chair in from the deck and take it to the basement, and stop at Wendy's to get lunch for the two of us. All that was earlier today. And I just returned from Walmart where I purchased a load of groceries.
Things were much easier in the fifties when I didn't have to do all this stuff. All I had to do was finish my homework and watch The Honeymooners or I Love Lucy or The Twilight Zone. If I was grown back then, and a huband, I could just sit on the couch all day and not have to worry about doing anything, because the wives did all that stuff in those days. Like the happy homemaker pictured on the right. Is that Betty Crocker?
But it's a bit different today, so I'm a bit worn out tonight. I'm not complaining, just offering an excuse for such a pitiful post this evening, while still trying to tie it to the fifties.
As you can see, I installed a new jukebox a couple days ago. It's always my objective to please everyone (it's my overachiver nature) so I've added a poll on the right.
The reason for the poll is to determine if everyone likes the jukebox starting when the page loads. Some may not want to hear the music. Obviously, you can turn the volume down, if you don't want to hear it. But I'm curious to get a reading on whether the majority of you like it starting up on its own or if you would rather me set it up so you could hit the play button when, and if, you wanted to.
If you have a moment, simply go to the poll in the right sidebar and click either "yes" or "no" to let me know your preference. I'll go with the majority opinion.