Saturday, November 15, 2014

Right Can. Wrong Glass.

I was in town with an auditor. He likes historical and different places so we headed to the Skyway Cafe at Felts Field for lunch. Felts Field is a historic, old airport with art deco styling and tons of history. It was a very early air mail stop and one of the first nationally designated airports.

The Skyway Cafe is part breakfast place and part diner. The restaurant is filled with memoriabilia of the airport. The decor includes ceiling fans in the shape of Snoopy's plane and a Corsair. It's a different place to grab lunch and take in the history of an old air field.

I was very happy they finally got it right and had the correct drink in the can. ;)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Warning Battery Has Been Removed

I am glad we have that straightened out. Without that label on our new gas detector, I might never have known where the battery was located.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Bumper Sticker No One Expects to See

It's time for snarky Friday again. Beyond the question of who would put this on their vehicle, I see the bigger question being who would think this was a profit maker to print?

I can hear the discussion now... "Dear how come we never take my truck when we go out for date night?"

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cree LED

Like many consumers we have been wondering what the lighting future may bring. We made the final switch a couple years ago to LED's at Christmas. We've known the lighting world was changing and have tried other non-incandescent alternatives like fluorescents. I've never liked fluorescents because they are slow to start and their color goes from bad to hideous. We tried one of the early $25 LED light-bulb replacements. It was a joke with very little light and an oversized price. We had finally settled on halogens. They met our needs and used about 75% of the energy of incandescents.

We didn't stop looking at options and this summer at one of the local big boxes found Cree LED's. At $6-7 each the price is manageable. What really stands out is the unit does offer comparable, if not superior, light to the old bulbs. We've had a number in place for a few months now. It's too early to tell how long they will last or if the color will eventually become less than desirable, but so far they are an improvement over the old standard of lights.