Over the next few weeks I will be putting out the first several chapters of my recently published novel “God, Guns, and the Perfect Chicken-Fried Steak” as a serial (like they did in the old days when we used to read newspapers). You can get more info by clicking the My Website link on my AC Content Producer’s Page. You can read the Prologue and Chapter One here.
Other ways that fires start in wood shops are usually caused by sparks and bad wiring. If the motor on your table saw shorts out, for example, and throws a few sparks that land in sawdust, you have a fire starter. Same is true for bad wiring in the shop.
We arrived at check-in at 3pm and found the front desk employee’s of La Quinta to be friendly, helpful and efficient. We headed on up to the room to alleviate ourselves of our overnight bag and found that the room had a very strong, nausea-inducing smell of drying paint. At first I had thought the maid had gone overboard with industrial strength cleaner. When we left the room, we noticed that there was a ‘no-smoking’ sign under the room number. We had booked a smoking room and the front desk had gotten it mixed up. Fortunately, it was very quick and simple to fix the problem and be put in another room. Thankfully, this one did not have that overpowering scent assaulting our noses.
Signs are very helpful. However, many ignore it. There are people who still use their mobile phones even if they are in a gasoline station. Some still smokes even if there is a Security Signs. Many do not take not of the signs because they do not realize their important.
Looking around for a way to get back to the plane, we saw no way out but the one down escalator. If you’ve never seen a 70-year-old man recovering from broken ribs run UP a down escalator, with people on the way down cursing him and pointing out that this was a DOWN escalator (DUH!), you should have been there. I just knew he would fall and destroy his shins on the sharp edges of the steps, but thankfully, he reached the top and escaped unscathed. I saw him in a new light light at that point. It was not something I would have chosen to try, but I had to say he moved like the athletic young man I married so long ago.
What fly control and rodent control is used? If poisons are used where are they placed? Are dogs and cats allowed free access to the barn? What vaccinations and other things are required? Is a farrier called on a regular basis? What about veterinarians?
As I mentioned before, one of our requirements in selecting a hotel was an indoor pool, and La Quinta offered this. When we went down to the pool area, I was pleased to see that no one else was there. However, the pool at La Quinta was pretty small. I imagined how it would be if there were ten people in the pool instead of two and thought to myself, “crowded”. It was basically the size of my living room, which is quite small. I put my foot on the step and felt the water nearly freeze my toes off. Yikes. La Quinta’s pool was clear, if small, but I had not expected an indoor pool to be cold and unheated. Slowly, I descended into the water and even after swimming awhile, I didn’t really get used to the temperature. A cool pool is good, but one this cold isn’t exactly a relaxing swim.
Where is Jennifer Vanderpool, district manager of Starbucks Coffee shop in Old Town Pasadena? Where is the management or working staff at Starbucks Coffee when a customer says something about something going on that shouldn’t? Where are the rest of Starbucks customers up in arms about this? Why can’t people do what they say they are going to do; if you are going to put up a sign that says, “No smoking within 20 feet of entrances, exits, and oberable windows,” by golly, enforce it!