Saying for the day:By labor we can find food and water, but all of our labor will not find for us another hour.
We bought an expensive Wagner Power Painter. It was designed to save us a large amount of time. It was supposed to give us a better paint job. Instead it gave us an example of Linna’s Law number Seven in action.
That law simply stated goes as follows;
Anything you buy to save time or money will cost you more of both.
Because of all the trouble with the painter it took us longer to paint the fence and we are out the cost of the painter. The job looks spotty and we are going to have to sand the paint off the deck. We clearly lost time using this time saving device.
Several years ago, when I postulated the law we had a big garden railroad. We had two hoses. One long one to water the flowers across the entire railroad and a short one that filled to garden railroad pool. You had to take one off and put the other on. This was time consuming and you had to screw the hoses on and off. I decided we needed to do something to save time. So I drove 30 minutes to Iron Mountain and bought some clever things . One attached to the faucet and the other to the hose. Then you just snapped the hose on and off. It took no time at all. The problem was that the piece that went on the faucet didn’t fit tight no matter what you did. So no matter which hose you attached you also had a geyser at the faucet. Now we were wasting water. Trying to stop the geyser used up more time. Then one hose stuck and I couldn’t pull it off to put the other one on. So we had to remove the pieces from both hoses and the faucet. Wasted time and wasted money.
So the next time you are about to buy some time saving thing. Remember Linna’s Law number seven.
@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and one mine still operates. – There was in time in the area around Pigeon Falls that there were over ten iron mines in operation. In fact there are many mining tunnels beneath the town itself. But now there is only one mine left, the Peeking Duck. It is one of the reasons Pigeon Falls still has a railroad. Yesterday the miner’s union of the Peeking Duck held a big Labor Day picnic. Well it really wasn’t a big picnic as the mine doesn’t have a lot of miners. But they did have a picnic. There was plenty of beer. It wouldn’t be a miner’s picnic without it. They told stories of the old mines and what it was like before the Union came. A list of those who had died in the local mines was read and a moment of silence was held. The story was told of Natalie Barnso who though just a boy stood up to the company thugs when they tried to bust the Union and they beat him to death. That was the start of the great Peeking Duck riot that ended up burning half of Pigeon Falls ( Petrovich has a dribblet for that ). But in the end the Union won. The story was told with great reverence. It was just at this time that the Pigeon Falls dragon flew over the picnic as if to salute the memory. Then it was time for yet another beer and pasty.
Today's Link-Writing it down fills in pieces of the puzzle-Some thoughts about "Cheer up" cards.
Betty had her surgery this morning. We had her home by noon. She is wearing a patch over the eye that was operated on. I watched my soaps withe her.I spent some time in the basement. There is so much to do. I then visited all of my links. Now I needa breathing treatment.