August 27, 2015
Good morning. I'm posting a bit late, but I've been busy this morning. My little guy has been extra huggy huggy this morning so we've been doing a bit of cuddling. Plus there was breakfast to make and a couple of bills to pay.
DIL Janet came by last evening. We watched a couple of our favorite TV programs (that I had taped) while we enjoyed some lasagna for supper. Mmmm, yum! I'm thinking that next week I'll make us a "slow cooker" one pot meal.
Gosh, I just had to dash quickly to catch the UPS man so that he wouldn't leave my package on the front porch. I caught him in time, and he brought the package (a huge one) to my side door and set it inside on the floor for me. Oh thank you, thank you. Now I don't have to try lifting and carrying it inside. It was two cases, taped together, of wee wee pads for Pogo.
Why do I buy these pads by the case? Because it is a whole lot cheaper than buying them at the store. I get double and triple more wee wee pads buying them by the case than I would if I bought them in packages of 20 at the retail store. Can you find them at the store for only $10/100 or less? Not any store that I know of.
And here's a great project for your yard. I found this really neat way to build a small pool in your yard or garden. I've always wanted a little pool so maybe next Spring I can try making one of these in the garden. It doesn't look very difficult, and just think how pretty it would look with a few plants around it.
I read an article in our newspaper titled "Housing crisis is more complex." Basically, it was about people living in public housing while earning way over the income limit. One family makes $497,911 a year, another earns $212,200 a year. And that's only two (out of more than 25,000) of these families.
The crisis problem seems to be what to do with these families. Should they be kicked out of the public housing? Oh goodness, they might have a tough time paying regular rent if they could find an apartment somewhere else. Maybe they should just charge these families more rent? Oh sure, that will solve the problem.
What about all the families in desperate need of housing, and who actually do have earnings within the guidelines? Too bad, I guess. We don't to hurt anyone's feelings by kicking out the high earners so that the low earners can have a place to live. My goodness, what shall we do?
Instead of sticking to the rules of who is eligible for public housing and how money they can earn to remain in public housing, HUD is looking for other alternatives. These include more money to revamp old units, build new ones for mixed income use and provide vouchers generous enough to get people out of bad neighborhoods and into better ones.
I don't know about you, but I think there is something wrong with this thinking. To me it is simple. You earn too much money? You do not qualify to live in public housing. As for the heftier rent vouchers, I think these are a no no. Once people get these vouchers, they never move on. Free rent for life. Would you give this up? Of course not. There is no limit (that I know of) as to how long a person can keep these vouchers. Where is the incentive here to get folks on their feet so that they can move on?
Enough. I could go on and on about this, but I won't.
School is starting everywhere. Next week, Jazzy will be helping at the high school during "Orientation" for all the new freshmen. Gosh, that means there's only about three and a half more weeks left of summer. Hmmm.
Before I end this post, I'll leave you with another brain teaser picture puzzle. There are fifteen wolves hidden in this image. Good luck and enjoy.
Now I'm off to see about making some lunch for Pogo and me. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.