Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.
My new used car is keyless, and I cannot tell you, after almost a month, how many times I have reached into my pocket for the non-existing key.
Another change, a good change: had a remote starter installed in preparation for the coming cold mornings and evenings after work. Pretty neat how that works; you push a little button and the car automatically runs for 24 minutes. Then when I walk to the car, it senses my fob, and when I pull on the car door, it automatically unlocks the car and turns the engine off.
Also, this is the first time I have ever had heated seats, and not only are they good for cold weather, it is nice to leave it on just to provide some soothing heat to the lower back after a long day at the desk punching computer keys.
One other change: I also purchased a subscription to SiriusXM radio, a first for me. I live in an area where the stations I like to listen to are at the edge of their signal range, and depending on the weather or where I am in town, my signal can fluctuate from strong to a mixture of several competing stations. It is so nice with SiriusXM to listen to a station without changing the station button to find a better signal every few minutes. So I am set: better car, better radio and better seats. Living the dream!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
-Dr. Wayne Dyer
A young couple have been dating for a few years and the man finally proposed.
“I knew this would happen,” the woman said to herself. “What do I do now?”
“Will you marry me?” he repeated. “I’m sorry,” she answered. “But I just can’t.”
“Why?” he asked. “Is there someone else?” “Oh, there’s just got to be!” she said.
A little boy and a girl were talking about their dads.
“My dad’s an accountant,” the boy said. “What does your dad do?”
“Actually, he’s a really important politician,” the girl replied.
“Honest?” the impressed boy asked. “I didn’t say that.”
There was a gentleman in the hospital bed next to me. He was covered with bandages from head to toe. I said to him, “What do you do for a living?”
He said, “I’m a former window washer.” I asked, “When did you give it up?”
He replied, “Halfway down.”
That is all I have for today. As always be good, do good, play safe, and remember: change never stops, and neither should you.
Walter Wilson Jr. is an Ohio native who lived in Chester from 1991-2000, where he worked for Allied-Signal (Honeywell). He now resides in Sullivan, Ind.