Well, the weather went from partly sunny to mostly cloudy and back again ... the temperature was a brisk 52 degrees ... and Bonnie and I walked the three miles with a friend in just about 45 minutes, so that was pretty good. (That's me to the left right before we started.) Thanks again to all who contributed to the cause!
At the end of our little jaunt, we were ... well, sweaty. Some of our clothes *definitely* needed to see the inside of a washer. Even in the cool weather.
The folks at Wallet Pop have put together a pretty good feature on detergents.
A young lad of about eight was in the corner grocery one day, picking out a pretty good-sized box of laundry detergent. The grocer walked over and, trying to be friendly, asked him if he had a lot of laundry to do and did he need any help with his selection?
"Oh, no," replied the boy, "I'm not doing laundry. I'm going to wash my dog."
"But you shouldn't use this to wash your dog," the grocer advised, pointing to the box the boy was holding. "It's very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, he might get sick. In fact, it might even kill him!"
But the boy was not to be dissuaded and so he carried his big box of detergent to the checkout and paid for it.
About a week later the grocer saw the boy in the store again, this time buying some candy. He asked him how things had gone with his dog.
"Oh, he died," said the boy, sadly.
The grocer, remarked that he was very sorry the boy's dog had passed away, but that "I did try to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog."
"Oh, I don't think it was the detergent that killed him."
"What was it, then?" asked the grocer.
"I think it was the spin cycle."
[Pastor Tim's Pearly Gates]
WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: October, as you must know by now, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month, it's Church Library Month, it's Emotional Wellness Month, and it's Apple Month (among many others). It's Financial Planning Week, Customer Service Week, and World Space Week. Tomorrow is World Teacher's Day, Wednesday is Mad Hatter Day, and Friday is National Depression Screening Day.