Going Paperless – the end of the world?

*** Warning: This post may contain some irrational thoughts, pointless humor, partial truths, prejudiced drivel, half-witted rhetoric, disjointed communications and an occasional unfounded wild accusation. ***

Unfortunately, all of the above is what I had to hear this past week.  Our employer is forcing everyone to sign up for direct deposit and is no longer printing out our paystubs in order to cut their budget and save some money.  We are now required to log on at home and  print a paystub, if we so desire, or to see what was deposited into our account.  I have used direct deposit for over ten years and find it extremely convenient.  If you think about it, all direct deposit is, is a direct wire to your account.  Western Union and other such companies, have done it for years.  Its a basic transfer of funds from one place to another.  But, you should have heard the nonsense that was flying around last week regarding being forced to use direct deposit.  Most of the employees are all in a lather about not getting a paper check.  They want their paper check in their hand because they do not trust the banks to give them “all of their money”.  [rolling my eyes]

There was a lot of talk about our society becoming paperless and that the end of the world is near.  Now, to make sure you know that I am not discounting the fact that they end of the world may or may not be near.  I do believe in Revelations and I do believe that we will experience an “end of the world” as we know it.  However, I do not think it will come through the vehicle of direct deposit.  🙂  In fact, when I am the unfortunate receptor of such gossip and urban legends, my mind wonders and I think of scenarios like this:  (text my own)

Lol….or can you imagine the conversations employers had with their employees when they stopped paying in cash and started issuing paychecks?  I bet those employees had the same ideology as my co-workers.  I fully support any business who tries to cut waste by going paperless.  People got along just fine in past centuries without paper.  It seems that most of the paper printed now is wasted anyway.

Oh well, that is my random thought and ramble for the day.

Happy Wednesday everyone!


Joseph’s Paint in Alexandria on the map

I walked in to Joseph’s Paint on Bolton during the Spring break last month and I was informed by the employees that the owner was commended at a Benjamin Moore conference in Houstona due to a blog post/paint review I wrote about a month ago.  He was hailed for his excellent customer service and used as an example.  The employees went and got the owner so I could meet him. Very glad they got the credit they deserve.  They truly have the best customer service in town and also the best quality paints.  Thanks guys!


Joseph Wallpaper & Paint was started in 1932, serving the community for 77 years.  As an independently owned store you’ll experience a level of service you thought no longer existed while supporting your local community. We’re proud to deliver the kind of specialized attention and help that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. Our store professionals are comprised of trained specialists whose knowledgeable experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project you have.

Along with a wide range of Benjamin Moore® coatings, we offer flooring, fabrics, wood blinds and wallapaper supplies.  At Joseph Wallpaper & Paint, we simplify your shopping for home projects to one convenient stop – our store!

Funding my paint habit

Well, it has come down to this.  I have been wanting to ‘spruce up’ the dining room and decorate according to my very eclectic taste, but have not had the money to buy the paint or other items on my wish list.  My husband told me I needed to find a way to fund my paint habit.  Hahahaha…. Well, that motivated me!  So, today at 6 am, I got up and had a huge, HUGE garage sale.  Did I tell you it was huge!  I cleaned out the shed, got rid of old furniture, I parted with some of my dish collections, cannister collections and tin trays.  I cleaned out the attic and sold all art and home decor that I was not currently using.  I had not looked at this stuff in over three years…time to get rid of it!  I feel so much more organized and can breath easier without all the clutter. 

I advertised for two days and made sure I took out an ad with the LOOK sign at the top so everyone in Alexandria would come by and see what I had for sale.  I was not disappointed.  For five hours I answered the same questions over and over; and even though I had everything CLEARLY marked, people would still ask me: “How much you want for this?”  However, this is not a complaint.  I netted a sunburn and enough money to buy the paint, a large area rug and had $40 left over that I spent at the grocery store.  Can’t beat that!  So, coming soon: pictures of my new dining room!

Happy Saturday!


What Color Post 2

Well, since I have no takers on my last post about what color to paint the dining room, I forged ahead, brave soul that I am and picked out a dark gray/charcoal from Benjamin Moore called Anchor Gray.  I painted it on my ‘try out’ board and leaned it up against the wall.  Tomorrow, in the sunlight, I will take pics and post.  I have decided to go with that dark gray charcoal color, paint the wainscoting an ivory and accent with turquoise and red.  Here are my inspiration pics:


I was thinking about buying a large canvas and covering it in pretty wallpaper for art.  Something like the material on this headboard:

or this:

Can’t wait!  I will probably put this project into action sometime this weekend or next.

Happy Tuesday everyone,