The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend take a moment to honor those who have been killed in defense of our rights and values. These flags are flying for that reason.

Briefly, the first two flags were flown during the Revolutionary War (13 stars), the next during the War of 1812 (15 stars), the Civil War (34 stars), World War II
(48 stars) and Vietnam and the current wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, (50 stars).

I know I have left out some flags and wars, but maybe I'll purchase those this year.

Problems at the Grill

Don't be surprised when you fire up the grill this weekend and the flame goes out before the ribs are done. Here, we learn that "When oil prices soared in 2008, propane suppliers quietly reduced by two pounds the amount of gas pumped into each 20-pound tank, saying they wanted to avoid raising prices."

I have a little problem with that. I mean, when you get less for the same amount of money, prices have been raised.

Here's another quote from the article:

"Until last year, Blue Rhino and Amerigas, two major suppliers, put 17 to 18 pounds of propane in each 20-pound tank. Tanks should not be filled completely for safety reasons.

About a year ago, that amount was cut to 15 pounds to save consumers a price hike, Blue Rhino spokesman Chris Hartley said."

Hey Blue Rhino, that is a price hike.

Of course, if you are a purist and use charcoal, or if your grill is fueled by natural gas, you don't have to worry about that.

1 comment:

Bhamdaniel said...

Well, my grill is working IF it doesn't rain and my flags are flying, but maybe they should all be hanging up-side-down! I bought flowers for the church tomorrow in honor of the veterans of Viet Nam and Iraq. Of course I keep forgetting about those veterans from the War on Grenada!