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The Interview

Aaron woke to the sound of a knock on the door. As he rubbed the sleep from his eyes he realized that is was dark out side and that it was most likely around mid night. A quick glance at his watch proved him right, it was almost 12:30. Now who would be visiting me at this hour he thought.

He opened the door to find a woman dressed in business attire holding a clipboard standing there.

“Hello Mister … umm”. she took a moment to look at her clipboard, “ Stimple, my name is Karen and I am from the Paranormal Investigation Agency. I am here to conduct your final interview.”

Aaron stood there for a moment with a look of bewilderment as he tried to remember.  He had thought that phone call was just a dream, how could anyone call while his phone is disconnected he thought.

“I’m sorry Karen but I have no idea what you are talking about. You must have me confused with some one else. I have never even heard of the Paranormal Investigation Agency let alone applied for a job.” Aaron said confusingly.

“That’s Ok Mister Stimple, I get that all the time. Mister Spangle called and set up the appointment for this evening with you correct?”

Shaking his head to clear out the sleep cobwebs Aaron was starting to wake up and realized that this has not all been a dream. “I received a call from Rick Spangle the other day but I am still confused about what is going on here.”

“Well Mister Stimple, if we get the interview underway maybe things will clear up for you. Do you mind if I call you Aaron?”

“Um  yes Aaron would do nicely. What exactly do you do.”

“Well I am one of the recruiting interviewers, but this is not about me. Could you tell me when exactly you started to see disembodied spirits.”

Aaron thought on this for a moment before answering. “I could say maybe about six or seven months ago. When I started excavating on this new piece of property I was developing. Umm  how did you know?”

“We can get to that later Aaron. Now have any of these apparitions actually spoken to you.” asked Karen

“Yea, and when they started talking that is when I just locked myself in my home, that had become the only place that I was not seeing or hearing any of these ghosts spirits or what you want to call them.’ Aaron went on, “that was until my disconnected phone rang and it was your Mister Spangle. I was even thinking that I had gone crazy. I am still not sure that I have not.”

Karen wrote a bit on her note pad as Aaron spoke. “Well Aaron I can say that you have not gone crazy and that there is an explanation to what has happened to you and if the hiring committee accepts your application that will be your first case. I can say that what I have makes me think you are a strong candidate for a field investigator. Thank you for your time.”

Aaron escorted Karen out of his home and walked to her car with her. As they walked out Aaron noticed that the Aurora Borealis was rather bright tonight and he commented to Karen about this. They looked closer and realized that there were spirits floating around. They had seen the Northern Lights many times. but they had never seen them like this, it appeared as if there are spirits floating around the shimmering lights. Karen makes a note on her pad, bids Aaron good night and drives away.

Aaron stood outside watching the shimmering lights and spirits floating around the lights and realized that some how his life has just changed.


 aurora borealis


Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Write Now


100 Days of Happy Final Thoughts


I started doing the 100 days of happy at the beginning of the year. I had decided to do this because 2013 was a not so good year for me. My mom had spent most of the year in the hospital for various reasons as well as the loss of another close family member in the end of the summer. I also had been dealing with some things of my own at the time. 

A challenge to find things that made me happy seemed like a good way for me to get back to my self or at least as much as I could. I found that 100 days can be a long period of time and that a lot can happen in 100 days.

My work gets me into many homes on a daily basis so I get to see a lot of different things. Because of this I have a lot of animals in my life that all make me happy every time I see them.


I spend a lot of time on the road and see all kinds of things while I am driving. Some times just a clear sunny day after a couple of weeks of nothing but cloudy is a nice thing. And signs are everywhere to be seen and sometimes the can be funny as well. And the winter may have been long this year there are some things that can make one smile in a front yard.


Saturday night is family movie night in our home and is always a good time not matter what the movie is and how good or bad it is.


In my work I get in many homes and see all kinds of funny items as well as things that I do not see regularly.


Being self employed my job keeps me working 52 weeks a year so I have very little time to myself. I value my Sundays and make sure that I use that day to relax regularly.


Over the last 100 days I found that is really is easy to find something that can make you smile. laugh or just feel good if you just let yourself be aware of your surroundings. I hope everyone can find something that makes you happy today.

If you are interested in taking the challenge your self jus go to for full details on the challenge.

Have fun and be happy.  



Posted by on April 22, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy


April 10 thru April 16 Happy Days

I have been working in this building for eight or nine years now. This sign is posted on the door of the alarm panel at the front door.  Not sure why I looked at it today or why I happened to notice that little typo on it, but when I did notice it this morning vacuuming the rug at the door I just had to laugh.



There are times when I wish I had a dash cam in my car because some things happen to quick to take a picture of. Today I was driving home when I saw a boy on the side of the road looking like he wanted to cross the road. I stopped and waved him to go. When he did he kinda bent over like a chicken and ran across the road flapping his arms and clucking. I laughed the rest of the way home.



Family movie night is always a good time. This weeks movie was fairly good although I have my own issues with the book to movie adaptation.



Easter is a week away and today I made my annual Easter eggs for the family.



Yay Bacon

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Meet Loki, named after the Norse god of mischief or as I have been told, the god of hokey pokey. He really does not live up to the name given to him, he really is more low key. He greats me at the door when I come to his house and he always sits for me to scratch his neck and I know he would stay that way for as long as I will scratch away.



Cool little Easter tree at one of my customers houses. 



Another week of happiness   hoping to spread the happy.

thanks  Forrest

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy


Happy Review for April 3 to April 9


Little sticker on the corner of a customers monitor made me think about laughter in general



A happy surprise, nomination for the Jolly Lobster award gave me a big smile.

A great big thank you and a hug to CeeLee at the Adult Pool. 



Saturday night movie night. This weeks movie 47 Ronin was a fairly entertaining movie. 



Did some researching into my summer weekend plans and booked a hotel for my first one in May to Hershey Park.



It’s Monday but the work load for the day was really light and made for a quick day.



Found a new kind of happy today, relief happy. Got my taxes done.

 tax time logo


I love nature and got a cool view today. Five deer grazing in the back yard of one of my customers. Not a great pic, unfortunately they got spooked before I could get a better position to take another pic,



Happiness comes in many forms and I am enjoying finding some new happy on a daily basis. I am really enjoying the whole 100 days of happy.

Hope you all found something that made you happy today.













Posted by on April 10, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy




Write Now Prompt: April 4, 2014

He walked by the garage and heard the sounds coming from inside. The sounds of some one tinkering with some kind of a machine. Everyone in the neighborhood knew about the new guy, he had moved in about a month or so before. First it was the delivery trucks coming day after day then the sounds coming from inside.

Of course they all talked the way people who lived close together do. “he’s working on a car” said one of the men. “He’s gotta be building something for the house” said a couple of the house wives. As the rumors flew about from all the neighbors non of them could have guessed what was really going on in that garage.

Dave was puttering around in his garage working on his mechanical masterpiece. When it is done it will change everything. His wife, always the supporting spouse, would make him dinner and serve it to him in the garage on the nights he was so disposed.  

On this night she brought Dave his dinner but he was busy working off to the side so she set his dinner on the work table. Not realizing it she hit a button on the table. Whirring and clicking started behind her, she turned to see the eye lights starting to glow. Dave dropped what he was doing and ran over to see what the commotion was and was started to see his mechanical beast starting to wake up.

Dave knew the programing was done and that it was very unstable. He ran to the power cord, hoping that the internal battery was not fully charged, unfortunately there was enough charge for the motor to start. The robot, not knowing what is going on but feeling threatened, crashed through the back wall of the garage, Dashing through the fence and off into the next yard.

They were enjoying dinner when they heard the crash. Running to the window they all looked out to see the robot crash through the fence. He got on the phone and called all the neighbors and told the what he saw, then he ran out after the crazed robot. All the neighbors where gathered in the cul-de-sac. The robot having crashed through another fence then through a house ran confused about all the people. Then they saw Dave running out with something in his hand.

Dave had the remote for the robot, hoping he could get the beast back into the garage and shut him down. Fortunately for Dave the robot was too confused not to allow the remote to work on him. He walked the robot back to the garage and shut it down. He turned to his wife, happy to see that she is ok, and dropped down on his chair. HIs wife sat down next to him also happy to see that he was ok as well. They were alone at last… except for the robot. Glad that no one in the neighborhood was injured or worse and all that needed to be done was to repair some structures, Dave decided to dismantle his mechanical masterpiece believing the world was not quite ready for a robot with a mind of its own.



Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Write Now


The Promise.

Write Now Prompt: March 25, 2014

Bob is a happily married man, he has a good job at the local supermarket, two loving children and a tiny little problem. Mary, Bobs wife. has finally gotten fed up with Bobs little problem and has told him that if he does not stop she was going to pack up the kids and leave.  Bob promised he would.

As he left for work Bob thought about his problem and knew Mary was right it was wrong and if kept on this path it was going to lead to a bad place. He loved the rush, the excitement and the thrill but still it was not worth losing his family over.

During the work day Bob thought about what kind of help he could get and where he could go for support and decided he would check the internet when he got home for work. After work he stopped at the local bar with his friends for work for the regular after work beer and chatter.

Mike, one of Bob’s co-workers, called him aside to tell him about this deal he had heard about. “It’s a sure thing Bob, I got this friend of a friend that says the fix is in and  Barbies Dahl in the forth is going to take it.”   He knew he’d promised never to gamble again, but this…this was a sure thing. He couldn’t lose and Mary need not know anything about it.

So Bob, with all the confidence of a fool, went to the track with Mike. Bob went to the window to make his bet, Barbies Dahl at 55 to 1 to win. “Damn” Bob thought with the fix in and being a sure bet Bob plopped down all the money he had in his pocket, 280 dollars. When he won he could get Mary a nice gift.

Down to the grand stand ticket in hand, Bob found a seat right on the rail and sat down waiting patiently for the race to be over so he could collect his winnings.

The horses were lead to the gate and set to run, the gun goes off and their off. It was a close race at first Barbies Dahl keeping up with the pack and looking like she could not lose. Then it happened, Barbies Dahl stopped, just stopped running. The jockey on her was trying to get her to start running again to no avail. Then she bucked the jockey off and made a mad dash, right back to the stables.

Bob, now horrified at what he had just witnessed, looked at his ticket, sobbing and tore it up. What was he going to tell Mary. With his head hung low Bob made for his car and the drive home.


Posted by on April 2, 2014 in Write Now


Happy week March 27 to April 2

The signs of spring are starting to show.



It has been a long week, we have been out one of our workers which means we have been short a quarter of our staff. Didn’t see anything funny, new or unusual today but I am so happy it is finally Friday.



I got some stuff done  but family movie night is always a good time.



Spent a little time with my display case, added some new pieces I got as a gift. I think it looks pretty good.


Finding out about scare cam vines for the first time and spending some time laughing.



Emails from friends that give me a smile



Bacon   everyone loves bacon and bacon makes everyone happy.  Open-mouthed smile 



The past week had it all for me here in jolly ole New England. Snow, freezing rain, sleet and plain rain and that was just in a ten minute period on Monday morning. It is finally starting to feel a little like spring around these parts and I am looking forward to the trees starting to get buds and leaves (hope it starts soon) and the nice warm driving with my windows open weather.

Thanks for reading and be happy all.


Posted by on April 2, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy