Do you know about “Informed Delivery” from the United States Postal Service? One of the newer services from the USPS in the last year or so is what they call “Informed Delivery.” If you’re not familiar with it, once you’re signed up you get an email every morning (usually about 9 AM in my case, sometimes earlier, sometimes later) that includes a scan of the outside of every … [Read more...] about Informed Delivery by USPS
Pennsylvania Announces Release of the COVID Alert PA App
Pennsylvania has finally released the COVID-19 tracing app that notifies you if you’ve been near someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. It’s available for both iOS (iPhones) and Android devices (click on the links from your device to download and install the app). This is the system that was jointly developed by Apple and Google. After installing the app and enabling … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania Announces Release of the COVID Alert PA App
Weekend Reading List
This week’s Weekend Reading List is short — just three articles — but the articles themselves are longer than usual. The first article is political, the second is for Beatles lovers, and the last for Apple fans. Enjoy! “The Case Against Trump (and why some of your friends and family no longer want to speak to you)” Make sure you’ve taken your blood pressure medication … [Read more...] about Weekend Reading List
Playing With My Food
As my Facebook friends know, I love corn-on-the-cob. Most of our corn this summer has been purchased at Snyder Farms in Perkasie, PA, one dozen ears at a time. After husking and silking one of our most recent purchases, I was playing with a few ears while the others were cooking, resulting in these photos. The main purpose of this post isn't just to show off the corn but … [Read more...] about Playing With My Food
News and Notes 5
Lost Wages Assistance Program Good news! Pennsylvania has finally been approved to pay an extra $300/week in disaster-assistance benefits as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). That means if you’re already collecting unemployment compensation because of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive … [Read more...] about News and Notes 5
Gambling: Lottery Ticket or Stock Market?
First, to clarify, I’m not saying that putting money in the stock market is gambling, but some people do believe that. This post is not investing advice — it’s history I’ve learned over the years of saving for retirement. There are no affiliate links in this post, nor do I have any interest in the companies mentioned in this post, except for owning a few shares of … [Read more...] about Gambling: Lottery Ticket or Stock Market?