Thousands of Years

The world’s oldest boatyard isn’t a century old, five hundred years old, or even a thousand years old. It’s actually 4,000 years old, and was once used for the construction of massive canoes. The site is so ancient, it is believed to be the first prehistoric boatyard ever to be found. Specifically, it may be as old as 1700 B.C.

The boatyard was constructed of channels, in which the boat would sit as craftsmen would work on them. When people think about used boats for sale, they normally don’t think like this. What we do know is that this boatyard was constructed on the edge of a lake that no longer exists, in Monmouth, South Wales. Many of the archeologists on the scene said they had never seen anything quite like it.

In addition to the boatyard, the researchers also found, of course, pieces of boat. These were only found in small bits, but when matched with the channels, lead to the deduction that this must have been a boat yard. These canoes were usually twin-hulled, and would be dragged down the channels and onto the lake. This just shows that for as long as man has been around, he has been sailing the waves.

Thinking about a new car

My car is a pretty good car but as much traveling as I have to do a day, I need something more fuel efficient or I’m going to be on the streets just to keep gas in my car. Not walking the streets but living in my car I mean. I looked at a Toyota Prius but I forget how long they said it would be before I could get one since they are on back order so far. Then I checked out the Honda Civic Hybrid, again on back order. I tried to see about getting a used car that got good gas mileage but you can’t find any at all. All there is out there that’s used are gas guzzlers and I don’t want one of those. I have a Dodge Neon and it gets pretty good gas mileage but I want better. Guess I’ll have to order something I want and wait like all the rest. 

How to survive a heart attack when alone

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. Recently in a first aid class I was told about this little health tip: these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. I plan to tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

Replacement Parts Online

Sometimes the Internet can be a big help when it comes to finding parts for something. For example, it isn’t hard at all to find replacement parts for a bach tr300 trumpet online. However, sometimes you can’t find a part you need to save your soul! For example, I’ve been trying for a couple of months now to find a headlight dimmer switch assembly for my sister’s 1987 Toyota Camry, and every place that says they have it end up telling me that they don’t have it and can’t get it because it has been discontinued!

Funny how things work out sometimes.

You meet all types in my line of work

I must admit I have met all sorts of people in my line of work but these two take the cake if you ask me.

A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the Branch and wrote this, ‘Put all your muny in this bag.’ While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller’s window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank.

After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn’t the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America.

Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, ‘OK’ and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.

And then there was this guy:

A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier refused and said, ‘Because I don’t believe you are over 21.’ The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she didn’t believe him.

At this point, the robber took his driver’s license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and she put the Scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.