This year at Thanksgiving, I’m thinking about my mom and dad. They met on a wheat ranch during the Great Depression and had virtually nothing with which to start their married lives. When I was married in the 1960s, my former husband and I also had nothing. However, we did get college degrees.
Recalls were in the news last week more than usual. Italian pork sausage contaminated with thin blue rubber. Catastrophic engine failure on some Ford Broncos. Pine-Sol cleaners that may contain bacteria. Nearly every vehicle Rivian has produced this year. I picked out a wall-mounted basketball hoop to write about.
May is a big month for bargains, beginning with Mother’s Day and ending with Memorial Day. If you’ve been waiting on a great bargain, there’s a good chance it’ll pop up in May. Check out this guide from DealNews.com on what to buy in May, as well as the items you’ll want to wait until later to purchase:
The Super Bowl ads for 2022 were mostly disappointing. Although a few had a good message, the overall feel of the game show was dystopian. A QR code drifting across the screen, ads for apps and betting websites I’d never heard of, and supposedly clever ads featuring stars from TV series I’ve never seen.
Although February doesn’t have the reputation of being a time for the best deals, you can actually find bargains on a variety of items during the month. Sales often occur around the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day, and may occur at other times.
Huish Outdoors is recalling about 76,000 Oceanic Adult Dry Top Snorkels.The bottom purge valve on the recalled snorkels can leak, allowing unexpected water entry, posing a drowning hazard. Oceanic has received 13 reports of the snorkels leaking. One injury has been reported.
Razor USA is recalling about 237,300 Hovertrax 2.0 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards with GLW battery packs. The lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding.
Sport avalanche transceivers are being recalled by Black Diamond due to loss of communication that could lead to injury or death
Black Diamond is recalling about 66,100 sport avalanche transceivers in the U.S. and about 12,500 in Canada. Black Diamond has received 65 reports of the transceiver modes switching unexpectedly while in use. One death and a skier who was caught in an avalanche and injured were reported.
One of the articles in our blogging roundup stands out this week. Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty described how he fell while playing golf. He climbed up onto the tee box, and without thinking about it, stepped onto a wet railroad tie.
As cases of coronavirus spike and scores of people ignore the pandemic, boomer bloggers are venturing out into the new world we have now. It’s tough. You have to weigh the risks of going out and continually be on the lookout for people not wearing masks.