Choices. When prices drop, as they have lately in many cities in North America, it’s a great time to buy. Statistics show that real estate will always increase in value. Do you know of any houses that are worth less than they were twenty or thirty years ago? What goes down will always come up. Real estate prices always go up and down, but they almost always go up higher than the time before. You don’t have to buy when prices are high, but you can buy what you can afford if you don’t want to wait for another slow down in real estate.

But I pull into Taco Bell anyway, because that’s what Americans do. Fast food. We spend billions of dollars and half the water in America to make a food item you ingest in just under two minutes.

If you are doing it of your own choice, speak with your employer first. They just might be so impressed with your decision that they will pay for it themselves. And who knows; maybe you’ll be promoted for taking the initiative. And we could all use a little pay increase, couldn’t we?

Check with your local health department for the requirements to have a legal health inspected food facility in your town. Each state and/or town has different requirements.

Some experts talk about running water being safer than still water, but studies have found lake water to be among the cleanest because the ultraviolet rays of the sun kill bacteria near the surface. When taking water from a lake or pond, take water under the surface, but near the surface. Check the rate of water that is flowing into and out of the lake. Are there any stock animals or other animals that could make the water impure?

Most rental units have many, many regulations regarding smoking, pets, parties, noise, and so on. If you were to buy a condo, you would likely have the same regulations, but if you bought your own house, you would have more freedom to live your own life. Have as many pets as you want. Throw a party every night if you want. You get the idea. If you rent, breaking those rules can get you evicted, which can be very inconvenient.

Whenever I pull up to my local Taco Bell, a sense of reverse political correctness kicks in. I find myself pronouncing Taco Bell menu items with a Spanish language accent learned during my sophomore year in high school. I attended a tiny school smack in the middle of a cornfield where it was always so windy that 90% of everything you learned in class blew right out of your head the minute you stepped outside. And since I ran track, the wind effects were only increased, and i lost 110% of everything I supposedly learned at that school. I think I had to have a secret operation just to remember my name. But maybe that was just a visit to the dentist. I tend to confuse these things.