Why are we importing apple juice from China? Therein lies the rub. In some ways, we err through our own traditional beliefs. It’s inconceivable to me that we need to import apple juice when we have so many apple orchards here.

Hubby called the server over and asked him specifically if the soup had onions in it. The server responded with a “I don’t think it does.” But then that was the problem. The server didn’t think.

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?

Pump filters include well-known brands like “Timberline,” “Katadyn,” “First Need,” and “MSR/Sweetwater.” They can be as light and inexpensive as the Timberline Eagle at 5.6 ounces and . This filter is one of the fastest and works well in water that is not heavy in particulate. The Katadyn Hiker is not the lightest at 11 ounces, but is a favorite because it is so user-friendly. It retails for . The Katadyn Mini Ceramic Microfilter is among the lightest at 8 ounces and is known for its quality. The price is .

When choosing a water filter for the home, be sure it removes the contaminates that are specific to the water supply. If the water is supplied by the city, the health department will have a list of known contaminants. If the water is supplied by a private well, testing will need to be performed to determine what contaminants are in the water. Water testing supplies can be purchased at a local hardware store or from the local health department. Use this information to assist in choosing the best cost effective water filter for your home and location.

According to AP news, somebody in China fell asleep at the switch when melamine was added to baby formula, candy and an unknown number of other products. The baby formula wound up sickening 53,000 Chinese infants and killed four more.

No headaches – it’s easy to move on if you don’t like the place or need something bigger, and you don’t have to worry about selling, or finding a new tenant.