A couple of lessons learned.
Review your home and car insurance occasionally. When my car insurance renewal arrived with a 7.5% increase, I asked my broker about both my auto and my homeowner’s policies. They requoted, and between the two saved me around $2,500 annually. If your current broker can’t help you, get another estimate. The savings could be very substantial. Conclusion: review these more often that I’ve been doing.
I expected to receive a new camera body for Christmas, and I did. So, I should have bought a spare battery and charger for it, before it arrived. That way, when I opened the present, I would have a fully-charged battery, so I could use the new camera right away. And, if I didn’t get the new camera, I could always have return the extra battery and charger. No harm, no foul.
Kudos to Biddeford, the people who make electric blankets. I have a dual control model that’s four or five years old. One of the controls broke. I called Biddeford about buying a new control. Instead, they sent me a new one, free of charge. They told me it would take up to three weeks to get here, but it didn’t. It only took 11 days.
Democrats have been in charge of the top offices in New York’s Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead, for a month now. So far, nothing terrible has happened, and I don’t expect anything will.
On the petty side, the newly elected Town Clerk arrived to find her office stripped of furniture and computer equipment. A town-owned car was also missing. That situation, which never should have happened, has been corrected.
An employee of the Town of Hempstead was riding an elevator at Town Hall, recently. Another passenger in the elevator asked him what he did for the town. His answer: “As little as possible.” Even Especially a smart ass should probably take the time to learn what the newly-elected Town Supervisor looks like.
Supervisor, Laura Gillen, says she’ll have a performance audit of snow removal during the recent storm. Makes sense for the new management to see how things are going and whether they can be improved.