A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
J.B. Van Hollan, whom I supported, has issued an OPINION that municipalities cannot require construction businesses to have more education or experience than the State requires.
You've called ahead to have your air conditioner checked over before it got warm. Good for you. Human nature prevails on all of us. When it is hot, a technician may have more than a days work to get done and might only have time for getting the problem at hand fixed.
In a display why the state legislature needs to be a part time position, a committee approved a measure making Harley Davidson the State motorcycle.
Sunday's Home Section of the Journal was the last straw. As I told fellow blogger, Curt Otto , I am going to write a blog about Geothermal Heat. I need to because it is apparently greatly misunderstood as are heat pumps, also called "Hybrid Heat".
Black Friday. We hear about that so much. Reports are that consumer spending was up a few percent over last year. That's good news, but for who? Do Mom and Pop downtown report their sales to the keeper of the statistics? I doubt it. The unfortunate fact is that the winners during most of Christmas shopping are the retailers of clothing, toys and electronics. Few if any, are made in America. Much goes to China who in turn lends it back to some government bureaucrat so we can have such a high standard of living and think that we are a wealthy country to boot.
The signs of fall approaching have come. The lush green leaves have begun to show their age, green lawns have gone dormant and some cooler evenings have arrived. Make no mistake, some warm and humid weather is yet to come and there are some of us that will have air conditioner breakdowns and have to decide on buying a new air conditioner.
In the past I've criticized new construction as putting a load on our dwindling water resource. This, even though the business that I'm in is dependent on new construction. Briefly, I don't believe that long time residents of the city or county should be put in the same boat of inconvenience to accommodate development and expansion. Those dwindling the resource should be the ones to carry the load. Water wise, this would be prohibiting watering lawns, gardens and washing cars in new developments except with water gathered from cisterns or other non-aqufier sources. On site water recycling of gray water should be included with conservation efforts.
Last heard from Mama Celeste, there is an abundance of things since the rain! Around the Bukosky home it is mosquitos and maple seedlings.
I never thought of dumping the stale water from Kanook's water bowl in the plants around the house. I'm sure after spilling the water on the finished wood of the bay window, that effort would stop quickly. I'm waiting for someone to explain how they are melting all the snow on their property into a cistern for use in the spring and summer to water their grass and wash their car, parked on the grass, of course. Actually, I have washed the car on the front lawn and used to wash the motorcycle in the back yard until the water softened the ground and it tipped over. However, repeated incidents of that did eliminate the need to have the lawn aerated!