This spring has brought so much rain and such a quick increase in temperatures that everyone seems to be having trouble with allergies this year.

I’ve tried a series of over the counter allergy medications and nothing seems to work for me. The pharmacist tells me that most of the allergy formulas have been changed to fight the drug abusers, and that the “good stuff” is not sold over the counter any more. That really blows – why should I have to go see a doctor and get a prescription for something that I used to be able to buy at will, as needed, on my own just because some lowlife trash wants to cook up batches of methadone and kill themselves off?

So I did go see the doctor for a $75 office visit fee and then bought a prescription allergy medication for $30 and spent $105 and two hours of my life to get a box of pills that should have cost $10 and taken 10 minutes to pick up from the local drug store.

Vacation Funds

I’m a firm believer in taking family vacations at least 2 or 3 times each year. Vacations are what keep people refreshed and motivated to deal with all the mundane aspects of life and a needed break from the stresses and strains of modern problems. Family vacations build memories and forge stronger relationships and introduce each member to new shared experiences.

With the country in a recession and the price of everything going up each day, many people may be inclined to postpone or cancel their vacation plans this year. I say, make the vacation a priority and find other ways to cut your budget if you have to.

Fish Fry

Every once in a while there is a fish fry held at a little log cabin down the road from us.

The log cabin was built by the James Buchanan family in 1809 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been lovingly restored by a nonprofit group of caring citizens who hold the fish fries as a fund raiser to maintain the property.

The log cabin has an interesting history and is a beautiful property. We stopped by to pick up two fish dinners and had a lovely time listening to old time string music and walking through the house to see how the Buchanan family lived almost 200 years ago.