I Helped My Boss with His New Bathroom

Of course there is not any way that he could have done this on his own and I am not so sure that it was a great idea for him to trust me with the task. The boss has been talking about this for a long time and this week his wife had gone to West Virginia to see her favorite aunt. At any rate he and I got to work almost as soon as she was gone. He bought a black towel radiator and a new vanity along with some new shower fittings. Continue reading I Helped My Boss with His New Bathroom

Tips for Walleye Fishing in Missouri

Missouri has some great walleye fishing options. Walleye may not be the species you envision when you think of fishing in Missouri, but Missouri actually has some of the best walleye fishing opportunities in the country. Both lakes and rivers in Missouri offer excellent walleye fishing. In this article, we’ll tell you about some of the best walleye fishing waters in the state of Missouri.

Stockton Lake may be the best walleye lake in the state of Missouri. Stockton Lake is a relatively small Corp. of Engineers Reservoir, but it is very deep, cool and clear. This makes the lake ideal for walleye fishing. The best walleye fishing occurs around the dam during the summer, and up in the Sac River during the spring, when the walleye spawn. The lake is stocked regularly with walleye, but also sees healthy amounts of natural reproduction. Minnows, worms, and deep diving crankbaits work well.

Bull Shoals is another great walleye lake. Only the northern portion of the lake lies in Missouri, but this area offers some of the best walleye fishing in the lake. The Missouri portion of Bull Shoals Lake is very riverine, and in fact more resembles a large, slow moving river than a reservoir. The area just below Powersite Dam is especially popular, and even offers excellent bank fishing opportunities for walleye, as well as trout and bass. Boat fisherman do very well further down the lake. Jigs, minnows, and worms work very well in Bull Shoals Lake.

The Black River is probably the best walleye stream in the state of Missouri. The Black River below Clearwater Dam is a deep, slow, and clear river in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. This river is an excellent spawning ground for walleyes, and some very large fish have been caught here over the years. Locals report that the best fishing generally occurs in the cooler months, during fall, winter, and spring. During the summer, the walleye become more lethargic, but can still be caught on live baits, especially at night. Jigs, crankbaits, and worms are the most popular methods for targeting Black River walleye. The river can be waded in some areas, but a canoe or a jon-boat will put a walleye fisherman within range of more walleye.

The Current River is another good walleye stream. This river flows right through the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is heavily spring-fed. The best walleye fishing is found in the lower reaches of the river, from the town of Van Buren to the Arkansas state line. Fishing methods on the Current River are very similar to the Black.

As you can see, there are numerous walleye fishing opportunities in the state of Missouri. These are just a few of the best options, but there are many other good walleye waters throughout the state of Missouri.


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I Fought My Diabetes from the Start

Diabetes is not a fun disease to have. The really bad part of it is that if you don’t take care of it, the complications will come much sooner rather than later. Complications don’t always occur, especially if you are taking the best possible care of yourself, so that is what I decided to focus on when I was first diagnosed with it. I went online to look at the best resources, and I ended up reading a Diabetes Destroyed review that really changed how I decided to approach this disease.

My uncle was diagnosed with diabetes when he was a little younger than me, but he never took care of it. His sugars were constantly high, and it ended up being the death of him. I wanted to make sure I was doing everything the right way, and this book ended up having all of the things I needed to read in order to fight this condition as hard as I can. Continue reading I Fought My Diabetes from the Start

There Was Hope for the Problems That I Have Having

It took me awhile to figure out why my hair and skin were in such poor condition. I haven’t changed my daily hygiene routine in years, so it was puzzling to have such dry hair and skin. I went through a variety of different things to try to remedy the issues, and it took me awhile to realize that I could really benefit from installing a chlorine shower filter in my shower. I had no idea that these were even a thing, but now that I have one of my own, I never want to go without one. It has really made an extensive difference.

I felt so bright all of the time. So I started out by drinking more water. This is because I’ve never really been good at it. I know that you’re supposed to drink a certain amount every day, but I always ignored that. Instead, I opted for a lot of soft drink, coffee, teas and other things that are not really good for you. This is because they made me happy mentally. I did see a marked difference when I increased my water intake, and I even felt better, too. But it didn’t solve my problems completely. I had to do more research.

After talking to a lot of people and reading a lot of different things, I tried changing up the products that I had been using for years. This really didn’t do all that much for me other than drain my wallet. Finally, someone told me about chlorine filters and pointed out that it changed their life when they installed one. Based on that info alone, I bought one. It took only one shower to notice the difference in the way my skin & hair feels. They are both so much softer, and after a month, I have seen the full benefits and I’m happy again.

I Am Going to Quit Smoking

I have started a serious effort at quitting cigarettes, although I have decided not to try to give up nicotine all at once or cold turkey. It is not the first time that I have attempted to quit smoking, and I have failed in a number of ways. None of them will be pleasant, but I have decided that I shall try to slowly wean myself from the stuff. At the moment I have decided to try vaporizing the stuff, I went to a site called Taft vapes after I did some research and I tried to find the best way to start using one of those devices. The theory goes something like this, it is based on something that a guy I used to work with told me he had done, that is that you need to find some alternate activity. Or as the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Continue reading I Am Going to Quit Smoking

I Never Even Though About Using Pears As a Dog Treat Until Someone Asked Me if Dogs Can Eat Pears

Dogs like some fruits and vegetables. However, don’t just feed you pet everything you eat. There are plenty of things you can eat that can kill your dog. Also, some dogs are much more highly susceptible to substances. For example, I have personally seen some dogs eat a small amount of grapes and never get sick. Other ones can eat one grape or raisin and have their kidneys fail and die. Someone asked me can dogs eats pears. I was not sure about that one as I do not care for pears myself and never had them around the house with our dogs.

We are finding out about new things that can cause death or serious harm to dogs that we never considered. Continue reading I Never Even Though About Using Pears As a Dog Treat Until Someone Asked Me if Dogs Can Eat Pears

Overseas Clients Still Have to Pay

I did business with a couple of clients who live in a different country. All was well until they decided not to pay me and cut off all contact. I made calls, sent letters, and even tried emails, but there was no response from the clients. Since the clients were located overseas, I bet they thought they wouldn’t have to pay what they owed because they were in another country. They were wrong about that one, because I started looking into international collection services, and discovered that it was possible to get them money from them.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they’re having some kind of trouble making payments most of the time. Continue reading Overseas Clients Still Have to Pay

Sometimes You Learn the Hard Way That Setting Ground Rules is Important

I remember talking to my best friend many years ago about how I fully believe it is important to pay attention to what children are doing online. She, in return, said that she felt the opposite way and she felt strongly about that. Well, she has now changed her mine. She asked me recently if there’s a Snapchat hack that would allow her to see what her teen son was up to on that program. When I told her that I was curious as to why, she said it was because she felt her son was in over his head with something, but she wasn’t sure exactly what that would be.

My friend discussed having a mother’s intuition that day with me. I knew exactly what she was talking about because I had that same intuition with my own two daughters. Many other parents discuss one another often about how they figure out something is off with their child. Continue reading Sometimes You Learn the Hard Way That Setting Ground Rules is Important

Struisbaai Harbour Wall – Fishing For Everyone

Struisbaai harbour wall has always been a special place for anglers of all ages coming to this lovely seaside village from all over South Africa. During summer weekends and holiday season the wall is generally packed with anglers of all ages enjoying a wide variety of fishing techniques. The harbour wall is a safe and secure place (most of the times) where a lot of angling wisdom is shared, experience gained and the love for the sport of fishing passed down from one angler to another.

Struisbaai harbour wall is an interesting angling spot as it offers such a wide variety of fish species to target. It is a place where toddlers get their first feel for a rod and reel, and get to touch a puffer fish for the first time. It is also a place where the big boys with the big tackle come to hunt massive stingrays and huge raggies. In between all that you can expect to find elf, garrick, cob, musselcracker, smaller sharks, grunters and kolsterte.

Family Fun

Many a mom, dad or grandparent have taken the young angler to this safe angling spot and introduced them to the sport of rock and surf angling. I wonder how many chilfren have caught their first fish from the harbour wall? Taking a light rod and reel or a handline and using sardine or chokka for bait these youngsters hone their angling skills on puffer fish, strepies, kolsterte, tjor-tjor and maasbankers.

Elf on the Wall!!

Many a summer evening, on the outgoing tide, the wall resembles a porcupine with quills standing erect as the anglers, young and old, gather for the elf run, and also hoping to get a fast swimming garrick. The favourite bait is a whole sardine slowly trawled on the inside of the harbour. With the elf around it normally does not take long for any angler to get their bag limit.

Garrick / Leervis

From January to March you will see quite a few anglers throwing spinners and top water poppers from the rocks in fronth of the harbour wall hoping for a massive strike and a hard fight . Garrick from 5-20kg are normally around early in the morning or late afternoon, feasting on the elf in the sheltered harbour water. Some anglers prefer running a live elf out on the right hand side into the bay, hoping for garrick or a cob.

Other Edibles

Cob, kolsterte and spotted grunters are the other main targeted species during the months of Nov to March, but the odd white musselcracker, galjoen and belman are also landed. The spotted grunters are normally caught in the shallower waters at the 2nd and 3rd lamppole on very light tackle using prawn or sardine tail as the bait.

The average size of the cob are between 2 and 5kg, but quite a few biggies over 20kg are landed on a regular basis. The best time for kob is at night using chokka and / or sardine or running some live mullet or maasbanker. Once a cob is hooked it is best to work the fish towards the sandy beach between the harbour wall and Die Las as the rocks in front of the harbour has ended many a fight with a line parting.

Sharks and Rays

We all know that Struisbaai harbour is home to a few massive black stingrays weighing well over 120 kg’s, but it is the area just in front of the harbour wall and to the right where huge black rays as well as smaller blue rays and duckbill rays are regularly caught. Many an angler has overestimated his own prowess and tackle capabilities only to have a knot come unraveled, a line break, rod snap or reel bust trying to take on these sea bulldozers.

Stingrays are caught during the day and night, and chokka or fish heads seams to work the best for these bottom feeders. Rhe smaller rayus atre awesome fun on light tackle, but for the big black stingrays you would need a rod with a strong backbone, at least .45 line, a decent reel and lots of energy as most of the fights lasts up to 4 hours.

The best time to fish for sharks are at night time. Some anglers target smaller shark species like smooth hounds and spotted gully sharks, or even South Africa’s very own pajama cat shark, while other angler slide out big baits for spotted ragged tooth sharks over 150kg that frequent this area, or hoping for a big bronzie or tope shark to land.

The preferred bait for the smaller sharks are a live mullet or maasbanker, or fish fillets and chokka, but with the latter the small fry normally have a feast and you have to replace bait on a regular basis. For the bigger sharks most of the anglers slide yellowtail or cape salmon heads or half a skipjack, You can also slide a big maasbanker or smaller elf with success.

A Few Rules

1) Remember, you are not allowed to use a throw net inside the harbour at any time. Rather use small baited hooks to catch mullet or maasbankers.

2) Please keep the harbour wall clean. There is a big drum provided for all your rubbish.

3) Watch out for children and other anglers when throwing your bait. No one enjoys a hook in the ear or worse.

4) Be considerate towards other angler. Don’t push in or throw over their lines.

5) Keep to the size and bag limits. If you are not going to eat it or use it for bait, throw it back.

6) The rocks are slippery and dangerous when going to gaff a fish. I don’t think you want to be in the water with a 200kg raggie!

7) Be careful of the water!! Watch the waves.

8) You are not allowed to drive onto the harbour wall with your car, bakkie or scooter.

Struisbaai harbour wall will provide you with endless hours of pure angling joy, even those times when the fish don’t want to bite. The idea for Overberg Angling was born on that wall one night while waiting for some action, and the harbour wall holds many other great memories for me, my family and friends. Hopefully you too will soon enjoy this very special angling spot at the southern tip of Africa.


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My Boys Are Smarter Than Me when It Comes to Technological Things

My kids are really good at playing video games. Of course, they are good at so many other things, too. But I have long been amazed at how quickly my boys picked up working with computers and how fast they understand all the ins and outs of the different games. Since I am their dad, I like to play with them at times as well. But I am not as good at these things they are, so they told me about Forge of Empires cheats that I can use that help me to keep up with them during the game. I don’t fall behind so much now.

I don’t think that my two boys are absolute geniuses. Continue reading My Boys Are Smarter Than Me when It Comes to Technological Things