These are my recycled fish photo. The fish have not been harmed in recycling this photo. It was also taken in Phipps Conservatory.........If you take pictures that involve reflective thing the most important thing to remember is DO NOT USE THE FLASH. All you will do is show the flash on the surface. And possibly scare the fish. This was listed as the large photo, I wish I could make it larger than that.
I have come to a conclusion about the upcoming election. I really do not think that either of the candidates can fix the mess that big business have created. I look at the "bailouts" and it will not do much for the average American. What about a "bailout" for the regular middle class worker.......we did nothing to contribute to this mess, yet my pension funds are going down.
I will be 62 soon and was looking forward to retirement. But, how can we do this now? There has been almost 2 trillion lost in our collective retirement accounts. I know I am fortunate that my husband and I are still working, we are both in health care. But even in the operating room and other area of the hospitals there are layoffs and another development. My husbands hours have been decreased. It is called "staff leveling" that works like this: if the operating schedule is light they tell the staff to stay home. If the patient census is low they tell the staff to stay home. You can not collect unemployment because you are not unemployed permanently.
We just have to go with the flow with the rest of the country. I think this is going to take a long time to recover. I hope my health holds out, I know a lot of people who will need to work till they die. I am glad we have never felt the need to buy a larger house, we still live in the same home we bought in 1972.
We have added to the original house. We added a family room and master bedroom and a bath. Chuck and I did a lot of the work known as sweat equity. I mostly supervised him, and was the gofer. That takes a lot of time because we were working on our time after coming home from work.. Somewhere I have the pictures of that. Actually, I have a lot of pictures away in boxes that I still intend to scan. Guess I REALLY should get started on my day..............