I have been jinxed by Ford Motor Company. They sent me a "safety recall" on my mini-van and yesterday the torque converter went out which is exactly what the letter said was about to happen! Of course Ford doesn't have the parts to fix it so they want me to pay for the new torque converter out of my pocket then "refund" the cost sometime in June or July (I bet it is July).
If they had just kept their mouth shut I am thinking my mini-van would still be chugging along... but who knows... --Log in or sign up to see linked image content--
Learning how much Thor has done for us
I started working on a website for my church last month. I only get a few minutes a week for this but one thing I noticed was just how different it is when working on a website from scratch and working on a Runboard. With Runboard I don't have to worry about doc types or meta tags because Runboard takes care of that for me. I still have to do the decrotive stuff with CSS but when working on a site I have to also set all the content stuff in place. I don't have to worry about that on Runboard because the messageboard is the content for the most part. I don't have to worry about the way text flows on Runboard but when doing things from scratch I have to think about all of it.
Thank you Thor for all you do to help us make our message boards just the way we like them without having to worry so much about every single detail.
The Ten Commandments of Runboard (a fantasy)
scene 1: Lesigner Girl and Erika walking into the break room when suddenly a bright light shines down and they see Pastor Rick given a tablet and a Runboard coffee cup.
scene 2: Pastor Rick, grows a beard and long hair then starts reading the tablet (in a Charlton Heston voice) saying:
The Ten Commandments of Runboard
1. I am Thor who brought thee out of the world of mismanaged subscription boards
2. Thou shalt not be forced to pay for message boards anymore
3. Thou shalt not share thy password with another
4. Remember thy Runboard and share it with others
5. Honor thy Message board and keep it active
6. Thou shalt not spam
7. Thou shalt not spread illegal content
8. Thou shalt not slander one another
9. Thou shalt not covet another boards cool design
10. When thou shalt ask for Support it shall be granted unto thee
scene 3: Light fades away, Pastor Rick returns to normal, shakes his head and says "I hate it when he does that... want some coffee?"
Upside down economy
This past Saturday I loaded up my lawnmowers and went down to my church to help with the first mowing of the year. I know it is odd for a senior pastor to do this but I like to get around the church members as much as I can. So i stopped by and picked up my brother and off we went, it was looking good when we got "old red" to start up. Old red is now starting its tenth mowing season and is held together by coat hanger wire and duct tape --Log in or sign up to see linked image content--.
The other mower which was less than a year old though... a totally different story because despite everything we could do it just refused to start. So we called over to the lawn mower shop and they told us they charged $[sign in to see URL] just to look at it! Then we took the mower back to where we bought it to see what they could do. I was hopeful that the mower would still be under some kind of warranty. Well, it was and it wasn't... the store would not repair the mower but they told us that if we gave them $[sign in to see URL] we could swap the broken mower for a brand new one! Of course I took the deal but it is sad to think that getting a mower fixed costs more than just swapping it out for a new one... and the really sad part... the store told me if the new one broke anytime in the next two years they would do the swap again!
Now the cool part is that we did get the churches yard mowed so everything worked out great for us when it was all said and done. --Log in or sign up to see linked image content--