• Labor Day – What is it?

    Labor Day is a federal holiday that is always celebrated on the first Monday of September.  This federal holiday was created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers.  That’s right, the government made a law to have citizens take the day off and celebrate the work they do.  Thank you Uncle Sam, we need a break from work this time of year.

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  • Are Your Halogen Headlights Burning Out Unusually Fast?

    With no resolve my headlights have been going out one at a time every three to four months for the past two years. The other day I went to meet a friend for lunch and as I was pulling up to the restaurant and I saw my cars reflection in the window and, yep you guessed it I had a headlight out again. After lunch I went to a mechanic, but not my usual mechanic who I have been going since the life of my car. I went to a shop right up the street and I explained my frustration with my headlights to the mechanic and he said casually and condescendingly “well are you touching the light bulb”?  Me, “No, my mechanic always installs the new light bulb.” The mechanic smirks and says “if you touch a halogen light bulb it will burn out because of the oil on your hands” he then laughs as if this is common knowledge. A few minutes later he walked back in with my old light bulb and shows me the finger print. Ugh, so the reason my light bulbs have been burning out is because my usual mechanic doesn’t know that you cannot touch a halogen light bulb, well that sucks. I figured that if I didn’t know this, and my mechanic of all people didn’t know this than there is a chance that you might not either.

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