Something about “today there’s a chinook and you better get out and take advantage of the warm weather by decorating a big tree” How do you get those balls on the tree when you only have a small ladder? My solution is to use copper wire to make the hook, and a long stick. The copper wire is just flexible enough to hold and grab the branch while not deforming. Number 16 gauge perfect but the most common is household wire being solid 14 gauge copper wire

Don’t have any copper wire laying about? Join the recycle economy: Just ask your local electrician for some “wire trimmings”, or a street scrapper. You’ll find street-level scrappers dumpster diving in any town or city.  These people make a living by taking what others throw away and turning it into Cash. As of today bare bright copper stands at $2.70 a pound at the scrap yard but very few yards sell what they collect from street level scrappers. Don’t ask me why I don’t know.

Hopefully that wind doesn’t blow all the decorations off before Christmas.

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Remember that scene in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark gives out his address to the terrorists “…come and get me”.  Well if that were me I’d be safe:

343057 HWY 805, Red Deer County.

Good luck finding me on Google Maps

Sometimes Canada Post can’t find me. My old address was “RR 4, Innisfail, Alberta”,  not even a Post Office Box.  My address has been updated to a modern address which is supposed to help in the case of an emergency.   It’s been almost 10 years and FedEx  just figured out what UPS has known for 10+ years – how to locate my driveway.

Google still can’t figure out the Alberta rural addressing system either. Shocking, I know.

A Solution Right Under Our Nose

Europe is always ahead of the curve. From Europe came a new addressing system for the whole world, not matter where you live.  I encourage you to check out What 3 Words –

I’ve been waving the What3Word banner for years.