Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome To Canada

These are brilliantly done "talking animal" videos. What a great idea. Click on the Facebook link for Andrew Grantham to find out more about this very cool idea. You can also look at this direct Youtube Site for Talking Animals. Click the link to view an interview with Andrew to learn a bit more about the man behind this humor.

North New Mexico On The Rio Grande

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gotta Love Teasing The Dog

This is hilarious! It's just a link ... I didn't do this! I just want you all to see it. Especially our daughter, Tara who left her German Shepherd with us while she is stationed in South Korea. The dialog is just perfect.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Actually, Uh, Not So Much

HELP! Disaster Relief for Tuscaloosa

I have mentioned before that my "day job" is working for a company called Web Printing Controls (WPC) in the printing industry. I am very grateful for WPC and very proud to have worked here for nearly 25 years.

In response to the recent devastating tornados in Alabama, Web Printing Controls is sending a truck from our company headquarters to several area churches in Tuscaloosa with items to help sustain their day to day battle back from this disaster. The first truck leaves tomorrow evening (May 4) with items that can be shared with the victims. If you would like to contribute to this, you can make online donations at OpenDoor Min. Drop down to the bottom of the Home Page on this link.

If you live in the Chicagoland area, you can drop off any of the following items at Web Printing Controls, 23872 N. Kelsey Road in Lake Barrington by May 4th at 6pm. I will personally shake your hand and pose for a photo with you! What a prize? huh! I am actually not in many photos so they will be collectors items but will still be worth nearly nothing. WPC will be making future shipments so bring what you can when you can.

May God bless all of you as you consider helping in this project of providing ongoing help, support and hope for the people of Alabama.

Thanks, NikonSniper Steve

These are the items that we have been told would be most helpful in this time of need.
Any Gift Cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, or Walgreens.

NEW ITEMS as follows:
Non perishable foods (cans pop off tops) & bottled water, shampoo, conditioner (hair products), nail files and nail clippers, contact solution and cases, face wash and moisturizer, lotion, Q-tips, toothbrush & paste, flip flops, make-up, shaving stuff for men and women, pillows, paper products (TP, paper towels), diapers & wet ones, non-electric can openers, first aid supplies, hand sanitizers, socks/ underwear, overcounter meds, shoes/workboots, work gloves, batteries, bathing clothes found in the adult diapers dept, all kinds baby supplies, baby formula.

Coolers, bedding, dishes (sets of 4 and up), cookware (sets), utensils, cell phone chargers, towels & washcloths, dish towels, hair dryer and flat iron (would be nice but not a necessity), summer clothing (in like new condition), nightclothes, camping lanterns, radios, anything you would use for camping.

FOR KIDS: (once again we want to take down items in like new condition). Barbie dolls, small toys, children craft supplies, arts & crafts, bubbles (small items), sports equipments.

Also, please note that we are taking donation at the following locations at different times this week: May 1st –May 4th.

Alternate Drop Off Locations:

Harvest Bible Chapel: 255 Quentin Road, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047 (during office hours).

Web Printing Controls Inc.: 23872 N. Kelsey Road, Lake Barrington, IL, 60010, (847) 382-7970 (9:00-4:00).

Treasure Seekers Church: 888 E. Belvidere Road (Rt 120), Unit 401, Grayslake, IL, (Tue & Wed, 9:00am to 12:00pm, May 3rd & 4th) Contact Kim, 224-715-7416

Faith Acres Farm: 120 W. Dowell Rd McHenry, IL, 60051, 815-669-0188 Monday- Wednesday 11:00 to 3:00.

Here are the major things that have been collected thus far and are being stored for tomorrow nights truck to Tuscaloosa, AL.

Boxes of blankets, clothing and shoes.
More than 1000 bottles of water.
250 pounds of rice
200 pounds of dog food
700 Diapers
40 Pounds of Soap, Shampoo, Handcream
Dozens of cans of Tuna and Soup.
3 New Tents.