Thursday, May 15, 2014

You've Noticed That I'm Back?

Or did you notice I was ever gone?

As Dave Schmidt mentioned months and months ago, my workload increased tremendously; I'd taken on another job to be able to pay the medical bills from my daughter's surgery that our insurance didn't cover.  What would have been years in paying at one job, I was able to do in eleven months working an extra job several nights a week...but at a tremendous cost to my physical being....

Needless to say, things have smoothed out a bit; I'm still working the second job, but at some reduced hours, since the business now has a full crew; before, I was working almost full-time on a part-time job.  Plus, with government meddling in our health care system, hours per employee were cut so that the business wouldn't have to pay insurance.  Thanks, current administration....

Also, as an upgrade, and a tremendous boon to my daughter, we had HughesNet internet installed; DishNet, supposedly "available everywhere", ISN'T.. and we've been Dish satellite TV customers for fourteen years.  We almost shut Dish off, until they gave us a deal- but, even though we have a neighbor 500 yards down the street who has had DishNet internet since its inception, we still couldn't get it!!!  So, HughsNet allowed my daughter to be able to stay home and take her online college courses, instead of having to stay at college and travel all hours of the night after her regular classes (even though we live twenty minutes from University of Mobile).  So, she was able to work on the class safely at home...

...which leads me to MY upgrade: the new internet service is much, MUCH faster than the old dial-up we had- which means, on my evenings off from the second job, I can again delve into research and help manage this blog, without further burdening Dave S. and Greg B.  I still depend HEAVILY on both of these fine gentlemen, who have worked SO hard behind the scenes- and in my place- to keep this historical blog alive.

Even though contributions have pretty much stopped, every now and then, one of us hears from someone or turns up a lead- which results in new material for the blog!  WE STILL NEED YOU, DEAR READER, TO HELP US WITH MATERIAL!  So, if it is KAAY-related, please contact me at the e-mail address below- whether it be a story, a memory, memorabilia (pictures of or the actual thing), audio, pictures- what-have-you, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US, so we can share it with other KAAY enthusiasts!

Thank you, Greg Barman and Dave Schmidt, for being a blessing to me and to the dear readers who visit us!  MAY WE HEAR FROM YOU, DEAR READER?

Bud S. (

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