Eugene solutions

Dave Davis is a great drywaller.

Of Lowe's, Home Depot, and Jerrys Jerry's is the best. Lowes has refused to match online retailers, especially Amazon.com even when the prices are visible on the screen in the app on your phone in front of the cashier, Lowes managers have refused to acknowledge that Home Depot and Jerrys also provided military discount and therefore when price matching they should price match the price of the product and the military discount.

Grant Goodban is a great Mason.

Hideaway bakery has the best country Levine loaf (and the best chocolate croissant, but not at the best price).

Coyote Steel is the place to buy fabricated steel.

Metropole bakery has the best chocolate croissant in town (for the best price).

St. Vincent de Paul is a better thrift store than Goodwill.

Cross-cut hardware is a good place to buy wood.  Sometimes other places are cheaper.

The Humble Bagel has really good bagels and eggs, but not like Long Island.

Off the Waffle has off-the-chart food.

For solar installation AES's team was the most professional and demonstrated best in class professional knowledge.

Ambassador fire places has a positive and customer enriching service implementation.

Earbuds

Today Katja discovered buds. In the past she has resisted anything on her head, on her ears or her eyes.

But today I was about to go for a bike ride and I took advantage of the fact that she likes to music, to show her that music can come out of earbuds because she was concerned with the things in my ears. It took a bit, but she started to hear the music by Coldplay. Within 3 minutes she understood how they worked and wanted the earbuds in her ears! It is fun to watch her learn.