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About Gayland Anderson

Gayland Anderson is president of SeniorTravelGenie.com, a travel enthusiast, health nut, expert marksman, private pilot and grandparent . His Twitter followers know that he has a lively sense of humor, though it’s muted by the 140-character limit. This Blog enables him to share more of his jokes, stories, product recommendations and life lessons that just aren’t possible on Twitter. (Yes, he really is opinionated like most Texans!)
 
Growing up on a farm, Mr. Anderson learned to repair anything mechanical—from a grandfather clock to an entire airplane.  His years of experience enable him to give practical advice and help for most repair problems, whether in the house, the garden or the car. 
 
 He can be found at: Twitter.com/GaylandAnderson

Salesmanship–Government Style

The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship. Sally led off: “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $60″ she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civic spirit and that’s why I didContinue Reading

And God Created…Texas

God was missing for six days. Eventually Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh day. He inquired, “Where have You been?”  God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.” Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?” “It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve putContinue Reading

The New CEO

If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! A steel company in the U.S hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall.Continue Reading

A Romantic Dinner

A man and woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands. Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman acted unconcerned. TheContinue Reading

Found: Plane Sold in 1980’s

What are the odds? I purchased this aircraft in 1977. I flew it for 680 hours and installed a factory-new 260 horsepower engine. Later, I sold it to a friend and purchased a Twin Comanche-40. My friend flew the aircraft till he sold it in 1987. Last year he came to me for help inContinue Reading

The Lost Car Keys

Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized, I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.Continue Reading

Home Foundation Watering Tips — Learn How Often to Water Your Foundation

This summer’s record breaking heat is sucking Texas soils dry and cracking home foundations. There is a  growing number of homeowners  in drought areas across the country who are experiencing the telltale signs: cracking foundations, cracking brick work, cracking sheet rock, doors sticking or doors not closing. The biggest question asked is “Does foundation watering workContinue Reading

Hints to Manage the Limescale Problem in Plumbing

Limescale is a common problem in plumbing that doesn’t just look bad. If it’s left too long,  it can build up and cause blockages, corrode fixtures and damage appliances – especially in hardwater areas. What causes limescale? Tap water has naturally occurring minerals in it. When water is heated, the minerals in the water react withContinue Reading

Contractor Offers Start-to-Finish Roofing Project Overview

When contractor Rob Fanjoy moved into his home in northern Maine, he knew the roof would be the first thing that needed replacing. It was an old asphalt shingle roof that was failing badly. Despite being in place less than 15 years, the shingles were curling, crumbling and cracking. Plus they were growing moss, stainingContinue Reading

Leave Gutter Installation Off DIY List–Here’s Why

In the present economy many homeowners are expanding their home improvement DIY list. Many projects can be completed for a fraction of the cost, as long as homeowners have both the time and the inclination. This is not necessarily the case for installing new gutters however. Installation Accessories Add Up While aluminum or steel guttersContinue Reading

How to Check Car Fuses

If you’ve ever needed to check the fuses on your car, this video will show you where to look for the fuses and how to tell if the fuse has gone bad.

About Gayland Anderson

Gayland Anderson is president of SeniorTravelGenie.com, a travel enthusiast, health nut, expert marksman, private pilot and grandparent . His Twitter followers know that he has a lively sense of humor, though it’s muted by the 140-character limit. This Blog enables him to share more of his jokes, stories, product recommendations and life lessons that just aren’t possible on Twitter. (Yes, he really is opinionated like most Texans!)
 
Growing up on a farm, Mr. Anderson learned to repair anything mechanical—from a grandfather clock to an entire airplane.  His years of experience enable him to give practical advice and help for most repair problems, whether in the house, the garden or the car. 
 
 He can be found at: Twitter.com/GaylandAnderson

Salesmanship–Government Style

The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship. Sally led off: “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $60″ she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civic spirit and that’s why I didContinue Reading

And God Created…Texas

God was missing for six days. Eventually Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh day. He inquired, “Where have You been?”  God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.” Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?” “It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve putContinue Reading

The New CEO

If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! A steel company in the U.S hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall.Continue Reading

A Romantic Dinner

A man and woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands. Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman acted unconcerned. TheContinue Reading

Found: Plane Sold in 1980’s

What are the odds? I purchased this aircraft in 1977. I flew it for 680 hours and installed a factory-new 260 horsepower engine. Later, I sold it to a friend and purchased a Twin Comanche-40. My friend flew the aircraft till he sold it in 1987. Last year he came to me for help inContinue Reading

The Lost Car Keys

Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized, I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.Continue Reading

Home Foundation Watering Tips — Learn How Often to Water Your Foundation

This summer’s record breaking heat is sucking Texas soils dry and cracking home foundations. There is a  growing number of homeowners  in drought areas across the country who are experiencing the telltale signs: cracking foundations, cracking brick work, cracking sheet rock, doors sticking or doors not closing. The biggest question asked is “Does foundation watering workContinue Reading

Hints to Manage the Limescale Problem in Plumbing

Limescale is a common problem in plumbing that doesn’t just look bad. If it’s left too long,  it can build up and cause blockages, corrode fixtures and damage appliances – especially in hardwater areas. What causes limescale? Tap water has naturally occurring minerals in it. When water is heated, the minerals in the water react withContinue Reading

Contractor Offers Start-to-Finish Roofing Project Overview

When contractor Rob Fanjoy moved into his home in northern Maine, he knew the roof would be the first thing that needed replacing. It was an old asphalt shingle roof that was failing badly. Despite being in place less than 15 years, the shingles were curling, crumbling and cracking. Plus they were growing moss, stainingContinue Reading

Leave Gutter Installation Off DIY List–Here’s Why

In the present economy many homeowners are expanding their home improvement DIY list. Many projects can be completed for a fraction of the cost, as long as homeowners have both the time and the inclination. This is not necessarily the case for installing new gutters however. Installation Accessories Add Up While aluminum or steel guttersContinue Reading

How to Check Car Fuses

If you’ve ever needed to check the fuses on your car, this video will show you where to look for the fuses and how to tell if the fuse has gone bad.