Tecovas Boots Review

Someone who reads this blog sent me an email to ask me if I had heard about or had an experience with Tecovas Boots. I answered, “no, I haven’t.”

Intrigued, and after viewing the company’s website, I did a little research. Soon enough, I bought myself a pair of these boots. What do I think about the company and the product?
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Chippewa Firefighter Boots: Boot Feature

Continuing with a periodic posting of boots that I like a lot, and also rank high in the number of searches for information about, today this blog’s boot feature is about Chippewa Firefighter boots.

Actually, the manufacturer calls these boots “Men’s 8″ black polishable engineer steel toe rugged outdoor boots.”

Engineer? And no mention of the station boot style?
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Boot Vendor Communicators: The Good and the Bad

These days when so many orders for new boots are placed via on-line ordering systems, it is expected that vendors will send an email to acknowledge placement of the order, provide order details, and information on when to expect delivery. That is common.

What is woefully inconsistent is how vendors communicate with purchasers after-the-sale, especially to confirm delivery.

There are some excellent vendors who communicate very well, and some really bad ones with whom I have experience. Learn more…
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I Am Not As Perfect As You Are

Yesterday in a meeting at work, a junior staffer found two things that I said that were slightly wrong (or could have been said more precisely), and he wasted no time to jump in and correct me. Publicly. Loudly. Whiney-ly. Unprofessionally. With several people senior to me in the room.

The first time he did that, I just said, “oh well, you all know that’s what I meant,” and moved on. But the second time he did that, as I do not have a poker face, my face got red and I got hot. I said…
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Love Is In The Air

This year’s sustained early warm weather has been quite unusual. The leather has remained in the closet, while my spouse has been feeling just a bit better.
We have a hill behind our house on which the spouse (with help of some neighbors) have planted between 500 to 1,000 daffodil bulbs every year that we have lived here (except between 2012 and 2014 when he was so extremely ill, the neighbors and I did it for him.) Daffodils are not eaten by deer that roam frequently and destroy everything in their path.

We now have over 20,000 daffodils on that hill. This year, the “early crop” of daffodils have already bloomed, and my spouse…
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Lucchese Classics Cognac: Feature Boots

I am trying a new thing for this blog: to feature one pair of boots from my collection about once each week. My stat program attached to this blog and my boots and leather website continue to show that this blog receives more visitors daily than the website does.

I am still trying to figure out why the blog visits have overtaken the website visits rather consistently now, but am thinking that my website is so “old school” and I do not know how mobile friendly it really is since I refuse to pay the ransom to have a web-enabled mobile device and have no way to check it.

This blog is on the WordPress platform, and WordPress programmers work hard to make it mobile friendly. Since now more than 85% of my web visitors are using mobile devices (rather than what I use — a traditional desktop computer), I am thinking that this blog receives more visits due to its mobile-friendly nature and that google’s algorithm for searches favors mobile-friendly websites.

So here goes … a feature about Lucchese Classics Cognac all-leather boots…
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Winter Tease Ride and Home State Orientation

We have been enjoying an ongoing spell of warm weather that is quite unusual for this time of year in Maryland. Ambient air temperatures have reached over 70F (21C) under sunny skies.

After spending all day Saturday tending to the usual weekend chores (Shopping with the LOLITS and husbacare), I was given a day off for good behavior, leathered and booted up (in my favorite Chippewa Firefighters) mounted the Harley, and…
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Post 2544, Continuing

So this is post 2,544 for this blog… not bad considering that according to a study of blogs by a leading social media research firm that most people who write blogs do so for an average of 15 months and post an average of 50 posts before they lose interest. Tell ya’ the honest truth, it is hard to keep a blog going.

Apologies… my post-counter got wacko for a bit, and at first when I wrote this post I thought the counter said that this was post 1,800. But then I refreshed the counter and found that this is actually post 2,544. Rather than delete what I wrote, I kept it as if this were another 100 milestone. Read on.

100 blog posts ago was…
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