October is National Adopt A Rescue Month, and we talk about the good vibes you get from adoption. Rick and Eric suggest adopting a mixed breed dog rather than a pure breed. While Eric does have pure breed Labradors, purebreeds are more prone to in-breeding, which can result in joint disorders, deafness, all sorts of not great health things. Rick does Cairn Terrier Rescue and notes the number of rescues has dropped a bit with the economy recovering somewhat. Read more from the American Humane Society here.
Salmonella is next, and of course Rick found this very interesting news from the CDC. The idea here is that washing a chicken before cooking it can atomize or throw into the air, salmonella. When you wash a chicken, water gets sprayed around your sink area, and with that water, the potential for spreading salmonella, which can then spread to raw foods, your hands, etc. Eric points out how careful he is with his hands and what they touch after he has been handling raw meat. The benefits of a sink faucet with one of those automatic on features is clear to us now. Eric brings up how the motion sensor on switch for the faucet can also save water. How many times have you walked away from the faucet and left it running?
Our fascination with weather continues, and the availability of great radar imagery from Allison House, the severe weather data company, learn more about them here, and download their app. (Allison House is a GF sponsor)
Standing Desks! Eric wants to build one, do you use one? Let us know. Eric is thinking some sort of Ikea hack standing desk is the way to go. Stay tuned, working on the planning phase now. Perhaps with a treadmill below the desk...
Rick suggests stepping away from the desk, he tells of sitting in the park at a table, and finding the table full of ticks while wearing shorts. Fun.
- Rick's Minimalist Computer Desk keeps down desk clutter
I'd always thought a standing desk was silly until my daughter, a runner, injured her hip last winter. She rigged up a standing desk in her office using an end table set on the computer desk. She still uses it although she's healed up and back to running. She would love Rick's setup!
Eight years ago, we were blessed with Tucker, a rescue golden retriever (now 10 years old), after our 17-year-old rescued hound had to be put down. We like to say that we adopted Tucker, but he rescued us.
I listen to the podcasts while I walk. Great info and entertaining too!