Archive for January, 2018

40 years ago

Friday, January 26th, 2018

40th Anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78

Where were you 40 years ago?    We haven’t seen anything like it since then,  and we haven’t had any extended period of brutal winter weather after the blizzard anniversary of January 26.

This Saturday night the biggest social event of the year,   the Chamber Annual Meeting at the Grand Ballroom.  On Saturday morning Rick and Jackie will visit with Earlene Kilpatrick,  the director of the Bowling Green Chamber.   Earlene has taken the Bowling Green Chamber to the next level with a major Civic event almost every month and smaller member events nearly every week.   The Chamber is one of those civic organizations that defines the Bowling Green community.

A Firm Foundation for Life is heard live on  1370 WSPD the area’s #1 station on Saturday morning at 9:00 am. . AFF Rewind is Sunday morning at 7:00 am. . .  the program is also streamed live on the internet at: and conveniently on your I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.

Rick is in constant demand to fix things in the home.  This picture is a skylight window that is leaking.  After months of calking and patching,  the window is now tarpped so we determine if the window itself is leaking or the flashing around the unit is leaking?

Your tax dollars at work

Friday, January 19th, 2018
A new year has rolled around and our first 1/2 year’s real estate taxes are in mail,  have you gotten yours yet?    In Lucas County taxes are due in just 11 days,  January 31,   in Wood County we have a few more weeks till February 16th.   Do you have questions about your taxes?   Not getting a tax bill does not alleviate or delay the tax obligation or penalties for late payments.
These are just a few of the topics for Saturdays program on A Firm Foundation for Life.   Joining Rick and Jackie Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez.   Anita has been serving the residents of Lucas County now for almost 14 years.   Anita has presided over some very difficult real estate markets in our local history and it’s always enlightening to hear her up-to-date assessment of the current market.
A Firm Foundation for Life is heard every Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  and every Sunday at 7:00 am.  before church!    The regions #1 radio station  1370 WSPD,  streamed live at:  <> and more conveniently on I-Heart radio on your I-Phone with the app.
How many of you have figured out what this picture is about?    Rick was called out yesterday for a service call for a clothes dryer that wouldn’t dry the clothes.   How many months of lint buildup do you think are on this lint filter,  in any case the dryer will NOT work with this dirty of a lint filter.
Rick and Jackie

What a difference a week makes?

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

How about a 70 degree difference in temperatures,  is it any wonder that everyone is sick?   Including N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts?   Jackie missed the program last week for only the third time in 17 years,   but hopefully she’ll return this Saturday after a long suffering week in the Metz household.   Officially from the doctors office,  the flu,  officially today both are beyond the contagious stage and on the way to a full recovery.   We just got the word late today that Woodhaven,  Mom’s long term care facility has restricted visitor access during the current flu outbreak,  too.

Joining Rick and Jackie this Saturday, on A Firm Foundation for Life,  Paul Walker, and Susan Hojnacki,  two of our personal bankers here in Bowling Green, at the Union Bank Company.    Teachable moments in life,  like today’s young people that transfer $$$ with their phones which can virtually eliminate the “bounced check” problems people used to have,  back in the day of the paper checks.    Interesting topics to discuss this Saturday on A Firm Foundation for Life beginning at 9:00 am.  on Saturday  and 7:00 am. on Sunday heard local and live on the region’s #1 station  1370 WSPD,   streamed live at: or heard remotely on I-Heart radio with the I-Heart media app.

Here is a picture of Rick and with Saturday’s guests Paul and Susan sharing Christmas treats at the Bank.

 R & J

A new year

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Holidays behind us!

It’s a new year,  and with the new year many of you start to think about projects around the house that you may want to tackle in the new year.   Remodeling around N. W. Ohio has been booming for several years,  how do you find a qualified,  reputable, contractor?

Tune into A Firm Foundation for Life this first Saturday in the new year when Gary Rieman joins us.   Gary has been in business now for 25 years doing extensive remodeling throughout N. W. Ohio.

Hear about all the challenges of working in people’s houses while they are living there,  taking out of service the kitchen or bathroom,  or having workers in your house all day long.

The program on Saturday begins at 9:00 am.  on Sunday at 7:00 am. live and local on 1370 WSPD,  streamed live at: or remotely on you I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.

Sunday night,  New Years Eve, celebration at Woodhaven Health Care was a memorable occasion for everyone pictured with Rick is Sandy,  Sandy worked at Gordon Lumber for over 30 years,  today we see each other again,  everyday.

   Rick and Jackie

Holiday memories live on

Monday, January 1st, 2018

New Year’s Eve at the nursing home