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Cats like any Box

Cats like any box

Cats like any Box

Cats like any Box.  Over the long weekend I cleaned one of our litter boxes.  When it dried I dropped the litter box in the center of the room while I went to get the vacuum.  This picture is what I found when I returned with the vacuum.

The orange cat is one of our male cats.  When our previous female passed we decided to get another female cat. We purposely went looking for a female cat that could stand up to the dominant male cat.  We found the female cat a a rescue adoption event in Maricopa.  One of the foster moms told me none of the other kittens would play with her.  Once we heard that we thought she would make a good playmate for our orange male cat.

The Queen has Arrived

The new female kitten stood up to the orange male cat the first day we brought her home.  She would put up with none of the male cats domination.  I found it amusing to watch the 16 lb orange male cat back down from a 2 lb kitten.  Over the next year the male and female have bonded.   The Queen now chases our other grey and white male cat around the house for sport.  I am not sure why grey and white male cat does not stand up to the female since he is always trying to establish dominance over the orange male cat.  Once I hear a growl and hissing I know the female cat is chasing the grey and white male cat around the house.  In the year since we adopted her she in now close to the size and weight of the grey and white male cat.  Hopefully in the next year the female cat will calm down and get along with the grey and white male cat.

 

 

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The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western

The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western

The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western

The Mandalorian Spaghetti-Space-Western.  My wife and I signed up for one month of Disney+ to first watch the Star Wars Lego Christmas Special.   It was for the younger crowd to say the least.  We decided to see why The Mandalorian is so popular.

Jon Favreau writer and director

Jon Favreau directed the Iron Man films while also acting as tony Stark’s head of security Happy Hogan.  He is the creator, writer and producer of The Mandalorian.  If you find yourself laughing at the antics of baby yoda or the situations in the show Jon Favreau is the reason.

Channeling Clint Eastwood

Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, is really Clint Eastwood’s character from his days in spaghetti westerns.  Imagine Pedro Pascal wearing western clothes riding a horse instead of a speeder.  In episode 10 when the mandalorian slows his speeder to slowly ride into the one horse town the parallels are not only striking but humorous. In some episodes including #10, Pascal not only sounds like Eastwood but has the same vocal cadence.  All The Mandalorian needs is a cigar to complete the character.

The Child aka Baby Yoda

Okay. the Mandalorian needs a plot device to move the story along.  The child is that device.  It could have been anything from jewels, gold or even a dog but the genius is the child has a will of its own.  Lets not forget that the child has telekinesis abilities.  Now we have a reason for the Mandalorian to travel from planet to planet.  He is now responsible for return the child to his own kind while looking for his brother mandalorians.

Let’s see where the show goes

Shows like the Mandalorian are not new.  From the early days of television having the protagonist travel from place to place has been a signature element.  This is especially true in science fiction.  Think of Star Trek among many others.  The Mandalorian will have to change to survive more than a few seasons.  In the meantime watching baby yoda is worth the price of admission at least for now.

 

 

 

 

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New Unprinted Tray 9.87×7.5×3.5

New Kraft Tray 9.87x7.5x3.5

New Unprinted Tray 9.87×7.5×3.5

New Unprinted Tray 9.87×7.5×3.5.  Boxes Near Me has received 9000 brand new unprinted kraft trays banded on factory pallets.  Each pallet has 2250 trays.  The trays are great for shelf organization, crafters, concessions and other businesses that need a cheap recyclable tray.  Pictures of CD’s are for size reference.

Boxes Near Me minimum order is 500 trays for $150.  Pallet discounts available.  Delivery available.  Please call 480-506-8712 for current inventory, pallet pricing and delivery requirements.

 

 

 

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Single-Use Printed 23.5×20.5×17.5 Box

Single-Use 23.5x18.5x15 Box

Single-Use Printed 23.5×20.5×17.5 Box

Single-Use Printed 23.5×20.5×17.5 Box.  This is a great box for distributors and wholesalers looking for a cheap alternative to new boxes. Boxes have tape residue and a label that can be removed or covered with another label. Each box has every flap.  The box is free from cuts, punctures and rips.

Available in Pallet Quantities

The 23.5×20.5×17.5 is available on pallets of 150 boxes.  Multiple pallets are in stock.  This box sells new for $3.21 each. Our price is $1.99 each.  Additional discounts for pallet purchases.

Increase your profits with used boxes

Business people know that shipping costs are drain on profits.  By switching to used boxes the savvy business manager can reduce shipping costs and increase profits.  Who does not like making more money.

 Boxes and more boxes

Boxes Near Me has variety of sizes from small boxes to 8 wall gaylord boxes all at significant savings.

 

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New Unprinted 19x12x5.75 Box

New Unprinted 19x12x5.75 Box

New Unprinted 19x12x5.75 Box

New Unprinted 19x12x5.75 Box.  Boxes Near Me has 5 new pallets of 325 boxes and 1 new partial pallet in stock (approx. 1800).  The box is best describe as an extra large locking mailer.  Boxes Near Me is offering each pallet of 325 for $321.75.  If you can use this box do not miss this opportunity.  Delivery is available. Call 480-506-8712 for current inventory and delivery requirements.

 

New Unprinted 19x12x5.75 Box

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Shipping Boxes for Holidays

Shipping Boxes for Holidays

Shipping Boxes for Holidays

Shipping Boxes for Holidays.  You need to ship packages to kids, grandkids or friends Boxes Near Me has a variety of boxes and packing materials.  We have a variety of new and gently used boxes to choose from.  Do not delay sending out your holiday gifts early.  Pick up your boxes at Boxes Near Me today for the best selection.

Shipping Problems

Yesterday the NBC national news ran a segment on the expected problems with holiday shipping.  They specifically showed Fedex but the same issues will affect all package deliveries.   The package delivery companies are already working at peak levels due to Covid-19.  In addition to the already high levels of shipping from people buying online the Covid-19 vaccine will be transported by Fedex and others.  I fully expect the vaccine shipments to take precedence over all other shipments.  Your shipments may be delayed until after Christmas.

Covid-19 affecting shipments to all businesses 

Add to the issues above many businesses have not received the raw materials or piece parts from their overseas partners.  This is causing a delay in manufacturing along with a delay when these products will be available for purchase.  When these products do become available the transportation system may be unable to deliver in two days.

What to do for the holidays

The best solution is to buy as early as possible and ship as early as possible.  I know that may take some of the fun out of the holidays.  It is either being early or dealing with the disappoint of arriving late. I would rather receive a gift early when the expectation level is high then a week after.

Boxes Near Me has all of your shipping needs

Besides boxes we have tape, bubble wrap, packing paper and styrofoam peanuts.  Stop in our warehouse before the rush.  You will find everything you need to ship your boxes.

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Single-Use 19.25×15.375×13.75 Heavy-duty-unprinted Box

Single-use 19.25x15.5x13.75 Shipping Box

Single-Use 19.25×15.375×13.75 Heavy-duty-unprinted Box

Single-Use 19.25×15.375×13.75 Heavy-duty-unprinted Box.  Our newest box maybe one of the best boxes we have sold.  The size of this box makes it useful for a variety of businesses from distributors and repackers to t-shirt companies and e-commerce companies.  This box has an ECT rating of 44 and holds 95 lbs.  The box can protect your products in shipment especially from the harsh handling of the usual suspects.

Box is in Great Condition

The box has clear tape on the flaps.  All of the flaps are present.  There is a small removable sticker on the bottom corner of the box.  It will not interfere with your shipping labels.

Pallets Available

Boxes Near Me is selling individual boxes for $1.09 each.  Pallets of 250 boxes are available.  We offer discounts when you buy a pallet.  Delivery is available.  Call 480-506-8712 for inventory levels, pallet pricing and delivery requirements.

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Pfizer Covid Vaccine Works

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Works

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Works

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Works.  According to data released by the company this morning their Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective.  That is great news if the announcement is accurate.  As is always the case the devil is in the details.  Which age group does the 90% effectiveness pertain.

Who will receive the vaccine first 

There are several groups that have been recognized as being at the front of the line when a vaccine becomes available.  The federal government under the present administration has said that the vulnerable populations in nursing homes and extended care facilities will be one of the first group to be vaccinated.  The other groups that will receive the vaccine are hospital staff, the military, police, fire and other first responders.   The rest of us will be offered the vaccination after those first groups.

Twice the fun

The Pfizer vaccine will be given in two shots.  The first shot will be followed by the second shot 21 days later.  This means Pfizer will produce 600 million doses to vaccinate the population of the United States.  It is unlikely that one company alone will be able to provide that many doses.  Which is why there are multiple companies working on a vaccine.  Not everyone is going to receive the same vaccine.  This is normal.  One vaccine may be better suited to children while another may be better for adults over 60.

Immunity is what counts 

A vaccine is the first step to stopping the virus from spreading.  The vaccine will help the body kill the virus making transmission impossible.  When between 70% to 90% of the world population has some sort of immunity the virus will stop being a threat.  This does not mean the virus will go away.  The virus can linger in people and animals waiting for the momentary lapse in judgement that will allow it to spread once again.  Just like Polio or the measles virus the Covid-19 virus has not gone away even with a vaccine.   Only through constant vigilance and regular vaccinations can the human race keep the viruses and other microbes at bay from causing death and misery.