The first Wednesday in June is National Running Day in the U.S. Running, jogging, and walking have become very popular in the last 20 years. People are more health conscious, and realize that these sports are good for your heart and general health. Almost anyone can do them. Every weekend in the summer has a race somewhere close by. The prizes you get for finishing are usually a shirt, jacket, tote bag, or a medal. Runners would rather run in a group than by themselves, and don’t mind paying $25 to $50 to run in a group and get some swag each time. You don’t have to be in the top 3 to get a trophy and cash. You just have to be in the top 3 in your age bracket and sex bracket. With each age bracket consisting of 5 to 10 years, there are many winners.
How can you celebrate this day?
Sign up for a race.
Sponsor someone to race, if that is an option.
Support a racer.
Take a “finishing” picture of your favorite runner and post it on social media for them. Send it to their friends and relatives.
Hand out tally books with your company logo to all the runners. They can use it to keep track of all their races, their speed, length, and awards.
Tomorrow, the first Wednesday in May, is National Skilled Trades Day in the US. This is the day we set aside to recognize the importance of those who:
Build your homes.
Fix the furnace and air conditioning in your office and homes.
Paint ceilings, walls, bridges, and machinery.
Wire your house and the businesses.
Fix your cars.
Create your hairdo.
Build the roads.
A college education isn’t necessary for any of these jobs, so these careers have generally been hard to fill with qualified people. Tomorrow, you can recognize these important contributors to society by:
Calling them for assistance instead of doing it yourself.
Give them a gift, like this useful architect scale ruler. It is a vital tool for reading blueprints of road construction and building construction and remodeling.
You might need Tally Books for your workers in these businesses:
Oil well drilling
When you order those books, they are custom made for you. So, there are a lot of options available. This can be a little overwhelming, so here is a list of those options. Hopefully, this will bring your ordering job down to size.
Size of the book
Type of binding (stitched or spiral bound)
Color of the vinyl cover
Color of the imprint
Amount of imprinting..Front cover, back cover, inside the covers
Optional Pen loop
Optional insert with 3 clear pockets
Type of paper (real paper or stone paper, which is waterproof)
There. Those are all the decisions you need to make when you order your tally books. A good online tally book company will be able to assist you on the phone. You should always get an email proof before your order goes into production.
Why give Tally Books? They were developed for oil rig workers to keep track of what time they added another pipe to the drilling rig. They were designed for rough outdoor environments. Their rugged vinyl cover protects the 200 inside pages, which are lined in columns for convenience. Some of the newer ones don’t have paper sheets. They have “stone sheets” which look like paper, but they are waterproof and un-tearable. Some have a vinyl loop to accommodate a pen or pencil. Some have clear vinyl pockets to keep tables and important information at your fingertips.
If it sounds like you could use a book like this, you’re right. These pocket-sized books can always be at your fingertips.
Today, November 30, is “National Day of Giving”. Why not give a useful product to your friends?
The biggest problem, is many people don’t know how handy they are. Even though they could learn how to use them, many people just don’t know how easy they are to use. An architect scale ruler is a short 6″ or 12″ ruler that is used to read a blueprint or a layout of a new kitchen remodeling plan.
How do you use one?
Look at the bottom of the drawing. If it says 1″ = 4 feet”, then use the scale that is marked “1/4″. If the drawing says 1″ = 8 feet”, then use the 1/8 scale.
When you want to see how many feet wide a hallway is, your architect scale ruler will read 4, if the width is 4 feet.
So that’s it in 2 easy steps. Now you can use a tool that was designed for architects!
Tally Books aren’t just for oilfield workers. They are weatherproof vinyl covered pocket books with lined pages that can be used for many tasks. If you want to keep track of all your games, you can dedicate one page per game. Then you have a daily history of your improvements.
Today, October 4, is National Golf Lovers Day. Celebrate by walking the links with your tally book and enjoy the last lingering breezes of summer.
Golf may have started back in the 15th century in Scotland. Today’s golf clubs are better made, and make it easier to get that hole-in-one. The first tournament, “The Open Championship”, was played on October 17, 1860. It took place at Prestwick Golf Club , Ayrshire, Scotland.
Hideki Matsuyama is shown here with a powerful tee shot.
scales, but you will only need to use one of them for a particular drawing. Let’s make one example. Take a look at the w906a Architects Scale Lufkin Tape. It has 2 scales. One is 1/8 and the other is 1/4. Let’s say that the drawing in front of you is drawn to the 1/4 scale. It says this in the information box at the bottom. The 1/4 means that 1/4 inch on the drawing represents 1 foot in real life. In this case we will ignore the 1/8 scale and use only the 1/4 scale. Set your zero mark at the corner of some part of the drawing. The other corner is even with the 9 mark. That means it is 9 feet long. It’s really that simple.
Oilfield pipe tally books have been used by oilfield workers for many years. Since most people don’t work in an oilfield, you may be wondering what the heck a tally book is. Here’s a brief answer:
The guys who drill an oil well have to keep track of how deep they are. Every time they add a new pipe, they have to record the time and the size of the pipe. They need a rugged, pocket-sized waterproof book in which to make these notations. Most of these books are vinyl covered. Some even have waterproof paper called “stone paper”. It is waterproof and tear resistant. Some have a vinyl pen loop, so you don’t have to go looking for a pen every time. The pages have horizontal lines and a few vertical lines.
These books are so handy, that anyone can find a use for them. Contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, estimators, inspectors, law enforcement officers and natural resources field people can use tally books.