Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bad thing is that everyone was working on their final projects, due on Thursday and the computers all shut down, so if you didn't save recently, all your recent work is gone. Save, Save, Save; my new motto.
I went directly to Bob's house in Montclair. I had to backtrack because Holt was closed down by the fire department. Bob's house had a few things messed up, pictures are crooked and some glass things fell and broke from the collectible cabinets. Not bad at all.
At home the pictures on the walls are all crooked and smaller ones fell over. No damage.
So now I need to earthquake proof the house, get the earthquake preparedness kit ready, and have a beer.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I took out my watercolors and attempted to paint a farm scene, Teresa took a photo of in Ohio. I'll have to try it a few more times. It's about 5 x 7, in an Ikea frame.
Next I used a scrap of watercolor paper from Shannon's leftovers. It was the good paper.
It's a little one, 8.5" x 2". Busy hands are happy hands.
I walked Lili all the way across the street to visit the little boy, Chochi. He loves petting Lili and she wanted to get outside. Her right front leg hurts her so much, that was about as far as she could go.
All is well in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I have started so many books and never finish - never get past the first couple of chapters.
Today I sat on a chair in the living room and finished "The Secret Life of Bees". Didn't move for at least 3 hours. Truly Amazing. Good book too.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
So today, Saturday, feels like it's been a 40 hour day. I'm exhausted. I put him to bed and now I just want to take a bath and relax. I haven't moved this much in years. I don't think I sat still today for longer than a 5 minute spread. Wow, no wonder women don't have kids at this age, not a good idea for anyone thinking about it.
Here are two video clips of Ryder in action.
I put him in my rolling gardeners seat, we went back and forth across the patio at least 30 times. That was my workout. Then Lili jumped in with him and rode for a while. She jumped out before Carl could snap a photo. They were squashed but had fun.
Ryder in the gardener's seat.
Lili was very patient with Ryder, his finger went directly to her eyeball each time.
I'll be taking him home tomorrow morning. I'll need at least half a day to recouperate. Carol - I don't know how you do it!!!! And Shannon too, but you're young, you can handle it. Amanda has her hands full. Ryder is like having 2 kids heading in different directions. But I love him and really enjoy his sweet little personality. It will be fun watching him grow up.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Carl and I went to Full-Bore today to gather with the 777 Bonneville team and fire up the roadster in preparation for Speedweek.
This is Donnie McNeil, trying on the car for size.
Not a good fit.
Here are some video clips of the event.
Dennis getting in the car and firing it up.
As we were driving home, we noticed a plume of smoke...
The traffic was really slow but we weren't stopped at all.
It burned some low brush and bushes.
We So that's our Saturday, now Carl is watching the NASCAR race.
I'll be frying some fish for dinner.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Here is the Perrin Family, and Cathy P.
Of course we know people participating in the parade (it's a small town), so we stopped to chat with friends on their floats. Calvary Baptist Church and School had about 3 or 4 floats. One of the floats was manned by the Perrin Family. (sorry to say, but the video I took of you guys did not come out, because that's when my batteries wore out and I had to replace them, oops!) I saw Laura McConnahey, who asked how Shannon was, so I told her.
Here is some video and some pictures of the parade.
That's me with Miss La Verne in the background in the car.