The Long Hot Summer And Catching Up

Sunset on Sept. 1, 2010 a few blocks from home.

Like much of the United States, we’ve had a hideously hot and humid summer. I don’t think we ever cracked 100 degrees, but we spent way too many days in the mid-90s or higher. And with it so horribly hot, we’ve needed a lot of [...]


I’ve been swamped by work the past few weeks and the blog ran dry. In this wretched economy we’re struggling with, it’s good to be busy with work, but being swamped is not the greatest. Why couldn’t it have been a little more spread out? Oh well, the swamp has receded, hopefully follow-up work will [...]

No Solicitation

As tends to happen in the warmer weather, the doorbell rings more frequently. And more often than wanted it is a solicitor…any ring from a solicitor is more than is wanted. Reggie used to howl and charge the door when the bell rang. This made solicitors only too happy to leave as quickly as they [...]


The plan, as best laid plans go, didn’t go as planned. My previous post, Reggie at the End, should have been immediately followed by a post called Thank You. Only, as you can see, it wasn’t. For that I’m Sorry.

I’m afraid my Reggie at the End post made some people think that I’m morose, [...]

Humdinger Dinger

A few updates.

My car still seems ok, but I haven’t driven it much.
Reggie is still struggling, but each time I think I’ll get him to the vet’s something comes up (like sewage).
My family member that was having the horrible pain…has shingles. New medications are helping her and we’re praying she’ll only have short-term pain. Sometimes [...]


The temperature has been well below freezing for a week and is forecast to get worse this weekend. A temperature above freezing is not soon to come…they predict. Today the snow fell and fell and fell. Tonight the snow is falling faster.

My car has been in and out of the shop the past 10 days. [...]

Jackson Pollock or Colorized-Etch-a-Sketch

Kazza inspired me for today’s post. My camera is focused on the lights on my Christmas tree.

The above image was created by wrapping the camera in it’s cord. When I let go of the camera it spun to the end of the cord and then bounced. (It’s a short, wrist-cord so [...]

Winning Score…Sort Of

I went to Homecoming at my “old” college today. It’s the first time I’ve gone when it wasn’t a reunion year for my class and it’s the first Homecoming football game I’ve attended. I managed to sort of catch the winning play on video…only somebody bumped me as we all jumped up screaming and the [...]

Not to Repeat Myself

My next door neighbor graciously loaned me his really cool 12x pocket digital camera. Yes, he let me “play” with it. I had planned to post some pictures that I took, but it’s been a long night and I’m tired. Pictures to come in the future, I hope. I used my own camera card, so [...]

Water Blog

I’ve decided to start a new blog. A blog dedicated solely to water. We’ve gone over a year now in the Chicago area with too much moisture and we’re sick of it. Really we’d love to share it, love to pass it on, love to spread the abundance, love to somehow store and save it [...]