Friday, September 28, 2012

I laid carpet in "The Maggot". Tomorrow its paint touch up over silicone plugged holes. Then storage installation.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dolly Lawna : Chap 1.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who liked to take the
heads off her dollies. She would attach them to fork handles 
and then stick the forks in the ground in spiral patterns
across the front lawn.

The little girl liked to walk the paths between the forked dolly spirals. Sometimes she would stand in the center of one and  twirl around and around and around gazing up at the clouds, imagining she was a tiny little drill, boring her way through the clouds and out the other side into the Great Blue of the sky. Although she had never seen it, she had heard stories about the other side of the sky being blue. She did not understand how there could be two skies, and often wondered what it would be like to live under a sky that was not white. How strange a thing. (This little girl was from Oregon where, as we all know the colour of the sky is white.) The little girl wondered how her forked dollies would look beneath the blue sky and above their green lawn. The idea of so much colour gave her a head ache, so she went back in to the house to look for more dollies.

As time went on, the little girl found it necessary to expand her lovely Dolly Lawn. She collected dollies from Santa Clause and from Auntie Vyrdie and Uncle Ned at birthdays. She once took the trash out for the elderly neighbor lady for a whole year, for a nickel a week, to earn enough to buy a Chatty Kathy Dolly. Unfortunately when she removed Chatty Kathy's head there was a cord attached. When that was snipped, Kathy's head refused to be chatty any more. This was both a great discouragement for the little girl as well as a great lesson. The Dolly Lawn grew beyond the borders of the front lawn, extending into the grassy rectangles between the sidewalk and the curb in front of her house, as well as through the sideyard and was now growing in the backyard. It was not long after this that the little girl found herself in a most disturbing dilemma...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Introduction to David Sedaris

This is one of my current favorite pieces done by Author/Humorist David Sedaris:

Start the player and let it run for a sec, then move the slider on the player up to about 17:30 minutes into the piece.

"The Detectives:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Tonight its tortellini with garden tomatoes, corn, green beans and green salsa.
Fun, cheap and nutrients and actual ingredients.

Stude's New Engine

The Studebaker's engine being restored by master mechanic Dave Graham of Redmond Oregon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

At the top of the hill by my house.
Today was an ashen mess.
We actually ended up closing the store early due to no customers out walking in it.
I saw people walking with respirator masks and I also saw a guy riding a bike while smoking a cigarette. Dude? Seriously? Is the ambient smoke not enough for ya, huh?

On a separate note: I don't plan to wash my car until this first rain, just for the sake of ash-collection-on-a-speeding-vehicle recording purposes.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pole Creek Fire Friday Night

I just happened to stop at the airport around 10pm and saw the fire line exploding as it would progress and hit new fuels. This photo does NOT do it justice, but I didn't have a tripod and had to expose for 3 secs hand held. Still it gives you an idea. ANd this was actually in the pitch dark so I am kinda happy with how much light my camera collected in the process. :o)

Thunder and Lightening Tomatoes

The glorious bounty from Kristi's tomato house, displayed atop her stove, after we drove Scout home during the horrendous Thunder and Lightening storm that started the recent fire at Wilt Rocks. Fortunately our local fire fighters were on top of it in no time at all. I don't think any of the residents realised there was a fire so near them.

The firefighters stomped it dead within what appeared to be approx 45 min.

Smoked Vennison?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Good Mornin' Smokeshine

The start of the day, before the breeze pushes it all out to what ever direction the winds will.
Don't "breathe deep" THIS gathering gloom.