Monday, August 31, 2009

DVC art

Pleasant Hill, CA

I went to campus today to buy my books and find my classroom. I'm taking a class in the art department (intro to black & white photography - required for OT grad school). I stumbled upon this in my wondering around.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Antioch, CA

This is Mimi. She is my other new dog roommate. Today at 6:30 as I was leaving, I found her in the front yard. I brought her in. When I got back at 7 she was sitting out side my bedroom door. She came and laid with me on my bed as I watched T.V. I think she was just lonely.

(BTC - For Nina)

Chico on my bed

Snippets from the CA State fair

The tail end of the horse show

Nothing new to me (been there done that) but others in the group were taking notes.

The bear's butt is magical. We all got in a rub.
From atop a really high feriss wheel.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

California State Fair

Sacramento, CA

I went with some friends to the California State Fair today.


Sunset pictures from benicia concrete

Sunset pictures from CMA

Friday, August 28, 2009

Reflective sunset

Vallejo, CA

I went to a bar B Q for the Cal Maritime Bookstore employees tonight. It is a pretty good place to get sunset and water shots.

(BTC One and Two)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My magic trunk

Oakley, CA

At work today we had a box someone had dropped off full of free stuff. There was a selection of snout costumes. I took the two types of costumes and disguised my snout. This was my friends' favorite.

(BTC - Other Snout costumes)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cinnamon Apple

Antioch, CA

For the last few days I've been craving a cinnamon strussel. This is not it. But in trying to find a pastry store the last few days I did stumble across this today. I'll have one today and one for breakfast on Thursday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Name that spider

Oakley, CA

Does anyone know what type of spider this is? It was at least an inch and a half big. I had never seen this type of spider before.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to the playground

Brentwood, CA

I finished a project at work (1 week ahead of schedule) and just needed to go for a drive at lunch. I ended up at the playground from April. I took about 15 more shots. I don't think I will ever tire of this spot.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New phone

Antioch, CA

I got a new phone this week. It is really great. I can now have conversations that last longer than 4 minutes. Nina called earlier this week and we talked for 30 minutes with no problems. It was great.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Poker winner

San Leandro, CA

I haven't played in like 8 months. I returned to the same table I used to play with. Usually I'm 5th one out. But not tonight. Tonight I went all the way. I beat Finn and Jonathan. It was awesome.

making a castle

fire trucks in waiting

Saturday status.

It took 2 truck loads to move from the house to Joyce and Brian's
The Garage this afternoon from inside

The garage from the door.
Wolf and I took 2 trailer loads to the dump today. The rest of the stuff at the house is either hazard waste, ewaste or dirt.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A burning in Pittsburg

Pittsburg, CA
I was all set to give you an update on the etch-a-sketch progress I've been making. But then tonight at 11:00 PM Wall's Rentals and the old Piedmont Lumber went up in smoke. They had fire trucks from every city near by and two ladder trucks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

chicken sandwich

Oakley, CA

For the last two trips to Lumpy's my waitress has convinced me to "think outside the box" and "get away from only having a hamburger." Today she talked me into this chicken sandwich. She has yet to talk me out of my Coke, though.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Antioch, CA

There was a time in my life when I used to play games weekly. I haven't touched these since at least Christmas.

at the stabbing

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Oakley, CA

I had a customer blow a solenoid last month and I just got around to fixing it tonight. Wiring is one aspect I don't enjoy dealing with in this job. There are so many variables. First I checked the connections to make sure it wasn't a loose wire. Then you check to see if it is one of the channels on the timer that's out. Then you check to make sure it's not the wire. Then you check to make sure it's not the valve. Then, then you replace the solenoid and you hope that solves it. Which it did. All in all it took an hour.

From tonight

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The growing "To Utah Pile"

If you see a book you want - just tell me the title:

The garage