“You can learn something from everyone you meet, if you're paying attention.” My brother sent this one to me last week. He remembers, as do I, hearing this bit of advice from our dad. We remember because it was one of those things we heard on more than one occasion. Paying attention is sometimes difficult.... Continue Reading →
About a month ago, I included a photo of a blurry near-full moon and a tree branch in fine focus. I mentioned that it was supposed to be the other way ‘round. Several people commented that they liked the photo the way it was. Hmmm. That left me wondering what to do if I ever... Continue Reading →
Usually, the only time I use the word ‘bracket’ is during March Madness, when millions of people try to guess the ultimate outcome of 64 college basketball teams working their way to one winner. I do dumb things with those brackets, like pick the teams I hope will win, instead of those that are likely... Continue Reading →
If you were opening a custom furniture shop, you might think “27 Quality Avenue” would be a pretty perfect address. That’s what I thought. I remember that thought lasting just long enough to apply for a commercial loan. When I told the loan officer the address, the excitement disappeared from my voice with his reply:... Continue Reading →
“Warning, they rearranged the store since you’ve been there.” Last week, I was watching my daughter’s cats while she was on vacation. The day before she was going to return, I thought I would go to the grocery store, so she wouldn’t have to go out and get milk for her coffee. Rather that guess... Continue Reading →
We’ve recently started a small home improvement project. The project began, as every home improvement project should begin, with the application for a Building Permit. I’m sure one or two of you are wondering why I bothered getting a permit. I’m sure, because there have been at least one or two people in my daily... Continue Reading →
Dan (the other Dan) entertains those of us who follow him with stories like this and thoughts deep and profound. Well, stories like this, anyway. I always enjoy his writing, but sometimes, I feel like sharing it. I’m going to close comments here. If you feel the need, comment on Dan’s site.
As far as I know , there is only one type of apple that will grow in most of southern California , in the Los Angeles basin , the Anna’s apple . When ripe it is sort of striped red and green . Most apples need a colder climate than we’ve got in Arcadia and around the area .
So , moving right along , here I am in Poland with a borrowed electric chain saw chopping branches from apple trees . There’s a cherry tree in the yard too , and a pear tree , but the apple trees dominate the property . They cover so much of the yard that I was asked to saw several branches off to open things up to the sunlight .
How did I get myself into this situation , you might ask . Another fine mess you got me into ? Well…
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If we were having a beer, you’d be buying…for a change. “Hey geek-boy. I’m glad you’re here. Cheryl, pour that man a Yuengling.” “Geek-boy? Let me guess, you’re having problems with your laptop, and it just happens to be in your car.” “No, no, nothing like that, I need to pick your brain about V2V.”... Continue Reading →
There are three major mill buildings in the Somersville section of Somers, Connecticut. The Picking House at 49 Maple St. The Somerville Manufacturing Company, across the street from the waterfall, and the much smaller workshop/warehouse behind Somersville Manufacturing Company. That smaller building is the building in which I had my cabinet shop in the mid-80s.... Continue Reading →