Author Archives: Dan Antion

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.

A New Sheriff in Town

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. … Continue reading

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apples, etc.

Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
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…

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Put That Phone Down, Let’s Talk

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Sad Story

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 … Continue reading

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When You Get Something Better

“Oh won’t you stay just a little bit longer” I’m sorry if that song is now lodged in your brain, but it was what I was thinking as I drove to work one day last week. Note: This post is … Continue reading

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CT Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

A few weeks ago, while traveling the “back way” to the highway, I noticed the sign shown at the right. It wasn’t open the day I drove past, but I knew that I had to visit. After the short hike … Continue reading

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Same Price Cash or Credit

That should read “same higher price, cash or credit” since most people seem to use some type of plastic these days and the merchant has to pay someone to process that transaction. What got me started on this topic? I … Continue reading

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