Monday, January 28, 2008

Curtains & sofa table

New curtains (open) to further reduce glare (when closed) from the sunset, and additional privacy when the room is lit at night.


New sofa table (after an exhaustive search)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's funny (hopefully), but true

What do a remodel and a spanking have in common?

Neither ends until you feel pain and shed a tear.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Medical Advance?

In the news today, it is claimed scientists from the Univ of Minnesota have been able to grow a rat's heart from dead tissue and stem cells.
They anticipate this will double the number of available lawyers in 20 years.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


First off, still having template problems...

But for the REALLY BIG NEWS!

I got my first online compliment (I should have saved it), but sadly it was in what may come to be called Nigereanese. Along the lines of " I see to agree that you have a fine blog here to read, I have a link to you now and hope you come see mine..."

And there was indeed a link. Anyway, due to template problems and my suspicious nature, I deleted it.

Sniff (Do you think they REALLY liked me?)

Header come Baaaack!!!!


Blogger is giving me all sorts of grief lately, so I am changing things, trying to find something that works and that I like.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Isn't THAT just special?

For some reason, after the last post, the header reverted back to it's "trapped Lily" version. And when I posted about that, it went away until I deleted the comment, then it came back. So this is just filler to give Lily some breathing room.

Then again, on the subject of cats.... Michaela is not doing so well. She has kidney disease so she's on special food and gets a "poor man's" dialysis every day or so, (Subcutaneous Fluids) which she enjoys immensely. She has lost a lot of weight, was peeing inappropriately, loss of appetite, vomiting, etc
That's all better for now, but I don't know how long this will go on.

Burning smell?

If you smell something burning, it may not be from someone's cozy fireplace. It's more likely my brain dealing with a new (red) cell phone and trying to get it to "talk" to my Bluetooth equipped vehicle. My mental belts are slipping and smoking. One trip back to the ATT store so far. I am unable to edit a changed number, easier to just delete it and start over.

I bought a new phone because I wanted the hands free capability and the battery was dying on my old phone. If fact, it was dead when I got to the store, even a charge there could not bring it back to life long enough to transfer the address book to the new phone. That was accomplished after a "Let me go in the back and try one more thing, I can't guarantee anything" I think voodoo was involved.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Storm Pics

We went to the Sonoma Coast Saturday morning to watch the high surf at near high tide. Waves were predicted up to 30 ft high. Although the worst of the storm had passed, there were still high winds and rain. The second picture is Salmon Creek beach which is gone for the short term. Normally we don't see cresting waves from the house, but we could see two sets at a time and some of them were scary big.
We found the top of the spark arrestor from our chimney laying on the ground, so I had to cover the chimney with plastic for now. Several trees were down in the neighborhood and power was out until Saturday evening.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008