A new kitchen after so long [news]
It has been in the planning stage since April this year. But things are now actually happening. We have had the new appliances for a while. Yesterday the cabinets were delivered. Today they got unpacked and inspected. Tomorrow the old kitchen goes!
If all goes well, we will be up and running by August. In the meantime, we will keep progress pictures coming.
We made our annual pilgrimage to San Jose a little early this year. Normally we go for Father’s day weekend as that is also around our son’s birthday. This year he had special plans for his birthday. Trish arranged for us to go to the Silicone Valley Duck race. We’ve been to the Ocean version at the Huntington Beach pier. This was lots different.
The event is three years old now. Last year they had sponsors for about three thousand ducks. This year it was fifteen thousand. That is a (...)
Mother has passed away [news]
Mother passed away last Sunday Morning. She was 91. Tomorrow is her memorial. We have prepared a memorial picture show. Click on the image below.
I hope to be composed enough to say the following words at the service:
Mom meant a lot to many people. She acted in little theater-that was before I was old enough to remember much. She and my father taught people to enjoy round dancing. But not me (...)
February Furry [news]
I made it home last night! I was supposed to leave on Thursday. They got the airport open, but not the roads I needed to take to get there.
February Furry [news]
I left California one sunny day (February 3rd) to help move my father from an independent living apartment into an assisted living one in the same complex in Frederick, Maryland. I stayed with my sister who lives in the area (and who was also helping with the move.)
My sister has a theory that when I travel in the winter it snows where she is. (This is due to a long history of "coincidental" snow storms when I traveled.) Well, I out did myself this time. Two storms of 30 inches and (...)
The garden [news]
Sometimes there are no birds on the feeder.... (...)
Christmas Montage [news]
Our Christmas cards have gone out, so I can preview this year's image montage.
Just before we went to Maryland for Mom's 90th, some friends we knew when we lived in England came for a visit. Susan knew Carol from her knitting guild. I knew Alan since he was my Gliding instructor. But Alan did not know Carol while were living in England. They met later. Small world?
90th Birthday [news]
We went back to Maryland at the end of October for my mother's 90th birthday. Most of the family was there, including our children.
Orange County Fair—2008 [news]
We went to the Fair this year as we do every year. This time both Susan and I had pictures accepted for the photography exhibits. I even got a ribbon for one of my Galápagos images. The award was a "Staff Award" which means, I think, "We liked it even if the critics did not."