‘Just a Day’ Archive

*Please note that posts that are nothing but images will appear blank in the list until I get around to adding excerpts.

Well, this one’s over

Tweet 2012 was one busy year Worked 3 jobs for the majority of it Went to North Carolina for the sweetie-pie Anna, our second grandchild’s birth Tes made it through the year, many months past their best-case projections Spent a lot of time at the UC Davis Animal Cancer Center Lost our beloved front oak […]

the Old Oak Tree (pictorial part 2)

Tweet A few more before and after shots.

Catching Up: Part 3: Consulting Calls for a Few Office Changes

Tweet Welcome to my updated office. I’ve been working 100% remotely for quite a few years now, and really like it. My current contract is with Wellpoint, and they supply a laptop. Got a new monitor and keyboard for it over the holidays, and it’s there on the left. The computer I’ve been using for […]

the Old Oak Tree is no more (pictorial part 1)

Tweet The Oak in front of the house is gone. It split and had to be taken down immediately for safety reasons. We’ve been here 20 years, and it had already been her for a long time. It sheltered the house, keeping it cool in the summer. Was perfect cover for the birds and squirrels […]

It’s a Wild Life Around Here

Tweet Lots of wildlife. Some, like a raccoon and at least 2 skunks, are living on our property, the rest just pass through. Tes is pretty used to them. Sometimes if the deer come in the yard while she’s on the porch, they ignore each other. Mostly they run off, but she’s not chasing them […]

Starting the Loofah Harvest

Tweet Two of my Loofahs were ready to pick and start drying. About half of them have turned yellow and are getting lighter in weight. Once they’re at least partially brown, are quite light in weight, and the skin feels loose— then you pick them To get a Loofah ready for drying, you rap it […]

What’s Up around Here

Tweet My big news is I finished the Symantec (won’t be calling them Verisign anymore) part-time contract. Like most software, there were some issues, so this time it drug out a bit to get it just right for me to write the VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template). They may be asking me about another bit […]

Guess It’s Time

Tweet Pleasant temperatures and the sun setting earlier remind me, I need to get a new quarterly pest contract.

Just Web Stuff Again

Tweet You can always count on tumblr to have the latest in imagery that pokes fun. Smirking Mitt Walking Away From Stuff is their latest group of photos showing, well, Mitt smirking while walking away. Imugr’s Dinosaurs are gay, which is why they’re extinct single image does give it a run for the money though. […]

It’s Apparently Loofah Growing Weather

Tweet I’ve never had success with Loofah plants, though I’ve tried planting them with my gourds, off and on, for last twenty years. Issue must have been too short a season, or not enough real hot weather. First year ever they not only came up, but have been super producing. They like that the spring […]

Random Thises and Thats

Tweet We’ve had some interesting wildlife hanging out recently. Mark’s been feeding the birds for 19 generations, and one of the outcomes besides lots of birds, is predators. This hawk has been by a few times getting some of the larger birds. He plucks them before he takes them up to a tree to eat, […]

Today’s the Day!


Happy 47th Anniversary of the Signing or Medicare into Law

Tweet What a historical moment – one that many politician and special interest groups are still trying to undo. Hopefully it’ll be just as difficult for them to undo the new Health Care Reform. Something you can do today to help future leaders of tomorrow, is go to Asante Africa and donate now while the […]

Red Hawk Casino is the First of Many

Tweet Got an email today inviting me to the Red Hawk casino 55 club. They jumped the gun a few months, but the $5 meals Monday – Thursday sound pretty good.

What’s Up in Our Little Corner

Tweet Just a quick catch-up on our little personal happenings. Tomorrow I take Tes to UC Davis for her consult. Have taken the day of work and plan to stop at the dog park on way home. We don’t think there’s anything they UCD can actually do for her, but the vet says there may […]


Tweet Dad Sent me these. An afternoon at the beach playing bubbles on the porch