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Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes

The Perils of a Home Office

Sometimes it gets a little busy at my desk. It is also difficult to keep one’s desk tidy when there is someone sleeping on the papers most of the time.

Nail Gun

Have I ever mentioned how much I like my nail gun? I first encountered nail guns back in the UK when I put in a very large area of decking. I was very pleased to find that compressed air tools… Continue Reading →

Blue and Yellow

The wonderful blues of our blue bottle tree against the bright fall yellow of the Sweet Gum tree in our front yard.

Clue: The Musical – Closing Night

Pictures from the closing night of Clue: The Musical Another great night, and a good job by everyone. Alek and Katie joined for tonight’s performance. And of course, another very quick processing job. Click any picture to see a slideshow… Continue Reading →

Clue: The Musical

Tonight we watched Lanie play Miss Scarlet The cast and crew did an excellent job as usual! These are a quick first edit. I won’t be able to edit more for a while as I’m busy preparing for and attending… Continue Reading →

Uh-oh! Looks like we need more bookcases

This is what three big plastic bins and ten cardboard boxes of books looks like. My books arrived along with my other possessions on January 12, 2009. At that time we had nowhere to put them and they’ve stayed in… Continue Reading →

Back to the Bookcases

(See what I did there?) Today I got a chance to put the final coat of varnish on the backs of the bookcases. Then this evening I indulged myself with an orgy of nailing with the nail gun. Always fun

Fishing Lures

No fish at all today. I tried all these tasty looking lures and more besides – including the (almost) always successful Crawdad lure. I didn’t even get a nibble. The fish were obviously elsewhere doing fishy things that precluded them… Continue Reading →

Fall at Pomme de Terre Lake, Missouri

The Fall color has really come along the past couple of weeks. You can see the rest of today’s pictures here.

Fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake

Working for yourself has its disadvantages and advantages. Seven day weeks and long hours are a couple of the disadvantages. One of the advantages is that when a friend asks if I want to go fishing, with a bit of… Continue Reading →

Bookcases – First Fit

Now these are out of the workshop I can stain and varnish the backs. Once they are fitted I’ve just got the edge trim to make and fit. Of course, now I know why I’ve been putting this job off…. Continue Reading →

YMC and Diocesan Council

Today I was off to Carthage first thing to grab a couple of interviews on video. While I was there I took a couple of pictures of the YMC and Diocesan Council. It made a nice change to be there… Continue Reading →

Miss Scarlet. Clue: The Musical

Now the musical has begun I can show this re-processed picture. This is my attempt at a fairly quick edit of a green screen picture Lanie sent to me. So, to be clear, this is not my picture of Lanie,… Continue Reading →

Lanie & Getzger

Testing some new lights with Lanie and Getzger’s help. It’s a shame the depth of field is just too shallow, one of Lanie’s eyes is slightly out of focus. I couldn’t get the pair of them to stay still long… Continue Reading →

Building Bookcases

This weekend I started work on a long-outstanding project to build a bookcase. Not just any bookcase but an eight foot long seven foot high recessed bookcase. The project would have gone a lot more smoothly if Lowes hadn’t refused… Continue Reading →

Hopefully I don’t need to write any notes this morning

Lanie’s Induction into the National Honor Society

This evening Lanie was inducted into the National Honor Society. Well done Lanie!!

Hurricane Lamp

I love oil lamps. I hate to admit it but they remind me of my youth. There has always been electricity where I’ve lived, but when I was young our neighbor across the road, and two of the four village… Continue Reading →

The start of the evening

The evenings are starting to get cool and temporarily at least, the mosquitoes have gone away. Time to light up the chiminea and enjoy some time in the backyard. I thought the beer was appropriate to the advancing season. Saved… Continue Reading →

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