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Sailing on Stockton Lake, Missouri

John was kind enough to invite me sailing again. A gentle 4-7 mph breeze was predicted and, for the first part of our sail, that’s what we got. As the day went on the wind become increasingly fickle and we… Continue Reading →

Can you see what I did there?

In June 2014 we visited Eastney Beam Engine House, and I was surprised to find the Gas Engine House Open. I’ve not been in there in thirty years. I knew I had an old picture of my dad taken in… Continue Reading →

30 Rounds

Another trip to the range You’d think all I do is go shooting. Not so. Well, apart from sitting at my desk working, watching Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield’ and some occasional yard work, I guess right now it is. Unless… Continue Reading →

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake

First sail of the season and for a change there was some wind John invited me to join him for his first sail of the season. The end of June sounds a bit late for getting in the first sail,… Continue Reading →

Yard Work and Ceramic Fish

We cleared a bunch of yard work today. I borrowed Tom’s pole saw and cleared a load of limbs. Then I fixed the privacy fence on the deck and put up the last of the fish (somehow I’d left one… Continue Reading →

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

Target and Beretta PX4 Compact I liked the picture I took of the Desert Eagle with a target, so I thought I’d take another similar picture, this time with the Beretta PX4. Despite looking a lot smaller than the Desert… Continue Reading →

Washer Repairs (Part II): Gary: 1. Washer: 0.

However, there is bound to be a re-match later. This is what $250 of washing machine parts looks like. I can highly recommend AppliancePartsPros.com, not just for the very fast service (and inexpensive delivery charges), but also for the videos… Continue Reading →

Washer Repairs (Part I)

Thursday night the washer started smoking. Obviously that’s not a habit to be encouraged, so I took a quick look and determined that the transmission support bearing had broken up. Today I stripped the washer down, removed the transmission and… Continue Reading →

Ironed Out

Original caption: “Best part of three weeks away and I’m overrun by ironing.” When I took the original version of this picture I had just returned to the UK from my first visit to see Ginger in the US. The… Continue Reading →

EFM Graduation

Today saw the end of my four years of study Though it took me five years to complete the course – I took a year’s sabbatical in 2013/2014 as I was too busy to fit all the course work in…. Continue Reading →

Cats Watching TV

We’ve created a monster. Tubby now thinks any rectangular object is fair game to stare at. Picture frames for example. He also sits next to our monitors waiting for something to move. Worst he sits right in the middle of… Continue Reading →

We went off to see the Wizard (JKS)

Today we took a trip down to Tulsa and spent the day with our friend jks (aka wizardjks on Flickr) We’ve known jks since 2007. Up until now we have not had a chance to meet him as he lives… Continue Reading →

Range Time

I enjoy shooting. I find it relaxing and – believe it or not – peaceful. In fact, I think shooting is rather like sailing. Both require concentration and keep my mind focused on the task at hand. Keeping my brain… Continue Reading →

Fishing with Tom

It’s been nearly a year since Tom and I last went fishing… So, I was pleased when I got the text asking if I was able to fit in some time on the lake. Tom must have been feeling generous… Continue Reading →

Getting Ready

Time to sort out my fishing gear and clean and lube the reels. I’m going fishing.

High School Prom

Lanie asked me to take some High School Prom pictures of her and some friends. They picked the location – the old mill in Fair Grove, MO.

Lanie – pictures rescued from the cutting room floor

As it was Lanie’s birthday this week I couldn’t let her escape my sweeping up of old pictures

Katie – pictures rescued from the cutting room floor

This is one way to embarrass your (step) children. I found these pictures from 2012 and thought they’d be worth processing and sharing.

Ghost of a Chance

‘Ghost of a Chance’ What a great job they did! (Click on a picture to see a bigger version.)

Lanie’s Birthday

Busy Lanie’s Birthday Lanie is in the middle of a very busy week. The play she is in was put back by snow days. So, for her birthday, she’s been at school all day and then spent the evening at… Continue Reading →

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