Sunday, July 19, 2015
i am amazed that this blog is still here, just sitting around doing nothing for years. HH and I took a little drive (he likes to say it was 8,000 miles) to see old friends and relatives on the other side of the Mississippi River. We also saw the Atlantic Ocean from the tip of one side of the Chesapeake Bay.
I got distracted by the Capitol Dome, which we saw on a whirlwind tour of Washington, DC, which they just call Washington on all the road signs, but here is HH with both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean behind him.
This green photo was taken at a relative's in Ohio. She has a bottle tree and a glass tree. The yellow sign just peeking out from the left says to watch out for motorcycles. We made it to the east coast and back to the west coast, just by taking the little roads through the little towns and farms.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Friday, July 06, 2012
We went to Monmouth for the 4th of July so we could catch Ben Rice and his Ben Rice Band with Paul Biondi on "horns". That's Ben Rice with the green sunglasses and his brother Tommy climbing the bass. They entertain! Ben writes most of his songs, and they're GOOD! To hear some of this music, here's the web site: http://www.benricelive.com/
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Just for the heck of it, right now I'm playing in 4 musical groups. There is a serious problem for the groups counting on the local Parks and Recreation department for practice space funding, because everyone, nation, state, county, city, everyone is having a hard time making ends meet, so we'll all have to come up with our own funding. The Symphony isn't dependent on Parks and Rec, so so far so good there, and the quintet is small and practices in members houses. But the big band and the community band are too large not to need a space. The big band just came under the wing of the community band so donations can be tax deductible, but one of us had to be on the Band Board of Directors, so I'm it. I try not to disrupt the meetings too much. That is harder than it sounds.
Himself has retired from fixing county vehicles and equipment, and started a motorcycle repair business, and to help with that, I'm taking a class at the local community college in Quick Books. I'm am quite the slowest thinking person there. Good thing I'm not competitive. One of Himself's friends recommended the class, and he is taking it, too, so when I see him outside of school we can talk about it and discuss problems. Great class, and great teacher. I enjoy helping in the shop and picking up parts, too. All I have to do is sign, and they have everything ready for me. Fun!
Just last weekend his old motorcycle club had a ride and show, and I got to help put exhibitor ribbons on all the bikes and take pictures. Himself was so busy talking to people he didn't get to see all the motorcycles there. I didn't get to see all the interesting bikes in the parking lot, but I saw everything that was entered. The Norton above was a recent customer, and though he didn't win a trophy, he got a ribbon at the show, and he went on the ride. Below is the town where we stopped.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Last night the moon was full and round, and casting shadows from the newly pruned apple trees to the driveway where the BSAs are parked in the photo. The shadows looked very deformed. No one here is a champion arborist. Our new gravel is pale and may have helped the shadows show up. I don't know how to take pictures of moons or moonshadows.
Concert Sunday, and big write up in paper. Beautiful ballerinas will dance at the end to Ballet Egyptian.