Two weeks ago, I was in San Francisco for a Department of Labor conference. It was interesting to go from 100 degrees and 1,000 percent humidity to 55 and sweater weather. I had a free day and Brian did up a walking tour for me. I added on, so it ended up being about a 12-mile walk in all.
This is what I saw.
This was in the front yard of a home around the corner from us. I’m curious if this was borrowed from a used car lot.
This was the Christmas edition of one of my favorite comics, F minus.
Not much going on that’s post-worthy. Busy at work, but planning to cut the cord and take almost two whole weeks off at the end of the month.
Here’s the 2015 Christmas Tree. This is a new one – 12 feet tall but very narrow and tapered. This tree was a breeze to put up; it’s only five sections and each section plugs into the center pole, so no extension cords. And no assembly-wiring diagrams that look like one needs a degree in Trigo-Calculary to figure out.
Here’s the latest ‘Gus’ photo.
I saw this a few days ago on my way back to my office. At least I have options when my current career path peters out…
It’s been awhile since I posted; it’s been a hard summer. In September, we lost Annabelle to an aggressive cancer. Fortunately, she didn’t linger, but we were certainly unprepared.
It’s been difficult to be in the garden without her companionship, but I can still see her patrolling the yard and desperately, but unsuccessfully, trying to marshal the squirrels.
Here’s how I like to remember her…
Our road trip to Canada in 2004 – she had just turned a year old…
Annabelle in her backyard…
Annabelle and Halloween – the kids just loved her…
About a month ago, we dived in and got a puppy – Gus. Gus is a short-haired Brussels Griffon. The short-haireds are also known as Petit Brabançon. He just graduated – barely – from puppy Kindergarten, but he’s generally getting by on his looks at this point.
So we’re very excited that a beagle, ‘Miss P,’ won the 2015 Westminster Dog Show!
Our Annabelle is Miss P’s great aunt. You can certainly tell the family resemblance when it comes to chowing down.