Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Another day off for Don. I attended a Traffic Signal Association meeting in Redwood City. At least it was called a meeting. It was a Malabu Golf Land. We played a couple of rounds of minature golf and a few video games in addition to the business portion of the meeting. I haven't attended but a couple of these meetings since I retired. It's nice to get some of the news, ocassionally.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
We had a nice lunch at our favorite bakery/cafe nearby then went to the RV show.
Nothing special there, not even good prices. There was plenty of one thing. HEAT. It was in the high 90's. We headed back over the hill to get the benefit of the 10 degree temperature drop near the bay.
We shopped a few places on the way home. A wasted day but a nice day.
Friday, May 12, 2006
An outing for breakfast to downtown Mountain view. We like the Hong Kong Bakery for their Baked Pork Buns and also their egg tarts.
Above left an interesting art piece by City Hall. Above right. We visited a new Lowe's Home Improvement Center in Sunnyvale (Finally closer than 20 miles). The parking spaces were interesting. They need to be mowed.
More work on the fence. I'm not fast, but???
Our bird friend loves to hang around the yard especially near us. Actually, there are a pair here. But they usually only come down individually. Must have nest duty. They've been here for years and were special friends of Mr Milo, our cat.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I looked at WordPress before and for some reason decided not to use it. I took a fresh look recently and it seems pretty good now. So, I set it up on my server and imported the Blogger blog(s) to it. Still looks good. I have to decide on a templete (look and feel) and then patch it up to work the way I want then I'll launch it. There are a lot of "plug-ins" to add features so it may be a while before it's launched.
Here is the work in progress.
Three pallets of cement arrive. A little more than needed for the fence project. Delivery is expensive so why get just a few. I'll do some sidewalk work as well.
It was fun moving two of the three pallets full from the front yard to the rear yard. That's a little over three tons, fortunately in small manageable bags.
On the right is the fence before removal.
The fence has been moved back into the neighbors yard a little so the concrete retaining wall and post anchors can be installed. The neighbor has small children and we have water features so we wanted to keep a fence in place.
I feel older each time I start one of these projects but, actually, it's nice to get a little exercise.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Monday, May 1, 2006
I started collecting materials for the project. I have more time than money so shopping around for the best price is worthwhile. Amazing price differences for some of this stuff. 2-3 times cost differences for the same items.