Archive for January, 2011

This Evening’s Sunset

. . . was very colorful. This was the view looking west from our house a little while ago. Click on the image to enlarge.


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Sunday Dinner

We might be a little short of furnishings and decoration, but we’re not going to scrimp on our cuisine. This is today’s dinner - country style barbecued pork ribs (with Damsel’s killer homemade BBQ sauce), asparagus spears, the all-important beans and coleslaw. I enjoyed a bottle of Samuel Adams Winter Lager and Damsel sipped a glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. We ate this sumptuous dinner on the patio table and chairs which are temporarily serving as our dining room furniture. Click on the image to enlarge.


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Courtyard Progress Report

The masons showed up today to start on the wall for our courtyard today. They made excellent progress getting most of the blocks in place up to the point where the back gateway and entry arch will be built. Click on the image to enlarge.

courtyard wall

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Coldest January?

From WUWT:

Looking at Dr. Roy Spencer’s daily UAH plotter, comparing to last year at this time, globally we are nearly a full degree Fahrenheit cooler.

the gorey details

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Dilbert’s Assessment of TSA


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Desert Squirrel

desert-chipmunk.jpgWe had some errands to run yesterday afternoon, so we headed out of the little neighborhood. Just as we turned from our road onto the pavement, I saw a desert squirrel sitting atop an old wooden post by the wash. I grabbed the camera and took several shots of the little critter. Click on the image to enlarge.

I love all the little critters that visit our neighborhood. I put out some birdseed and “Critter Crunch” every day. I toss the food a short distance from the house so we can see the animals and birds through the windows and the patio sliding door. Desert chipmunks are regular visitors.

A couple of days ago, the lumber and supplies truck delivered the concrete block for our courtyard wall. We laughed at the antics of the chipmunks as they popped in and out of a stack of blocks near the front window.

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The Actual State of the Union

I didn’t watch the event - like Rush says, “Who wants to listen to lies for two hours?” All I’m reading this morning is spending cuts for good things like defense and more spending and entitlements for the left’s special interests.


Hat tip: The Patriot Post

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