When I was 10 or 11 years old, my best friend was swiped away by his parents when they moved to Texas. At that time, we spent all our time together.
It’s been 35 years since I heard from him…
Never out of my mind, but certainly lost to the world, until today. All these years later, thanks to this ‘personal’ website of mine and a random contact.
What did the letter he sent me this morning say? Where are the pictures of me towing friends on a toboggan, behind my ATC. Well, Steve.. I’ll have to dig deeper for a picture of the toboggan, but here’s my get-up in 4th or 5th grade. I was 10.
My pre-holiday “Santa’s Workshop” time is a creative session I truly enjoy. Each year, I come up with something for almost everyone on my Christmas list. This year’s 1920’s-themed eyewear stand is sure to please …and I think it’s pretty cool so I wanted to share it with you. (I haven’t given it to her yet, so hush.) Continue reading Themed Eyewear Stand – 1920’s Edwina Booth – style on stage
Today, September 20th, is the first day of pants; marking the end of summer.
Last night; shorts.
Switched home from ‘cool’ to ‘heat’
Switched vehicle from A/C to heater.
Marking the date: Sept. 4th, 2012 ~ I left my iPhone and MacBook in the rain.
I disassembled the machine. Dried it… waited a few days and started it up. Yay!
The summer of 2012 hasn’t been the best passing of time. In my laziness over the winter (see; radiculopathy) I’ve grown fat. The entirely ugly process of one’s 40’s are overwhelming. I’ll need new clothes come Autumn. ..ones with pockets to hold my eyeglasses would be appropriate.
I actually attended my 13th Vibes this year, thanks to Bara for her insistence.
I had so much fun in the sun with a beer in my hand that I left severely sunburned. It’s been 11 years since I burned my skin off that thoroughly. Vibes was expensive @ $85/day. …and they still seem to have lost the purpose. Continue reading Summer ’12, Why My Labradors Love The Gas Station.
Today I stepped it up a notch. I’m still playing the one man’s trash is another man’s treasure game. The funding for this endeavor is from items I found in the garbage and sold on eBay. Continue reading Watch Hobby, How’s it going?
After selling my 1966 Seiko 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe, I chose a Tourneau-branded watch for daily wear. The simple but sophisticated design is complimented by a new lizard band and I’m pleased with my $33 investment.
Find out what’s inside: Continue reading Tourneau Watch, Certified 40953
It’s been a while since I’ve posted the hellish and discouraging price of petrol.
As you can see, we are being manipulated, controlled and punished by the United States Government and their pals, the petroleum corporations.
Our annual visit to Colebrook on Easter Weekend is never less than amazing, thanks to my incredible Aunt. When the Easter bunny shows up and the kids gather round it brings meaning to tradition and value to family gathering. I am so lucky to have been born of these beautiful folks.
I always have a favorite photo I’m willing to share. I do like this one of Debra messing with her steer:
Continue reading Easter Weekend 2012
It began with the requirement; “analog watch with a second hand” – A watch for school, to record patient’s vitals. A $25 Timex would have been perfect, but, of course, I have to be difficult.
I queued dozens of watches in my Amazon wishlist. Querying the members of watchuseek.com was all it took for me to become hooked on horology. Since then I’ve begun to create a list of my watches here on wkp.us, buying vintage pieces online and delving into the world of watchmaking. Continue reading There’s always a first. Mine’s a 1966 Seiko 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe