Saturday, November 26


Originally uploaded by busterp.

Nice picture of a barn twisted around a silo.

I desperately needed to get past my last picture. A Seinfield. Anyway, keep posting and the old ones will eventually disappear off the page. Kind of like keeping talking after saying something stupid. Eventually no one will notice or remember it.

Thanksgiving totally uneventful. Lots of good food and drinks. My cheese and crackers were as usual a hit and a good tradeoff for all the leftovers I brought home.

Got the icicle lights out. It's going to be warm this weekend. I hate starting to decorate for christmas so early but would rather do it now compared with freezing my flesh to the old Arrow T50 later. That part of my plan was working; until until I found 4 out of 5 strings of light didn't work. Damn. Do I risk a sunday trip to Menards for ten dollars worth of lights this black shopping weekend? With all the crazy shoppers out this weekend? Or do I put it off? I don't even know myself.

Happy holidays. In fact, screw that. Merry Christmas instead.

I live for January 2nd.

Sunday, November 20

Miss the light.

Come home from work. Make a drink. Put the 500 watt workbench light in the lawn chair. Get the softball and bat.

Hit softballs into the yard for Cubbie. It's much brighter than it looks from here.

How long is it till spring again?

Sunday, November 13

Fall flower.

Fall flower
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Happy birthday Leah!!

One of my favorite nieces. Nice party. Bears won, Packers improbably won too as did the Lions and Vikings. Yes, my picks sucked. Got 2 of 4 right.

It also was one of the last nice days of fall. All the leaves so carefully piled along the street on saturday were blown back into everyone's yards on sunday. What a waste of time!

Personally, I don't rake because my neighbor has a leaf vacuum. He always ends up doing my yard - because if he didn't my leaves would eventually blow into his yard.

Thursday, November 10

Stick figures in peril.

Originally uploaded by busterp.

Woodstock city park. Nice fall day. Nothing special. Lunch hour.

I thought I would take a couple of pictures of the ducks and trees and pond. I also took a picture of this no swimming sign. Once again, just an ordinary picture.

Later browsing around in Flickr, I found a group to put this picture in:

Stick figures in peril

Perfect. Plus, there are many funny and strange pictures from all over the world.

Monday, November 7

Forest through the trees.

Forest through the trees
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Sunday cruise into Wisconsin.

Once you hit the state line, Illinois' flatland turns into a hilly countryside. I went out about 3:00 after it stopped raining and the sun came out.

Thursday, November 3

Window - back of garage.

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Fall back. I lose an hour of sunlight.

After getting home from work I turn on the radio in the garage and stick a lamp up to the window so I can better see the softballs I'll be hitting for Amy's chocolate lab - Cubbie. Usually lasts about 1/2 hour, 45 minutes.

I celebrate the first day of winter knowing each day from then on will start getting longer. But even then it is a couple of months before it benefits me enough that I don't need extra lights.