Year: 2009

Happy New Year – For some reason I thought New Year’s Eve was on Friday, when actually it was on Thursday, so we had no arrangements made, and what with Ginger’s cold weren’t really in a position to do anything anyway. Two-minute read

Ginger and Tubby – Our resident Cat lady and Tubby, one of our four cats. 2 pictures

Blue Kitty – Despite being a haughty madam I have to admit that from time to time she looks wonderful, and tonight under the lamp with the Christmas tree (blue of course) behind her it was a picture asking to be taken.

Photograph of Gary Allman working on a DYI project at his workbench in Springfield Missouri

Honey-do List – This week I’ve been working on my ‘Honey-do’ list and managed to cross off four items: Fitted a new front door, replaced the broken light switch in the kitchen and replaced the light fitting in Alek’s room. This afternoon saw me working on the fourth project. One-minute read

Tra-la! – The almost completed workbench, Just the pegboard, and some more shelves to add and it is finished. 4 pictures

Glued and screwed – and checking if the bench legs fit as planned – they did. 2 pictures

Getting Ready for Gluing.

Space is a bit tight – Here’s the bench laid out on the garage floor just so I can check it all fits. I’ve just got the legs for the benchtop to make now, and then it has all got to be assembled. The wall has to be painted before we can put it up too. Ginger is helping out by fixing the wall and painting it.

Building the workbench – The first thing I had to do was make a workbench so I could build the workbench. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Cleared up, ready to start – Here’s the garage with the west wall cleared ready for prepping and painting, and lots of room for me to be working in making the workbench.

Shopping at Lowes – This morning we went to Lowes to get the stuff needed to build the new workbench. Though of course, nothing is that simple. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Iron Rooster – Another of Jim’s welded sculptures.

Unknown to me when I took this shot, the camera’s shutter had jammed – fortunately on the left side of the frame. I had to post process the picture to remove the shutter’s shadow from the picture. I had better shots but the shutter was too obvious, and post processing wasn’t really an option.

The junction of South Campbell Avenue and West Walnut Street, Springfield Missouri at night

South Campbell Avenue and West Walnut Street. Seen on the Springfield First Friday Art Walk.

Old Court House and Gateway Arch – St Louis Missouri.

The Gateway Arch, St Louis – It really is an impressive structure, and I just can’t help myself taking pictures, it is constantly changing as the light varies and its sheer size is awesome.

The impact of Japanese Beetles on a tree. Tinted monochrome image

Beautiful Decimation – Japanese Beetle damage at Nathaniel Greene Park, Springfield.

Workbench Project – When we bought the minivan it became obvious that the garage would need reorganizing as it is a very tight fit. It’s almost impossible to get at any tools while the van is in the garage. 2 pictures

Cleaning out the garage – Now we’ve got it clean we have to formulate plans for putting in the workshop and more storage. 3 pictures

Getzger Cat likes to ride in the car. 2 pictures

Photograph of a Psion MX5

Meet my old friend Penfold. One-minute read

Ginger and Gary’s Wedding day – At four pm on 20 February 2009 we got married. Here are a small sample of the 800-odd photographs we have of the day. Fifteen-minute read, Album: 65 pictures

Chili’s – I really like the bold red in this sign.

Running Repairs: dispelling a common myth – While checking the circuit for problems I was able to dispel a common myth. The US mains voltage is not 110 volts and hasn’t been since the 1950’s. One-minute read, 2 pictures

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