Year: 2015

Now the musical has begun I can show this re-processed picture. This is my attempt at a fairly quick edit of a green screen picture Lanie sent to me. So, to be clear, this is not my picture of Lanie, I just post-processed it. I can see sooo many errors in my processing, but I …

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Portrait picture of Lanie and Getzger Cat

Testing some new lights with Lanie and Getzger’s help. It’s a shame the depth of field is just too shallow, one of Lanie’s eyes is slightly out of focus. I couldn’t get the pair of them to stay still long enough for a decent picture.

Building an eight foot long, recessed bookcase for the hall. 4 pictures

Blue Kitty on my desk (again) – Hopefully I don’t need to write any notes this morning.

This evening Lanie was inducted into the National Honor Society. Well done Lanie!!

Hurrican (oil) lamp in use in the backyard

Hurricane Lamp – I love oil lamps. One-minute read

The start of the evening – The evenings are starting to get cool and temporarily at least, the mosquitoes have gone away.

Maine Coon, Blue Kitteh sleeping on the edge of Gary Allman's office desk.

Watching my work companion I’m thinking it might be worth my while switching allegiances to Buddhism. After all, from what I’ve seen, the possibility of being reincarnated as an in-door domestic cat seems to be a pretty good option.

Twilight at Stockton lake

An Evening Fishing on Stockton Lake –

‘Clue’ Rehearsal After meeting with some of Lanie’s teachers we went along to sit in on part of an early rehearsal for this fall’s school musical ‘Clue’ Lanie will be appearing as Miss Scarlet.

That confusing moment … when driving home from Sedalia today I wondered when I was going to catch sight of the sea.

Rentals – We get a lot of rentals. One-minute read. 2 pictures

Ever since Tubby was introduced to cat videos on YouTube he has become obsessed with screens and anything vaguely screen shaped. This is not always conducive to my work. He sits on my desk for ages staring at the screen following the mouse pointer.

Sailing on Stockton Lake, Missouri – John was kind enough to invite me sailing again. Video: 2 minutes & 10 pictures

Eastney gas Engine House Composite image

Can you see what I did there? – Eastney Gas Engine House C1978 & 2014. In June 2014 we visited Eastney Beam Engine House,and I was surprised to find the Gas Engine House Open. I’ve not been in there in thirty years.

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact with slide back on a splatter target

30 Rounds – Another trip to the range. You’d think all I do is go shooting. Not so. Well, apart from sitting at my desk working, watching Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield’ and some occasional yard work, I guess right now it is. One-minute read

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake – John invited me to join him for his first sail of the season. The end of June sounds a bit late for getting in the first sail, but John said that the horrendously wet and miserable weather we’ve been having this year had got in the way. 13 pictures

Yard Work and Ceramic Fish – We cleared a bunch of yard work today. I borrowed Tom’s pole saw and cleared a load of limbs. Then I fixed the privacy fence on the deck and put up the last of the fish (somehow I’d left one in my desk drawer when I hung up the others). I wonder if my sister remembers giving me these fish, That was a long time ago, possibly over ten years. 2 pictures

Color Photograph of a Beretta 9mm PX4 Storm Compact handgun with target

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Washer Transmission

Washer Repairs (Part II): Gary: 1. However, there is bound to be a re-match later. This is what $250 of washing machine parts looks like. 3 pictures

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