IKEA Tetris – Working on a more adult-friendly house and some furniture shopping Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Shopping at Ikea We almost bought more than we could carry. It took a little bit of juggling to get everything in the van but we managed it. Just. 2 pictures

A photograph of a Krispy Kreme donut and a cup of coffee

Vacation day 26 – We travel 5,000 miles to find Krispy Kreme donuts at Gunwharf The world is certainly shrinking – but in my opinion there are other donuts that I’d prefer to find in the UK. I remember being very pleased when, by popular demand, we stopped having Krispy Kreme donuts at church and …

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Gary and Ginger’s Christmas present (356:360).

Breakfast at Aunt Martha’s Pancake House (365:298) +1

Photograph of Gary Allman in Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply Springfield MIssouri

Manly shopping (365:213) – Carol and Jim came to town today. Which means I got to go places with lots of power tools and other exciting stuff.

Phew! What a scorcher – >And other tabloid headlines. You need to be British and of a certain age to understand the relevance of the title; of a certain age because with British weather the opportunities to use headlines like this are few and very far between.

Waiting and Writing. Sitting waiting in the car is one of the few places and times I get a chance to stop and think. 2 pictures

Shopping Day (365:158)

Walmart veggies section (365:133) –

Gary and a milling machine (365:131) – Today I visited an engineer’s playground. One-minute read

Gary and Ginger in ‘Urban Market’ (365:118) – Ginger returned from the school run with tidings of yard sales, not just any yard sale, but a church yard sale, so off we went. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Something Spicy at Mama Jean’s (365:074) – The black caterpillar thing must go. Two-minute read

Price Cutter parking lot (365:068) – Today the van broke down.Two-minute read

At the Antique Mall by Gary Allman

At the Antique Mall (365:035) – Today we managed to escape the kids for the first time in three days. Two-minute read, +4

Gary at Bass Pro by Gary Allman

The owl over my shoulder (365:015) – Resides at Bass Pro. The women folk were off baby showering today. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Garage Project – Stage II. More shopping for lumber.

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

Mirror, Mirror (365: 141) – across the arcade and backed into an alcove for a better angle and something to lean against. I was just about to leave when I realised I was sandwiched between two mirrors. +2

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