Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Italians are Coming



Got caught behind an enclosed car carrier poking down a narrow city streets. It was a big truck pulling a large, completely covered trailer big enough to hold two maybe three cars.

It was moving so slowly that I could read all the signage:  "FERRARI" in three foot tall italic letters along with the company's horse logo and a tag line; "The Italians are Coming."

Another logo on the rear to make sure that even if one couldn't see the contents of the trailer, one would know for sure that there was a fancy car, probably more than my annual salary being delivered to someone.

The truck's driver gave a right turn signal; reconsidered; then moved slowly  further down the narrow street. Another signal at the next street; and again, the driver moved on. Finally at the third street, he signaled again; pulled the big truck into the left lane and tried to make his turn.

Traffic was blocked in both lanes, he struggled to make his turn. He tried and backed up. Tried again as traffic began to really pack into the street. He finally gave up and roared off with the engine of the big truck voicing the driver's frustration.

I guess some guy's mid-life crisis will be delayed until the driver can arrange a different method of delivery.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Buddy Makes a Christmas Garland


I started making garlands to go down the railing of our stoop. I measured out the backing material & laid it out on the floor before attaching lights & ribbon.

Buddy decided to try and give me a hand by moving the stuff around







End result...


Friday, October 26, 2012

On the way to Gatlinburg Tennessee

We are taking a long weekend and visiting Gatlinburg Tennessee.

We stopped along the Foothills Parkway to take a few pictures of fall leaves.

Now I have to admit, the leaves aren't as pretty as normal, but I hope you like the pictures.

Here goes

Thursday, October 25, 2012

More Halloween

Wouldn't you love having a big plate of spaghetti with this as the dining table center piece!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Halloween

More of the interior.




Monster.

  

Light



  

Pooh measuring a Halloween tree. 
Vender pawned off 6 foot when 
we purchased 9 foot. Return that one 

Halloween decor 2012

Well we've been busy around the old homestead decorating for Halloween. Here are a couple of pictures of our little haunted home.

This is the living room fireplace.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Birds

Around Miami, we have to commune with nature a bit. Here are a couple of birds we found interesting.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ugly Raleigh Landmark

At the State Fair Grounds, we have a 1950's era arena called Dorton Arena. It looks like a stack of Pringles.

But it's there; still in use.

Here's a picture.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Picture of Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh

We love the theater. There are two theaters here that get touring companies: Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham gets newer shows.

But a little bit older shows appear here in Raleigh at the Memorial Auditorium. It's a lovely building that has a couple of stages.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012