Monday, September 22, 2014

Lost Cat - A coyote was in the yard last night.....


A coyote was in the yard last night and the best damn cat I've ever known (understand' I'm not normally a cat person) was grabbed and taken away.  Our Mimi cat of (12 years) has been abducted.   We heard sounds of things outside our window getting pushed around. I grabbed the huge flashlight and spotted the very large coyote trying to get over the fence. Kris said that she saw Mimi the cat in the jaws of this beast. I only saw a big bushy tail trying to get over the fence.  Goodbye Mimi, you will be missed. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wine tasting with old and new friends finds new wines


the dead soldiers, and courageous they were

The Winner of the wine tasting by slim margin.

Gordon Estate, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
of Columbia Valley



After it was over another bottle showed up, and was very good

Monday, July 28, 2014

3 months at the new desk minus my good friend Robert L.

A good friend of mine, Robert L., left IGT this week for greener pastures.  I'm finally getting settled in his area. 





Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brew Chatter home brew store

A good friend of mine opened a home brew store in Sparks NV.  Great store!
http://www.brewchatter.com 

Photo art show at the Boiler Room Gallery





Here is my favorite

The entrance to the Boiler Room Gallery 1690 South Wells, Reno NV

Krissy enjoys the show

The photographer herself

Gallery is in an old boiler room, cool

Great Mexican food!




Thursday, June 26, 2014

My daughter took me out on my birthday.

We stopped by the Old Bridge Pub and had a very good beer, , my friend Brian saw ny check in and came downtown and had had one with us. We then went to the Reno downtown Nugget for an Awful Awful. Fantastic!




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Checked the Geocache

It looks like I have several new visitors since I last checked. Payload still has reserves. 
http://www.opencaching.com/en/#geocache/OXZT58Z



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Playing mini golf with the monthly game night friends

the yodamon and the huge ant, I remember seeing him in some movie from the 50s.

Krissy and me

Adam, full from ice-cream, hides behind the shoe.

Denise gives a smile

Krissy and Carol

The team is tiring out

GM Recall, my forth recall notice and they still have no parts!


Yep, I'm one of those people on the recall list for my 2007 Saturn Sky ignition.  I've received four recall notices telling me to contact the local dealer and I have called the local GM dealership several times and they say that they don't have any parts.  They have me on a list and will call me when they get some in.  Booooooooooooooo  

They have instructed me to remove the key from any key rings or attachments until the ignition gets replaced. So, after several months of receiving letters and this card.  Who knows when it will get fixed.  It seems like I hear about more and more GM recalls that maybe it will be logistically impossible to have the recall done in the next 5 years.

Monday, June 09, 2014

A mountain of shotgun shells piled high

A mountain of shotgun shells piled high along side the road.  I assume that this has accumulated over years and years,  This 2 or 3 foot high is colorful and artistic.  There is also a ton of brass casings.

Nevada Petrocliffs on a medium hike from Sparks Nevada

Banded Pyramid Lake lizard

A huge panorama of the dry lake

Dry Lake with shiny volcanic rocks, as far as the eye can see, awesome

Nevada Petrocliff in Sparks Nevada

Nevada Petrocliff in Sparks Nevada

Nevada Petrocliff in Sparks Nevada

Nevada Petrocliff in Sparks Nevada

Nevada Petrocliff in Sparks Nevada