Perusing photos from a trip to California, I found these photos:
First is the home in East Palo Alto where we lived while I was in third grade through half of sixth grade.
It didn’t have the fence when we lived there and the grass was green. The front room with the slider was a garage. I remember my brother, Dan, and I getting our heads washed with Desenex shampoo (horrible stuff) because we had ringworm. Brother Tim was born when we lived here.
The we moved to Mountain View.
I lived here until I went away to Willamette University in Salem, OR. Then I lived here off and on for my junior and senior years at San Jose State until I married Charlene. Notice there is no lawn. Dan and I each mowed half of it every Saturday with a reel style push mower. Those were the days.
The site has been down since April 5. After much diddling around with various facets of the database and code, I finally deleted all the plugins. Apparently, WordPress updated itself and one or more of the plugins was incompatible with the current version of WordPress. Thus, a completely blank screen when visiting the site. I’m happy to say that the site is now back up. Now to the rigor of checking each plugin for compatibility.
What a process. We had the carpet replaced with laminate in all of our house except the bathrooms. It was about 1150 square feet of floors.
First we had to move all the stuff that might break or fall out of the cabinets. We moved it all to the garage:
Then the workers got busy.
And after two days, they finished. Wow, what a difference!
Then our work began. We had to unpack all the boxes we’d moved to the garage and rewire all the electronics. Our son, Dave, painted the living room and both smaller bedrooms in the mean time.
And finally the garage is back to normal after having laid some of the rescued carpet down on the garage floor. We still have a few boxes to unpack, then we’ll be done. It turned into a two-week process even though the flooring guys only took two days to lay the flooring. Fortunately, they moved all the furniture, so we didn’t have to.
I’ve been busy scanning our collection of slides (you old timers will remember these) and came across one that we took in Yosemite National Park in 1976 while on a camping trip there. In our haste to get out of town, I failed to pack the tent poles. We had to improvise.
Just got a shipment of four bottles of my favorite hot sauce, Scorned Woman. I like a few drips in casseroles and soups. It’s very hot, so I don’t use much. The four peppers, aged tabasco, red, black, and Habañero, give it a unique flavor. I ran out a few days ago and found it online at SoupsOnline.com. I ordered four to amortize the very reasonable shipping charges.