Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Underwater, in more ways than one

Pygmy Seahorse, Robbie continues her SCUBA safari.
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From my friend Rick in Thailand:
“Here in Chiang Mai there was some flooding around the town but I didn't have any trouble right at my house... (good thing) But it made travel to work adventurous a couple of days and one day I left early from work  just to be sure I could get home. I live on the west side of a river that runs North and South through town and where I work is on the east side of the river.  A couple of the major ways across the river were flooded and not passable for a couple of days but I was able to take alternate ways which unfortunately everyone else had to do the same so traffic, which is always pretty congested due to Thailand's poor infrastructure was even worse for those days.  But all that happened a little over a few weeks ago and since then there hasn't been much rain in our part of the country.  But around Bangkok and a few other Providences it's a different story as this has been some of the worst in recent history. “

“I just received these pics this morning. They are from the High Tech Industrial Park just north of BKK where I used to travel to Pemstar.  These buildings shown are Hana Microelectronics, the CM my company uses today..... I'm at the Chiang Mai facility but they have a couple in and near the BKK area.”
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stuff and more Stuff

Robbie is now in Anilao .. couple more weeks and she will head home. IMG_6736 cIMG_6602 c

I’ve managed to add another notch on my hammer .. The “Oak and Birch” is officially open or closed for business.oab1oab2

A full restoration is well underway on the 106 year old Sewing machine case work.  As a centenarian, time and usage have left their mark. Disassembly to component parts, some judicial cleaning and repairs, should see us good for another hundred years.

Old fasteners: . back in the day when “slotted” screw heads were the only offering.ssmr1ssmr2ssmr3ssmr4ssmr5ssmr6Finishing this drawer, draws the the finish nearerDSC01308m

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Stuff …

Scientists are nibbling at our foundations, can we achieve speed in excess of: 299,792,458 m/s. I would say that its relatively easy, what is not, is to travel faster than an ever evolving list of “Things To Do”

Andrew stopped by for a few hours on Saturday. In town for a wedding (not his) then back to Texas on Monday .. major score for me .. Pair of Oakley Livestrong Jawbones .

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Robbie is off globe hopping .. LA to Manila to Singapore to Jakarta to Manila to Anilao to Manila to LA .. About a month of SCUBA .. some pics:…..IMG_5453 super cIMG_5552 super cIMG_5366  scIMG_5477  scIMG_5518 s cIMG_5570 scIMG_5580 sc

Let’s see if the upcoming long weekend can make a dent in that list of projects. If you resonate to these terms you know the plan ahead: Threshold, Jamb, Head Jamb, Stop, Hanging and Casing.