30 November 2008

Ready For An Emergency

I’m glad our emergency radio is ready. Ready for what I don’t know.


Turning Bridge on South Mokelumne River

Waiting for turning bridge at the South Mokelumne River on Highway 12, between Rio Vista and Lodi, California.

When you travel the California Delta out of Rio Vista, you must always add time to your trip due to the numerous draw or turn bridges. If you don't, YOU WILL BE LATE.


Help Feed Rescued Animals For Free

Please click here, The Animal Rescue Site, to provide free food and care to rescued dogs. The click is free. Bookmark for quick clicks. Thanks.


Petrol Prices Falling/Twitsaver

Petrol 1.71 last week. Today 1.65 cash in Rio Vista. SUV sales up. Guess some of us didn’t learn anything.

Update- 1:50 PM

Cool. My cheap petrol photo was shown on twitsaver. A Windows based screen saver. http://is.gd/9CNS


29 November 2008

Foggy Morn'

Nice foggy walk this morning. Could taste the tule fog. This is from the sixth tee.


28 November 2008

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Prop 8

A Prop 8 editorial. Unfortunately California chickens have more rights than gays.

YouTube - MSNBC Keith Olbermann on Prop 8, Marriage and more!


The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla - Dick Cavett Blog

Oh, so true. Well said, Mr. Cavett.

The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla - Dick Cavett Blog - NYTimes.com


Sauerbraten Thanksgiving

Several years ago we changed our traditional Thanksgiving meal from turkey and the typical trimmings to sauerbraten and new trimmings such as pumpkin soup, potato pancakes and lemon pie. Why? Several reasons. The wife has NEVER prepared a turkey. Someone else always did the work. Secondly, our son's favorite meal prepared by one of his grandmothers was sauerbraten. In honor of her memory, we began this new tradition.

Below are a few views of our meal:

Thanksgiving table

Sonja and the potato pancakes

Drew carving the sauerbraten and comments about Hell's Kitchen

Sauerbraten and potato pancakes

Did anyone ask the perennial question: Where does jello come from?

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving dinner.


27 November 2008

Turbine Sunset

"Turbine Sunset"


Heifer International

We are ‘spreading the wealth’. We donated a flock of chicks & a hive of honeybees at Heifer International. Felt good. Wish we could do more.


22 November 2008

Our Dear Freda

Our dear Freda, aka DeltaBunny aka Fog Dog, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today after a short illness. She passed peacefully.

She loved the tule fog. There was a heavy fog this morning, perhaps a harbinger.

This film was shot one week ago.

Music 'Dawn Fog' by Musicshake

Her passing was toasted with a glass of fine Maker's Mark and a toast of 'To God spelled backwards'.

A quiet hollowness now pervades our home.

Rest in Peace dear Freda. We miss you.

∆± (Jim and Faye)

Freda is Gone

Received call from vet, Dr. Ted, at 10:50 AM that Freda has a brain tumor and that we have done all we can. Can we bring her in today? Can’t believe that it has come so quickly. Thought we might have several more days with Freda but it was not to be. Her rapid decline was brought about by a brain tumor. Damn it!! Can’t believe it but the signs were there. Oh, Freda! We will miss you.

She was gone by 12:30. She went peacefully. In her final repose, she looked exactly like she was sleeping. So peaceful. Did have a nice toast, "To God spelled backwards", with a nice fine whiskey, Maker's Mark. Our darling Freda, gone.


21 November 2008

Sundown Syndrome (Freda)

Freda is experiencing the Sundown Syndrome. (“Sundowner” Syndrome in old dogs) Her quality of life is our first concern. Her schedule is now our schedule. She has not had a good night for some time. It is hard to see her confusion.


20 November 2008

Toy Safety Warning from Our Niece

A warning from Texas Children's Hospital concerning toy safety: Keep your kids safe this holiday - Houston News - abc13.com Jamie is our niece. Cool.


02 November 2008

£8 Fares to the US

Ryanair may offer £8 fares to the US. http://is.gd/5BZ2
OK… Will the return fare be £1000?


01 November 2008

Palin falls prey to Canadian pranksters

So Sarah Palin wants to hunt baby seals. You betcha!


Lusi Mud Volcano

Mud Eruption 'Caused by Drillling'

That’s soo nice. Maybe they can create a spa?


The Coho Salmon Have Returned

It was exciting to read in the SF Chronicle this morning that coho fry were found in the headwaters of the Garcia River in Mendocino County. (http://is.gd/5qaT) Maybe the counter culture of the area is doing something we should aspire to.