December 8, 2013


Yes, it happened again.  While getting out of my car at a local McDonald's for breakfast, there on the ground behind my car was a soaking wet five dollar bill!!! 

October 20, 2013

Not Once But Twice

Yea, I'm still around.  And apparently so is this blog.  I'm still running and within the past eight days I have made two interesting discoveries.  A little more than a week ago, I parked near Nomahegan Park for a late afternoon run.  As soon as I got out of the car, there at my feet, was a drenched $ 20 bill.  I took it home, set it near the humidifier in the basement, and was that much richer.  Yesterday, I parked at Grover Cleveland Park for a morning run, and yup, there at my feet as soon as I got out of the car was a much drier $ 20 bill.  If this keeps up, I may start thinking of retiring.

September 3, 2012

2012 Summer Reading

By the Rivers of Babylon  -  Nelson DeMille
Chaperone, The  -  Laura Moriarty
Crunch Time  -  Diane Mott Davidson
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The  -  Stieg Larsson
Hell Gate  -  Linda Fairstein
Irish Country Girl, The  -  Patrick Taylor
Soloist, The  -  Steve Lopez
Tough Customer  -  Sandra Brown
Wrecker, The  -  Clive Cussler

July 18, 2012

Oh Happy Day

It has finally happened.  My neighbor's tree has finally been taken down.  Cleaning the gutters will be much easier because there won't be anymore leaves or "whirly-birds" in them.  There won't be a front lawn full of leaves in October.  And best of all my driveway will be free of the little whirly-birds that come down from the early spring to the early fall.  I can almost retire my leaf blower.

July 6, 2012


It was becoming apparent that there would be no new posts between my annual summer reading lists of books.  Well, today a visitor ambled  past me in my back yard while reading one of those books.  It was a gopher.

September 7, 2011

2011 Summer Reading

America America by Ethan Canin
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
The Last Summer (of You & Me) ** by Ann Brashares
The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Return to Sullivans Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
Shannon by Frank Delaney
Sun Going Down ** by Jack Todd
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
** recommended

August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene

With apologies to Messrs. Ledbetter and Lomax. Didn't get much sleep during the night due to the heavy rain. A little before 4, I began washing dishes, and at 4:10 there was a huge crash. It would have been louder if my windows weren't all super-sealed. There was minimal damage to my fence, but my neighbor had some major damage to his roof and side.
Tree guys came and I was curious as to how they were going to get the tree off of the house. But all they did for the five hours was trim all the small stuff. And that was impressive on its own since the day still presented huge gusts of wind that I was sure were going to bring down another tree. Maybe they'll be back tomorrow with larger equipment.

Elsewhere, the power never went off, the Cable/Internet just came back on after about 12 hours, and there was some water in the basement.