Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Texas - The Blue House telephone exchange

The local telephone company has a small museum and has preserved some of the documents and machines. One of the machines, below, was installed in our guest house, I asked if we could take it with us, our guide just smiled.

The Blue House telephone exchange
and operator

Monday, December 4, 2017

Texas - Deck almost finished

A warm and overcast day, the light is so soft. Deck needs finishing over the concrete steps. And it needs painting, a railing, and decorating with furniture as it is an outside room.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Art - Murder on the Orient Express

I never read the book or saw the old movie, so luckily did not know the ending. I saw this yesterday in a darkened theater with an audience, the best way. It was atmospheric, if you like movies made in the grand style, suspend disbelief and go see it.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Art - Amazon's Holiday Commercial

Happiness from Amazon. Amazon maybe may things, but it spent a few cents on this commercial, a work of art.

Singing boxes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Texas - The crime of the century

The two laundry baskets contained plants. After the front flower bed was planted they were washed out and propped up by the garage door to dry.

Then the Deed Restriction Nazis drove by and snapped a picture! The joke is on us, we pay their salary to subjugate us.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Texas - Deck construction starts

A bright sunny day in November.

I completed the addition of new siding, extending the wood downwards, with three new power outlets and a backdoor light. The house facade is complete except for painting, now to work on the deck.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Culture - A letter from Oklahoma City

I received this letter from Oklahoma with a real stamp, not cheaper bulk mail.  My name and street address are correctly written in full, by hand. In the left corner is Rev20v15.  When I search this string the third hit is: Oklahoma City, OK Virtual Address, Virtual Mail | Earth Class Mail

Inside is a single page, a poor quality copy.  Crazy stuff, see the line that reads:

For I, the Lord your GOD, am a jealous GOD, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and forth generation of those that hate me .....

Does the sender really think this is a good idea?
Do they know me?  If they do, they must know this is not a convincing way to convert me.