This is what it looks like when a tornado touches down on a building. This one was about six blocks from my house. Not such a good thing. Actually, a lot of houses in my neighborhood now have new roofs and new fences. Some have a new garage or storage building. None suffered as much damage as this commercial building. There is a reason that the National Severe Storms Laboratory is located a couple of miles from my house and it’s not one that I like to talk about. 20120414
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Roofer and Sider
Yes, I do roofing and siding. Just not very well. My true talents lie elsewhere. This is a job I’m helping my son-in-law do on a rent house he owns. I just finished the side. I like helping my son-in-law. I just wish we were home-brewing instead of doing roofing and siding. 20120422
Your Name Is
This is a wire woman and a wire dog that I saw at the Arts Festival. I talked to the guy who did them. Very talented. 20120425
Oklahoma City has a good Arts Festival. I’ve been to it many times. It’s a good time to get some street food and to people-watch. There’s also some art. Some of it is really, really good. I like to go early in the day before it gets too crowded. When I go to the Arts Festival, I try to make a day of it in downtown OKC. Maybe I’ll take in a museum or just ride my bike around downtown. 20120425
NRM Music Festival
Every year in Norman, Oklahoma they block off several streets in the downtown section and set up a dozen or so band stands and have music for a couple of days while the carnival is in town. It’s called the Norman Music Festival. Some of the acts are so-so. Some are fairly good. Some are excellent. The best thing about the festival in 2011 was the weather. It was perfect. There are days that are meant for getting the bicycle out of the garage and go for a ride. This was not only one of those days, I had somewhere to ride to.
Okay, I admit it. I like the stuff. Not so much as a beer, of which it’s really bad, or an energy drink, of which it is equally as bad. I like the stuff because it comes in flavors such as watermelon, grape and orange. I like to drink one every-so-often in the evening – not every evening – when I’m watching a little TV. It’s a change from a really good beer. It’s a change from box wine. It’s a change from cognac.
Independent Traveler. That’s a very interesting phrase. I’m uploading their logo because I want to use this as a Tool Site. It’s a good place to get info on an air pass for selected continents as well as other cool, interesting travel info.
Ashton With Bird
This is my grandson Ashton with his dad. They’re studying birds at the zoo. Ashton liked the bird. We were all in an aviary to visit our little feathered friends.
At the Zoo
What did I do one Saturday morning while I was home? I went to the zoo with two of my children and their families. Lucky me. Actually, I had a really good time. I need to bond with my grandchildren more. Here, we’re studying small animals called meerkats. I thought they were so cute. They were almost like humans, in a way.
Party At Andy Alligator’s
It’s Andy Alligator’s and it’s a birthday party for a grandchild. Luck yus. I’m glad I’m not paying for it.