Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monkey Squirrels

This weekend, my family and I went down to Spring Hill, Florida to visit some of Dannie's family. They happen to live in a huge retirement community called Timber Pines. Each time we go, we see these unusual creatures called monkey squirrels (well, at least that's what we call them). They are definitely part of the squirrel family, although their color is like nothing I've ever seen before. I thought I would share their pictures with you. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Score!!

The train table was probably a little better score, but this was still a nice little find. Since Grant Bob always tells us about his Tiki finds, I thought I might share with you my Little Golden Book finds. I always stop at this little used book store on the way home from the dentist. This past Tuesday, I had an appointment and stopped in. When I walked in, the lady told me she had a box of them behind the counter (meaning they hadn't been picked over yet). I halted in my tracks, and made a bee-line to the counter. There were quite a few older books in there, which is what I prefer to collect. Some of them I already had, and some were in bad condition. After picking them over, I ended up with 8 books I didn't already have. Six of them are pictured below. They were dated between the late 1950's and the 1960's. Three of them were "A" editions. Not bad for $1.00 each!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Weekend Task

This weekend's chore was installing crown molding on my parent's kitchen cabinets. Of course, that was in addition to adding another cabinet above their refrigerator (there wasn't one there, although we all thought the builders should have done so). After talking with Jerry (insert URL to Jerry's blog if he ever gets one), and doing some research on the web, I was able to determine the angle of the corner cuts. The only problem is I did such a good job, my wife said I now have to do the cabinets in OUR kitchen!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Found this at a garage sale this weekend (thanks to Christine and her community-wide garage sale). It is in EXCELLENT condition, and Dannie was able to "talk" her down to just $30. Abbie had train pieces on it within minutes of setting it up!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Welcome To Georgia!!

If you thought the Yeard Sale was bad, check out this ...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008