Friday, December 15, 2017

Mulder Nose (040/365)

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TIME: 10:34 PM
PLACE: Home
SUBJECT: Mulder

He was laying there so quietly.

A rare occurrence.

Makes you want to say “Boop” and poke him on the nose.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Library Stairs (039/365)

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TIME: 6:59 PM
PLACE: Library
SUBJECT: Marble stairs

Went to the library tonight to pick up a new book on CD. 
I like to listen to them during my commute back and forth to work.

Our Carnegie library has this fancy marble staircase.

Just think of all the people who have used these steps since the library was dedicated in January of 1916.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What’s in The Box? (038/365)

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TIME: 7:40 PM
PLACE: Living room
SUBJECT: Oreo, Mulder and the Bark Box

Yes, I am an overly-indulgent pet owner who subscribes to Bark Box.
But you know what?
They love it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What’s On Draft (037/365)

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TIME: 6:38 PM
PLACE: Otts Tavern
SUBJECT: Beer tap handles

HH and I went out to Otts Tavern for a drink and some food.

I like the Stag beer tap handle.
I did not drink a Stag, instead I sipped on a screwdriver made with some Stumpy's peach vodka.
Pretty tasty.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Beauty Queen (036/365)

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TIME: 7:32 PM
PLACE: The rental
SUBJECT: Kitchen sink base

This enameled sink base is one of the few things I like about the rental house.

It was not very nice looking earlier this year – dirty, rusted, discolored, sticky and just plain gross.

I removed the doors and drawers, cleaned and sanded everything. Then I sprayed it all with appliance paint.  Some doors had to be painted more than once.  A bee got himself stuck on the wet paint.  He ruined the finish and his life. Stupid bee
The final product does not have a completely smooth factory finish, but I think I did pretty good for an amateur.
I polished the handles and reattached them.  The “Beauty Queen” logo, my favorite part, received a shine as well.
She looks pretty good for an old sink.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Broken (035/365)

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TIME: 10:06 PM
PLACE: Home
SUBJECT: Broken ornament
I finally started putting ornaments on the tree.
In the process, this one fell from a branch and shattered on the floor.
It was one of the the ornaments Mom gave me after I moved into my first house.
It hurt seeing it broken – but I keep reminding myself that it’s just a “thing” and that I have other ornaments from her.
Still, I’m a bit sad about it.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Caponi Brothers (034/365)

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TIME: 6:29 PM
PLACE: Cousin Kirk’s
SUBJECT: Dad and his brothers

My cousin Kirk and his wife hosted a cousin-get-together.

Not everyone was able to make it, but there were enough Caponi cousins and their kids there to pretty much erase all the wine, beer, bruschetta, cheese, salami, lasagna, garlic bread, Italian cookies and cannoli that was on hand.

We even were able to take some group shots.

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The brother’s and some of their grandchildren.  There are ten more of them not pictured!

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A pic of the group – hooray for selfie sticks and for Brandi (front, center), who knew how to use it!