Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, wayback

Willis Powell, summer 1944 at Twenty-Nine Palms.  Today, his great-grandson is there.  I think he was an Electricians Mate, and grandson is training in electronics.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


George says, old tractor, new driver.

Hampton's barn, yesterday.

Neighbor girls.

I walked 4 miles today, to the red barn and back, and yesterday too, for that matter.  I really enjoy the walking now that everything is so pretty and the weather is just right.

I went to see Patsy after work today.  She is doing alright.  She and Sam are always so tickled to see me.

Lane Henry this past Sunday.  They had a few hours of liberty and he got to use the computer.  He put up pics on facebook.  George liked this one best of all.  He goes to Twenty Nine Palms next.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Morning Coming Up...

I walked out past Callen's Branch this morning, starting before sunup.  It was a nice walk, 5 miles in all.  I have been seeing a few deer, including one good buck, but no wildlife this morning.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, Last day of the week...

Because I am taking vacation days for the other two days.  I have not walked yet today, but I think I will only do my hour walk tonight.  Yesterday, I walked up to the end of the Douglas road and then around the loop by Smothers and back down the Meek Hill home.  It took about an hour and 15 minutes to do all that.  I think it is about 5 miles, total.  I was a bit tired by the time I got home.  The weather has sure been beautiful.

I called Patsy tonight.  She said she was fine and she sounded good.

Little Grey is going to have babies sometime in the next month or two.  We still do not have a new billy, but, it looks like she got bred before we got rid of the little billies in July.  George thinks Bertha is bred too.  I guess we will see.

End of Douglas road.

Fred Smother's barn.  The house burned years ago.

Pence Smith's house.  Someone, probably a grandkid, is living there.  It still looks neat and clean.

Sam Molder's house.  No one has lived here for years.

Cecil  Meek's barn in the middle of JR's field. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Walking, sometimes, sometimes not...

Friday night, I walked over to the Coin bridge.  Then, as I looked across the way towards home, I got the bright idea that it would be much closer to walk down Dry Creek home instead of back around the road.  Wrong.  After walking for about 45 minutes, I was right behind JR Snow's house.  It only took a hour and 10 minutes to walk the road, but it took almost and hour and a half taking the short cut through the fields.  It was dark by the time I got home.

So, to make up for that, I did not walk anymore over the weekend.  Today, I walked over to the rock house where Patsy lived at one time.  It took about an hour and 50 minutes to get there and back.

I have a machine at Clayton's house, but I have not used it yet.  I was hopping George would use it, but I don't think he will.

Pictures along Dry Creek, Friday night.  The pumpkins had washed down from somewhere upstream.  I saw 50 or more of them.  If Helen was here, she could walk over and get free pumpkins.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New pets

I got the kids a fish tank.  They had one gold fish from the fair and now they  have two more gold fish, a long fish they call slimie, and a cat fish.

Robert's pumpkin.

Hannah's pumpkin.



The three gold fish.

Today was  a beautiful day.  Back to work tomorrow.