Because of the many years of drought here in California, millions of pine trees have been killed from Bark Beetle infestation. On our property we had eleven trees that were dead or dying. We hired Ross Lee of American River Tree to do the work. They did an excellent job. Took them only a day […]
Well our old Kenmore 70 series stopped right in the middle of a rinse cycle filled with water and wouldn’t budge. So I went to YouTube to find a solution. One of the most common causes is a broken or bad lid switch. An easy fix. The lid switch, when up tells the washer to […]
Nevada Irrigation District is trying to pass the creation of the Centennial Dam which would inundate our beautiful Bear River, just over a mile from our home. I found this terrific video made showing the history of our river, its relationship to the Yuba River and the route it takes to the ocean. It also […]
I took Charlie and Ben up to the Yuba Gap turnoff on 80 so they could play in the snow, near Lake Valley Reservoir. Although it was rather trampled down from people playing and sledding over the weekend, it still provided great joy for both dogs. Here is a little movie and some photos.
Last Sunday we all went to Nevada City to get some photos of the fall leaves. As it turned out, most trees had just begun changing so we went for a walk along the NID ditch instead. What a nice path it is, winding thru the entire Nevada City area. Charlie got a chance to burn […]
On August 25th I had the pleasure of meeting the newest member to our family, Charlie. A ten month old poodle mix (possibly with Maltese) that Kate brought home while I was camping. What a sweet surprise. When I walked into the bedroom, where she had him stashed, he barked and backed away from me. […]
I have a 1986 24ft. Winnebago Class C. The refrigerator must have been upgraded over time, not sure when. It’s a Norcold 663BK 3-way and has worked excellently over the past five years, however this year it has had spotty performance. Working fine, then trouble igniting (red light), then fine again. My last trip however, […]
Kate threw me an amazing party to celebrate another decade gone by. My 70th birthday. She had sushi, special cocktails, tons of hordeurvres and just did a fantastic job planning this thing out. She also got me a new GoPro Hero 4 Silver as a gift which I got to try out all night long. […]
Every year Nevada City celebrates Joe Cain Day, or more commonly called, Mardi Gras, with a wonderful parade. This year was especially colorful and full of wonderful music and dancing, combined with a gorgeous day with weather in the 70s. Here are some pics.
The neighborhood turkeys are huge this year. Seems like they were little tiny babies just a couple months ago. I found these walking through our front yard and then again in the back of our property. Ben doesn’t even bother to chase them anymore, although Biggs does and feels really proud of how scared […]
The annual “birthday climb” of Fall Creek Mountain, over by Feeley and Carr lakes, happened this year on 8/23. We had ten participants, and everyone made it to the top followed by a refreshing swim in Island Lake afterwards. Along with Kate and I, we had Stephen & Janelle, Mike & Vicky, Nan, Patrick, Alan […]
I had a great time with a few good friends to celebrate making it this far, age 69. BBQ baby backs turned out great, Kates version and mine were tied. Katie did an awesome job with all the cooking and planning. She always does. She’s my hero. Here are some pics. [Spider_Single_Video track=”5″ theme_id=”1″ priority=”1″]
I recently received the Garmin Echo 200 fishfinder from my lovely wife Kate, for my birthday. I was a little apprehensive about drilling holes into my Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak so I did a whole lot of research looking at youtube videos regarding all the various options to install. One of the videos deals […]
January 11, 2015 Stephen and Janelle’s wedding photos. Highlights from the 230+ photos I took.
My good friend Scott Oglesby has been struggling with getting published for a long, long time. He has written some really humorous articles and short stories but getting published in the likes of Sun Magazine seems to be a huge challenge that so far has eluded him. He has however been published in a few places. He […]
Back in December 2003 I was with Bob Scarlet’s Spirit Drum Circle. I had been playing congas in the group since 1997. We had this one gig in Sacramento along with several other drum groups performing. We were lucky enough to have it taped and I have uploaded to youtube and now have it here.
The King Fire that was near my last camp out at Loon Lake is now 43% contained and has covered over 95,000 acres. 8,000 firefighters were utilized, the largest number on a wildfire. Colfax and Auburn and Grass Valley was experiencing much smoke and ash in the air up until it rained on 9/25. […]
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Nate Silver (the guy whose predictions for the last presidential election were right on) has a website called FiveThirtyEight.com. In his sports section he has a neat forecasting model for the NCAA tournament. He calculates the chance of each team reaching each round, taking into account a composite of power rankings, pre-season rankings, the team’s […]
The universe is so incredibly large, beyond our imagination, that I have always thought it’s egotistical for anyone to think us humans are the highest and only forms of life in the entire universe. As Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson states there are more stars in the universe than all the grains of sand on earth. […]
Here are the most current TED Talks, in easy to enjoy format..
Its amazing to me that Bank Of America gets away with all the dirty deeds it does. It totally worked the system with the govt. HAMP program. Stringing people along, lying to them about their loan modifications and ultimately foreclosing on them anyway. We certainly didn’t get foreclosed on but they lied to us and […]
We found that one side of the big oak tree at the apex of our front yard was rotten at its base. It was overhanging both the retaining wall and where I park my RV so we couldn’t take a chance of it falling and decided to have it removed. We hired Colt Langstaff, a […]
This video is absolutely amazing, bizarre and seems like something from the future. You have to watch it. Beginning is slow but have patience.
Here are some charts showing the distribution if there were only 100 people in the world. Some things to note: I wonder why French isn’t listed? What small minority we are in the USA 5% What a minority us older people over 65 are Only 7 would have a college education, surprising Almost evenly split […]
We went to the Mardi Gras parade in Nevada City Sunday. It had a huge turnout and was terrific as always. This has been going on for all the 17 years I have been in this area. It used to be called the Joe Cain parade, in honor of a fellow who got the Mardi […]