Don on July 22nd, 2013

Monday: (07/22) I did a little cleanup and cut some more sucker trees from the flower beads in the back yard.Then I tried out the new paint stripper and sander on some of the siding at the back of the house. I stripped about 3″x4′ in about an hour. It did take some learning to […]

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Don on July 13th, 2013

Saturday: (07/13) A nice relaxing day. Brother Ernie’s birthday. A little tinkering in the shop.  Lou is cat sitting for spunky, Courtney’s cat. Granola for breakfast. Lunch with Ernie at the Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale. Chinese stir fry noodles for dinner.Sunday: (07/14) My focus today was to remake the window sash for the San Jose […]

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Don on July 6th, 2013

Saturday: (07/06) The first task of the day was a trip to dispose of a pile old chemicals stuff and batteries. I tried without success to stop the sprinkler leak to start the day with some frustration. I also started removing a Chinese pine tree that we planed over 20 years ago and i thought […]

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Don on June 29th, 2013

  Saturday: (06/29) Granola and bananas for breakfast.While we had a cooler morning we enjoyed tea under the arbor and I did a little arbor pruning of the wisteria which really gets out of hand if allowed.   We also plucked a bunch of apricots and delivered bags to the neighbors as well as keeping some […]

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Don on June 23rd, 2013

Saturday: (06/22) I mostly relaxed today. I did locate and order a window sash rail and stile router bit for use in making the replacement window sash for San Jose. Lou, Dawn and Meili were off to the garage sales in the morning. Lou also washed and vacuumed the car in the afternoon because it […]

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Don on June 17th, 2013

Monday: (06/17) We went ot IKEA for breakfast. It’s not free anymore but 99 cents provides a good breafast of eggs, home fries and bcon. I added some Swedish pancakes as well. The main reason was a stop at Home Depot nearby for some things.When we returned home, I installed the wall mount for our new […]

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Don on June 2nd, 2013

Saturday: (06/01) A little garden tinkering. We got the tomatoes and peppers into the ground. Then we visited the hardware stores looking for some faucet mount sprinkler controllers. The garden and berries needed their own controls. Nobody had what I wanted so I collected materials to make what I needed. Of course I didn’t get […]

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Don on November 30th, 2009

Monday: (11/30) I delivered the old car to Midas for a free oil change. Not too much is free anymore and this ended up costing use nothing. Nice.Ernie and I finished the shed base, built the front walls and raised the rest of the walls. The front wall is not part of the manufactured shed […]

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Don on November 15th, 2009

Monday: (11/16) A day off.Lou and I went out looking at our local shopping center. We had a successful shopping trip by buying very little.Breakfast was leftover enchiladas. Lou and I had lunch at our favorite noodle house Luu Noodles in Mountain View. Ernie fixed hamburger stroganoff with fresh broccoli and cauliflower  for dinner.Tuesday: (11/17) […]

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Don on November 2nd, 2009

Monday: (11/02) The time change is always a challenge. Our cell phones, fortunately, automatically follow the correct time. The VCR’s now set themselves to the correct time as broadcast by PBS. I did remember to reset our main clock back as required. But, that was it. Dawn needed to get up early so asked me […]

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