Sunday, January 31, 2016

Watching The Revenant with Bill while quaffing a Loosd Cannon beer. A hard hitting movie on revenge, I think maybe  Leonardo DiCaprio does finally deserve his Oscar.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The snow, a week after the blizzard, on the Skyline Drive.

Friday, January 29, 2016

I don't think anyone will be trying out these Adirondack chairs in Aldie for a while!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This made me do a double take as I neared work this morning. At first glance I thought a pylon had fallen over, but then I realized that it was actually in the process of being erected for another ugly, new residential development.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

After a full day of shoveling the hill still wasn't cleared enough for Stuart to get in and out so Bill was a superstar, coming to get me, so I could get some provisions and escape from the house for a while. Marshall Main St was like a ghost town with most businesses still closed, it was strange to see it so desolate.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Kota Kat finishing his inspection of my shoveling this afternoon. I just dug out Stuart, I couldn't go any further, it was way too deep. Hopefully the tractor will turn up tomorrow.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My gloves lived on top of the fire place all day as I went out every couple of hours to clear snow from the patio to scatter bird seed. The snow has been falling continuously.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Taken late afternoon and the snow will keep falling for another 24 hours. Drifts are already forming and the winds are picking up. It will be interesting to see the accumulation in the morning. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Waiting for one of the worst storms in years to start but I'm all ready and stocked up for it. This image is a map of where the blizzard is hitting, I'm right in the middle, and my stocked fridge. Got wine, wood and water, in case we lose power. I'm set!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

This didn't publish on the day...I saw a pretty large collection of old cameras in Front Royal today in a silent auction. I was tempted to bid but because it isn't online it would take a lot of traveling back and forth to stay in the game. Shame...
It's been a 'potty' day today, coming across this left in the middle of the floor at work and then later walking in on my boss actually using one. I was glad to get home!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The boss's son Addison didn't have school today so he was given the task by his father to empty all the trash bins in the company. He did an excellent job and ended up dragging a trash bag that in sure weighed more than he did!

Monday, January 18, 2016

This tiny building on Main St was always hidden behind a large bush. I'm hoping that they're preparing it for restoration and not about to knock it down. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Learning about the latest rescue helicopter at the Maryland State Police Aviation Center.

Friday, January 15, 2016

With my two very dear friends Bill and Janice at Nana's. I had a desert as I'd had dinner earlier and never have room after eating a main course at Nana's.  We ended up sharing, drinking superb beer and just enjoying the evening. Superb end to the work week!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This is the contents of my first Ox Box from our local butcher, The Whole Ox. 5 portions of locally produced meat and fish for $30. I had the salmon tonight and the piece was so thick it could stand on its side. Cooked in rice bran oil and mixed with fresh steamed veggies and a dollop of wasabi mayonnaise. Yum!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Went to a Design & Wine class tonight at Herndon where we made bohemian bracelets. Wasn't too keen on the ones she made so did my own thing and took along a few beads of my own. The results aren't too shabby, I'll probably wear them.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rosie Lee learning how to take selfies. So cute!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

While visiting Rob today we passed these vehicles. Rob said it was illegal immigrants that had been stopped but they sure had a lot of junk in their van. Maybe they were all packed up in the boxes?

Saturday, January 9, 2016

An aerial view of my desk in my Basic Pistol Class. An awesome classroom lesson surrounded by guns learning how to handle a firearm correctly and then the afternoon spent at the range. The shot shows my Sig, two class revolvers, the parts of a bullet and learning literature.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Standing in line as we all wait to buy our tickets for the biggest Powerball so far of an estimated $800 million. I only want a little bit of that!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

This Redskins artwork has become very popular among fans, and now we're printing thousands of them!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas lights on the way to work, likely among the last I'll see this year. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mum mailed my Christmas presents on December 12th and they arrived today.  Well done USPS. I mailed mine to her on the same day and she got them December 19th. I'm just grateful these finally made it!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Always love seeing this flag on Rte 50. It's enormous.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday January 3, 2016

Saw these at the gun show. Zombie bullets? Would anyone actually buy these? The gun show was the largest it's ever been at Dulles, the new proposed gun laws are making people panic buy.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Another party, this time the DCUE Crew at Liz's house, and Margie was struggling to stay awake to the amusement of Walter and Richard. An excellent evening ending with me getting home at 3 am. Whew!

Friday, January 1, 2016

After a huge breakfast at the local diner we all hiked for about 6 miles at the battlefields to blast away the last remnants of hangovers. This beautiful fungi was growing on a rotting fallen tree. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Seeing in the New Year with a party at Meadow House. Sitting round the fire pit, with some fireworks and beer, champagne and shots. A fun night!