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October, 2006 - Issue #65
BOB AND CAMILLE, Wondering if they can sign up for a second winter
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO - COLORADO, 1991
Believe it or not, the ravishing woman seen cavorting with Elvis is not Marilyn Monroe, it is our very own, cherished, impish and utterly unpredictable, Bob!
MEN AT WORK
Yes, this man - hard at work in the biodiesel lab - a man who takes his work seriously. A man who you could never guess in a million years would just appear one day at work dressed up as a woman.
The output of his endeavors is proof of his diligence. Bob spent most of the month running tests on a variety of samples.
Using this assortment of beakers, funnels and flasks.
MORE FUN TO BE HAD OUT ON THE FLOOR
Doesn't this look like fun? Rob gets into his work on one of the boilers on the second day of the month. Three weeks later, Rob and Steve work on a project which involves putting the forklift up on blocks.
GARDEN IN TRANSITION
Although this arrangement was fine at the beginning of the month, cold frames were soon in order. To see more go to The Evolution of an October Garden.
HAND AND FOOT
Bobby and Ruthann invited us over for drinks, dinner and a game of cards. We had never played Hand and Foot, a game related to canasta and rummy, but soon discovered that it was great fun. Mostly because the company was good. Not to mention dinner. That Ruthann makes a manicotti that made us wonder whether she has some Italian ancestors her family didn't tell her about.
Bob is still working on his hand. He can't pick up his 'foot' or second hand until he has played out the first hand. Confused? You won't be after you read the rules of the game online here.
HOMEMADE NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
Need I say more? Except that Ruthann makes the BEST CHEESECAKE IN THE WORLD! When Camille thinks of cheesecake, she thinks of the kind her Nana used to make. This is the first time she has eaten cheesecake that tasted exactly like Nanas and she is savoring every bite.
The family's Blue Heeler, Tennessee, loves to play fetch. She'll play it all night if she can get someone to keep throwing for her. When Camille stopped throwing, Tennessee took out her frustration.
Tennessee was happiest having just caught her toy and 'On Point' most of the rest of the time. When she drops her toy too far out, Bobby says, "I can't reach that." and Tennessee pushes it closer with her nose, then stands back and waits.
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
Oopsy! Camille got in a hurry while running errands and ran into a truck. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
MISTY'S NEW WORK TRUCK
And a classic it is! For more photos of this 1956 International dump truck check out The Old Timer.
DRINKS, WINKS AND CHINKS
That's the politically incorrect way to describe this evening. We invited Misty over for beer and tiddly winks and Bob rustled up some Sweet and Sour with Fried Rice.
Bob does some 'esplaining' as regards the preparation of the dandelion blossoms he plans to serve.
And then we sat down to eat. But first - a picture was in order. It looks like Camille isn't too sure the camera is going to snap the picture. Bob decided to dig in so the camera could catch some action and Misty smiled nicely. For a look at what Misty did for the second picture, click on the picture above.
A REAL HANDY MAN
Bob airs up Camille's tires on October 25th. Is there anything this man CAN'T do?
A FIND HOWDEE-DOO
Why is this woman smiling? Because, despite the wet and blowing snow, any time spent ambling around outside is a good time. For more examples of this benign activity, take a look at Out and About.
Sharon went to Pennsylvania for a week to visit her family and came home with gifts for us - chocolate and a six-bean soup mix. When I poured the beans into the pot, they fanned out in perfect concentric circles.
Chris's portrayal of Marilyn is one of the most alluring Camille has seen since Bob took on this persona fifteen years ago. She donned this outfit to work at the Habitat Thrift Store on their last business day before Halloween.
Sharon dressed up in this same costume last year and managed to keep it free of chocolate stains. What a woman! Is there anything she CAN'T do?
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience: the task of surviving prosperity." - Allan Gregg
"The belief that Jesus is going to come down our of the clouds like a superhero sometime in the next fifty years and save us - which 44% of the American population apparently believes - is every bit as specious as the belief that Elvis is still alive." - Sam Harris
"We're in a giant car heading toward a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit." - David Suzuki
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