Vapor Life

Vapor life... My life as it is, as it should be. *********************************************************************************************************** Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Good time in Charleston.
This was a cool city.

Monday, May 04, 2015

#annarbor. Treat for the team.

#annarbor. Treat for the team.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sunset over A2

Monday, April 20, 2015

Good Bye Tanner

They say if you have one great dog in your life you can count yourself blessed.
15 years is a long time to be
blessed, and we count ourselves fortunate for every single one.

RIP old girl, you deserve it.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Marks Carts

Well you know it is finally spring when Marks Carts are back.
Finally, it has been a long winter.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


To: Help Desk

From: Me

RE: Performance and Outage reporting system


To Whom It May Concern:

Your Outages page seems to be suffering from an outage. Immediate impacts are: compulsive laughter with an ironic twist. Again, this system is not working. Please let me know when it is not, not working as no outage feedback can be given until the system is working. Maybe a “Workage” system would be better than the aforementioned outage system.  Hold on.

 It seems an error occoured while reporting this error about the outage having an outage.  I will elevate these comments to  secondary  level II brain funcion reportage of an outage system error, error. Please understand resolving of this issue is this brains number one priority.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Long week. #sigh

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

To work we go:

Tanner is ahead of me as we arrive at work. Its hard to believe she has been going to work with me for 15 years now.  She walks ahead as she knows the way. This is the 4th office location she has has called her daytime home. ( not counting guest appearances at a holding code and field development office or two). She is still happy and pretty healthy for her age, but I am afraid time is against us. Still she is welcome at work as long as there are more wags then not left in her.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Feb snow.

Yes is snowed last night,yes it a good amount.

Here is the thing, its not that bad. The main roads have been plowed, if your on a back road I get it stay home. But its not the end of the world.

You live in a northern state, you have seen snow.

Lets move on people.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015


#annarbor Beer Grotto ... They may have a hit on their hands.

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost left his handiwork all over this morning
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cleaning the 12 gauge in the shop after day of sporting clays

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas tree

Kitty camps out early for presents...

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Getting Dark Early

I don't know about these shorter days... darkness creeps in way to early.

Even as the streetlights try to fight in vein deep down they must also know that it is a losing battle and only morning will bring some fleeting relief.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014



By Robert Frost
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.

Friday, October 24, 2014

I think...

I hear some air leaking.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Used and rare books

Random #annarbor window.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


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Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Wood Shop

Life gets busy and it’s easy to get lost in all the trappings and the bustle that the day presents. Time in the wood shop grounds me. It slows me down and that helps remind me what is important.
 I need to spend more time in the shop.
We have an old house and we love it. Since I am into woodworking re-facing the cabinets in the kitchen vs. buying new is a no brainer. Three quarters of the way though the drawers I noticed this label on the bottom of the drawer (Douglas Fir Plywood …cool). And next to that…. a small inscription:
April 3rd 1943.
Our big day
P.G and L.G

Simple and in pencil just sitting there all those years.
Apparently 71 and ½ years ago someone had a big day. We don’t know who PG & LG are and I can only assume wedding day… but who knows.

I wonder about them and who they were. What was the house like then? What would they think of all the changes we have made? All the changes over 71 years?

Sometimes I forget we are living in a time capsule. When I do remember it slows me down and helps remind me what is important. This would have never been found if I had not taken the time to carefully dis-assemble and re-build  the drawer fronts.

I need to spend more time in the shop.