Sunday, May 27, 2007

Would You Drive it? #2

A Splash of Purple

Norm's lilacs really have taken off this year.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Norm's World #26

Norm continues with the shed rennovation, although he feels like he may be losing stream. Recently Norm's antique water pump and tank went. They were original items that came with the shack, and were at least twenty years old, if not closer to 30. The pump's shut-off had failed, so it would keep running and running, even after the pipe pressure had obtained the required 30 psi. Fortunately a friend called her dad, and he replaced the whole system, including labor for under $1000!! That's unheard of, even around here!!

And now the pressure is closer to 50 psi, so Norm really shouldn't be bitching. But during his annual furnace cleaning, the tech announces to Norm that one of the legs on his 250 gallon oil tank is rusted and the entire tank must be replaced!! What really frustrates Norm is that he can't do these jobs himself. And they cost big bucks. At least to Norm they do. Oh well.

Norm Tip #23

Norm says, "The less gas in the tank, the better the milage."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Norm's World #25

This is Norm's dining room. It's in a room that is 180? years old. It was not long ago that Norm had a T.V. and a bunch of used furniture in there. The dining room set is a family collection that was passed around until Norm let them store it in his barn three years ago. It is from the 1920s. Legend has it survived a fire and flood. Is Norm buying it? He doesn't know. All Norm knows is he has been hosting a bunch of family events here. (And it's been fun!)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Would You Drive It? #1

Who said efficiency was boring? With hydrogen fuel cells below the deck for a low center of gravity, and independent 4-wheel control for exceptional drivability, the Fine-S is the shape of what's to come. (A Toyota concept car.)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Norm's World #24

Norm snapped this shot a few days after all the torrential rain he got last month. It was pretty strange stepping down into the washed out road. Norm heard dump trucks about a week after the flood, and sure enough the road had been repaired.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Splash of Yellow

Norm has a decent variety of flowers that were planted by the previous owners. Things have been very summeresque here and Norm's yard has been showing signs of color.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Norm Tip #22

Norm says, "Tell her you get in touch with your feminine side by seeing her naked."

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Norm's World #23

Here is Norm's anemonefish. This is the best photo available, as he has an erratic swimming style. Norm got him over a year ago.