Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shave and a haircut.

Ok, maybe just the haircut...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Great Orange Hunter

Here is our cat. His name is Orange. Quite fitting if you ask me. Our other cat "Blacky" died several years back. He was a black cat. We have another cat that is black and white. His name is... Junior.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Samson's hurt Foot

Samson got injured playing ball and we had to take him to the vet. Here is a picture of the poor guy. He is still stoned on sedatives. $235 to remove a broken toe nail! Geez!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Field Burn Time

I encountered two field burns along I-84 this morning. It reminded me of the field burning that caused a major pile up in I-5 a few years back in the Willamette Valley.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beach Pic's 2009

We had a lot of fun on our Mt Hood camping and Oregon Coast beach trip this week. Here are a few more pictures I wanted to share. During our transition from Hood to Coast we stopped at home for a night. During our time home Grayson lost one of his new rats. When we got back, Lori found it under a dresser drawer. Trip done, rat found, all is well in our world!

Grayson skim boarding at Rockaway Beach

Sunset shots at Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Me and Lori on top of the hill at Yaquina Head. It was quite windy.

Tide pools.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Hanging out in Newport

On our way home we just had to stop for ice cream at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. As usual, the ice cream and cheese samples didn't disappoint!


Strange, Very Strange!

At the Oregon Coast Aquarium this week we saw these things. I am not sure exactly what they are called. Some sort of jelly fish I think. Strange and amazing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mt Hood Camping / Hiking Pic's 2009

Here are some pictures from our camping trip. More photos from the beautiful Oregon coast coming later...

Whittling for hours...

We started hiking on this trail but decided Mexico was a little far for a day hike so we turned back.

It gets dark at night... Lori and Grayson around the fire.

Say Cheesey!

Tamanawas Falls. I hiked behind and took a couple of pictures from there.


Sun setting. We watched the sunset from Timberline lodge. It was amazing!

Our lead explorer.

The three of us

Setting up our cabin...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mt Hood from Trillium

what a testimony to His creation

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our New Addition To The Family

We have a new addition to the family. Actually, 3 new additions.

Belle, Nila, and Essie. I didn't see much of a need to take a picture of all of them since they all look the same to me anyway.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Leg Of My Dog???

I thought this was kind of funny. I posted a picture of some colorful fall leaves yesterday. Here is the "behind the scenes" look at my picture taking abilities...

The first shot I took didn't turn out. My dog Samson walked behind the pile of leaves and the camera focused in on his leg. So instead of the picture of the fall leaves I got a picture of Samson's leg... Here ya go!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fall Is In The Air

I would have to say that fall is my favorite time of year. I know it is still around the corner, but I figured I would start early since today feels like a fall day. Cool air, light breeze, moisture in the air, and leaves beginning to change colors. Ahhh! Isn't it nice!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Working a rock train

A beautiful day for a work train...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Grayson At Eagle Fern Camp 2009

Another fun year at Eagle Fern Camp for Grayson. Here is a picture of his counselors David and Brian along with most of the boys in his cabin... Not all of the boys had arrived yet so there are two more that what are pictured.

A week without him will be kind of interesting to say the least.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I call this one a tie...

Grayson, Tristen and I were walking to 7-11 for the new GI Joe Slurpee cup after cook's night out on Wednesday and we encountered the meeting of a white Ford truck and a poor defenseless tree.

The owner of the truck was walking around picking up pieces and I asked him what happened. All he could say was, "I don't know."

From what I could tell he was traveling down Powell Blvd going the wrong direction and when he discovered the error of his ways he decided to run into the helpless tree. That is the best story I can come up with.

From the looks of this one, I would guess this match to be a tie.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Reptile Night at Cook's Night Out

Last night was "Reptile Night" at cook's night out at Spring Mountain Bible Church. We enjoyed good food, lots of fellowship, and a whole bunch of lizards, snakes, turtles and more.

Here are some pictures...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Any Guesses

I took this picture and thought it turned out kind of cool... Any guesses as to what it is?

Monday, August 3, 2009

What Was I Thinking?

Have you ever had one of those moments where you ask yourself the question, "What was I thinking?"

I had one of those moments today. I bid on a window washing job and I didn't really want to get it. It was for an existing customer so I am sure that they didn't get any other bids and when mine came in they accepted it right away.

Well today was the day to begin the work. I was ready to quit after 3 hours but since the job will take four days I guess I need to keep on going. It is 8 buildings and a total of 796 windows... What was I thinking??? And 3 of the buildings require 32 foot ladder work. Well, maybe next time I will just say, "No thanks, I would rather go mountain biking off a cliff!"

Grayson was a big help and an inspiration to keep on going... Not to mention he is getting paid quite well for helping. He is such a hard worker. (Are there any laws against working your kids till they drop?)