Friday, December 20, 2013


Hello to all my fellow inmates here at the Asylum! I haven't been doing a very good job of posting these last few months, and I humbly apologize. No good reason, just lots of lame excuses. I hope to do a better job in the coming months. Personally, I'm still in disbelief that it's CHRISTMAS TIME already! How on earth did it sneak up on me so FAST? It's less than a WEEK away! And today (Friday) was my last work day until NEXT YEAR!

So, I won't go on and on (though I surely could...don't test me!)...instead, I'll just wish you all a VERY merry Christmas. And here is our 2013 Christmas card that I'm sending virtually to all of my friends here in the Asylum. Be safe, and we'll see you (ie: talk online via comments and posts) next year...except for those that I will actually see, in which case I'll see you next year.

Note: three of the four screen shots came out a tiny bit crooked...I had to scan my actual card onto an SD card and transfer the files to my desktop, and this is just the way they came out when I photo-shopped them down to size and cropped off the funky edges my scanner gave them. It's either that or they're perfectly straight and you just have weird eyes...take your pick.

And today (Christmas morning) I added these 2 pictures...the road-runner is a new addition to our front door this year, as I JUST brought him back from Mexico yesterday (where the tortoise came from many years ago) for Jeannie. They are made of concrete...I carried that tortoise a LONG ways on a hot summer day across the border thru a LOOOOOOOOOONG customs line (it weighs at least 20lbs, so I'd move 2 steps and put it down, then pick it up and move 2 more steps...thru infinity). The road runner weighs not quite so much thankfully, and a MUCH shorter line made that one not so bad. I'll have to clean and re-paint Mr. turtle with a fresh coat of shellac to make him all shiny like his new friend (he originally looked just like that). I hot-melt glue their Christmas hats on every year when I do the outside decorations (I hot-melt glue created all their hats too). You can do a lot with a hot-melt glue gun when you are motivated!

OK, OK...ONE more "day after Christmas eve" lights shot (realized I haven't taken any pics of this years lights). This is the last one FOR SURE! I PROMISE!