I was searching through my iPhoto library for a photo of the mini-mini-motorhome — found it! — and came across some others that I felt the need to share. I sincerely hope none of you are still on dial-up because this is one mother of a photo-heavy post.
First, the miscellaneous:
I broke my ankle in September, 2008 when the stock market crashed and the election was heating up. Remember Dolores? I thought she lent just the right touch to my cast.
That trip to South Africa in 2005:
A B&B in Masiphumelele, a township south of Cape Town.
He was the king of his second No Hater Rolling Dance Super Bike Mega Party, 2010.
In the financial district, same trip.
Smokey used to have a large (4' tall) cage of flying squirrels he had captured in our attic. This is Codger, so named because he seemed the oldest. Peak population in the cage was 7. One pair mated (repeatedly! with enthusiasm! ) and had babies. 2007.
The photo that prompted this post.
The pole light needed a new bulb. This was the only way anyone could reach it. Smokey suggested the arrangement to Younger Son (watching), who started to climb up but came back down, saying, It doesn't feel safe. (What you may not be able to tell from the photo is that Da Yeep is parked on the steepest part of the driveway hill, the place that has stopped many a car from getting up that hill in the winter.) My intrepid husband said, Oh, I can do it. And did. Circa 2009.