Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:55 PM
Its been way too long since I dropped by "the board." I've missed you all and while I and my chapter are still active we haven't been heard from in a long time. I'm getting back in the Red Hat swing of things. So for the first bit of communication I'm posting this "cute" photo I took last week on a "warm" winter day. I call this one:
Now, where did I leave my wallet?
Saturday, January 31, 2009, 8:34 PM
Tuesday started a nasty ice storm in Kentucky and by Wednesday many branches and trees had been lost to the weight of the ice. Roads were closed, power was lost, businesses were closed and even gas and water was effected. Early Wednesday I took some pictures of the ice damage. I had just gotten back in the house when huge snowflakes started falling. Total in Lexington as 1/2 in ice and 2 inches snow. We had 2 days off from work but sat on pins and needles wondering if power would go out. As of tonight Saturday Jan 31, 19,000 people in Fayette Co still were without power. Louisville experienced much worse damage and icing. While we returned to work Thursday and Friday, our sister office in Louisville was still without power Friday afternoon. Some residences in KY may not get power back for 2 weeks. While it made for trying times for many people, it also offered much for the photographers. Please enjoy some of the photos I took over the last 4 days. Click on each on to enlarge for better viewing.
Ice on the crepe myrtle.
Ice on broken limbs in the backyard.
Ice and snow on the Armillary.
Ice on the lantern.
Angled icicles on downed limbs of a beautiful crab apple tree.
Ice on the lines that were still connected.
Newly fallen snow.
Some of the downed limbs.
Slippery perch on icy lines.
So many beautiful crab apples.
And saving the best for last.....
The dancing ice eagle.
Found that after I uploaded the photos to the computer. Zoomed way in on seed pods from the crepe myrtle.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 7:35 PM
We're having an icky winter ice storm and I'm getting cabin fever so I'm sending you a little funny to cheery your day.
The Gynecologist Who Wanted to be a Mechanic!
A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could. When the time for the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%.
Fearing an error, he called the instructor, saying, "I don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wonder if thereis an error in the grade."
The instructor said, "During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. "You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark."
After a pause, the instructor added, "I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler, which I've never seen done
in my entire career."
Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 8:33 PM
Monday, June 30, 2008, 6:59 AM
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EVERY 72 SECONDS SOMEONE IS DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S.
THERE IS NO CURE.