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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rail Car Stop

I spotted this pair of rail car stops in Bowie, TX.  A friend of mine found one of these on the side of the highway a year or so ago and brought it home.  We had to do some research to figure it out what it was as we had never seen one before.  According to a website that sells this type of equipment, they weigh 173lbs. and cost approximately $750.  Its probably for sale at a discount if anyone wants it.  It's red in color, not orange as seen below.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tick Tock

A fellow employee and I had differing opinions on which clock was more attractive.  The black and white clock was originally on the wall, but I replaced it with the "Footprints" clock.  The latter was described as being unattractive and the colors were boring, as opposed to the black and white color scheme on the original.  The picture below is my solution to the issue. 


Sunday, August 22, 2010

I-45

On Friday, August 20th while traveling southbound on Interstate 45 just north of Corsicana, TX, traffic was detoured as a result of this accident.  I don't know exactly what happened, but I did see a life-flight helicopter in the area.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ben

This is "Ben" and he is extremely overweight.



Friday, August 13, 2010

Double Red

Donated my red blood cells today.  I have donated whole blood numerous times, but I decided today that I wanted my platelets and plasma back.  All my vitals were normal and hopefully helped save a life!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tour 18

Today Grant and I played the Tour 18 in Humble, TX.  The course is comprised of replicas of famous golf holes throughout the U.S.  The picture of Grant on the tee-box with the bulkhead in the background is the hole replicating TPC Sawgrass #17.  This was my first time to play in several years and Grant defeated me with ease.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Old Jail

On Friday August 6, 2010 I introduced a fellow employee to Coldspring, TX.  Below are pictures of the front and rear of the jail,  we didn't spend much time there as it was extremely hot.  In fact, the museum was closed because the A/C was not working.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Battleship Texas

Late yesterday afternoon we (Tim, Lisa, Trenton, Tenley, Trace, Casey and Misty) made a quick trip down to La Porte, TX to see the Battleship Texas and the San Jacinto Monument.   Afterwards, we had supper at the Monument Inn and enjoyed watching the ships pass by on the channel.
  

Madam Monument

This is the lady that operates the elevator that takes visitors to the observation floor of the San Jacinto Monument.  It costs $4 to go up there, but she found something for free!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fowl Farewell

The chickens have moved to another home.  They didn't tell me where they were going, but they claimed they will write soon.  Even the driver of the shuttle service they hired wouldn't make a peep. We shall see...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Uneasy Fruit

Myself and some co-workers had lunch at this restaurant in Livingston, TX.  Had a great meal and enjoyed trying to repeat the Chinese words I learned from my fortune cookies to the cashier.  She was not interested in hearing "pear" or "anxious" mispronounced in her native tongue.

Flying Monkey Experiment #2

On Friday July 30th, we completed the second launch of toy monkeys into the skies over San Jacinto county.  We actually sent two separate monkeys up today, but their direction of travel was east as the initial launch the previous Friday was in a northerly direction.  Still waiting for responses.