Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nothing to do day...

There are just some days where there is absolutely nothing going on and it drives me crazy! No matter how hard I try to find something to do, I just can't. There are things that depend on a certain time schedule, so you can't do them. Other things that are "farmed out" are put on hold waiting for them to be done. Household things got done the day or days before... blah, blah, blah.

Then there are those days that are just brimming with stuff to do and places to go that if one thing is delayed or goes over the time you allot for them your schedule is "shot out of the water!" hmmm, never really got the meaning of that expression.

Last Saturday was one of those days.
I've been helping out a fellow Patriot Guard Rider, Ed Finch, help out repair Gunny's house. The house is in Yucca Valley, which is a 3 hour drive...
5 o'clock in the morning...
Gunny House continued (1)
and even at o'dark thirty, the 60 freeway was already backed up!
Gunny House continued (2)
By 7:15 am, there were a few familiar sights.
Gunny House continued (3)
Gunny House continued (4)
and finally...
Gunny House continued (5)
A lot of work still needed to be done but it is getting there.
Gunny House continued (9)
Gunny House continued (10)
Gunny House continued (11)
can you see the waterline? (Click on the picture to get a larger image.)
Gunny House continued (12)
My friend "Kirby" and I taped up one of the back bedrooms so it will be ready for primer and paint. But we had to clean (scour really) the walls, window sill and the area around the sliding door. We also had to remove all the face plates for the wall sockets and light switches. Others were tackling the same jobs in other rooms along with more clean up throughout the rest of the house. Ed was busy trying to tackle the rest of the plumbing problems.

Then I had to leave. I had to get back to Los Angeles by 3 pm. I had a group going to the Griffith Observatory that night and I still had to shower and pick up a few folks. Since I had the tickets, I definitely had to go.

The Griffith Observatory was nice. Lots of new displays, a whole new wing actually. Elevators everywhere! Ok, not everywhere but now you can take an elevator to the roof. Speaking of the roof...
Griffith Observatory (1)
Griffith Observatory (3)
Griffith Observatory (4)
Griffith Observatory (6)
I've always loved this pendulum.
Griffith Observatory (7)
Griffith Observatory (8)
Griffith Observatory (12)
From the front.
Griffith Observatory (18)

After coming back down from the observatory, we all roamed around the Hollywood and Highland Complex a little.
The corner of Hollywood and Highland.
Hollywood and Highland
Across the street.
Disney Soda Fountain, Hollywood
Then there were the wannabees.
It was a pretty long day, though technically since I had only gotten 3 hour of sleep the night before (if that), I think it was more of a long two days with a nap.

Can I get back to those "nothing to do" days?


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