This Space for Rent

May 14, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Family silver mite

Polishing the family silver

May 13, 2021

Tradition!

The routine

Out to Henry Higgins for another dozen(ish) bagels


The family silverplate

Two Oneida teapots

Part of my parents’s silver; these two teapots were both hideously tarnished from long storage, so I went over one with silver polish for comparison purposes. (I’m going to have to do the other one when I pry the serving tray out from under the bags of good china, but didn’t have the time today.)

May 12, 2021

An attractive nuisance

Vine roses

The feral rose in the front yard is blooming.

May 07, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Mite under glass

Jugged Mite

May 02, 2021

shopping overload

Shopping overload

It had been a while since the last time we went to Trader Joe’s, so the shopping list got a little bit out of control. 80 pounds of groceries in the trailer, 12 pounds of oranges in the rando bag, and as a special bonus it turns out that both flat magnets have slow leaks and me + the groceries sagged them to the point where the front wheel was squishing side to side and the rear wheel bottomed out on any bump or whenever I stood to pedal.

Thankfully I had co2 in my toolroll, because trying to push air into a tire with a minipump when the front bag & trailer are trying to flip the bicycle over is an adventure (one that I don’t really want to do more than once in my life, thank you very much!)

May 01, 2021

If you lived here, you’d be VERY DAMP when it rained

If you lived here, there'd be trees growing through your living room

I will never get tired of taking pictures at the virtual house on Leif Erikson Drive.

Apr 30, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Cajun Gator-Tators

A discovery at the local Plaid Pantry

Apr 29, 2021

Taking off and nuking it from orbit (part 1)

Injected and inspected (part 1)

Pfizer vaccine, round one.


Catnap

Window catnap

Thor dozes on the windowsill

Apr 28, 2021

More paint

Paint v2 (3)

Painted & now curing for a week or so before I pull out the sandpaper, buffing wheel, and patch paint so I can clean up the scaling, bubbling, and whatnot.

Apr 23, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite & the band

Dust Mite & the band

Apr 17, 2021

Just riding around

bike & stratovolcano

Up on Powell Butte

Apr 16, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Handlebar nest

A cozy nest of handlebars and shaved Hetres

Apr 14, 2021

Railroad photo of the day

The working Eng! heads across 13th Ave

I was headed north on Sellwood Blvd when I saw the working Eng! headed south with a short train, so (after I bobbled an attempted photo from the bluff) I sprinted back south to get this photograph and some others (both here @ 13th Ave, then a few blocks later @ 17th).


RSC2m picture of the day

579, a GP-30, and a fractional Baldwin at Pig's Eye yard in St. Paul

579, long hood forward, at the engine facilities in Pig’s Eye yard in St. Paul.

Apr 13, 2021

Time to stock up on sedatives, because it’s TIME FOR A SHOT!

Finally!

I’ve already had covid-19 (maybe?) but it’s time to lift off and nuke it from orbit just to be sure.

Apr 09, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Mite Cakes

Dust Mite-sized sweets

Apr 07, 2021

domestic vermin photo of the day

Two cats

Thor just happened to be sitting on the arm of the sofa right next to where Mavis was napping. Purely a coincidence! Not that Thor wants to pester her very best friend of the day or anything.

Apr 05, 2021

RSC2m picture of the day

579 & an unidentified F9 sit on the ready track in North La Crosse

It took three attempts, but I finally got a scan of this slide that wasn’t covered in cat hair.

(579 & a F9 in North La Crosse, the year before I got into trains and started spending much of my spare time on the north side)

Apr 04, 2021

Words of wisdom

Once one side is unclipped, things get a touch easier - work gradually around the perimeter gently levering with the spudger until the base eventually pops off with a sound like a warranty vaporising.

One of the steps of an ifixit guide to replacing the hard drive in an Airport Time Capsule.

—30—

Obéir c'est trahir, Désobéir c'est servir
orc@pell.portland.or.us

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