Holiday lights

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Back when we went to Blenko, I managed to sneak out this lamp.

Yes I paid for it, but mom didn’t notice the extra box at the time.

But sometimes you just need to give gifts early.

So we put it out along with a bunch of holiday decorations.

Brightened up her day, for sure.

Dapper

Friday, November 16, 2018

The ice came

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The old YMCA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UC YCMA

The gothic YMCA building at 270 Calhoun Street in University Heights opened in 1930 for $175,000.

Pretty sure it’s been sitting empty for over a decade. To rehab it would be expensive, but dang how neat would it be if they did?

Too soon?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas tree with cat on couch

Holdout

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ginkgo leaf

Ginkgo leaves on ground

David & Gabe’s shower

Sunday, November 11, 2018

My niece is having a baby!

We celebrated with a grand party.

I’ve come to enjoy showers where all folks are invited.

Had extra fun teasing my great niece over the game where you try and get folks to say the keyword and steal all their mini clothespins. (The word was baby.)

More photos…

Scan Bag Go

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scan Bag Go

While in Anderson the other day, I visited the new Kroger that long since replaced the one I worked at when I was 16. Back then, I checked VHS videos out to folks and made all those sale signs around the store by hand with some Marks-a-lot markers. It was pretty sweet.

Anyway, the new store is huge. It has a jewelry section, a dessert station and a whole host of other features I didn’t experience.

But they did have this new Scan Bag Go system where you pick up one of these filthy scanners and just scan stuff as you shop. When you’re done, you wander around the checkout area trying to figure out how to leave until you ask someone “How do I GO?” and they scoff as you with the disdain of your cat and point at a dilapidated UPC symbol on a self-checkout kiosk. You scan that and then pay.

Aside from that ending bit? I was totally down with it.