New Outdoor Lighting

Years ago I installed these types of lights myself but now I'm just not steady enough.  It's not worth it to take a chance on falling and injuring myself.

The jobs were so small that I had trouble finding an electrician.  Thank goodness I know a dependable handyman.  He's very honest and does good work.

The old post light was crooked and falling apart.

Installing this motion detector security light over the garage is as easy as changing a light bulb.  But not for me.

Frank the handyman estimated the job to cost about $100 if there were no problems.  He wound up charging me $75.  What an honest man.  He also took away a rotting wooden swing and patched a banister while he was here, no extra charge!

This part of the house has two windows that are hidden from view.  I was able to put this light in myself.  There's no wiring. You just position it and plug it in.

This bright light operates with a motion detector.  It makes it safer from a break in.  The area is safe but we feel a little vulnerable in our somewhat hidden home.  Maybe I'll get a security system someday but I don't think we need one right now.  It's probably all the scary movies we watch late at night that stimulates our imaginations.

Anyway, now it will be easier to see our way into the house from the driveway at night and it looks good. 

Have Any Malapropisms to Share?

Here are a few I've heard of:

He was on the horns of an enema.

I can assert the truth of it, without fear of contraception.

Enfield Cinema - Sinfield Enema

Nooks  & Crannies - Crooks and Nannies

Horse drawn carriage - Horse drawn cabbage.

Soldiers go to war - Shoulders only shrug.

The street is called Juble Early Drive named after the Civil War general.
Not Surly Gerbil Drive

She wanted to fry her kitchen.
It's safer to fry your chicken.

Brooklyn was hit with a tomato.
Much safer than being hit with a tornado.

Grand Union Station
Not Grand Onion Station

She failed her addition.
I hope she won't also fail the audition.

It's a Dog!

Most thought it was a cat, which is what I would have guessed. This is a photo out in the snow at another time.  Here his eyes are somehow two colors!

Week's Image June 25th 2017

This Week's Image

Cat or Dog?
I took this photo late at twilight and edited it.

National "Leon" Day June 25

I've never heard of this holiday before.
I guess it makes sense for homemade crafts.
Here's a quote from the site which explains it:


National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day.  Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations.  It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June.
HOW TO OBSERVE: Crafters, get your hot glue guns ready! Start planning your ugly sweaters now to beat the crowds! Use #NationalLeonDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL LEON DAY HISTORY: Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Leon Day. Link: NATIONAL LEON DAY – June 25 | National Day Calendar

Backyard Ant Hill

It's not very large but compared to the size of an ant
it must seem large to them.

It has several holes to enter.

Garden Progress June 2017

The tomato plant made a great start.  So did the cucumbers on the left.

These two tiny tomatoes are about the size of a pinkie nail. I got up close to see the hair-like details on  the stalk.

The cucumbers are doing well, no cukes yet.

I love the way the tendrils find a way to hold the plant to the support.

The basil plants are about six inches tall now.

Our Front Yard Tulip Tree

From a Distance

It almost died one year but then came back with four trunks!

NYC Subway Music

From Basic to Professional


A Trio

Spreading Joy

Definitely Professional
They must have rented time to perform.  Maybe it was at the NYC Subway Museum.

Grandson Miles

Helping Grandma with the Gardening

The park is not scientific but mostly just for kids.


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