Another house

I’ll have to show you pictures, I don’t have any yet, but yesterday Mark and I bought another house.   This makes our ninth property.   This will also be the first time we’ve bought two in one year.   The new house is a 50’s or 60’s brick ranch with a mother-in-law apartment attached.   The place has been empty, and the pipes had burst in it, so there’s quite a bit of work to do.   It looks pretty bad right now, but fortunately the work isn’t structural.   There’s going to be a lot of painting, we’ll need to replace carpet, but we don’t need to move rooms or build additions.   We’ll be hiring out most the work, Mark’s back won’t allow him to do much of anything right now.   It is always exciting to start a new project, I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Tarsier

The smallest of all primates, he has adhesive   discs on his toes.   Very helpful, because he can climb the smallest limbs, but cannot walk.   His large eyes make it possible to see at night, but almost completely blind during the day.   His head pivots nearly 360 degrees.   Tarsiers are only 3 to 7 inches long, small and sweet.   Except when threatened, they bite.   This one is named Betty.

Kutztown, PA

 Mark and I went out to Kutztown for their antique radio swap meet, here are some of the exciting images.

This is the meet, with someone looking through Mark’s knobs.

You can buy speakers.   I really like the way they look up at you like baby birds waiting to be fed.

A sign of a good swap meet.

Beautifully restored speakers.

You can always predict several of these showing up.

Now there’s some knobs.

Cute, colorful TVs.

Mark gives a talk on speaker repair.

A boy and his radio, it’s a beautiful thing.

Another happy customer.

It’s a really nice meet, a good group of people run it.   And I’m only partly influenced by the scotch and the beer.

Where I stood..

Here, back in Plymouth.   I was suppose to be standing in New Jersey, or New York, but our trip out east was cut short because of Mark’s severe back pain.   So, a little disapointed, and back in Plymouth.   Here I stand.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.