On to the next challenge…

This is one of my chain saw chains.  It is a new chain … well, almost.  I had to buy a new chain saw (my old one went belly up!), and the first time I used the new saw, the chain slipped the sprocket and got a tiny bit dinged up.  If you look closely, toward the bottom of the picture you’ll be able to see a few little “burrs” on the part of the chain that inserts into the chain bar.  I had to file those off today, because tomorrow I’m supposed to cut up an oak tree that fell on my neighbor’s property.  (He’s giving us the wood!)  What made it all the more frustrating that the chain got a bit hosed up was the fact that the chain saw shop put the chain on…and apparently they didn’t put it on tight enough…hence it came off the sprocket!!!

Never fear!  Chain saw filer is here!!!!  What a way it’ll be to spend a holiday.

Let’s not forget those who died so we can  have freedom!

The troublesome chain...
The chain I had to fix today

Oh, my aching feet…

Weed whacking day #2…got all the weed whacking done per se, but boy are my feet sore!  It’s amazing how standing on a steep hill with your feet either pointed upwards, downwards or sideways can make your toes get blisters and your feet get hot spots!  So, when I was all done today, I thought what better picture to represent my day other than a shot of my feet!  So, check it out…maybe you can see the red spots and the big blister on the outside of my little toe on my right foot. What you cant’ see here is the hot spots on the bottom of my feet…

Aching Feet
These little piggies need a break...

It’s been one of those days…

No rain today!  Hurray…and boo!!!  Because it was dry enough, I had to do some weed-whacking today.  I guess I should have known what the day was going to hold when I got up in the morning, went to the back patio, and this little “Welcome” toadstool was beckoning me to the patch of weeds that is our hillside!  I got about half the job done today.  I hope to finish up on Saturday!

Welcome to the Jungle!
Weed whack or I'll disappear forever!

Wishin’ for a Change

My first picture post and already I’m breaking the rules!  I DIDN’T take this picture today, but today reminded me of this picture…except it was the opposite!  It’s been freezing cold and raining for the past couple of days (this just doesn’t happen in California at this time of year!)  I took this picture on 5/6/10 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  It’s a HDR (high dynamic range) picture, which is one of my favorite types of photography.

Why this picture today?  Because I can’t wait for the weather to turn warm and sunny!  But alas, for now, I’m off to light the wood-burning stove to try and warm up the house!HDR of Golden Gate Park lake, 5/6/10

Pictures and Thoughts from a Day in Galen Dalrymple's Life

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