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Calm before the Storm   Leave a comment

We have been in a drought for four years here in California. Tonight we are due for a big one. Catagory 1 hurricane winds. gusts up to 75 miles per hour. Expecting 3 inches of rain in about 6 hours, which for us is huge. Flooding, and mud slides are expected from all the fires this past summer.

I took this picture of my dog in front of the fire, just before I took a screen shot of the doppler radar of the storm coming in from the ocean. It is known as the “Pineapple Express” due to building steam from Hawaii. ¬†Should be here in a couple hours. She has no idea what is coming, I am not thrilled about this.

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Posted December 11, 2014 by California Bonsai Art in Crazy California

Neighbors….your best friends.   Leave a comment

I have known my next door neighbor for over 40 years. Before I got married I had a 356 Porsche. He had a Porsche repair shop. We became friends. 25 years later we bought a different house and he became our next door neighbor. He is in a different business now and our jobs often intersect as his boss is a mortgage broker and does many Tenent Improvements for office buildings. My boss bids all of them.

Long story short….My neighbor became the object of a three day practicle joke about me losing my job. Over the years he has watered my plants for me while I am on vacation, which we do quite frequently. On Friday, when he thought I had lost my job, he planted this sign in my front yard….”just tryin to help me out”.

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Bless his heart, always looking out for me.

I am frequently looking behind lately waiting for his revenge……


Posted January 19, 2013 by California Bonsai Art in Crazy California

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