Monday, October 31, 2005

Inside Grand Central

Fifth ave

Saturday, October 29, 2005

New watch

Russian type 1 from the ninteen thirties. Basically a pocket watch with lugs welded on to attach a band to. Curiously, this watch design is American. The Russians bought the old Dueber Hampton watch company, shipped the factory machines to Russia and, with the help of the company's American watchmakers, began making Russia's first watch.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Concrete jungle

Disturbing at times to look out a window and not see the sky

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Today's watch

Poljot Shturmanskie. 40th Anniversary edition of the model Juri Gagarin wore when he became the first man to fly in space.

Arrival at my second home

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Feliciano the gerbil. Class pet in my wife's preschool.

The series isn't over yet

But man I felt bad for Roy Oswalt just now. Has he ever given up five runs in an inning before?

Just dreary

Weather is really getting me down lately

Heavy rain, high wind, cold

Good suicide weather though.

Monday, October 24, 2005

The haul from upstate

Sunday, October 23, 2005

NY State Capital Mall

FDR's car

The Cohoes Mastodont

Someone's idea of art

NY state museum Albany

Warming up the house

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Kids near a bee hive

In the farmers market

Uncle Ruby

Uncle Ruby's back yard Albany

Friday, October 21, 2005

Ta Da!

New ceiling is done

Bomb threat

42nd street closed due to a bomb threat. Ah in NY.


The NYC MTA is in rare form this morning. The Manhattan bound E train I am on has been stuck between stations for roughly 30 minutes. The typically useless public service announcements from the train crew tell us of delays due to an "incident" at West 4th street. An incident, what the hell does that mean! Criminals, terrorists, nuke bomb or did someone just plain screw up? I have no clue and neither, it seems, does anyone else on this train. All I know for sure is that I am good and late for work and my feet hurt from standing in this glorified cattle car. God forbid they could just tell us what is really going on. Idiots.

Sent from my Treo

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Sukkah pic

Watch of the day pic

Sandoz diver

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


New ceiling is up :)

One of my favorite places

NYPL Main Branch

As I see it

Monday, October 17, 2005

The hole is closed

New roof shingles go on tomorrow

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sky shot

Hard at work. Wife and friends decorating a Sukkah

Football weather too

Jordan mid-throw

Great playground weather

Getting my daughter to go home will be another story though.

To the batting cage

Yippie!! Sun!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

My sister in law on the BJ's line

Looks thrilled doesn't she

Isn't BJ's a blast

I think that I shall never see

A cell tower as lovely as a tree

Prepping for the interior work

Got to clear the room out

The repairs begin

Holy smokes ... Sun

After the fall....

Well its the eighth or ninth day of rain...

My roof gave out and my living room is pretty much ruined. All told though, we were lucky. Northern NJ was flooded badly, much of Long Island lost power and roofs are leaking all over. Even the UN General Assembly had to close from a leaking roof. What amazes me is that the weather folks, who usually overhype every little thing, completely missed this one. The reporting on the severity of this storm was largely after the fact. Not that we could have done a thing anyway. You know the line about how everyone complains about the weather but no one ever does anything. Well....there you go.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dinner in the diner

More rain. Day 8

Must build ark soon.

Waiting for Godot

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Home sweet home

My front yard garden

Before the cold does it in completely

Water through the ceiling

Watch of the day

Thursday...still pouring

Contractor should be here soon. Water still coming in the house. Terrific.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Rain in the living room

Sorry about the pic, this is the best the Treo could do in low light. Insurance agent says he's been getting calls all day. Contractor will arrive tomorrow morning to try to shore things up. Funny but I don't remember being warned that today's rain would be exceptionally bad.

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