JMan b-day

We celebrated JMan b-day a few days back. Here’s a few photos I snapped.

Assist by GMan on the candles
JMan gazing fondly at the sea of cake and donuts!
Now that the candles are out of the way…let’s eat.

Happy Birthday JMan and many more to come. BTW….we did have real food before the fun food!

Random photos from this week

Top left clockwise.

1. Friday nights ale. Don’t believe the name as it’s 8.5% so how could it be a FUNCRUSHER! Good stuff and exactly what I needed at the end of this week.

2. Drawer slide brackets that went out of production 30 years ago. A good friend said his 80 plus year old mom needed to replace some cabinet parts but could not find then. I measured up an existing one and printed a bunch on my 3D printer.

3. Once to get the plate you’ll get the picture. Spotted in 495 north.

4. JMan sampling some imported soda at a local Chinese restaurant.

5. Jammy Pants ale! The label was much better than the ale. Looked like thick Cranberry juice coming out of the can…yup its deep red/purple and it tasted like cough medicine. If my better 1/2 had not paid $5 for it I’d have tossed it. I can truthfully say that Bud Light would be better.

Father’s Day 2021

My much better 1/2 surprise me with a day at the American Heritage Museum in Stow MA for Father’s Day.

I was trying for years to get over there but never quite made it. We first took in an antique car show with some great looking classics from the thirties. They sure don’t make them like they used to.

I didn’t take any photos of the drive by but snapped a few after the cars were returned to their garage.

There’s more steel in that hood ornament than in most new cars! This Rolls Royce is a real beauty.

After the cars we checked out some airplanes….and a few modern race cars. This place really has something for every type of gear head.

Since the place was very busy here’s some plane parts!
Can you spot the handbrake….well foot break! No thanks, I’ll be missing this ride!
Zoom zoom…yup, this one I will take a ride in.
This bad boy would be a great accessory for my Bren Gun. It’s actually called a Bren Gun Carrier.
Gangs all here…
Object in perspective appear closer…and, if you get this view in real life I’d say duck immediately.
GMan in the hot seat lower left, driver on the right, JMan and I up top.

The tank ride was a complete surprise and definitely a lot of fun. JMan and I rode up top and GMan got in the hot seat next to the driver. He got to steer a few time during our excursion. Other than starting and stopping the ride was very smooth, along the lines of a very heavy farm tractor.

Too bad the 50 cal was not working, it would be a hoot to create some brass rainbow while cruising around.

Go here for additional information on the M24 Chaffee Tank.

Get some!
View from up top. This this would be great in rush hour traffic!
Kicking up some dirt while under power.

For more information on the American Heritage Museum click this.

GMan took a walk today…

Gabriel’s high school graduation ceremony was today. It was great event that everyone enjoyed. We could not be more proud of Gabriel. A lot has changed in the last 4 years and especially in the last one.

Come fall he’ll be heading south to college.

35 years later….

April 18th 1986 I stepped onto a plane in Dublin Ireland with a return ticket I was fairly certain I would not use.

Today I’m 35 years in America. Apparently I did not use that ticket!

Full moon

Last nights full moon lit up our yard like daylight. Here’s a few photos from my 4am indoor walk. I did not edit or alter the images in any way. It’s nature and android at their best!

Our back yard
Deck railing casting its shadow on snow covered deck.
Front steps leading to drive.

Anniversary gift..

Jess and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary today. I have lots to be thankful for but one thing for sure…. Jess is a good listener.

With all that’s going on in the world one thing I really missed and it’s a bit silly…but I missed going to the movies.

Over the years we sometimes switch off..meaning one year I organized the surprise and others Jess did. Some times we went away, or out for a nice dinner. This year neither of us planned anything, well, Jess secretly did. A few days ago she said don’t make plans, do I didn’t.

We set off from the house and I was under strict instructions to close my eyes as it was a surprise. I tried to figure out where we were going but lost track. We ended up in the parking lot of O’neil cinema in Littleton MA. I was shock and didn’t know why we were there and asked if the cinema was open…Jess said…for us it is!

My darling wife rented a movie theater for us for our anniversary! Apparently you can do this! You need to supply your own Blueray DVD, you can order food and drinks and have the whole place to yourself.

We watched a classic “The fifth element”. It’s a great movie and even better on the big screen when you have it all to yourself.

If you have not watched it….go watch it now. Yes, the above are photos of the actual movie….sue me! Here’s a link in case you can’t find it.

Thanks Jess for a wonderful 21 years and a wonderful gift…..and best of all thanks for listening. Love you, Alan