Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Mind's Eye

Sarasota, Florida

The Washer/Dryer in the RV is an Italian make. It has three plastic paddles on a steel drum that keep failing and shearing off.

We order new paddles periodically from the manufacturer. We talked to one guy at the factory who suggested using JB Weld epoxy to fix the problem once and for all. That resonated we me. I love the stuff.

I read about one guy who saved his company $20,000 by using JB Weld to fix a cracked block on a D-8 Caterpillar bulldozer. Another guy used it to fix his broken dentures. Once I used it to fix a bad crack in my motorcycle gas tank. So today I epoxied the paddles once and for all.

We went up to Zephyhills today for an early Thanksgiving with Mom and my sister and all Sister's children and grandchildren. As usual, Jay did most of the cooking. I really enjoyed the collard greens from his garden.

Sometimes you don't have a camera when you need one but your mind snaps a picture that just gets better as time goes by.

You might be in between pink and purple cotton candy cloud layers at 8,000 feet as dawn breaks over the Pribiloff the Bering Sea.

Or you might catch a glimpse of a golden temple on the takeoff out of Bangkok.

 You could see a waterfall flooded with red Autumn maple leaves only to find that your camera batteries are dead.

 It doesn't matter. The camera in your head always works just fine until it doesn't anymore.

Mrs. Phred has a bad case of "puppy belly" from eating too much turkey and pumpkin pie. I, on the other hand, exercised severe restraint and mostly snacked on salads, collard greens and fruit.

I've been doing 4 to 6 mile walks every morning and watching my diet. I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds by December 12 before the dive trip to the Grand Caymans and Cozumel. So far I'm down five.

The boat leaves from Miami, so maybe I can find time take our friends to Joe's Stone Crab on South Beach.

We have a party of six signed up for the dive trip.

All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say
All that you eat
Everyone you meet
All that you slight
Everyone you fight
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune

Pink Floyd


  1. glad your early thanksgiving was enjoying the photos...sil

  2. LOL...I'm still laughing at "puppy belly." LOL LOL

  3. so you think you can tell... heaven from hell.
    blue skies from you think you can tell!
    Wish you were here! PF (bandito)