A Day Off . . .

Jan and I had the day off today while the rest of the horde went sightseeing in San Antonio.

So I spent the morning working on a new client’s website, trying to get all the photos cleaned up and sized correctly. The company sells custom-made knives, 14 different hand-forged blades with your choice of over 30 different handle and bolster materials, both natural and man-made. Here’s a sample.

Short sword

This is a Short Sword, with a Mountain Maple bolster and an Ocean Fleurinite handle. It runs around $400, depending on bolster and handle materials. Just beautiful workmanship.

Long time friend and blog reader Tricia took me to task this morning for not using a timer on the camera so Jim and I could have been in the group photo also.

Family Group Shot with Annisten

I said, “Just give me another day or so, and both Jim and I will both be in the photo.”

And actually, everyone wasn’t in the original photo either. Here’s the actual original one.

Family Group Shot

Not that Annisten, the little girl in pink sitting on the right sofa armrest, wasn’t there. She was taking a nap.

So after she got up, I took this photo of her, by herself. standing in the same position with the same lightning.

Annisten Shot 2

Then with the magic of Paint Shop Pro (my Photoshop clone) I got this, the one you saw.

Family Group Shot with Annisten

So as soon as I can get photos of me and Jim standing behind the sofa we’ll in the photo too. Stay tuned.

About 4pm Jan and I went in to Columbus to have dinner at Los Cabos once again. She’s been fighting back problems the last couple of days, but she was feeling a little better this afternoon so we made a last –minute trip to eat.

Jan had the Combo Fajitas,

Los Cabos Jan Fajitas

while I had the Plato Loco,

Los Cabos Plato Loco

with a Soft Beef Taco, a Beef Tamale, a Cheese Enchilada, and a Beef Enchilada. All really good.

Then coming home I made a quick stop for a few things from Brookshire Bros.

Coming back to the rig, I dug our Weber grill so we can use if for our cookout tomorrow. It’s been a while since we’ve used it so I hope the propane bottles haven’t leaked down. We’ll see.

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Tomorrow Jan and I are going to be on babysitting duty, watch all the kids while Brandi and Lowell take all the adults sightseeing. So we’ll be getting an early start so we can be at Brandi’s by 10am. Yikes.

Thought for the Day:

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. – Sir Winston Churchill



4 Responses to A Day Off . . .

  1. Your Photo Shop brings back memories of what I used to do.

    We’ve always used a Twenty Pound Propane Tank on our Weber Q. That takes all the guess work out of having enough fuel.

    Be Safe and Enjoy your time with the kids.

    It’s about time.

  2. Linda Sand says:

    For most of us a day off means NOT working. 🙂

    • gregwhite says:


      For most of us a day off means NOT working. ?

      As Jan says, I don’t do nothing very well. IF I don’t have something to occupy my time, I tend to wander off and get in trouble.

      At least, that’s what Jan says.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    What a nice family you have Greg…those get-togethers are wonderful!!  Reminds me of going to the huge extended clan at my Great Grandparents when I was growing up…those Great Grandparents and my Grandpa came from Texas!!  Maybe that has something to do with loving to gather the clan??  Saddest thing is that there were no such things for us anymore when we moved when I was 14 to another state. And thus my children also grew up without such…just small gatherings with their grandparents mostly.  Your grandson will likely remember all the fun times…and you and Jan so nice to take care of the kids while the adults go touring!!

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