This and That....

For a few days I've stayed home and got some menial jobs done around the house. One was nothing earth shattering, but it took most of the morning. And since I go walking in the morning only, I didn't that day. The job of work was to clean, wax, dust, and arrange the entertainment center. One side of the shelving unit has our collection of DVD [and even some old VHS!!]. When using them, they never get put back in the original slot. So, I wanted to take them all out [100s] and dust the shelves, then arrange them alphabetically. By the way, you may wonder why we still have VHS in our collection...we have a DVD/VHS player, and some of our favorite movies have never made it to DVD. So, they stay here with us. Then, on the other side of the unit are four more shelves. There I have cassettes, CDs, and even vinyls -33 rpm and 45s-. Yep we have a record player, CD, and cassette player all in one. The collection of vinyls go back to the history of JAZZ, Elvis, Righteous Bros, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Herb Alpert, and many classical compositions. I even have a collection of Winston Churchill speeches in several volumes on 33rpm.

Now that you know the background of this post somewhat, the reason there is nothing much, I am sharing a few eclectic photos with you 'cause I have nothing better to share at the moment. I haven't gone walking 'cause the heat index has been hitting the 110° mark.  If I do go anywhere, it's all in the Air Conditioned Car...


Just outside our house, "x" marks the spot!


Finally, the frozen pitiful looking palm trees are coming back...


Power Line Repair work...on island highway!

 
Gift Shop Exterior on NORTH Padre Island [not South Padre Island...that's Brownsville, Texas]
 


I brought my lens-ball in from the car to clean and took a couple photos of a couple of my glass dolphins.


And Isaiah being somewhat of a mechanic. He thought the tire was a bit low and tried showing me that they needed inflating a bit so he could crawl under the chassis and check out the drive train for me.
 
 

...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 27th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
Holiday Themed
SMALLEST IN MY COLLECTION
Thanksgiving Pilgrim

circa: 80s

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  1. oh my, i am exhausted just reading about the job you did. that is one huge collection and you will always have something to do. you can watch and listen or clean, ha ha.. kisses to Isaiah and that is one tiny troll.

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    1. The worst part for me was sitting on the floor so long, alphabetizing!!

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  2. Hello,
    Cleaning and dusting are not my favorite things to do. But, walking outside in that heat does not sound nice.
    Isaiah is cute. Love the Thanksgiving Troll. Have a happy weekend.

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    1. The heat can be lethal this time of year.

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  3. Up until a few months ago I still had vhs tapes. Unfortunately they had gotten shoved into a crawl space and ended up ruined. That's quite nice of Isaiah to do that work for you :)

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  4. "By the way, you may wonder why we still have VHS in our collection...we have a DVD/VHS player, and some of our favorite movies have never made it to DVD. So, they stay here with us."

    OMG, Anni, I did too for the longest time. However, several years ago when I was planning on moving to NYC, I decided to get rid of them (the tapes and the player) because I wanted as little as possible to pack for the move. My VHS collection was primarily old black and white films and several I Love Lucy seasons. It was a very hard decision for me because like you said, many of them never made it to DVD.

    Great photos! I love the one you captured of the helicopter. AWESOME shot!!!! And the one of Isaiah is so CUTE! Don't you just love cats?

    Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Our Isaiah is certainly entertaining.
      🐈‍⬛🐾🐈‍⬛

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  5. I never would have imagined a helicopter being involved in power line work! Looks dangerous to me. You have an impressive collection of sound and visual items and the means to use them Good for you for keeping it all.

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    1. I've seen this lineman work a couple of times now, but have never figured out just what they're doing.

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  6. Our heat index has been about the same here. As of Thursday I've had to start keeping all the blinds closed. I hate being in a dark house, but it does help to keep our AC from running nonstop. I love all of your this and that photos, especially the one of Isaiah. Adorable little tiny Troll too. :)

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    1. Our blinds are off white, so they mostly only block the direct sun without too much darkness. More help than none is that the house is situated on an angle ... That too helps in summertime heat exposure.

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  7. Holy toledo... fixing wires by helicopter. WOW!!! And I've got the same collection of DVDs and VHS tapes. *gawd* They're in a huge (HUGE) cabinet and I never open the thing!!!! It's time for me to dump the whole lot of them (including the cabinet) at Goodwill, if ya ask me. At least you're getting use out of yours. Your little troll reminds me of some troll earrings I have for halloween. They really are cute and I used to wear them all the time, for the grandgirls when they were little. ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  8. I have a built in entertainment center and it's time consuming to clean but so worth it because it looks so nice afterwards. I've never seen or thought of lines being fixed by a guy perched on a helicopter!

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    1. I was amazed at the coordination & talent of the pilot!!!

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  9. That helicopter shot is just amazing and pretty scary if you ask me. I hate dusting and that was a huge job. I applaud you, Anni!

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    1. It was the pulling out & alphabetizing that was time consuming. Of course, everything is probably collecting dust as I type!!

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  10. I love that tiniest of trolls! My fave so far! Hard to find cute things for Thanksgiving, too! Wow, you had a lot of energy for housekeeping, what a task! I have been so naughty about housekeeping this past week. I just keep doing crafts instead of cleaning. Our palms here have come back out a bit, too. The cold snap just murdilated them (new combo word!) and not all made it. The drought ain't helping. I wanted to ask, what is the lens ball for? Is it a decoration?

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  11. Would not want anyone I know doing that lineman's job. Scary with so many chances for something to go wrong. If the pilot sneezes----
    I still have VHS tapes also. Not sure why but like you said, there are shows I just don't want to lose.
    Glad you stayed out of that heat.

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    1. Exactly...maneuvering a chopper in ordinary circumstances is tricky enough!!

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  12. Love your eclectic collection of photos.
    That's the way I have been...haven't gone anywhere or done anything interesting for so long. I get tired of the same old things...
    It hit 102F yesterday and its suppose to be the same today and then go up from there again..So scary for our drought and wildfire situation..Dry lightening has started a few too many for my peace of mind.
    Seu

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    1. HaHa..I can't even spell my own name correctly...
      Maybe I need another cup of coffee (:0)
      SUE

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    2. Maybe you were saying See u soon?

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  13. I love my dvds , I can watch them over and over, I'm that way with books but read them that is :)
    love the pictures. those two men are very very good at what they do.
    have a good weekend

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  14. I laughed at Isaiah's talent under the car. And all those dusty things? I am glad to know you are not daunted by such a task. I would be, and then they'd be gone. :-)

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    1. Oh, I can't part with our collections. Even with movies on free tv & phone carrier free Netflix. They are used a lot...for now.

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  15. THe lensball is a great way to photograph those dolphins.
    Another cute troll!

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  16. That sounds like a BIG job getting all those DVD and tapes straightened out. I like to have things like that in order too.

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    1. It took hours, but it was worth it.

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  17. Alphabetizing that many DVDs and VHS certainly is a HUGE job. One you probably won't have to do again for a long time.
    Amazing how the power line was being fixed by a repair person sitting under a helicopter. That couldn't have been easy.

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    1. One I will ignore more like it. lol

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  18. Are you kidding me? Power line work from a helicopter. Never have seen that before! I went with you on your drive thru construction and held my breath. Tried to comment but my computer (the server) is acting up and no one can come to fix until Tuesday, so I am hoping this posts. Awesome haiku you left me last week.

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    1. Yep, it is amazing to watch the expertise on power repair work.
      Computer woes can be a pain for sure. Glad you liked my comment😊

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  19. Way to go for all that cleaning. i don't parenjoy cleaning, but the last while it seems it's about all i've done.

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    1. Like my bird photo blog says..."I'd RatherB Birdin'"

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  20. What a cute little Troll. He is my favorite so far! you got an amazing capture of the power line workers. They deserve every penny and more of their wages!Gorgeous lens ball photos! I must have found your post very late, as I see so many other comments!

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    1. I think their insurance would have extreme premiums holding a job like that.

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  21. Are those Linemen/Linewomen amazing or what? Thank goodness for them and electricity.

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    1. They are priceless in what they do!

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