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Art at the County Tax Office ~ Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's time to pay the property taxes again. Nobody likes paying taxes, but at least this money stays local and pays for useful things like schools and trains.

Our county government building has interesting art in the foyer by local artists, and it's changed frequently enough that there's always something new for my semiannual visits.

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Door Stuck ~ Friday, November 18, 2016

I had no idea train crews had crowbars onboard, but the door is struck on this car and they're trying to fix it.

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Warm Rain ~ Friday, October 14, 2016

This is not a weather combination we're used to around here.

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Nate's on this Bus ~ Thursday, October 13, 2016

And I'm not!

His first time riding to school without me tagging along.

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Catzilla! ~ Saturday, October 08, 2016


He patiently watches...


...then strikes!


Inspecting the vanquished prey


Can we play again?

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House Painting ~ Wednesday, October 05, 2016

No, this isn't my house! Nor was this from one of our expeditions to the City--Redwood City has a few older homes, such as this one getting a much-needed coat of paint.

A house getting repainted would make an interesting layout scene, although probably only old the "old" color seen here is very likely for the "golden age" that most of like to model; blue paint seems to have been expensive and unusual back then (though admittedly it's hard to be sure since all the pictures are B&W).

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Frogger ~ Sunday, October 02, 2016

This well-labelled piece of track is at the F-line stop right in front of the MSR's museum by the Ferry Building.

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Muni Heritage Weekend ~

It was last week. We were busy and didn't get to ride as much as some years, but still at least got to see some "old friends" out and about.

We also caught some Pokémon. There's a lot more of them in the City than out in the burbs!

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First Pie of the Season ~

I read an article with the "shocking" revelation that most canned pumpkin is actually other kinds of squash, such as butternut, and figured that if I had never noticed the difference, maybe I should try the same trick when making a pie from scratch. Butternut squash has an advantage that you get a whole lot more squash and a lot less seeds. Also, I softened up the squash in our pressure cooker, and I only had to cut it into three big chunks first. A pumpkin would not be so convenient.

Next I recruited some help and started baking.

Everyone was pretty happy with the results.

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Daily City Shops Sticker on BART ~ Sunday, September 11, 2016


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