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April Fools ~ Sunday, April 02, 2017

We pulled the usual fake-eggs-breakfast prank on the kids, and added a new one: fake brownies. I carved jicama into rectangles, dabbed them with baking chocolate, and topped them with chocolate frosting.

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Underwater Tree Monster! ~ Sunday, March 19, 2017

Well that's what this picture on the wall at PetSmart look like to me at first!

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Unplanned Bike Ride ~ Tuesday, March 07, 2017

I guess the trains were running about 5 mins late this morning--anyway one showed up at my usual time that was supposed to be 5 mins earlier, and not paying attention to train numbers, I got on. It expressed waaay past where I get off for work. Fortunately there were no meetings this morning, so I didn't mind an unplanned bike ride.
I also got to take this picture of an Amtrak train passing the old Agnews Depot, which was build by the South Pacific Coast (narrow gauge to Santa Cruz). 

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History Weekend at the Old Mint ~

My dad set up a Lionel layout at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood History Association's booth. A theme of the booth was the SP line that formerly passed next to the hill, and headed out of town via the Bernal Cut, where the J Church runs now.

That little station was built by myself and Wini about 10 years ago. 

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If there's Bugs in my Code, it's not my Fault! ~ Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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Trainbow! ~ Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Blue House with Oranges ~ Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I posted about this house once before. Painting continues. The blue makes a nice contrast with the oranges in front. 

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Christmas Adwrap Trolley ~ Thursday, December 15, 2016

Seen on the VTA at Mountain View.

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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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