Sunday, October 27, 2013


A visit with my great niece who is getting ready for Halloween.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cool Start

It's a wee bit cool this morning. This is the time of the year when you get home and it is warm. This causes us to leave our jacket at work.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Best popcorn ever

Sooo good and no toxic bag liner. ..

Easier Life with Google

For quite sometime now my friends and acquaintances have preached about Google. Well components of Google, like Gmail, Google Plus and calender to name a few. I would look at the thing they spoke so highly of and open an account to be "there" with others. I have in the past 6 months or so really gotten into Google as a whole. I first added a Google email account to my cell phone and wow it made life easy because I could check email on all my computers and not have to think what computer it it downloaded to. Then I replaced Drop-box with Google drive and life became better because Google is so light weight it freed up resources on my cell phone. I then sought out other ways to simplify my world and started using Google calendar and I was able to link with the office calendar and double bookings stopped right away. I started disliking Facebook with all the changes and info harvesting and the program was getting heavy (using to much space and resources) on my cell phone. Now I replaced the bulk of my Social media posting to Google plus and am slowley leaving Facebook. Now I use Chrome on all of my computers and its so much faster and safer than MS IE. So now I am a Google lover and I spread the word about the time saving and resource savings. We have a chrome book and it is so much easier to use and if you lose it or crash it... no worries everything is on the cloud. I cut my sermon short so you can get to Google as soon as possible.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Here the gate keeper doing a great job.

Sunday afternoon

Heading to the Millstone Apple Orchard for their last weekend of the season. I love their apple cider! You can freeze it for long term holding so in February you can enjoy fresh cider.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Good times! Great food and beverage. ..

Great places to visit within 35 miles of home

Today +Judy Harrelson and myself are heading to +Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery to meet up with the Chef +Trey Cleveland , a good friend. Been a while since we have been there looking forward to seeing all the changes to the place. Stay tuned for photos and more, or better yet go there to see and experience it for yourself.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Glass shelf install

We added 2 glass shelfs to a niche for a finishing touch.

Happy Wednesday

We're going to Chapel Ridge this morning to service our wonderful clients in their glass needs. Then we go to Fearington Village to keep the service flowing. Thank goodness for the wind letting up.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


We are trying to get to all our wonderful clients that are on the schedule today. However the wind has other plans for us. Safety first and quality service to follow, thanks for understanding.

I am installing a new door glass at +Chaurdry Halal Meat co. Great People to work with!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Smart Phone Blogger

I just downloaded the Blogger application so I can spew my thoughts while out and about.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pepper Festival

Hey all, +Judy Harrelson and I just returned from the Pepper Festival! What a wonderful time and all the great food and spirits! Got to hang out with my dear friend +Trey Cleveland who is the chef at +Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery , Brian Rosa & Ellie Gleason, Amy Brooks aka Compost Girl.... and too many to name. All the proceeds goes to the Abundance Foundation. I really urge you to get your tickets for next year early and bring a camping chair and be ready for some exciting food and beverages.....

As many of you know, my wife's  +Judy Harrelson,  mum is 99 1/2 years old! As of now I should say she is 99 1/2 years young. Mum fell just after her 99th birthday in April 2013 and broke her wrist and hurt her back after arriving back from a trip to +Sainsbury's where she drove herself to buy groceries.  This was the last straw for mum as she had been feeling worn down from a 2 year fight with shingles. Judy flew home to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5HQ, UK (for you google earth fans) to be with her. They had many long and uncomfortable conversations about end of life for mum. Mum was determined to let things take a course because she was giving up the will to live. Then in true Mum fashion she wanted to find a convenient time to depart. This led her to the people she wanted to see and visit one last time and there was no way they were going to see her in this horrible state. So the will to appear a bit better was afoot. Judy and the careers spent several agonizing weeks helping mum regain some normalcy. Then it was time for me to come see the situation for myself and offer some relief and firsthand support to Judy and mum. Once I arrived I saw that mum, a master manipulator, had things setup in a way to be cared for without her own effort. Yes there were lots of damn good reasons given by mum for this, none of which I bought in to. The first thing we needed to do was get her outside to see the world and all the people in it. The air blowing across the face and through her hair. This was accomplished with the purchase of a wheelchair. The first trip out of the flat was simply down to the sidewalk for 10 minutes. Seems brief for all the effort and expense put forth. The result of this excursion was a self reflection and a desire to have her hair washed so she could enjoy the next trip down and not feel like a haggard old woman. Mum's career Florentina was due in 15 minutes after we came back to the flat and a request for a hair washing was expressed and the door was opened. Florentina lept into action before mum could rethink this request. A full shower and hairdo was given to mum and she looked and felt the best she had in some 5 weeks. Mum was so overjoyed by her renewed feeling of comfort she recounted the brief visit to the sidewalk and the wonderful smells that came from the +Thai Elephant restaurant next door. I asked if she would like to have dinner there and she said yes! so back into the wheelchair to go see what was on the menu so we could order take away. Well this led to going just a few doors (several blocks) down the street to see what was happening in town. We made our way back to the Thai Elephant and they had rearranged the tables to accommodate mum's chair so she had a wonderful first day out - eating in a restaurant and not having a take away. There were several more over outings the remainder of my two week visit.

Flash forward to 4 weeks ago and Judy arrived back over for a visit and things were going great. What a remarkable person mum is and determined to do all she can. Judy is home now and has been for a week and in this week mum started physical therapy. Today on the phone with mum she proclaimed in a strong voice how much better she felt and what was on her to do and visit list next time I go over. Tonight she is cooking dinner for Florentina!  Mum will keep up the regimen of therapy so she has a better chance of hitting 100! Her goal is to truly be Britain's oldest charity worker by collecting for @Save the Children when she is 100.

I am new to blogging

Hi, I am new to blogging and will be trying out sever different things to see what happens and I envite you to feed back to me.... thanks... +Kevin Vickers +Judy Harrelson .... I think I just figured out the "+" thing.... now lets try +Glass & Window Warehouse ......

now I am confused..............