Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Now that I have your attention, let me think about what I'm going to write.For starters, I am grateful to my friend Eric who reminds me when I've been slacking off and not posting anything new.Perhaps it is because at times,it feels like "Groundhog Day" all over again, but we both know that isn't true.Like Helen Keller once said,"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all." My life has fallen into the latter category,but that is just fine with me.I have developed a great appreciation for mid-afternoon naps and frequent visits to the refrigerator if only to say hello to the Hebrew National all beef Hot Dogs.

Today, I went for a semi-regular hike up to Coyote Peak with my friend,Jim. The State Park is now being bankrolled by the county so we are not affected by the Government shutdown that is currently taking place.Elsewhere (in National Parks for instance)I heard that people can still drive through Yosemite, but are not allowed to camp, hike, eat or use the restrooms. Our government is still collecting taxes however, to pay for the shenanigans that are affecting us all.Not a good scene to be sure.

My rock business is doing fairly well, and I have picked up a few extra venues to sell my rocks as the Summer season ends.The weather remains pleasant here in the Napa Valley as the vines begin to turn red and orange.The Crush is all but over,except for a few late harvest grapes that require a little more "Hang time". Makes them sound like Michael Jordan before dunking a basketball, huh? The Poster below is one of my recent rock assortments.

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