Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Diaz and Arellanes Pronunciation

Pronunciation of Arellanes

Submitted from: Spain
Pronunciation: ah ree yah nehss 

This is what I heard in Pasadena when I was growing up
Pronunciation of Diaz

Pronunciation: d EE - AE z 
I always tell folks to say, "buenos dias"  even though it is close but not the same.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Paperback Books by Tom

Good Evening,
Amazon said they have a Beta Program for creating paperback books to sell at Amazon. I took a bite and put my books at Amazon as Paperbacks.
Most of the books were somewhat expensive and the Tomas Muse turned out to be large and expensive.
Links for the paperbacks.

Tomas Stories Paperback Book Link

Lock Keepers Tales Paperback Book Link

Tomas Muse Paperback Book I Link

Tomas Muse Paperback Book II Link

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Good Morning,
It is Foggy outside.I bolted the 3 portions together.  I bought the 1st Ramp thinking it was a 24' wide ramp bu when i got home it turned out to be just 10" wide for motorcycles. So I had to but 2 more ramps and bolt the 3 ramps together. Mom does not like it as it has too much of a drop.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Battle Monster

It is now the cusp of a new day; one day end and one day begins; I realize that our world continues but we measure time and days. these words are type at 1159 to 1201 where one date is 2/20 and the other is 2/21.
I worked on the metal ramp today and I did the best I could in putting it in place; it works well for my cart or wagon but it is not suitable for an aged individual.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Goth Hippy vs Regular Hippy

And we have  a Conservative and Liberal Below


I put a ramp on our front stoop so that my wagon and I can confront the steps easier. It is not permanent as it will rust; it needs to be painted every other year. Sounds like a good summer job for my grand children. I will put a runner on it to make walking on it easier.
I am making it sturdier at the moment to take the wobble out of it.
I am doodling constantly since that does not hurt as much as walking and working. I will soon be called ,"Dennis the Hutt"

Friday, February 17, 2017

Good Afternoon

Our Van broke down and it will cost us and "Arm and a Leg" to fix it or buy another vehicle. We are more likely to go in debt and get another as the last time we fixed our older vehicle for two years and it cost us about $5000 per year to keep it running. it is cheaper in the long run to get a newer vehicle than to continue to pay out that kind of money each year.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bagels and Toast

Good Morning,
It is a nice morning but mom just told me that her phone used up all our data last night while it was being charged and it lost charge. She said it was warm and I handled it and and it was warm. Yesterday our car smoked just as we were pulling into the driveway and it might be toast. Things happen in 3's (threes's) the van is one and mom's phone is tow mom is looking for three?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Painting the Bathroom

I can't work very long at a time before my back starts hurting; so I have to plan ahead to make sure I can clean up quickly; Allison gave me a hint about my roller: Scrape the paint from the roller then wrap it in plastic and put it in the fridge. That helped a lot.
Everything we need can be rolled out of the way to use or paint. I first put this stuff on the counter top and covered it with plastic but that was in my way so I got the cart which made it handy for makeup, showers or teeth.
You can see how dark the wall board is (next to ceiling). The wall board was covered with Wallpaper which Allison and Laurel removed last year.
Paint can in the box, 
Can opener, screwdriver, hammer and putty knives.

Paper towels and black trash bags ripped open.
Everything went out into the hallway.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Good Morning,
When does the ego of man think his mind and body is above god as in Michael Jackson, Donald Trump. Michael thought drugs were the best thing for him and Donald thinks he is above the laws of god.
It is Foggy this Morning

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Painting Superbowl

Good Morning,

I started on the trim in the bathroom; I cannot work very long so I rest between spells of work; Today I will relax and tomorrow I will help mom in the bathroom painting.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Average Cat by Ron Cardenaz and Dennis Diaz

Sounding the Rivers

Good Morning,
At one time towboats had sounding devices out on the head of their tows to keep track of the depth in front of their tows. 
Today Satellites inform the tows of the depth of the water surrounding their tows.
At one time the government received information at each lock of the commodities in the cargo hatches of the towboats.
Today Satellites receive the commodity information as the tow moves up and down the rivers.,

Friday, February 3, 2017

Going to Paint

Good Morning,
I scrubbed the walls in the bathroom yesterday and I will do the same today. Once that is done; the we paint the bathroom. I have the walls ready to paint I have all the bath gear in other rooms. I will paint Monday.
Doing Doodles. I am reading Under the Dome and Watching the TV series, "LOST"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Good Morning

Good Morning,

I feel good this morning; I think the trash man picked up our trash.
I figured if each state had a senator for each county in their state (frozen in time February 01,2017) that Senator would vote in the Electoral College to determine a President.