Update pics, big corporate waste... and other crapola
I bought some fresh whole cow's milk I bought at a nearby farmers roadside market down the road from our home. Damn tasty stuff...but soon to be outlawed so big Agribiz-UScorpGovt can make me buy only grocery store milk...with aspartame soon to be added (but a law passed now that aspartame additions will NOT be on the label) I need to get a cow and get my nipple squeezing hands in shape.
Feral cats. The 2 on the golf cart platform are granny and her daughter. I think they are lesbo because they always hang around side by side and rub on each other. Even tho daughter has her own litter. Counted 14 cats now when all three litters come out of hiding at dinner time.
Took at trip to South Brewster County last wknd. It was wonderful as always, but way too short a visit, as always. Good to see friends and neighbors again.
Sunset with Ocotillo plant (we missed the blooming)
View of Packsaddle, Hen Egg and Panther Mountains 7-8 miles to the southwest
Porch of a cabin, Christmas Mtns in distance
American Legion regular customer..and his 1980s Ford F150 still hanging on
Sunday afternoon at the Legion covered patio
Blogger stretched this one out horizontally, cant fix it, but you get it.
Some of you may realize I went back to work after 3 yrs out of work, then 1 year as a stupidentendant on a HUD rehab of a 48 yr old project. Now I'm back to an office job as a project manager in multifamily const. I can't figure out how we are having a boom in apt const lately, with so many folks in tough times, thanks to the Govt-BigBank-Big Corp partnership that is ruining our country and the world...but I'll ride it while I can.
The firm I work for purchased two large office bldgs in North Dallas that we are going to demolish and build apts on the land. These are 2 side by side five story bldgs with full basements. Built in mid-late 1970s. Over 500,000 SF between the 2 bldgs. When the major corporation that built and owned these 2 bldgs moved out they left all their furniture behind. I guess they'll just buy more. These bldgs were occupied and used less than 4 months ago, when we closed on them. Now I'm charged with trying to sell all this useful stuff to some liquidators. Better than it all going to the landfill. Not brand new stuff, but still lots of useful life left in it.
Bottom floor cafeteria
Typical modular file cabinet units
Basement air compressor - 480 volts
Exterior of the two twin 5 story bldgs
Front entry of one bldg, nice park like area between them
Typical training room full of tables, several of these rooms all around the bldgs
Another training room
Computer room with aluminum computer racks
Floor after floor of work stations
There are about 5 sets of these parking lot perimeter double gates I plan to haul away.
Fire hose cabinets all around the bldg. Would like to get these for the Volunteer Fire Dept in South Brewster Co. They are not heavy duty hoses, but maybe they could use the valves and nozzles?
Wall of air filters in the basement
Nice Park like area between bldgs...we are going to save these oaks and work them into the site plan for the new apt bldgs
Typical room full of desk chairs.
Also, I have a project in Austin on which we hired an outside GC to handle the construction. This has a 2 level parking garage below grade. Located in downtown Austin. There are a lot of apt projects going up in Austin now. Someone told me there are 27 projects underway there. But as always, when it shuts down it will shut down first in Austin, then elsewhere. Austin const boom turns off like a faucet. Saw it in the late 80's and other times too.
Drilling garage piers
Last but not least is Ms Sandy our guard-donkey, to keep the coyotes from killing anymore of our barbado sheep. I let them into the back yard for a few days before I mow it.