Petaluma Street Lights–ONE person does it all!!!

Several years ago I noticed that some street lights were on all the time and decided to be a “good citizen” and report them. I was advised that they only had one person for this task and it would take some time.

I did not follow-up on any of this but remembered it when a street light problem recently developed on our street–half the lights were out. So I reported it last March via the City web page. Here is their prompt response…

“Thank you for your submission…we will make every effort to address your request in a timely manner…Please note that at this time, because of reduced staffing, the Public Works Department has fewer personnel available to work on street light outages. We have one full time Street Light Technician working to eliminate the backlog of requests.”

AND HERE HE IS!

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 Sigh…

Crows Nest In Petaluma River!!

BREAKING NEWS

Local crows– found in open and clear violation of “Cal Fornia” Penal Code!!😦

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In front of the entire public on Water Street they took over an Abandoned Shopping Cart in the Petaluma River–visible only at low tide.

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It’s Just TOO Big!

…TO FIT IN THE HOME…

Yard sales and “Free” items set out on the curb are popular means to transfer possessions that are in need of another home. 

This free item (Bean Bag Chair) and sign in our ‘Hood caught my eye…

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For a closer look at the sign…:-)

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IN THE ALTERNATIVE…It’s Just TOO Big!

…TO FIT IN THE CAN…

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A look back in Internet software (app) history

I realize that today just about EVERYONE connects to the world exclusively through their mobile devices and are constantly looking 24/7 for the latest apps (shorthand for software)…

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Back in the Dark Ages (a.k.a. Pre SmartPhones and the Era of Dial-Up 56 K Modems) people purchased software on little disks–at first they were floppies and then late in the last century they came on little silver disks called CD’s…

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People also received “free” software in the mail to join Juno, AOL, EarthLink, and countless other internet service offerings…

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As you can see from the first photo above…WE HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS AND ANYONE  CAN DOWNLOAD ANYTIME, ANYWHERE…WHILE MULTI-TASKING :-)

P.S. But be careful…you don’t want to risk stepping in a pile of doggie poop while downloading. Hmmm! There must be at app for that:-)

Ah, December…Tis The Season

Once again we are on the verge (dare I say, “precipice”) of ending one year and starting another.

In the spirit of the moment, I offer a few images to celebrate the moment and the season…

Our Backyard

Our Backyard

Christmas "Food" Socks, Calistoga

Christmas “Food” Socks, Calistoga

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma

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Downtown Petaluma

Downtown Petaluma

Decorating With A Broken Record

SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN CONCOURSE & TELEPHONE ALLEY

Decorating ideas for old LP’s with a piece missing (a.k.a. broken record)–wind chimes or a planter decoration…

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Additional Decorating Idea

One can also include old 45’s in a decorating project…

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WORDS & PHRASES HISTORY LESSON

The phrase “broken record” for those under 40 has it origins in the days of 78 rpm records–large disks  of recorded music that preceded 45’s and LP records.  Frequently the playback needle would get stuck causing the passage on the recording to repeat again and again.  So in popular speech if someone was repetitive, tedious or importunate, they were said to sound like a broken record.

However, records did break by design or accident.  78’s were particularly brittle.  Breaking a 45 or LP did require some effort.

Records, of course were replaced by CD’s, which in turn have been replaced with MP3 files and music streaming.

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Photo location–Golden Concourse, Petaluma CA