I am a master of particle board

As befits someone of my age and socioeconomic category who has raised children. The latest is a new bed frame for my younger son. Partially assembled: Now the drawers. Michael is our autistic son, and he sometimes bounces on his bed. This means the frames have to be replaced periodically....Read more

Happy New Year

I anticipate a quiet New Year’s Day, 2019, at home: http://kgbudge.com/videos/NewYears2019snow.mp4 I tried embedding the video directly, but apparently that capability comes only with the Pro version of WordPress, for which I have to pay money. I actually understand and am okay with that, though I’m not ready to make...Read more

Christmas 2018

Christmas lights. Christmas tree. My children are now all adults now, who like sleeping in, so the great unwrapping of presents sometimes does not begin until after noon. Nathan is camera shy and more or less demanded that I put the camera away for the rest of the day. The...Read more

Life

My friend Gary Stradling saw this at the Earth Treasures show yesterday, and he liked it enough (and his wife Rebecca liked it enough) that they decided to cough up the quatloos for it. Um, so to speak. Not as inexpensive as most fish tiles because of the unusual life...Read more

Back in focus?

The camera is back from the repair shop. Look like the autofocus is working again. It’s having some difficulty with the GPS lock, but I had that problem when I first purchased it; may be a matter of taking a long time to initially locate the satellites.Read more
Wanderlusting Banco Bonito

Wanderlusting Banco Bonito

Some time back, I hiked as far as El Cajete south of Redondo Peak, but did not have time to examine the Banco Bonito just to its west. Today I’ll be hiking with Gary Stradling and we’ll see if we can push the extra distance. The constraints are that I...Read more
Wanderlusting Kashe Katuwe

Wanderlusting Kashe Katuwe

I had business in Albuquerque Friday morning, and discovered at lunch time that my newest favorite restaurant, the Saffron Tiger on Paseo del Norte, has permanently closed. Crep. I found myself settling for a kosher hot dog from Five Guys next door. Yeah, I could probably have done a lot better;...Read more
Wanderlusting Guaje Mountain

Wanderlusting Guaje Mountain

I spent most of the last week at work at meetings; we were hosting a conference. At the same time, the weather was miserable (except in the sense that precipitation is always welcome in the high desert.) The weather cleared Friday, which, alas, was not my Friday off, and by...Read more