Tuesday, December 25: Image #363

My mother-in-law has a nativity scene in her front yard, and since we don't usually get to her house until midnight, or later, on Christmas Eve, one of the last things we do that night is to put the baby Jesus in the manger. By that time of night, it is already Christmas!
Here, Jesus gets a bath in the sink before he makes his appearance.

Monday, December 24: Image #362

Ginger with another of my favorites, Amos, who has been bunking at my parent's place in South Carolina for the last few years.

Sunday, December 23: Image #361

Every so often, a lucky photographer catches a glimpse of something rare and elusive--Bigfoot, the Lock Ness Monster, Mel W break dancing. Here it is--photographic proof of Webb smiling.

Saturday, December 22: Image #360

On the road to SC. One of my favorite roadside attractions, the gigantic Peach-shaped water tower in Gaffney.

Friday, December 21: Image #359

I left work a little early today, and headed south to North Carolina, where I was reunited with Moses, the Great Orange Hunter, who had been staying in NC while we found a place to live.

Thursday, December 20: Image #358

Wednesday, December 19: Image #357

Signs of the season.

Tuesday, December 18: Image #356

Neighborhood leaves raked, bagged, and waiting to be picked up. Note the extensive use of plastic bags!

Monday, December 17: Image #355

A Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in our neighbor's front yard.

Sunday, December 16: Image #354

Water problems had us in a hotel tonight, but luckily, we could enjoy our one television indulgence..."Survivor". Tonight was the finale, and yes, I do still believe it is rigged.

Saturday, December 15: Image #353

My parents are in town for the weekend. Here they are, on a cold day, at the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial.

Friday, December 14: Image #352

Ginger at the Capitol Christmas Tree.

Thursday, December 13: Image #351

Good news. We have a new dishwasher.

Wednesday, December 12: Image #350

In addition to the dishwasher flooding, we now have a sewage problem. Water continues to flow everywhere, but at least it is the basement.

Tuesday, December 11: Image #349

Yes, it's not that great a photo, but it shows what is going on. After moving into our great new place on Friday, the dishwasher overflowed, twice, and flooded the kitchen.

Monday, December 10: Image #348

Ginger gets her froth on.

Sunday, December 9: Image #347

Sunday night: Christmas service at the Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, December 8: Image #346

Boxes. Boxes everywhere.

Friday, December 7: Image #345

Good news! After ten days, we finally have a new place. A great location, plenty of room for visitors and a fresh coat of snow.

Thursday, December 6: Image #344

Snow. It's official....we aren't in Florida anymore.

Wednesday, December 5: Image #343

Even though we are still homeless, I still have school to do.

Tuesday, December 4: Image #342

Ginger's favorite new restaurant.

Monday, December 3: Image #341

Sunday, December 2: Image #340

I think I found the missing pig---see November 7th for more details.

Saturday, December 1: Image #339

Dinner with Doc and Leigh.

Friday, November 30: Image #338

In preparation for the 108th Army-Navy football game on Saturday, we found one Navy Officer proudly showing his colors on this Army base.

Thursday, November 29: Image #337

More military/horse history.
In military funerals, the funeral casket is often followed by a riderless horse, with an empty pair of boots placed backwards in the stirrups. The backwards boots symbolize that the leader will never ride again, and symbolizes the leader's final look at his troops, who faithfully follow behind.
The most famous funeral horse was known as Blackjack, who took part in over 1,000 military funerals, including the ceremonies for JFK, Hoover, LBJ and Gen Douglas MacArthur. He is buried behind the flagpole on the 3rd Infantry's parade field.

Wednesday, November 28: Image #336

Until we find a place to live, we are living in the BOQ at Ft Myer, Virginia. Ft Myer is immediately adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, and is the home of the Third Infantry, probably the most famous infantry unit in the US Army and better known as the unit that guards the Tomb of the Unknowns and performs most of the military funerals in Arlington.
Since we have been here, we have seen several funeral caissons (simple, wooden wagons) being pulled by majestic black horses. All of the caisson horses pass through these doors into the stables.

Tuesday, November 27: Image #335

What a great day!

We are still homeless, we are living out of s suitcase, all of our stuff is on storage, but we found a Trader Joe's!

We were enjoying the cold weather, looking at houses, when we stumbled upon our favorite grocery store. When we went inside, patrons were bustling up and down the aisles, Christmas was in the air, and they were playing Van Morrison (see January 2nd for more info) over the intercom! Life doesn't get any better.

Monday, November 26: Image #334

This is our goal for the week. Since our house in Florida did not sell, we rented it out and are joining the rental market in DC. Hopefully, I can post a photo of our new place soon.