Thursday, January 28, 2016

Really, The Hottest?

Real Estate site Redfin has named Mount Washington as the hottest LA neighborhood for 2016! Even though the really ritzy properties are on top of the mount, we at the bottom are sharing in some trickle down economics. Coming up on our 7th year anniversary here and still loving it.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Kitchen Done?

We had an electrician come in today and run us some power for an exhaust fan.  Perhaps now, after 6 years, we are done with the kitchen.

Chick Peas and Parmesan

We are trying out some new recipes for MR's arrival.  This morning it was roasted chick peas with parmesan cheese.  Tons of recipes on the web for these treats.  Super easy to make and very tasty.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Doc Loves It!

Four weeks out and my podiatrist loves the way the foot is shaping up.  Although it looks gross, I'm told that the lack of swelling or purple coloration is a fantastic development and puts me ahead by 2-3 weeks.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Honeysuckle Potential

After some drenching rains, the honeysuckle out front is about to yield a flowering.

Banco In Situ

 Banco waits for WL to drop a morsel.


I had a lymph node biopsy done last week.  A few of the buggers looked suspect and the doctor went into the thoracic cavity to excavate one.  Turned out to be non cancerous.  Something called a sarcoid.  

Still Life With Breakfast

Love a mexican donut in the morning.

Flipping Faux Pas

They've started to work on the house next door.  Supposedly sprucing it up in anticipation of a quick sell.  There must have been an issue with part of the front roof..... The workers hacked away at it and then added a most unattractive, strange gutter.  Can't say it's added to the curb appeal.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


The first cast came off last week and the sutures removed.  Not much swelling remained which pleased the Doctor.  Then another wrap job and cast for 2 more weeks.  After that, back in sneakers a more mobile life.

Banco Finds Her Light

Whether early morning or late afternoon, like any good actress, Banco knows where her light is.

St. Banco

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Banco In Situ

After a few days of solid rain, Banco is taking advantage of some sunshine.