Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mr. Gorbachev, Paint Over This Beige Wall!

Another room being painted!  Here's Megan painting the master bedroom buttercup (yellow) from beige









Yeah for new bedroom.  That was a fun couple of weekends.  If you want to see what we did to the living room, you can visit: http://mikekraus.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-battle-against-beige-tyranny.html

How do you celebrate a newly painted bedroom?  A bonfire of course!

Whoops, I guess I made the fire a little too big...  Exciting day yesterday.  A guy driving by my house had a gas leak in his car and it caught fire.  It's not in this picture, but you can imagine what 2,000 lbs of charcoal with a Chevy bowtie looks like...

Ruby Shoes playing in the parking lot of the main street (Commercial Street) in East Rochester.  For some reason, they played all the songs from Grease.  That reason is probably that people love it.

Rachel showing off her swimming ability.


And, what would my blog be without my baby deers update?  

This is by far the closest the fawn have been to us.  Curious little fellas and they still have their spots.  Pretty soon, they'll be moving in the house and paying rent.

That's about it.  Lots of stuff coming up over the next couple of weeks...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

7 Things To Make Up For Last Weekend...

We met another one of our fine neighbors.  This is Kiki the Yorkie.  She was barking in the middle of the road.  Megan crouched down and said "Here puppy" and she ran over and lept into her lap.  Fierce guard dog.  She's back home with her loving family.

 Kiki likes laps

Kiki does like the grass

Thanks to Jen, we went to a Western New York Flash (http://www.wnyflash.com/) game.  This is outside at Sahlen Stadium 

Pretty good seats! 


Abby Wambach penalty kick.  Did not go, but we did see her head in another goal earlier in the game.

Baby deer update:  They are all good.  Had a little bit of a scare last Saturday finding a fawn hit by a car on Five Mile Line Road.

Megan at Irondequoit Creek in Linear Park

Me at the same place

That is a really red sweatshirt...

Sgoh-Sa-Is-Thah.  Saw this sign on the other side of Irondequoit Creek when we were wandering around finding new paths.

 Moving!  Not us again (thank god).  Dave and Alison got a new place and we helped them move.

Megan in "Mom's Attic" resting once everything was unloaded.

 Stella seems to like the new house

Stella's also tired from a long day of moving...

Yotini's finally opened up near us (just northwest of the intersection of Penfield (441) and Five Mile Line Road at Liberty Street).  Haven't tried it yet.  Lots of yogurt shops going in lately.

And, you know what this means.  The Battle Against Beige Tyranny continues at the Bell/Kraus household.  The first coat is up and we'll finish it up this weekend.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Put Down That Cocoon!

So, what is this nonsense?  It's allegedly a UFO visiting a pool in Naples Florida.  At first, I thought it was the pool I was in when I was down there a couple of times last year.  Not so sure now, but here's the story from CNN:  
Does this remind anyone else of the Ron Howard movie Cocoon starring Wilford Brimley?  I think it's coming true...

What have I learned from this?  There's an organization called Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) dedicated to UFO research: http://www.mufon.com/

That's all I really have this week.  Megan's been sick, so we've been just hanging around the house.  Thanks to Sarah and Pete for hosting a party when Jarrett was in town.   

Thursday, August 8, 2013

2013 PGA Championship Is In Town

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Megan and I were fortunate enough to head over to Oak Hill Country Club to watch a practice round before the 2013 PGA Championship.  Here's Steve Stricker teaching a few other guys how to putt.

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Here's Ernie Els.  My favorite part of this photo is the homeowner in the purple shirt watching the action at the second hole from his backyard.  

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More Ernie Els

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Sunk a putt

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The PGA doubles as a golf tournament and a lawn care convention. 

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Either the signature 13th hole or the 10th.  For those who are interested in the course, here's a good map: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/section/PGA04/2013-PGA-Championship-Course-Map-Info

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The Nicklaus Village.  Looks pretty swanky.  I know I could never afford hanging out here if they are selling Genny Light for $7.50 a can...

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Magnum PI grooming the green.  What would Robin Masters think?

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More of the Steve Stricker putting clinic

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The long putt

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Lots of activity at the Clubhouse of Oak Hill Country Club.  

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Tiger Woods is here somewhere.  Maybe it's his caddy.  Perhaps another golfer just stole his parking space.

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The main plaza with a mammoth golf shop to the right.  

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It's like going to Eastview Mall, but outside in tents.  

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Taste NY tent.  It's the place to get wine, beer, gin, bourbon, and maple syrup,

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Marianne bringing the out-law spirit to the in-laws.  

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A lawnmower invasion being organized.

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The Golf Channel's set

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Champions Club at the first hole

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Hanging out at the driving range.

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Didn't expect to see this on one of the trees.  Should read, "Gerald Ford, President, Ardent supporter of golf, beer, and nachos.  D'oh."  I've been to a few parties at his childhood home.  The owners have an awesome collection of Ford photos that I wish I had copies of.

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The Executive Suites.  Probably the most expensive place to watch golf on TV.

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The famous Leaning Oak of Oak Hill.  It leans so much it needs a cane.

That's my journey as Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack.  There's been a ton of excitement about the PGA being in town.  Rumor has it that Tiger Woods and his caddy hang out at the Starbucks by our house.  Many other interesting places as well.

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