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Sunday, April 08, 2012


...but this is now too much work so I'll be bowing out for good. I'll leave this up but will no longer be making any more posts. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the photos...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

First View of Ct

Yep, it really is that beautiful in Fall. Summer was pretty darn nice too! This is at one of the local ponds associated with a park. There is abundant water around so many ponds, small lakes, and a few rivers to boot.

My first view of my future work parking lot. The building is completely invisible from the street as are the parking lots.

I was pretty excited about the big houses in the town but now we are even more excited about the big houses out in the countryside. Hopefully in another month I'll be able to post pictures of what will be our future home. Some people haven't gotten the message that during a housing bust period of high unemployment and critically limited spending that house prices go down. Guess it is a hard lesson.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Moving on...

...in a number of ways. Since moving from England to Poland I made a quick visit back home to California and more recently moved to Connecticut where we are still located. Old friends have gone in place of new friends as have old habits for new. The earrings have gone in place of a tongue ring that is really not that new, got it in 2000, but is still makes people uncomfortable. Finally got that tattoo I always wanted and now I think every time I go to Poland I am getting another one. Trying for kids which probably won't chance much and we are making offers on various houses. Moving on now to more recent photos we'll begin to focus on what exactly Connecticut looks like what they've got here.

Hope you all enjoy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Short Term

After being tossed like a salad I quickly grabbed this upscale apartment. It was only a month to month affair which turned out good because much better options quickly came up. This was a four bedroom affair with all of the renters completely independent and more or less isolated. There was one lovely French woman and a British guy who was there every third weekend. The last renter was kind of a dick but fortunately he stayed out of my way for the 2 months I lived there.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kicked Out

As mentioned previously all five of us were unceremoniously kicked out shortly before Christmas. Fortunately we were able to get across the untenable position the owner was putting us under by providing such short notice at the holiday season and we forced a bit of a respite. We all went our separate ways eventually but not before the owner could bring in "muscle" to drop the hint once again he wanted us out. I moved briefly into the place shown above. It was nice, and nice and expensive but I was only there until a much better opportunity came about.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Still Live - Garage

Our Latvian roommate could fix pretty much anything. He is very technically skilled and incredibly patient. Fridges, ovens, cars, and mopeds. Nothing was a problem.

Naturally this talent required space to tear things apart and that ended up being our back yard. These show his 250cc moped in the "pre" condition.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Our flat was a 5/6 bedroom monstrosity. I've already been through some of the pictures, including our funky TV room and our messy ass kitchen. You can access those pictures by clicking on the Cambridge link in the Label column down to the right. All of the posts labeled with Cambridge will be shown.

I was living in what used to be the garage in a huge pink room. It must have been a girls room at one point, I can't see any reason for such a hot pink color. Fortunately it was quite roomy and had plenty of book shelves.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jamacian Hook up

Our other full time roommate was this lovely lady from Jamaica. She was good fun but a bit messy. Not sure where she ended up after we got kicked out but I had enough to deal with myself so I never followed up.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Easter Europe Connection

At Chapman court there was a range of people - all pretty cool and from funky places, at least to an American. Above was our part time roommate from Lithuania. He was in and out quick but I continued to see him on a regular basis as he was buddies with my two other roommates with whom I am still in contact.

My clubbing friend here is also from Lithuania or is it Ukraine. Depends on what day you ask him...

Third roommate and still good buddy, shown here on the right with the two others, is from Latvia. He was the best man at our wedding. All three of them are still in England, two still in Cambridge and the other in London. Good times.

Monday, August 15, 2011