Saturday, February 28, 2009

Terrell vs. Kaufman boys soccer

Terrell hosted Kaufman in boys and girls varsity soccer Friday night. The Lady Tigers won their game. I didn't stick around for the end of the boys game. They were winning 2-0 at halftime.

Its going to take some practice to see if I can get better nighttime sports pictures. These didn't turn out very good.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday-DFW International Airport

Our trip to Las Vegas was on Southwest Airlines. Southwest does not fly out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but it does fly over it. This is looking out the window of our 737 over DFW, one of the busiest airports in the world.

Today is Skywatch Friday, to see all sites taking part click here.

I have started a second site Terrell Daily Dose. Its not going to be so much a photo site as a place to jot down whatever is on my mind. If this site ever goes away, I will keep the DD, its a wordpress site.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Carrot Top at the Luxor

We went to see Carrot Top at the Luxor. Seventh row seats and funny as hell. Of course no cameras in the auditorium.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mack Daddy turns 40

You might remember Mack from the picture from New Years Eve. Monday he turned 40. He planned everyone going to Shreveport to celebrate. His wife Michelle had a different idea. She picked him up from work on Friday and went straight to the airport for a surprise trip to Vegas for his big 40.

Hopefully my Google situation is close to being resolved.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday

Today is Fat Tuesday, my family used to go to New Orleans every year for Mardi Gras. I havent been to NOLA in years. I did take a short trip to Vegas for the weekend. The only thing I brought back was a cold or crud or something. We stayed at Harrahs, a Mardi Gras themed hotel/casino.

Monday, February 23, 2009

South side Moore Ave.

This is Moore Ave. the main drag in town. This is looking at the south side between Frances and Catherine. No traffic because I wanted for the lights to turn red.

I should be back tomorrow, with lots of pictures. Hopefully, Google will have my domain issue fixed.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Saw this beauty at my corner shop. I think I heard the guy say it was a 1963 with same engine and interior.

I am taking a few days off, I will be back on Tuesday. I have another post scheduled for tomorrow.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Talk about an empty store

Anybody need an empty store front?

No change in the google fight. I am going to be taking a few days off, be back next Tuesday. I have posts scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday-turret

This is my last photo of the house on N. Frances in Terrell. They will be having open house this weekend. If you are in the area stop by. Its at 605 N. Frances next to the St. John The Apostle Catholic Church. The auction is Feb 28th, in Dallas, Texas.

Today is Skywatch Friday. For all sites participating click here.

Still no resolution from Google about taking my money and not delivering a service. You can click on my blog title above to get all of the sorry detail.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

605 N. Frances, Terrell, Texas

Looking into the turret on the 3rd floor. The house will be open again this weekend before the auction on Feb 28th. Brian has a better shot of the stained glass light fixture on his site.

Still nothing from Google. I would say they have the worst customer service, but they have NO customer service. Today, Brians site met the same fate as mine. He paid for his domain name and Google it seems didnt pay Go Daddy. He got an email today that said they would sell his name back to him for $600.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wedding party

Still no resolution to the domain name problem. I really wish Google would contact me .......Next step disputing my payment with the credit card company, but thats not what I want to do. I want my domain name back. That or remove all links to from their search engine. Seems to be a nice racket they have going.

I noticed googlebot visted my site last night and this morning 4 times. It would be nice if they would contact me and let me know something.....anything.....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Is it worth it?

It seems has been stolen from under me. I thought it was strange when I checked my recent visitors this morning that I had two from one at 6:10am this morning, the exact time my page went away.

This morning after posting my pictures, my site disappeared. I tried google help, I was told I needed to make changes to my DNS. That didn't work because I couldn't find where to make the change. I had no clue.

I paid for a year through google apps in December for my domain name. I have an order number and my credit card sure was charged. Google hasn't helped, Go Daddy customer service is a POS.

Old Hyde, a helpful CDP posted the whois info for my site. Its listed below.

Registrant:Scriptycan INC
courtice, Ontario l1e2y9
Registered through:, Inc. (
Created on: 05-Jan-08
Expires on: 05-Jan-10
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-09

Administrative Contact:

INC, Scriptycan
courtice, Ontario l1e2y9
Canada9054366391 Fax --

Technical Contact:
INC, Scriptycan Ontario
courtice, Ontario l1e2y9
Canada9054366391 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:

With the above info I contact Go Daddy, but since my credit card isn't the one of record they couldn't tell me anything, they said I wasn't authorized. They said I needed a PIN number. Where do I get a pin number? They didn't know. Bull F'n Shit. I am getting more pissed as I type.

So, I have changed back to the blogspot address. We will see how long this goes. Not sure its worth it. You try to do something that people will like and someone comes along an screws you. Figures.

Terrell Home Auction, Foyer

Step inside the house at 605 N. Frances into the huge foyer. To the left is the main stairway to the second and third floors. The above picture is looking at the detail underneath the stairs.

There will be another open house on the 21st and 22nd. The auction is on February 28th in Dallas. The house needs work, but the starting bid is only $29,000.

There is an old Kastner Autopiano sitting in the foyer. To the left is the study to the right is the living room.

This is looking down to the main entrance from stairs that lead to the second floor.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Home Auction

I posted a photo of this house in December 2007. At the time it was for sale by owner. I guess they didn't find an buyer. On February 28th, the home will be up for auction.

Yesterday was an open house for perspective buyers. Brian and I took that opportunity to tour the inside.

Not much history was given on the house other than it was built in 1905. I will be posting more pictures of the house this week, and I am sure Brian will also.

Today also is the Daytona 500, here is my pick.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Friday the 13th

For my Friday the 13th post, here are the clouds over my house Tuesday night right before the rain hit. We didn't have any cloud to ground lightning, but we did have cloud to cloud. These clouds were lit up by a flash of lightning.

Be sure to check out the other Skywatch Friday sites here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Caught my cat sitting in the window Tuesday night as the storm approached.
I have an early day at work today, I hope to visit everyone tonight.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Terrell suffers tough loss

The Terrell's boys basketball team playoff hopes took a hit last night when they lost to Mesquite Poteet 50-41. Today's picture is the pregame warm up.

The Dallas area took a hit from thunderstorms last night. Wind speeds recorded at almost hurricane strength. There are a lot of homes without power. Roofs blown off homes, windows shattered, trees uprooted. I am sure as the sun comes up today more damage will be discovered. In Terrell we got some rain and some wind, but thankfully it wasn't as bad as other areas.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

City glow

We had a nice rain this morning. The day was cloudy until after the sun went down. The glow at the bottom are the city lights reflecting off of the low clouds.
We are suppose to have Spring like thunderstorms tonight, they may get bad.

Monday, February 9, 2009


This is the same alley pictured here, just taken during the day and looking the opposite direction. Not as haunting in the day, huh? Just a bunch of electric lines, about what I would expect in an alley behind downtown.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

City Barber Shop

Back when I had hair long enough to cut, this was my barber shop. Now that I keep my hair very short, I can run the clippers over it myself. This is one of the many small shops along Moore Ave. in Terrell.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Star light, Star bright

Nothing like a clear sky on a cold winter night.

Click here to see all of the sites taking part in Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brush fire

Texas needs rain. Depending on the county, drought conditions in Texas range from normal to an exceptional drought . In Kaufman county we are in a moderate drought. Yesterday driving home, we noticed a brush fire just north of McClendon-Chisholm in southern Rockwall county. From our view we couldn't see any firefighters or trucks, but we could see the flames. My picture isn't very good going 60 MPH tends to make for poor pictures.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Future Mayor?

Looks like he is ready to call this meeting to order.

The Terrell City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month. Since last night was the 1st Tuesday and I had nothing better to do, I decided to walk down to City Hall. The Mayor, Council and City Staff did what they do best, talk, make motions and schedule more meetings, fun stuff. Just kidding, they work very hard. They did have some special guests watching the proceedings. Mr. Gardner (I hope that's right) brought his kids to the Council meeting to watch City Government in action. While the Council was in executive session, Lynnette Nadeau Marketing Coordinator for the City of Terrell, spoke to the kids about City Government, how Council members are elected, and asked them if they were interested in joining a youth advisory council (I probably got that name wrong). After the meeting was over, Mayor Richards, the Council and City staff offered to answer any questions the kids had. They even got to sit in the Councils seats.
Hats off to Mr. Gardner for getting his children involved in their community. Its nice to see young people interested in their community.

Here are the kids with members of the Council and City Staff.

This is Mr. Gardner speaking to the Council. If I have any names or facts wrong, please leave a comment or email me so I can make corrections.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First National Bank building, Terrell, Texas

Here is the familiar turn of the century First National Bank building on Moore Ave. in Terrell. You can see the passageway on the right. I have no idea whats behind the door. Its no longer a bank, its lawyer offices.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super come back

What a Super Bowl and MVP performance by Santonio Holmes!

Kim and Shawn invited us over to watch Sunday nights Super Bowl. Shawn has been a Steelers fan for as long as I have known him. Here are a few pics from the night.

Before the game Shawns daughter and friends were out trying to get drivers to honk for the Steelers. I think they said they got 150 cars to honk.

Care for a cup cake with Super Bowl ring?

After the second quarter there were two commercials in 3-D. Look at the goobers in this pic. Well all but one is a goober, she at least has some class.

Whoops, shes a goober also.

I think after the Cardinals scored to take the lead, I saw a tear on Shawns face. Thankfully, Big Ben is the man and led his team to victory. The game is over and the good guys won. Sorry Cowboy fans and sorry to my relatives who live in Arizona.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Theme day-Paths & Passages

Passage to somewhere? Maybe this is where they are going to bury the Cardinals today. Monday I will show the entire familiar building.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Go Steelers.