Guest blog today by my friend River Watcher on Neville Island.
Thanks Deb for sending these pictures today.
Their whole neighborhood is planning to come out and watch this entire house be moved to the waiting lot up the street. The foundation will be dug AFTER the House is moved. My plan is to go document the actual moving of the house on Tuesday morning.
I’m amazed this can be done. When Mark was little in 1978 we watched a house be moved down the street in Philadelphia.
Today at 8 AM, Dan and his SIL Todd, came to install my new furnace. Their day ended about 12 hours later. Well done!
It is great to have efficient heat and not worry about carbon monoxide emissions from the old furnace. Come summer there will be AC, too. And it was great you knew I needed more amps of electricity first and a new box so all is safe.
This old house hasn’t been this toasty since I moved in here in ’91.
Thanks Dan, for letting me photograph you in my old school basement.
And thanks Mar and Erika for recommending Uncle Dan. He did a super job, just as you said he would.
As part of the WordPress postaday 2011 challenge (I am a participant) there’s the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I have read the emails with the themes of the week and thought about them but haven’t posted to one before today. This week the theme is COLORFUL. Most of my photos of the day are in real time and what I encounter as I go about my daily routine. I did a stretch of iPhone photography when it was difficult to wield the heavy camera and lens and I have posted from the archives but most photos are from the day itself or a day or two on either side. I guess some are after the fact.
Some readers love the city views, others enjoy the food shots, the varied locations, others get a kick out of the dogs and the family shots and catching the action during movement. Others like architectural details. You know how I am attracted to all things nostalgic and also what people put in the trash- the pink toilet shot, the console televisions, the aquarium. I started the People at Work series and am always trying to improve my portrait photography. I enjoy hearing from readers who tell me they saw something and I came to mind and if I were there I would have photographed it! Sometimes friends send a photo on the phone to show me. I haven’t run out of things to notice and shoot-
but today it’s a simple red pick-up truck parked behind a house on a clear blue sky day!
Some of the past themes of the WordPress Challenge– shadow, one, old fashioned, light, hot, sky, water, Spring, boundaries, refreshing…… Not sure why I haven’t shot and posted to the weekly challenge before but here’s my first response to Colorful.
What I liked about the photo is the tension of the parked truck behind the back of the house. I didn’t see a cement block or a guard rail to stop the truck from going over the hill. Pittsburgh topography; hills and valleys, rivers and steep streets, stairs for sidewalks. You’ve seen these features in many of my city photographs.