< ^ txtSun Oct 11 10:27:38 EDT 2015 Went to bed a little after midnight, and woke up after nine. Slept well, except when I was woken up by an burglar alarm (Market Fresh?) that went off for twenty minutes around 4:30. Sunny today. High in the low seventies. Goals: - Water plants, vacuum, tidy, etc. Done. - Wash dishes, clean kitchen Done. - Clean bathroom Done. - Laundry, two loads Done! - Take a walk Done. One of the nicest days of the year. Seventy-three degrees, sunny, and cool breeze. Enough leaves have fallen that their sound of papery skittering is hear. Not bad. - Shop at Target (may have to put off until tomorrow) Nope. - Go to bed not late Yeah, ten-ish. A productive day! Maybe when we play D&D next time, we'll finish the half of the adventure left from last time, then run a short Call of Cthulhu thing for Halloween? Gah. Why are Firefox tooltips disappearing so quickly? Ah, not Firefox's fault. Sorry, Firefox. paulgor+ 1958 0.0 0.0 22200 2708 ? S Oct03 0:11 /usr/bin/unclutter -idle 1 -root Killing Unclutter fixed this. No idea why I had it set to one second idle. If it had been twenty or thirty seconds, I wouldn't have even noticed it. Mom called. She tells me that the yellow "big moose" house is for sale. I'll have to see if Google StreetView has a picture of it. I don't even remember exactly where it is. Hah! Someone had actually tagged it as "the moose house" on Google maps! I can still hear grandma Pickles, as we drove by the house, saying "Look! Here he comes! Here's Big Moose!" That moose head has been on that house at least thirty years, probably more. Found the real estate listing. http://www.michiganhomes.com/oakland/bloomfield/home/2258-Pine-Street,-Bloomfield,-MI-48301/215097091 $539,000 "A rare opportunity to own a Bloomfield Village classic designed by renowned architect Wallace Frost: the yellow 'moose house' is being offered for sale for the first time in over 60 years. Many of the original details remain in this 1929 charmer: leaded glass windows, hardwood flooring, arched windows, subway tiles." Hmm. Google StreetView shows that some time between 2009 and 2012, they painted the yellow house white and took down the moose head, but the current real estate listing shows a yellow house with the moose head. Wonder if they did it up for the sale? Being able to look back in time is pretty cool. If Google StreetView is around for a few decades, it will be a very interesting time machine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Frost "During the war, Frost designed hangars for military installations in Washington DC at the Naval Air Force. While he was there, he met Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Kahn asked Frost to come to Michigan to work with him and Frost moved there in 1919. In 1926 he started his own practice and mostly designed homes in the Detroit suburbs and near Birmingham. Frost designed 44 houses in or near Birmingham. He is known for midsize cottage houses that are flooded with natural light and feature lovely woodwork, architectural details and limestone frames around windows and doors. Frost created a Birmingham house for himself at 579 Tooting Lane in 1921. People who lived in houses he built often called them "Wally" houses and a number of them are near Quarton Lake and in the Holy Name neighborhood. He worked in Europe in 1932 and 1933 and then worked from 1933 until 1938 in Southern California. He built his own large home in Montecito Valley, California in 1936. He returned to Birmingham in 1939 and practiced until 1961. Wallace died in 1962, of a heart attack at the age of 70." 579 Tooting Lane: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-83.2209544,3a,75y,118.32h,87.97t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sLaCeozjpKOKaSe6LG4mCvQ!2e0!5s20091001T000000!7i13312!8i6656 http://patch.com/michigan/birmingham/top-10-buildings-with-colorful-roles-in-birminghams-saga "Famed sculptor Marshall Fredericks lived in a Frost home at 440 Lake Park. A 1957 Frost home in Lansing has been the governor's mansion since 1969." Huh! That was a great house. Nice to know the Frost connection.
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