Thank you, Arctic Cold Snap! You have brought real winter temperatures to SoCal for the first time in many years.
It is 9:20am and it is 42 degrees F in Huntington Beach and 39 degrees in downtown LA! Wahoo!
Too bad we don’t have snow…
Yesterday, a scrap metal collector was touring the neighborhood in front of the trash truck to see if there were any good pickings on the curb. My brother saw him cruising in his truck and Joe went out and got him before the metal guy left the track.
Joe has been collecting, holding, or storing broken construction and auto equipment for friends or himself telling himself that he will repair them and use them. The full auto jack from 2000, still in the garage. The Steinbock mini-forklift (above) from his friend’s shop, in the backyard. Etc., etc., etc.
Joe showed the scrap metal guy the forklift and the jack and the fellow said, “Caro….” in a sweet drawn out voice. He announced to my brother that he would be back at 7am on Saturday with a bigger truck for the various bits of equipment.
The photo above was taken about 10:30am this morning after much effort on the part of my brother, the metal collector and his friends/colleagues, to get the forklift in the bed of the truck. They were heaving and ho-ing using chains, leverage, and brute force, but the extra heavy little forklift was being quite recalcitrant.
The scrap metal collector was smiling through out the whole operation and so was my brother, Joe.
A bit blurrier than I had hoped, but it was dusk and the two cars with the palm trees looked fabulous in the rear view camera.
**I just started a new Flickr group entitled Prius Rear View Camera to celebrate photos that one takes of the rear view camera screen…**
As seen by Black Phoebe the Prius’s rear view camera while backing up.