Archive for the 'Doings' Category

Saturday riding

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Some photos from Bryn’s riding lesson a couple of Saturdays back
Bryn and Laredo (AKA Laredo Potato) ready to ride.
Bryn trotting Laredo.
Madison on her horse Patience. Patience is the big mare I’ve been riding in my lessons, ever since Porsche decided she didn’t like me any more. Patience tends to “bend the wrong way” going around [...]

Steve n DeDe’s vacation photos

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Steve, DeDe, Kelly, and Erin came to visit us last week. They spent some time here at Pine Gulch, did some shopping in Houston, spent a day in Galveston, then went to San Antonio for a few days before coming back to Pearland on their way home. Here’s a few photos from their day on [...]

Pine Hill 2007.03.04

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Sunday the 4th we went to a “Schooling Horse Trial” at Pine Hill Equestrian Center in Bellville, Texas. Bryn had ridden in this type of event twice before at Pine Hill, but this was her first time to ride our quarter horse Laredo. We’ve had Laredo just over one year, and he’s been in training [...]

Equine construction projects

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Some people make fine furniture. Some build houses and other works of achitecture. Others sculpt.
Me? I build stuff for horses. More specifically, stuff for horses to jump over.
I few weeks ago I posted a photo of the flower box I’d built for Genna at DRTA. Here it is in place on her cross-country course:

This rolltop [...]

A weekend on my hands and knees

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I spent this past Saturday and Sunday helping my friend and co-worker Roger install a hardwood floor at his new house. Roger and his wife just bought the house and wanted to install some new flooring before they moved in. It’s not actually hardwood, but something called “engineered” hardwood. It’s a composite product like Pergo, [...]

Episode 14, in which our protagonist takes an ambulance ride and misses the Iron Bowl

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Leigh Ann got the title almost right. I’m not going to write much about my latest misadventure in riding because I don’t want to sound like a broken record. Here are the facts:
We were riding outside on Saturday, and doing some jumping again. I had already made my way around the course once, jumping the [...]

Episode 13, in which our protagonist falls from his horse and so becomes a better rider

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

I’ve been taking riding lessons since mid-August, and I’ve been meaning to write about it for some time now. I guess now’s as good a time as any, because last night it began to get fun.
I ride Porsche, a big bay mare with a white blaze up her face and two white socks on her [...]

No respect

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I took my lunch early this morning to drive back to Pearland and cast my ballot. By leaving early, I was able to avoid the lines; I walked right up to the table and got my access code, a four-digit number printed on a piece of paper. It was my first time to use the [...]


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Leigh Ann called me up yesterday and said “We’re going bowling tomorrow after work; you want to go with us?” I used to bowl all the time in high school, but I hadn’t bowled in twenty years. I took her up on it anyway. I couldn’t remember which foot to step off with, or how [...]

She almost stuck the landing

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Tonight was Bryn’s riding lesson, which she has in a group with three other girls, including Shelby and Cassandra Salmons. The girls were taking turns jumping over an 18-inch jump when one of them did something amazing. Cassandra had just taken her horse over the jump, when she lost her balance and was on her [...]

Nu Shooz

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Went out with Wendy today and picked up a new pair of shoes. What you can’t see from this photo is that these are high-top hiking boots. However, they are not for hiking. Ten points to the first person who can guess what specific activity I bought these for. (My immediate family and Jackie’s excluded [...]

More about Terry’s

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Today’s Hunstville Times has more about why Terry’s Pizza closed shop:
Faced with a lost lease, the death of their father and increasing family demands, the children of Lou Pejza, Terry’s owner, decided last week to shutter the restaurants.
“We determined it was best for the family, especially our mom,” said Carol McBroom, one of Pejza’s five [...]