Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rutland Halloween Parade 2010

Waiting on the longest continuously running Halloween Parade. Thats right right here in Rutland City, Vermont.

Pre-parade entertainment. Juggling stilt walkers.

American Legion represented.

My buddy Jim, see he is waving to me. I'm not kidding the Governor knows me, just ask Donna.

Bernie and Pat. Not sure hat the security guy is staring at?

Yep, 51 years.

From the cartoon movie UP!

The holiday light tour bus. We made the tour last year, don't think we will this year.

Rutland Herald's Werewolf in London meets the Pink Panther

A perennial favorite, The Wizard of Oz.

Proctor High School, the effort the put in each year is amazing.

Proctor marching band lead by Aaron Audette.

Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine gang.

Fabian Bros. and their always great float. This year ... Angels and ....

Devils. And a tradition continues, my photo with friend Steve from the PD.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ben and Jerry

Where else but in Vermont can you spend the afternoon with a couple of ex CEO's and have them scoop ice cream for you. Donna and I with Ben and Jerry after a VPP meeting in Burlington.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Resilient- All Hazard Concepts

As many of you know I have been finishing my degree in Emergency Management, spending long hours attending training with Homeland Security and FEMA, becomming a certified instructor, and designing training exercises for various agencies. During some of these projects I have found a need for training and consulting for private as well as public entities. I have taken the plunge and started my own business. Resilient - All Hazard Concepts. The premis is that everyone needs to become more resilient when dealing with emergncy situations.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bathroom Floor

Imaging waking up one morning expecting a nice easy day and being told the bathroom floor needs to be done. Nothing like a home repair project to get your blood going.
Really though -- we had actually already torn up the carpet and gotten the new flooring
I just had'nt gotten to it yet. I had roughly measured and when we picked up the tile we knew it would be close. With some judicious measuring this was all that was left!

And Presto!!! the new bathroom floor!! Good enough to get us through until we break through the walls and take over the upstairs unit in 3 more years! Tick tock, counting the time for more SPACE.