Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

I am sending Happy New Year greetings to all of you. I have a few projects to post and will do that now. We didn't do a whole lot for New Years Eve or day. New Years Eve day was cold, rainy and windy. Our church had a community dinner and we went for about an hour. There was not as good a turnout as there had been for Thanksgiving. Still there were several families from the community. We were home by 7:30 pm and then watched movies until midnight. We heard several gun shots and/or rifle shots just before midnight and for a few minutes after. It's illegal to do that, however, people do as they please.

The sun did come out for a while on New Years Day. It was still windy and cold. I watched the last hour of the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Roseville, a Placer County city across the border line of Sacramento County, entered a float this year. It won the Governor's trophy. The very first Rose Queen rode on the float. She lives in Auburn which is further up the highway from Roseville. Gerry went out for a ride on his bicycle and was home by 2 pm. I went up to Joann's to see the items they had on sale. Nothing too interesting or what I couldn't live without. Gerry watched USC beat Penn State badly in the Rose Bowl. My father graduated from USC back in the early '20's.

Around 7 pm we decided to go get some dinner at L&L Hawaiian BBQ. They have local island (Hawaii) type dishes on their menu. It's not all that exciting, however, it's the closest I can get to eating food from back home. It's the same chain as what is back home. There were several of their restaurants here in Sacramento. They've all been closed except for maybe 4 0r 5 that are still open.

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