Monday, June 25, 2012

Shirley Seymour

6:30 - Visiting Shirley and Seymour
Our next visit is with Aunt Shirley and Uncle Seymour who live in the hills above Santa Barbara. I am invited for breakfast this morning. Always a good time at Shirley and Seymour's place. It takes about 40 minutes to drive from the Best Western Hotel in Oxnard to the hills of Santa Barbara. We set our alarm to give us enough time to make this blog post, pack up our stuff and get on the road.

I just stuck my head out the hotel room door. It is is a gorgeous day! Blue sky. Perfect for driving.

BTW, some readers have been worried because I took four naps yesterday. I took naps because of not getting enough sleep during the nite. But yesterday I bought some "Sleep Aid Tablets" at the Ralph's Grocery. This Sleep Aid stuff has Doxylamine in it. Don't know what this does exactly. But I got a good nite's sleep after taking one of these pills. If it works, I'll let you know!

9:30AM - Seymour's art work
I arrived at Seymour and Shirley's home 15 minutes late. There was traffic on the freeway! But, they waited for me to arrive before starting to eat. Breakfast was turkey sausage, eggs, toast. Aunt Shirley eats healthy!

Seymour designs and constructs metal art work. His designs are quite intricate. And I don't know why they are so intricate? Seymour does not tell me why. He just tells me, "I make what is on the drawing!"
An art work from Seymour

2PM - Machining up some art
Later in the afternoon, Seymour was working on this current art project. As a young man, Seymour was a machinist. In his home workshop, Seymour has a complete machine shop.

In the pic below, Seymour is milling up a component of his current art work.
Machining art

Clear sky

Posted from somewhere in the hills above Santa Barbara