Monday Window – Sept 12, 2016

Here is my Monday Window post for this week. We have a small local shopping center with many different tenants, but a consistent theme to the front doors and windows. Here are a few examples:

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The fourth entry is a side entry into a newly constructed building that has not opened for business yet. You can see the consistency being executed by the owner:

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Even though each of these window pictures includes a door, the door is mostly a window anyway.



 

5.0 out of 5 stars

Please hurry with the next NU book!

on September 4, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, I was very impressed that this is a first novel for Mr. Waugh. The author has really done his homework, as he has worked with many concepts of science, history, anthropology, space travel and military technology in this book. The story “reads” very well, editing is good, I only found 3 or 4 instances where the wrong word was used or misspelled. I really like the chapter structure and the 3 main story lines that are going on (two alien ones, and one human). I can’t wait to get the next installment of this story–hope it comes soon.
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Mundane Monday – Challenge #75 and Monday Window

Thanks to PhoTrablogger for hosting the Mundane Monday challenge. Here is a snippet from that blog to understand what the challenge is about:

This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things and frame it beautifully and upload the photographs.

I want to combine this post with my regular Monday Window challenge:

Monday Window is a weekly blog post featuring one or more photos of windows as the main subject.

Today I chose a simple old building in town that has a beauty of its own:

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The building is simple. The windows and doors are simple. The red color makes the whole picture pop. Here is an angled view of the building:

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I get the feeling that the building has looked like it was going to fall over for the last 100 years, but is still standing strong.



 

5.0 out of 5 stars You Won’t Believe This is a NU Author…
on August 13, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, one of those you won’t want to put down. You simply will not believe that this a first novel for a NU/new author. Remember Andy Weir and “The Martian”? Well, add in the military technology and battles from the likes of David Weber, along with some of the “Ancient Aliens” theories and stories, and you’ll have a good idea of what this book is about.

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Monday Window – August 29, 2016

One of the best places to find great windows is overlooking a body of water, whether it be an ocean, a lake, or a river. This is particularly true if the windows face anywhere between south-east and south-west (in the northern hemisphere) where they can collect the sun during the colder winter months.

Today’s entry for Monday Window takes us to Knoxville, Tennessee. We took a paddle boat ride down the Tennessee River and saw many beautiful houses overlooking the water. Here is a collection of many of the houses with their wonderful windows.

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Here is my latest Amazon review:

5.0 out of 5 stars You Won’t Believe This is a NU Author…
on August 13, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, one of those you won’t want to put down. You simply will not believe that this a first novel for a NU/new author. Remember Andy Weir and “The Martian”? Well, add in the military technology and battles from the likes of David Weber, along with some of the “Ancient Aliens” theories and stories, and you’ll have a good idea of what this book is about.

Nu Book 1 – The Esss Advance is available via this link on ==> Amazon.

The book is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

You may also visit the website www.TheNuTrilogy.com for more details.

 

Monday Window – August 8, 2016

I have shown this photo in my travel post for Valencia, Spain but thought I would show some glorious windows for the Monday Window bloggers. If you follow the link above, you can find a picture of the planetarium in Valencia at night when the reflection in the pool makes the whole building look like a human eye.

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Here is a link to the Monday Window site. Go check out some of the wonderful window posts from around the world. I think you will enjoy the trip.



 

Nu Book 1 – The Esss Advance is available via this link on ==> Amazon.

The book is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

You may also visit the website www.TheNuTrilogy.com for more details.

Monday Window – August 1, 2016

Today I want to showcase some beautiful “moving windows”. In particular, the moving windows in a restored 1947 Studebaker found in the presidential library/museum for President George H. W. Bush. This is a car similar to the one used to transport George and his family from Connecticut to Texas, where he became involved in the oil drilling industry.

I took pictures from both the back and the front of the car. Notice how both the back and the front windows are made in two pieces with framing down the middle. When was the last time you saw this in a car on the road?

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Actually, when was the last time you saw a Studebaker on the road?

Here is a link to the Monday Window site. Go check out some of the wonderful window posts from around the world. I think you will enjoy the trip.



 

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Monday Window – July 25, 2016

Today’s Monday Window post is about sacrificing windows. The back of our house has a wonderful South-West exposure, which is great for passive solar heating in the winter. Here is a picture of the back of the house when we bought it in 2008:

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We had a total of 19 window on the back, including the bow window in the back peak.

A few years later, we put on a back deck at the level of the main floor. Here is a picture with the deck:

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As you can imagine, the deck covers the house’s exposure to the sun on the lower level. The featured image, seen below, shows the shadowing of one of the four main windows:

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Also in shadow are two windows to the left (see the second picture above) that give light to one of the two downstairs bedrooms. We had originally planned on having a stairway up to the deck, but that would have shaded the two center windows in this picture, as the stairs would have required a platform halfway down with the steps then being the width of two stairways. So, we decided to nix the stairway to keep some light flowing into our family room on that lower level.

This means that we lost light going to three of the 19 windows. We also lost one window because it had to be sacrificed for a door onto the deck. Fortunately, that door is mostly glass, so that did not hurt very much.

So what did we gain? We now have a beautiful 25 foot by 15 foot deck that can be enjoyed most of the year (with the exception of afternoons in the middle of summer when the heat is just too intense, even under our umbrella). Here are two picture of the deck from the doorway and from the back corner:

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So for us, it was well worth the window sacrifice.

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Monday Window – July 11, 2016

I decided to go ornate this week on Monday Window. On our recent cruise to the Gems of Spain, we stopped in Valencia. You can see a full post about that port on my blog by clicking on Valencia. On one of the corners we came upon this completely ornate building with windows and doors you would find hard to imagine. Here a few shots to back up my claim:

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I love the last shot with the woman on the phone carrying a bright red folder in her arms.

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