Monday, July 31, 2017

Meanwhile, back in California...

Serafina and Jamie are staying with the Underwoods for a couple of transition weeks so she can finish Into the Woods Jr at SLOREP. Here's what some of that looked like...

Fried Twinkies at McLintocks.

Can you spot Zach in this PCPA poster?

New discovery.

Lynn's supposed to be in that empty seat.
At Filipponi Winery.

New shades that match the shoes!

Lots going on in downtown Pismo Beach.

And lots of folks on the beach today (7/30/17).

Smoked Old Fashioned.

Jamie had raw oysters, too.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

More Transition

The past week has been very different. Most of the Compound traveled to Colorado behind the moving trucks and has already spent several days exploring, unloading and unpacking, putting together Ikea furniture, etc. Here's what some of it looked like...

A new neighbor dropped by...

Garden of the Gods (more below).

There's a park a couple 100 steps from the house.

Old deck table and chairs on new deck. Pikes Peak is out that way.

Temporary office set up.

Sandy took the 3-day drive and unloading in stride.

Taking a break at the new clubhouse.

Duplos - worth their weight.

Might be a favorite picture.

Yeah, there's a frozen yogurt store nearby.


Garden of the Gods.

All she needs is a tool belt. Arr arr arr.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Death of a Raindrop

Serafina completed 4 years of the Young People's Project Jr at PCPA Theatre, and the graduation "ceremony" is simply having each graduate die on stage (as they are now dead to the program and cannot return). Here's her death scene:

Friday, July 28, 2017

Regusci Wine

Can't be far from christening the new home...

Thursday, July 27, 2017


#CowParadeSLO - Cow #68 - Serrafina

Hotel Serra is a (re-)development in downtown SLO on Garden Street. We'll have to stay there on a return trip...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eerie familiarity

They found our new mailboxes. With an eerie familiarity to the ones I pushed over in AG. Those bases bolted to the concrete pad give me the weeby geebies now. Oh dear... BTW, I hear Sandy's a very good traveler.

VBS Setup

This was an odd sort of coming full circle. Among our last activities in CA (for Serafina and Papa) was to help set up VBS at the Methodist church in AG that Nana and Papa started attending in the late 1980s soon after moving to California. We did all manner of such things at that church from puppets, to youth group, to choir, to preschool events. Reguscis, too. One last time... Well, almost the last time. I'll be taking photos of this VBS in action tomorrow night while Serafina's doing Into the Woods. Here's the church website. And here are the pics VBS 2017.

Almost there...

Here's AJ somewhere near Copper Mountain in Colorado. His quote of the day, "This is so awesome I'm putting away my Kindle." OK!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Other Gold

Did you ever notice in that song, "Make new friends, but keep the old...," that they purposefully, I suspect, don't say which is silver and which is gold. The hardest and worst part of setting out on a new adventure is leaving family and friends behind.


Foster Grands (a couple days earlier)

A trip to the beach was among the final bucket list items.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hamilton (2nd group)

The girls (Nana, Mom, and Fina) got to see Hamilton today in San Francisco. Squeezed it in right before the move. And guess who got an autograph from Hamilton himself (aka Michael Luwoye)?!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Into the Woods Jr

Here are some of the Fina-related production shots Jamie took for Into the Woods Jr.

Into the Woods Jr
July 21 - August 6, 2017
Produced by SLO Rep Theatre's Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT)
Directed by Shelagh Garren
Serafina: Little Red

New Times story.

Familiar singing mouth?
See the last photo on the Theatrics page.