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08: Housing History
Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

This one is long overdue. As most of you Amigos remember, during the first couple of years of my college career (1992-1993) I lived at a JC in Rocklin called Sierra College. Though I didn’t think so at the time, in retrospect it was actually a pretty decent place. I’ve explained previously why I was...

Mr. Fratti

In the spring of ’07 I said goodbye to apartment #92.  It had been a good run, a lot of fun and low stress living alone, but I had really outgrown that small little one bedroom apartment.  But the main reason why I moved on was my new rig, the Jeep Wrangler.  Like I said,...

My short stay in Chico

In an effort to fill gaps in my housing history… Chico (Fall 1998) – Some random apartment complex near the movie theater. (Right near East 20th) I remember my brief time here really upset mi amigo Terry.  I had told him I would move in to a place with him in Chico, go to school,...
My, My...

My, My…

We planted some zucchini in our garden, and found that they grow abnormally large and fast. This one grows about an inch a day. Awesome.

Goodbye #92!

Well… in the next few days, I will no longer be living at my little one bedroom apartment, number #92. It has been a good run, all in all, I have been quite pleased with this apartment complex. I’ve been here for about 2.5 years with very few complaints… so in a way… I am...

A Fantastic Forgotten Find

I was going though some old boxes recently, and came across this decade-old gem that I’d long since forgotten about. Thumbing through it brought back many great memories of Man, the dads, Hallie Ann, Chris & Sykes, and the nights when Jaimeacho and I would go out exploring in the vast untamed wilderness that was...

592 Olympic St, and the Gold Medal Idiot

We’ve moved again. I think out of all the Amigos, I’ve succeeded in moving the most. This move was pretty smooth…considering I had the flu for ¾ of it. Paco and Pecos helped with the process, the three of us, and our limited physical prowess were able to move lots of heavy items, some of...

My time with “The Boys”

Well… my nomad life continues. On and on… move after move after move… will it ever end? Will Paco some day finally put his “Root Down”? Not in the forseable future. I have officially notified the “boys” that I am moving out. While it hasn’t been terrible living here, it has been somewhat annoying. The...

2123 Elmira Dr.- A thin line between love and hate.

I loved this house for a lot of reasons. It was the first house I owned. I could do what I wanted to it, when I wanted to do it. If I wanted to paint the walls bright green, with spousal approval, I could. I loved the big tree in the front yard, even if...

Return of our Dear Old ‘Dad

While on my morning run today, I made my way down the path that leads past the college near my place. As I ran into a shady area, I noticed something moving along the ground. I slowed down a bit to get a better look. To my surprise, it was an extremely large crawdad. As...

My Visits to the “Green Monster”

Guillermo’s Green Monster was by far the most odd, yet coolest place that I think any of the Amigo’s have lived in. I will never forget my first visit to the Green Monster. It occurred in the summer of 1996. Mi Amigo’s Jaime, Terry, and myself decided to make a road trip up to Seattle...

Green Monster

Evidently the horses got chilly and were afraid of the dark...