Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Dog of the Week

Scooter is a new rescue from the shelter..he's a Jack Russell/terrier mix and quite the fellow...6 years old and a very dapper guy..turned in as the family couldn't care for him anymore...fairly well behaved, house trained and ready for a new family..with Scooter, the lucky family will get a month of free pet insurance...you can find Scooter at the Sun City K-9 rescue

You are probably wondering what is going on here. Yesterday we went to Signal Hill to finish re keying an apartment house and stopped at the Home Depot......this was going on in the parking lot..what are they doing? well, drilling for oil, of course.....in the parking lot no less....
Signal Hill has one of the most productive oil fields in the world..there are oil wells everywhere here...in back yards, tucked behind gas stations, etc....here is a photo I found online of what Signal Hill looked like back in 1923....There are many small old cottages scattered around and we figured they were built for the oil workers during these days......Signal Hill was named as it is the highest hill in the area and the local Indians used it to signal fires that could be seen all the way to Catalina Island...
Before oil was discovered, this area was used for outdoor locations for the Balboa Amusement Producing company, a early movie studio, and such stars as Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle
filmed movies here....a interesting history...Signal Hill is just about surrounded by Long Beach.
we also stopped at the local cemetery..it was an old one with wonderfully carved tombstones..Alan took alot of photos of some of the more spectacular ones which I will share another day....we doubted many people visited any more as most of the people there had been born in the late 1800s...

While we were waiting at a red light, a trolly came by.



It was another long drive..after 3 days of driving, I am ready for a day at home..but Alan is off again, jobs and work..which we are very thankful for........he had one job here early and then off to Carlsbad, ca for a job, back here this afternoon for one here in town again.....we have jobs booked for Friday and next Monday also so things are looking up.....thanks be to God!
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