February ends with a little new snow for us in Prescott, Az.
Prescott blogger GrannyJ has quite a few posts about the businesses on Miller Valley Road here.
This week I saw a new business opening on Miller Valley Road and Fair Street. A pawn shop. I have never been in a pawn shop, so maybe I will check this one out. When I was by the location, construction workers were putting together the interior. It will likely do well in the current recession/depression. I was pleasantly surprised to see a business opening, not closing!
Fry’s can be seen in the background behind the sign for the new store.
For my Art156 class Studio Lighting at Yavapai College. In this assignment we did not use the strobe lights, instead we used other, improvised lighting by items one would have in a garage.
The subject is a heavy glass container I bought for $2 at Fry’s. It is a yellow color. Inside I placed a lit candle. I shined an LED flashlight at it from the left front. This flashlight has a very blue colored light. Also, a multi-cell incandescent flashlight was used to light the background.
The “S” stands for security. Do you feel more secure knowing that our federal masters’ at DHS lost 180 firearms? From CNN:
Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost — some falling into the hands of criminals — after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.
In all, 243 firearms were lost in both agencies during that period, according to the January report from Inspector General Richard Skinner. Of those, 36 were lost because of circumstances beyond officers’ control — for instance, ICE lost a firearm during an assault on an officer. Another 28 were lost even though officers had stored them in lockboxes or safes.
But 74 percent, or 179 guns, were lost “because officers did not properly secure them,” the report said.
In addition, an ICE officer left an M-4 rifle and a shotgun unsecured in a closet at his home. Both weapons were stolen in a burglary and later recovered from a felon, according to the report. Another officer left his firearm in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant, and it was gone when he returned.
Our feds – armed and dangerous.