Almost like getting an email from Santa Claus

My wife just shared this with me – an email she got back from the Lego company

Thank you for getting in touch with us about your replacement LEGO® pieces.

I’m sorry to hear your LEGO pieces need replacing. We get to play with LEGO sets all day long (the best job in the world?), so I know that sometimes a piece wears out or gets lost.

That’s why I’ve asked for a replacement piece to be sent out to you. We always try to match the color you want, but sometimes stocks run low, so we might have to send you a different one. Unfortunately part# 4498712 is licensed and was not included with this request.

Although we usually ask people to pay for replacement pieces, I’m sending this one for free – so now you can get building and have fun!

Your replacement parts will be shipped from our facility in Denmark. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

Thanks again for contacting us. We are always pleased to receive feedback from LEGO fans! If you could take a moment to complete a four question survey by going to the link below, it will help us make sure we are providing the best customer service to you.

The Ballad of #UCDavis from Aaron Heuckroth

The Ballad of UC Davis from the brilliant and talented Aaron Heuckroth.

Hat tip to the Davis Patch.

Extra fruit in your trees? Don’t let it rot – donate it #DavisCA #VillageHarvest

Today, one of our neighbor came over and told us that the “Village Harvest” group was at their house to collect fruit from their trees and she wanted to know if they could come into our yard as part of the collection.  I said “please … and tell them they can collect from our tree too.”  You see, we have a pluot tree that produces more fruit than I can keep up with (and I note – we get a lot of the pluots from our neighbors tree too since it leans over our yard).  I have made 40+ jars of jam, 40+ fruit rolls, froze a bunch of pulp for later projects and still there was more fruit.  So I invited people over to collect some of the pluots and still there was more fruit.  So I was very happy to see the Village Harvest folks next door.  

Village Harvest is a ” a nonprofit volunteer organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area which harvests fruit from backyards and small orchards, then passes it along to local food agencies to feed the hungry.”

And they have a Davis chapter:

And so they came over and started collecting some of the pluots and I took some pictures and video of the event …


Definitely going to sign up for this for all cases when we can’t use all of our fruit …

Pics from the Redrum hotel in DC where we stayed for #SAMG12

Fun day at Capay Organic Farm (site of Farm Fresh to You) with DCCNS

My son goes to DCCNS preschool. They had a fundraiser yesterday at Capay Organic Farm in Capay (this is the place that the Farm Fresh to You folks have their farm). It was a nice time. Party started at 2 pm, they had tractor rides, kite flying, ladybug releasing, strawberry picking, and more. And then there was a raffle (the fundraiser part) and tomato planting to take home and a piñata. The farm was beautiful, the people there were great, and I am glad we get food from there (we are subscribers to their CSA). It was good for all the kids to see where some food comes from … Here are some pics.

Davis Community Church Nursery School (DCCNS) Annual Rummage Sale 4/28 8 AM – noon