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Possible relief on Weems Road

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Possible traffic relief for Weems Road

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Two days ago, I saw in Tallahassee Democrat, our local newspaper, a public notice from Florida Department of Transportation FDOT ( about resurfacing of the portion of the Capital Circle Southeast closer to where we live.

Currently the FDOT resurfacing the main artery to the city, Mahan Drive (US 90) from Capital Circle to Magnolia Drive. However, the public notice mentioned below would resurface area close tothe current resurfacing but would also add right turn lane on Capital Circle SE on the north bound lanes. The latter part is very important.

This will probably have direct impact for our neighborhood where it has become increasingly difficult to get in or out of our own neighborhood. This is true during the morning and especially during evening rush hour as people driving north bound in Capital Circle SE  take a short cut at Easterwood Drive and proceed to Weems Road to get Eastern Tallahassee where many of them live. This makes Weems Road, which is undivided single lane road, congested. To get in and out of our neighborhood occasionally it takes about a minute not because so many people live in our neighborhood but so many others who don’t live are driving on the only road we have access to the public road ways.


Appa’s Posthumous Birthday

Monday, December 8th, 2014

1985 Photos from trips to Mysore, Bangalore, and at home in Vedaraniam







Appa’s Posthumous 88th Birthday

December 08, 2014
Tallahassee, FL
இன்று உயிருடன் இருந்தால் அப்பாவுக்கு 88 வயது ஆகியிருக்கும். ஆனால் அப்பாவும் அம்மாவும் இன்று நம்முடன் உடலால் இல்லை. இருப்பினும் அவர்கள் இருவரும் மனதால் இருக்கிறார்கள். அவர்கள் இருவரின் வாழ்த்துக்களும் வாழ்க்கை முறையும் எப்போதும் நம்முடன் இருக்கும்.

Akka’s Sixty

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Akka’s Sixty

Monday, September 15, 2014

East Tambaram, Chennai


Members of my family and my cousin’s family all landed in my akka’s house around 11 AM today in E Tambaram to wish her on she crossing a milestone. Neither my akka nor athan had any clues that people are coming to their home to wish her well. Akka was completely unprepared since her own child didn’t tell her they were all coming to visit her even the child was part of the event planning.


One cousin had just returned from the US that morning, three other cousins had completed a function in their hometown of Vedaraniam and traveled overnight. All my siblings traveled the previous day and wished well from Chengal Pattu. But my sister didn’t realize they are NOT in their homes but were wishing her only miles from her house.

Then on the morning they landed and cut the cake took the blessing from the elders. Then they all went to lunch. My sisters stayed back and traveled the next day to their homes.

A different view in the afternoon and the evening

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Two views on same day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bamboo House

VtS and I went to eat at our regular Chinese restaurant this afternoon. During and soon after the lunch my views on several subjects changed. It was a very interesting lunch, to say the least. But I think it had nothing to do with the restaurant or the food. It was something more organic.

Wallpaper Removal

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Wallpaper Removal, Clean Wall, Paint the Wall

July 2, 2014 and July 3, 2014


One of the rooms with wallpaper still in place. It has been more than a decade since the wallpaper was hung. It has started to peel-off.

After more than adjusting with the wallpaper in our kitchen and bathrooms we decided to remove them and replace with the painted walls.


Wallpaper has been removed exposing the sheet rock. Allowed to dry for a day.


The work began this morning and will continue tomorrow and probably the day after. We have hired a trusted company to do the work. We have worked with this company before.

I will post the updates of before and after wallpaper in few days.


The dried sheet rock has been painted with Behr Premium Plus Interior Satin Enamel paint. Morning Breeze color

Special Dinner

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Special Dinner @ Olive Garden

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014

We went out for special dinner at Olive Garden tonight. We ordered couple of pasta items and enjoyed the meal.

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tallahassee, FL 32306


VtS was featured in the Florida State University’s website as one of the new incoming freshmen.

Steam Clean the house

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Steam Clean the house

Stanley Steemer Steam Cleaning

Monday, August 12, 2013

7:30 to 8:30 AM


Early this morning two people from Stanley Steemer came to our house for the prearranged steam cleaning of our carpets. We have worked over the weekend the get all carpeted rooms ready for steam cleaning. We had removed all knickknacks and loose items on the floor. We had removed all possible small items like chairs, file cabinets, rugs, and small cabinets. However, we left standing big chests, wardrobes, beds, and desks.

The personnel came and moved the big furniture away from the walls and put them on some kind of plastic blocks. They then started to run the fans in the rooms. Once everything is set-up, they brought their steam cleaning vacuum hoses and started to clean the rooms. They first cleaned the two small rooms and did the big room the last. Once the back side of the cabinets were cleaned they moved the cabinets back to their original position and cleaned the other areas. Once a room has been cleaned they put the fan to start the drying process. They were done in about an hour.


They recommended  that we don’t walk from the carpeted floor to hardwood floor often due to the possibility of wet feet and slippery feet. They asked us to run the air-conditioner at 70 F and continue to run the fans at full speed. The recommended drying time is 48 hours. However, chairs with plastics feet could be moved into the rooms in 24 hours but wooden furniture should wait for 48 hours. If there is a need we could some plastic blocks similar to those they used to move wooden furniture about 24 hours.


Clean interior our home

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Clean interior our home

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We started to do the cleaning of the interior of our house prior to the hard wood floor cleaning scheduled for tomorrow

Air Duct Cleaning

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Air Duct Cleaning

Addison Lane Home

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tallahassee, FL


Today we did a complete air duct cleaning of our home. We used Stanley Steemer’s services.

Two people came in the early morning. They came inside the house and located all the vents and intakes. Then they connected their vacuum system to our air handler and started to evacuate the air duct system. The used their vehicle’s engine power to run the vacuum system. While this evacuation was on going the personnel went around the house removed all vents and used a fan like device start cleaning the interior of the vents. Another person the vent adjusting grills outside the house and cleaned them with special chemicals.


Following the cleaning which took about 1 1/2 hours they vacuumed the floor and places there were debris. They then billed us and went on their way to another customer’s house.