Monday, August 31, 2009


Another great day. We had the flood and it was really welcome. Annie made
bread, and I made jam and we had a great meal and a great day. Tomorrow I have to buckle down and count the budget beans in the scrubber project.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Saturday Night Update

A great day! It has been a very nice day, just working around the house with Annie. My favorite kind of day. At night you are tired, but can look back on the day with some satisfaction knowing that quite a bit was accomplished.

So here is my list:

  • picked huckleberries with Annie this morning. We hadn't picked them for almost a week, and the bushes were loaded. They are funny little berries - they hide behind every leaf and shadow. So you pick all that you see, and then stand up and stretch a little, and there is a whole new batch. We have enough for maybe a case of jelly jars. The plants are still blooming, and there is a lot of green fruit, so the harvest isn't over.
  • mowed the lawn - nothing special about that.
  • did some weeding in the garden. The zucchini and spaghetti squash are doing really well. Annie got a great recipe for zucchini that we really like.
  • helped Annie spade out a section of lawn for a new iris bed. We took out the grass and mixed in 3 bags of compost. Annie did all the planting.
  • sanded, repaired, and painted the little yellow boat. It is a little one, kind of like Andrew's Aflac, but with a pram bow. I painted her a bright yellow.... and came to the conclusion that we are just not yellow boat people. The light blue looks a lot better. I think that this little boat will be a tender when we are anchored, or if someone wants to do a little fishing without breaking camp. It is light enough to be the roof over the slot top as well.

That is about it. Nothing very earth shaking. We are both pretty tired, and will be heading for bed fairly soon. Church is at 9, so we can't sleep in too late. Monday is another day off, and we will be getting the flood. So, that will be fun.

Towards the end of the month we will be heading for Lake Powell , and the Kokopelli cruise. First one. We have been going to the messabout for about 5 years, but it has always been a one or two day affair. That is a long way to drive for one day! But this year I have saved enough vacation, and there don't seem to be any emergencies, and so we will go on the cruise. We will start at Hite - there is enough water this year to launch there, and then head down the channel to Good Hope Bay. Hopefully we will catch a few bass while we are at it.

So, with that in mind, I will be trying to get the boat and trailer in good condition. New plugs in the outboard, and a wrench and extra plugs in the tool kit. The prudent explorer.

Sleep well, and wake.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Come On In, Boy

For you that have daughters of any age, but especially if you can see the teen years on the horizon, I would like to dedicate the first song on my play list.

Those years are past for me, and I am forever grateful and thankful that my girls ended up with boys (now men) that love them, respect them and try to give them good lives.

The play list is at the bottom of the page. First song. :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hubble Ultra Deep Field Clip

So, when you get to thinking (like the establishment did when Galileo had the audacity to suggest that the earth rotated about the sun) that the world revolves around your world (and we all do), take another look at this clip. It is pretty mind boggling