Sep 04

Wow! What A Storm We Had Last Night!

We got more thunder and lightning last night than we’ve had in the past 10 years! It was COOL! Tried to video it but my damned lousy camera wasn’t up to the task. Got some of the thunder but I don’t see any of the lightning flashes.

My brother-in-law, Robert, showed up sometime EARLY this morning. He’s going to be staying with us for awhile.

Not much else going on. It hasn’t been raining but is plenty cloudy. Was thinking about going out to the property and doing ’flood control’ but can’t really see the point. It’ll be muddy and I wouldn’t get anything else done. So I stayed home today and re-stacked the wood I’ve already cut to get it ready for splitting.

Right now I’m taking a break and watching "The Bourne Identity". Just finished the "Bourne Ultimatum". The books are nothing like the movies. Liked them both though.

Sep 01

Another Saturday Pretty Much Done…

Pretty normal Saturday for me. Got up early. Went out to the property after SWMBO left for the Genealogy Library. Cut some wood. Loaded it into the truck. Brought it home when I was ready to leave. NICE day! Warm enough for me to take all my clothes off and move some dirt and lay out for awhile. Trying to even out my strange tan! Only top parts of me get tanned ’cause I spend all my time on the digger. Have to get the rest of me tanned before winter (in about 2 weeks!) drops in and it gets too cold to get out.

Just working around the house this evening. Took SWMBO out to dinner so I have only the last several nights dishes to do. Done. Laundry. Done. Listening to "Dirty Jobs" and playing with my Linux virtual drives and still ripping our CD’s. SWMBO said today that she really likes having all her music as mp3 files on one drive. Cool! I really do like making her happy.

And that’s about it. I lead such a boring life!

Aug 31

We Went To Bowling & Breakfast this morning…

And I actually won a couple of games. Actually, using the 12lb ball, I had the two best scores since we re-started bowling. Was really hungry by the 3rd game and didn’t do so well for that one. Breakfast at the Family Pancake House was pretty good!

Stopped and bought some bedding for the travel trailer we have out back so Robert (SWMBO’s Brother, who’s going to stay with us for awhile) won’t have to sleep on the bare bed. Bought myself a new joystick also; since I’ve worn the old one out "playing" X-Plane or FSX. AND the darn thing was about 5 years old. The new joystick has the same amount of buttons but the damned thing ’twists’ also. Cool!

Went out to the property and cut up a load of wood. Started raining just as I put the last piece in the back of the truck. Saw a thing on the news this morning where Climatologists predict a colder, wetter winter this year. I HOPE NOT!! At least until AFTER we get the dome up. Then I don’t care. Everything will be inside then.

Ah well…

Aug 29

It is DARK out at the property!

After the sun goes down, of course! I mean it is DARK our there! But when that full moon pops up in a clear sky it lights up the Alder trunks like there’s a street lamp or something at the street. You can see a go-zillion stars! I need a bigger telescope. The one from Mt. Palomar will do! 😉
Poop Dog ain’t too sure about being out there after dark at all. He didn’t waste no time getting into the truck once I said it was time to go.