Cool Again

We have Air Conditioning! When we bought our house one of the things that still needed to be done (aside from the sump line, arrr) was hooking up the A/C. The heating and cooling company wouldn't do it until the temperature consistently stayed above 70 degrees, which we didn't really have until the 85ish days … Continue reading Cool Again

Ice Cream

As I was standing outside grilling the meat for our fajitas this evening, I heard faint musical notes in the distance, accompanied by the occasional ringing bell. This goes on for ten minutes at least, growing louder and louder until I finally realized what it was... we have an ice cream truck driving through our … Continue reading Ice Cream


Finally I was able to get a weekend not surrounded by rain so I could get the deck and driveway waterproofed. Took about 3 hours to do both with the added bonus of now having a sunburn and waterproof hands! Ana and I made a grocery run today and made use of Chef's shopping list … Continue reading Waterproof

Waning Gibbous

Last night I got a picture of the Waning Gibbous phase of the moon. What's funny is I went to bed thinking I was going to miss the shot because the moon had already set for the day. I woke up at 3:48am and noticed bright moonlight shining through our window and realized I had … Continue reading Waning Gibbous

One down

I did get to go outside tonight with the telescope, and it was fairly clear. I ended up taking 30+ pictures, and only one of them looks like it'll be a keeper. At first glance, alot of the ones I took look good but with closer inspection the edges are blurred. One moon picture down, … Continue reading One down

Full Moon

I'm starting a project aimed at getting 7-8 pictures of the moon, with the telescope like these, at its various stages. It will probably take me a while to get done because of the timing and weather but I think the end result will be pretty cool. Once I have them taken, I plan on … Continue reading Full Moon

Cardinal Game

Just got back from the yearly Cardinal game with work. We were in a luxury box along the firstbase line, had a great time. One thing's for sure, large quantities of tequila = large headache. Been a while since I've had a hangover, time for large glasses of water. For an unknown reason, I had … Continue reading Cardinal Game

Rain, Rain, Rain

Contrux dug our trench to bury the sump line on Thursday, but we have no idea why they stopped there and didn't finish the job. So now we have a trench about 30' long, 1' wide, and 1.5' deep (something like that) on the side of our house running to the easement in the backyard. … Continue reading Rain, Rain, Rain