Sunday, 28 November 2010

Seasonal Flowers

You can always tell where the cooler parts of the house are. The Christmas Cactus by the window has buds but the one on the floor in the centre of the room acts like there is nothing going on.

This one also bloomed last year and I don't think the other one did. Hmmm

Thursday, 25 November 2010

We Have Snow

It started snowing last week on Friday and it hasn't stopped.The river tho' is still open, and who knows how well it will freeze since it is it still very high.
I love Manitoba but I certainly don't like this stuff.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Arduino Playground

Ruzter sent the Geek this arduino for her birthday. (It is the small blue bit near the pencil).
I have no idea what it does, but she has been spending a great deal of time playing with it using this website and by all appearances having a great deal of fun. There is no need for me to understand.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A Record?

I don't think the docks at Winnipeg Rowing Club have been out this late in the season. Of course, the river is much higher than normal as well.

Monday, 15 November 2010

A Seven-Layer Cake

N2 likes a layer for every year, so this year, since he is turning seven, he got seven layers.
There are some structural issues, but there is plenty of space for candles.

Happy Birthday!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tougher Than Last Year.

I was impressed last year by how long the delphiniums lasted.
This year, they've gone at least a month longer. They are looking a little worse for wear, but they are still blooming.

And it looks like that '1' has flipped itself around again. A non-conformist to be sure.

Monday, 8 November 2010

If You Can Believe What You Read

Saturday, on the curb up the street, we found this lamp sitting on the cover of a portable galvanized sink.
The sink is temporarily housed elsewhere, and the lamp is currently hanging over the utility sink in the basement until it can be installed in the back hall.
The Geek, for some reason, looked it up on eBay and found a trio for sale.
A rather hefty price tag, I must say. I wonder if anyone is going to buy them at that price?

And how does she know these are the same lamps?

Sunday, 7 November 2010

There's Aliens in the Kitchen

I am amazed at how many lights there are glowing around the kitchen table.
What can I say?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Installing Winter Tires

First, you have to move the lathe to access the tires.

But before you do, you have to try the other, single point of attachment.Then you have to finish the project.
Tires to be installed tomorrow....