Wednesday, February 13, 2013

snowshoe walk in the woods

from here

to here

and back

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

People Should Come With Warning Labels

This side up
fragile, handle with care
do not disturb
smoke detector
For external use only
Batteries not included
shake well before using
do not open if package has been tampered with
No Trespassing
No poaching
proceed with caution
no unathorized personnel beyond this point
dead end/private drive
through traffic
local traffic only
roadwork ahead
blind driveway
No turns
do not feed the bears
surveillance cameras in use
follow all package directions carefully

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Major Winter Weather Event

For once they got it right

Yesterday  morning
Today same time

The stonewall disappeared ,  and there's two feet of snow all over everything..  This morning we weren't sure just how much there was: with the wind it was a tossup if we had 8" or 72 feet.

happy man, here

Friday, February 8, 2013

Reporting in

Yesterday my monitor went black and refused to work.  "maybe,' i said, "it's the monitor and not the tower".
"no, no,' he said,  "there's a disconnect somewhere, it could take days to find it" 
"why don't we plug in the old monitor and see"
"no no ", he said,  "you just don't understand.  The tower just isnt getting the signal from the monitor, that's why its' not working. Let me think about this."
"Look, here's the old monitor. let's just plug it in and see."  sigh. grumble fuss.  "I just don't see what good it will do."

"what does it cost to try?"

It was the monitor. 

Now I have a nice new one;  however its one of those silly wide screen jobs,  and it took me all afternoon to figure out how to resize the images so they don't stretch clean across the whole screen.  'You wont like it",  he said. "it just distorts everything".  

nooo  it works just fine *g*

And now we are sailing into what appears to be either the storm of the century, a storm of historical proportions,  or a huge embarrassment.   In  a way it's like waiting for Santa.  He never lives up to the
buildup,   I sincerely hope this one is equally disappointing...Film, as they say, at 11.