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Archive for July, 2005

Blackberries are ripe

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

The blackberries are ripe! The blackberries are ripe! Can you tell I really like eating blackberries? Mary, Jared and I went into the wooded lot next to our house and pulled out a pretty good haul. The big ones in the sun are the best – oh so sweet and tasty. I have to figure […]

“Make” magazine from O’Reilly

Monday, July 25th, 2005

This year GnomeDex included short “how-to” segments like how to load and run Linux on an iPod. These segments were brought to GnomeDex by Make. I managed to catch a couple of these segments while listening to the GnomeDex live audio feed. “Make” is a fairly new publication. It is something between a book and […]

Sweet time mowing the grass

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

I had to take a break from work today to mow the grass. I waited way too long to do it and with the bit of rain we received this morning, the grass was growing to the point of no return. But, it wasn’t all that bad. As I was mowing along, I started picking […]

28 dogs die in training facility as AC fails

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

The following occurred at the dog training facility that Mary used when we lived in Arizona: 28 dogs die in training facility as AC fails Leighton, the owner, has got to be devistated with the loss because he truely loves raising and training dogs.

Bathroom remodel progress

Monday, July 18th, 2005

The mirror is in. All that is left is some trim work.

Bathroom remodel progress

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

The tile has grout, the plumbing is all connected and the door handles are installed. Tomorrow, I will hang the mirror and maybe do some of the trim work. I also have a couple electrical wires that I need to hide.  

Bathroom remodel progress

Friday, July 15th, 2005

The tile is installed. Tomorrow, I will grout it.  

Bathroom remodel progress

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

I took the week off from work as vacation. I needed a break from work and it is a good opportunity to finish the bathroom project this week. Below are pictures of the progress so far. You can see that I installed the bamboo flooring and the vanity cabinet and countertop. Tomorrow I am helping […]

Finally some tomatoes!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

I spotted some green tomatoes on the vine today. I was expecting a ripe tomato by now. I transplanted the first plants in mid April. Maybe the cooler, cloudy weather that we’ve had this summer slowed the production of tomatoes. On the other hand, it appears the weather has not negatively affected the growth of […]

Ranked #2

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Look at the number two spot: CNN Money: Best Places to Live CNN Money magazine has ranked my favorite place to live as their second best place to live. I can’t decide if this publicity is good or bad?!?!