Monday, March 30, 2009

Technology for Country Folks

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Utah Birthday Trip

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It's a Girl!

Click on the title to see our visit with Dani & Greg, and Sierra.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Truck Unloader

I didn't know we needed one.
Mark didn't know we needed so many quilts, so we are even.

He is always coming up with new ideas. This time it is a conveyor belt with a hand crank to unload the truck bed. Especially handy when we have heavy loads like oak or river rocks.


Ready to load up.

I got loaded! It is a pretty clever operation.
No more sore backs from climbing in and out. I can see it now, pulling out a load of river rock right onto my toes instead of my usual back ache. What a trade!

Trying out our new masterpiece, Mark found a nice load of oak, in the forest, on his way home.

Here is the unloader in action.

Now it's time to organize the yard again.
Never a break!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back in PC

We had a nice week in Lancaster with Mom Houghton.
Mark tested two future solar field sites in the desert while getting a good sun and wind burn.

The turtles will not like the idea of having all those mirrors growing in their habitat. They will likely migrate to a more humid climate near the coast when they see how wrinkled they are getting in the high desert.
Coal mines would not reveal the rapid aging of the turtles, would take up less acres and be more reliable source for energy...but......... there is no coal in Antelope Valley (or is there?) and that's not what the black dude in the White House wants.

Who cares! As long as Mark gets some good times spent with his testing equipment and brings those rabbit skins so I can spin them into quilts and chicken paprikas, we are happy.

Mom H. and I had fabric shopping time, cooking and baking shows, arts and crafts hours, decorating days and computering a little.
Buck and Spitz enjoyed their sleeping on the grass, the warmth of the desert sun and the neighborhood walks.
Buck had the opportunity to tune his "Husky" voice. He was singing with the sirens several times a day. Spitz was taking lessons from him.

We are looking forward to the next trip which will be to Utah to visit with 'Little Mama", Greg and Sierra.

No pictures this time. Sorry.