Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ah Spring!

Working from home. I took a few minutes to walk around the house to admire Spring!

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Tellus Museum Observatory

Mary (the youngest Geek) and I attended a lecture by Hal McAlister, director of the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy and then visited the newly opened Observatory to look at the Moon at twilight. Took a quick look at the unlabeled large vehicle collection as well. (pictures vary in quality because of the light levels)

More information on that unusual mine locomotive is available at

The pictures in the slideshow can be seen at

(the other geeks were jealous when I got home, as they thought an astronomy lecture would be boring. I tried to tell them that the observatory was possibly going to be open, but Nooooooo!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tree Removal - Six Months Later

Finally finished the tree removal after having started it 6 months ago. (after a Soap Opera worthy tale of rip-offs to both us and to the owner of the original tree service that prompted us to finally hire a new tree service. Ah! Home Ownership!)

Guy in a tree in the back yard preparing it for cutting.

Ground crew with rope helping with the same tree.

We had the chips blown into an area next to the compost bins (you can see the bins just past the place the chips are falling).

They also removed the limbless trunks of the trees in the front yard that had been left by the original service (affectionately referred to as the "flagpoles" of the neighborhood)
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