Monday, November 8, 2010
Yer not gonna believe this
Click here, do the math and see for yourself--all that precip has been snow.)
You know what this means, don't you? Yep, I'm gonna have to break out the snowblower tomorrow morning and go from sucking leaves to blowing snow. How ironically weird is that? Very ironically weird, lemme tell ya. The upshot of the past few days is simple: If we wouldn't have bought the Monster Leaf Sucker, we'd be in deep doo-doo right now. As it is, we're sittin' pretty and laughing at the snow. We've got all the Right Stuff here in Eye-Dee-Hoe! It took us a few years to figger it out but we're danged proud we finally got it right.
Today was the perfect day to hunker down and do something unusual. I just spent the last 2.5 hours scanning our Straw Bale House photo album. I can't tell ya how many times it's been lost and how many times it's been found. Every time it's lost, a part of each of us is lost, too. The last time it was lost, it really hurt my heart. I decided no more never again ever. So, I toughed it out and scanned everyone of the 95 photos. For good measure, I scanned some of then two or three times so I reckon I scanned roughly 120 photo views in 150 minutes. Do the math, that's about one a minute. WHEW! Later on tonight or maybe tomorrow between 5-6 am we will put them up on a Picasa web album. My favorite single photo of that epic process is at the top of this post. Some others are below. (Historical note: All these photos are from Summer 1994.)
I'm running right now on my old beater HP laptop that's going on 6 years old--it's the only one that runs a scanner worth a dang--figured I might as well blog on it, too.
Twitter continues to amaze. I think I learned more today than any other single day of surfing since the dawn of the internet back in the 1990's. Meanwhile The Goatherder (Yes, that's him at right in the photo up top holding a straw bale hook in triumph) put up a really fine wine post on his blog.
OK, we're back on the same time Arizona. It's a little after 6 pm as I write this. Wish Harry Olson well, think good thoughts for him. He's doing a Tweetup in Cornville--it started at 6 pm. Let's all hope it works out for this guy. GO HARRY!
Gotta run, Happy Hour beckons, Cheers,jp
Posted by John Parsons at 6:14 PM