Monday, December 30, 2013

Awesome Weather

Is awesome.  A couple days ago it almost hit 45, today's high was -4 (windchill is currently cutting an extra 10 off that...)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tonight's Entertainment

Hooray home ownership!

ETA: Heh, I didn't realize I took a picture of the Spanish side of the box.  It's a fancy humidifier that mounts to the heating ducts and taps into the water line, so you don't have to fill it.  Supposedly it'll handle our house plus another 500 or so square feet, and if all goes according to plan I won't have horrible sinus issues for the rest of the winter.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Supposedly it's going to warm up 30 more degrees through the day. I don't believe it.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Two Inches of Slush

That's all that stands between the USPS and my mailbox... and is apparently what it takes to get a pre-written note asking to "please keep your mailbox clear."  I guess snow is a magical substance that completely causes a postal worker to loose all depth perception.  (I wouldn't have really cared, except that I'm not exaggerating with the 'two inch' statement.)

The offending slush has been removed (pending the next pass by the county plow truck), so hopefully they are able to remember "oh yeah, I do have to reach that far all year."

Sunday, December 22, 2013

An Engineer's Guide to Cats


More the calculator engineering, and not so much the blow-stuff-up engineering (well, less so...) but still pretty dang good.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Finals are Hard

And simply pulling the fire alarm is so 1995.  On the up (and not so up) side of things, I have more hours this week at work... and I don't have off tomorrow.  Finals week here too, fingers crossed nobody pulls a copy-cat act.

What I find interesting is that those are both well regarded schools, supposedly full of smart kids.  I guess the strain is too much for some?

Bed was Warm...

...Why didn't I stay in bed?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Geography is Fun!

Or should I say 'orthographic imagery'? I found a picture of my truck from space!

This tells me that the most recent imagery on Google was taken on a Wednesday (miniature gaming day.)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


At 11am.  In my black truck. That was sitting in the sun all morning.  Windchill is hovering around -20.  Usually we don't deal with this until the middle of January...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Round 2

Of Operation Root Canal is finished... time to relax and enjoy the greatest Christmas movie ever.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Not Cool

Sucky when a big company doesn't play nice.  I'm pretty certain (because I know it's how I roll) that if you just ask nice and give proper attribution, almost any novice/semi-pro photographer would let you use their work.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

House Stuff

I set the living room on fire.

New chimney liner, cap/damper combo, and finally one of the reasons we bought this house is usable again.  Good day for it too, being the first "serious" snow of the year.

Welcome to the Blogoshpere!

Long time friend of G&C, DocB, has started a blog!  Check it outs- Socks, Water, and Motrin

Doc is a combat veteran, Paramedic, and possesses a "special" sort of humor one can only gain from babysitting a platoon of Marines.