2019-05-07: Day is not starting out well.

2019-05-05: My silicone leaves something to be desired, but it is back up.

2019-05-05: Some light refurbishment

2019-04-25: Anyone know the thermal impact of a cat sleeping on a closed MacBook Pro per chance?

2019-04-14: I only forgot to run the wires through the back of the box twice before punching them down. 🤬

2019-03-23: Countertops came in this week.

2019-02-28: Skookum hard drive platters.

2019-02-27: The other appliances also got delivered.

2019-02-27: Our cathedral to food preservation getting installed

2019-02-26: Knobs on the cabinets. We also have an end panel on the island that was made wrong, so we just have …

2019-02-22: Good progress on setting the cabinets. Apparently our floors are not very level. 1 1/2” drop from …

2019-02-19: First coat is down. The fumes in the house are a bit overwhelming.

2019-02-15: We have cabinets!

2019-02-14: Can you tell we were meant for each other?


2019-02-09: Checking out our skating rink.

2019-02-09: Kitchen update: they framed out the bay window during the spell of warm weather and got it sealed …

2019-01-26: On that note, we have a Kitchen Aid trash compactor and 30” gas Supra range we won’t be using in the …

2019-01-26: Monday they frame out the back wall for the new bay. Big LVLs for the header. All the ceiling …

2019-01-24: Skating rink is open!

2019-01-22: Always amazes me how much this shrinks during the winter.

2019-01-21: Single pane windows don’t work too well when it gets this cold.

2019-01-20: Sam is practicing rolling around where the new island will go.

2019-01-20: Takes forever, but the print quality on the finest setting is pretty good. The bottom support is a …

2019-01-17: Operations have been moved to the living room.

2019-01-17: They’ve left the sink and stove for us to use, but otherwise the kitchen is all cleared out.

2019-01-11: It definitely opens up the space.

2019-01-10: Can start to see what it will feel like opened up. Lots of tracing electrical runs today apparently.

2019-01-09: Wall is about ready to come down now.

2019-01-08: They started opening up the wall.

2019-01-05: All the German aeroplane silhouettes are done finally. Now the British planes. Albatross biplane. …

2019-01-05: Things are going to start getting dusty this week.

2019-01-03: D.F.W. BIPLANE #affinitydesigner #ipad

2019-01-02: Kristin found this while packing up the dining room hutch.

2019-01-01: A strong start to the year!

2018-12-31: While I had the 3D printer going I thought I would start printing off some CAD models I’ve been …

2018-12-30: New house numbers installed. 3D printed some custom mounting standoffs since the stonework is …

2018-12-29: Things have gotten very ugly


2018-12-28: Someone really likes his wand.

2018-12-28: Ian had company while playing smash bros.

2018-12-27: And that my friends is how you crush your enemies under your heel.

2018-12-25: The FUTURE!

2018-12-25: Merry Christmas!

2018-12-20: Our traditional Pizza King anniversary lunch!

2018-12-18: Aviatik Biplane #affinitydesigner #ipad

2018-12-08: Rumpler Taube Monoplane #affinitydesigner

2018-12-03: And I foolishly thought zone 2 would be a relatively early boarding group.

2018-11-26: More work on my World War I aircraft identification poster. The airplanes are a bit more tedious to …

2018-11-24: Cat and cat

2018-11-15: Thankfully the generator fired up. Unfortunately, my extra gas is on the other side of a flooded …

2018-11-13: Lots of ships to draw still.

2018-11-13: Fonts are currently placeholders until I can figure out the best way to deal with the …

2018-11-13: Started spending more time in Affinity Designer on the iPad. Trying to justify upgrading to the new …

2018-11-13: I was randomly locked out of my iCloud account last night, which is a bit disconcerting. Still …

2018-11-08: Testing out the new mastodon cross-posting support on micro.blog. I’m still not sure where …

2018-10-28: Fountain is shut down for the season I guess!

2018-10-28: My weekend new toy. “Hey Siri, turn the lights red.”

2018-10-27: “Oh my god”

2018-10-24: Someone is happy in their sunbeam.

2018-09-24: Someone has their learner’s permit! Took a few spins around the fairground and it wasn’t …

2018-09-15: My brother-in-law is a prof at UCLA, and working to preserve their Betamax collection of local news …

2018-08-24: She does love a good purse.

2018-08-15: Tell me about it.

2018-07-25: We’re not sure either.


2018-07-25: More fine selfie action. Someone should invent a way to get the camera further away from you. A …

2018-07-25: Beaver or groundhog?

2018-07-24: OH: “we’ve got to grab this trip by the animatronic beaver”

2018-07-24: The call to assemble.

2018-07-24: Checking out Old Fort Niagra

2018-07-23: The art of the selfie

2018-07-20: The net tightens.

2018-07-11: This is one complex game.

2018-07-08: A tad smokey.

2018-07-06: Day is starting out well.

2018-07-05: ahh, cookout leftovers for lunch.

2018-07-01: Thankfully, I checked the filament not long after starting, which is why it starts white, but is …

2018-07-01: Zelda mask for Ben.

2018-06-29: Some old-school board gaming

2018-06-24: A professor in her native environment stalks an elusive prey.

2018-06-24: Finally got the fountain running again.

2018-06-22: Finally getting flowers again this year.

2018-06-22: Guess he found a comfortable spot

2018-06-17: Happy Father’s Day everyone!

2018-06-15: Guess I should just pitch these in the garbage then.

2018-06-09: Wedding day!

2018-06-04: You never know what you’ll find in the yard.

2018-06-03: Made a curved ramp to make sure the lawn mower could clear the top of the ramp and not extend too …

2018-06-03: It’s in!

2018-06-02: If our May electricity bill is anything to go on, a/c expense this summer is going to be …

2018-06-01: Cat!

2018-06-01: My father-in-law is a troublemaker if you can’t tell.

2018-06-01: Happy birthday!

2018-05-31: Shed

2018-05-31: Now all I need is a shed.

2018-05-30: Block is all done.

2018-05-29: Block acquired.

2018-05-28: Think I’m done with all the digging. Lost my shade toward the end. It was brutal.

2018-05-28: First trench

2018-05-27: Footprint strung out. Now for more digging.

2018-05-26: Drop-off isn’t as bad as I had feared.

2018-05-26: Weekend project. New shed coming.

2018-05-25: Ugh, this long upload is so boring. Oh, I remember, I needed to get the cable modem swapped over to …

2018-05-24: My iMac has started freezing for several seconds at a time. Has happened maybe 3 or 4 times since …

2018-05-24: This is a super long-shot, but if anyone out there has a lead on a used English Wheel, send it my …

2018-05-24: Interesting (to me at least): my domain had an IPv6 AAAA record pointing to a different server which …

2018-05-24: The code base is so byzantine, I have resorted to using Xcode’s visual debugger to figure out …

2018-05-24: I finally have a vice in my garage.

2018-05-22: Now to figure out where I can mount this thing. Really need to get a bench in the main garage area.

2018-05-22: That is a much better height.

2018-05-21: Looks like I’ve gotten my micro.blog wired up with Twitter and Instagram. A bit fiddly to get …

2018-05-21: Safety equipment is getting out of hand.

2018-05-20: I’m definitely going to need to procure an English wheel if I want to continue with the metal …

2018-05-20: More shrinking/stretching practice on the stump.

2018-05-20: Urethane coat on. I think we’ll call that done for this year.

2018-05-20: Stain applied. Time for spar urethane.

2018-05-20: On to the staining.

2018-05-20: Got a lot of sanding/staining to do today. But first I need to grab some engrams.

2018-05-20: Grass in the courtyard a bit worse-for-wear this spring. Also need to get the fountain going again.

2018-05-18: Got a sick boy at home today. Sam is keeping him company.

2018-05-15: First attempt at some shrinking/stretching with the stump and sand bag.

2018-05-14: Making a shrinking stump is hard work. I’m sweating out here!

2018-05-14: Happy Mother’s Day!

2018-05-10: Really need to get the Wii U back in the living room. My office is being overwhelmed.

2018-05-06: Spring band concert

2018-05-01: Upper control arm in shape.

2018-04-30: Spent some time in Fusion360 this weekend working on a project idea.

2018-04-27: Weather is finally turning

2018-04-27: Care package from a client today. I think I’ll wait to open after the app gets through review.

2018-04-23: Not looking good

2017-04-25: A new place to start posting my random brain secretions.