May 19th, 2015
According to this map, below, here in Boulder we’ve received roughly 300% of our normal precipitation over the last 30 days compared to normal over the same time span. It’s also been colder than normal. I’m kinda tired of all this rain and I’m ready for drier, warmer weather.
Unfortunately, for all of you west of the Continental Divide, you can see that the rain totals are not as impressive.
Clicking on the map will take you to the NOAA website with more information than you can handle. For example, here’s the disaster that is California.
November 29th, 2014
Here are some photos of the solar powered LED lights for our sheds. My father very generously put together the lights, battery, solar panel, and wiring, and shipped it out to us. Over the last couple days I installed them in the sheds.
Tilted aggressively for lower winter sun.
Wire from solar panel and between sheds
The battery fits in the gap between the wall and the roof.
The lights are mounted above the doors
The switch is mounted just inside the door
The view at night – the LEDs light up the sheds quite nicely! (The flash on the camera was off)
July 8th, 2014
My Tour Pool 2014 page is up! Check it out daily after each stage to see how terrible my team (Florky) is doing (as it does every year!).
May 21st, 2014
How do you get 20 tons of gravel from street level to a side yard without carrying it up by hand? With a Stone Slinger! In the first video, yes, the man is driving the truck with a remote control.