Lotsa Rain

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.

Rain_Colorado_19May2015

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.

Rain_California_19May2015

Loaner Chickens

March 8th, 2015

We have some friends that, due to a change in their housing situation, are in need of someone to take on their chickens for a while. So, we now have 5 egg-laying chickens in our backyard! It should be an interesting challenge.

Solar Powered Shed Lights

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.

Tilted aggressively for lower winter sun.

Wire from solar panel and between sheds

Wire from solar panel and between sheds

The battery fits in the gap between the wall and the roof.

The battery fits in the gap between the wall and the roof.

The lights are mounted above the doors

The lights are mounted above the doors

The switch is mounted just inside the door

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)

The view at night – the LEDs light up the sheds quite nicely! (The flash on the camera was off)

Tour Pool 2014

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!).

Slinging Rock

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.