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RIP, Grandpa Louie

Posted by on 13 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: family, pictures

Luís Ruíz Adame
11/10/1915-11/13/2009
Me, Grandpa, and Dad

Solar Power on a Shoestring

Posted by on 20 May 2009 | Tagged as: father sun, green, nature, pictures

(or, “Gee, it’s great being married to a nerd!”)

Solar power on a shoestring

Solar power on a shoestring

This is our first attempt at a small scale solar power system.

We can use this to power things like our computers, lights, the TV, and the stereo. You can also use this as a car battery charger, if your car battery dies and the electricity’s out.

Happy Christmas!

Posted by on 25 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: nature, pictures

Christmas, 2008

Christmas, 2008

Another rattlesnake!

Posted by on 09 Sep 2008 | Tagged as: nature, pictures

Not the best pic, but…

Rattlesnake, 9/9/08

Rattlesnake, 9/9/08

We didn’t see any in August, which is supposed to be when they’re really active.

Even rattlesnakes get thirsty!

Posted by on 19 May 2008 | Tagged as: nature, pictures

Thirsty Fellow!

This guy showed up on our porch today. Apparently he was thirsty, ’cause he didn’t move when we started squirting water at him.

Another, bigger rattlesnake’s been about the property, too. We’re the only good source of food for them, now that the McMansion is nearly complete.

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