May 2009

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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.

French onion soup, 1st attempt. :)

Posted by on 10 May 2009 | Tagged as: cooking, hobbies

My first attempt at french onion soup

My first attempt at french onion soup

Friday afternoon…

Posted by on 08 May 2009 | Tagged as: nature, soapbox

My neighbor has some beautiful lilacs, and she brought me some cuttings. I put them in 3 different places, and we’ll see if they decide to grow. 🙂

The Spring Ant Wars have been a bit easier this year.
I do a lot more spraying when there’s an invasion than I used to. I know the spots they like to come in, so I’ll hit every single spot when I see signs of an invasion.

Trying to get health care without insurance in the USA is a real pain. In a small town, it’s even worse, because the staff act like they’re doing us a favor by even existing. *sigh*

A few quick observations about Jong’s “Fear of Flying”

Posted by on 08 May 2009 | Tagged as: soapbox

*While I get the context of her beef about marriage, I don’t agree with it.

*I’ve been spoiled by erotica edited and/or written by Susie Bright & Violet Blue… I expected the “dirty parts” to be more explicit.

*Jong sure had a beef with Englishmen and psychiatrists.

*I’m glad I came of age a generation after this book came out.. I think that’s why I’ve been spoiled by great erotica. 🙂