Hugging The Bear
She was just finishing up a hug with the bear (from the bear book) and just being cute in general.
I managed to sit through the antique tractor pull (always a good time), which was enjoyable this year (as usual). I wish I'd had the camera, though -- there was one shot that could've been amazing. If you've never been to an antique tractor pull (or any tractor pull for that matter), there's a point in time where the towing machine (tractor, in this case) starts to really fight and the front end comes up in the air. Well, there was this guy with a really nice and shiny Farmall M-D (a diesel model) who held that tractor's front end in what seemed to be a still position in the air as he progressed to the end of his pull. Black smoke billowed from the exhaust pipe. And it all happened right in front of where I was sitting.
Ah well, the memory will have to be the preservation in this case, I guess.
Anyway, we looked around at some of the various things (gas engines, tractors, etc.) and had a good time. We'll be back there tomorrow for the parade and I'm sure we'll also sit in on the horse pull as well. Presumably we won't forget the camera this time.
Short of that, I spent some time this evening bringing in some more of the old news posts from the old system (to this blog archive). The first night (August 20), I managed to go from September 1, 2002 through September 1, 2003. Tonight I managed to migrate posts between September 1, 2003 and September 1, 2004.
I figure I'll have one more evening's worth of migrating posts (the remainder of 2004 and all of 2005/2006 are much fewer in number than the 2002-2004 series) and that project will be done. In a random way, I also discovered tonight that I need to go through a lot of the flickr photos and do some significant tagging. I was looking for a few pictures in particular and, while they weren't difficult to find since I knew in which sets the pictures in question resided, discovered that had I done some more extensive tagging, the search would've been much quicker.
So that'll probably be a fall project for rainy days. Anyway, in the meantime I'm a bit on the tired order (and not quite sunburned but getting on that order), so I'm heading for bed.
Until next time...
"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper