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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spring Has Sprung


Smiling
Koshka's got a really unique smiley expression.
Or something like that. It sure feels like it, anyway.

It's been relatively quiet and yet fairly busy so far this week. I really don't have a lot to ramble about off the top of my head (short of the fact that the sump basin business seems to be doing its job). But it's been quite nice outside the last few days, and that's a welcome change. It certainly beats the foot of snow of not long ago.

I had great and marvelous intentions of making this another killer post tonight, but I've run into some serious writer's block all of the sudden, so I think I'm going to call it a night and head for bed. My apologies to anyone expecting something grand (I'll work on that for next time). :)

So until then...
"I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song

--MZ

Monday, May 5, 2008

Vitamin D


Interesting Hat
She was only interested in her hat after a bit. But we learned all about pinecones and rocks and grass and trees today, so she was due for some mindless stuff.
There was no shortage of its intake (Vitamin D) this weekend. That's for sure!

We all stayed fairly busy this weekend and had a pretty productive time. On Saturday, I spent most of the afternoon outside 'stealing' the rest of the gravel that the county snowplow had so kindly deposited in the ditch for me to 'mow' all year. All-in-all, I managed to walk away with something like ten trailer loads of gravel. Since each trailer full can hold somewhere around 5 cubic feet of material, I put quite a bit of material on parts of the driveway (and parking spot for the car).

There's more gravel I could get, but I was damn tired of raking up gravel (and got the most important parts where it was deep) that I called it quits. I even managed to get a bit of a suntan in the process.

In other news, the sump basin experiment is working so far. There have been a few moist spots in the basement floor (at various cracks) where there's sign of some capillary action going on, but there's been no actual water flow recorded in the basement (above the floor level) yet. The pump still runs 3-4 times per day, and it seems to be doing what I intended it to do. So that's a good thing.

Today it was WARM outside. It was near 70 and ideal for just hanging out, which Kirstin and I did while Beth did some garden work. Good times. Lots of pictures, education for Kirstin (about things outside), and even some time for George and the other animals (sans Felix, who is afraid of the outdoors) to enjoy a beautiful day. So that was basically the weekend in a nutshell.

And seeing as how it's now past midnight, I'm heading for bed. So until next time...
"I have nothing to declare except my genius."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) upon arriving at U.S. customs 1882

--MZ

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