Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We finally signed up for Netflix and guess what Rob does with his evenings? He's dug a grand canyon - view from above:

You can see the posts for the septic field in both images. The second is from ground level, with the hose for scale. Yes, we got a bit more snow this past winter than the winter before and it all piled up here between the house and the hillside, plus farther back. At least it wasn't drifting onto the driveway!

By the way, we can watch Netflix by download, but our network connection is such that it takes an hour to watch a half hour show. There are pauses of random duration. If you manually pause it, it loses its place and has to download again.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's melting

This picture was taken a couple weeks ago and shows several things: 1. it's light before work, 2. it's still cold, and 3. the seal on a triple-paned argon-filled window has failed.

On to today, Rob's weekend fun has been moving water around. He's got a little pump set up to pull from one hose, push to another. There's a Y so you can pull from puddle A (bottom of driveway) or puddle B (near front door). He said there was a while yesterday afternoon when the driveway puddle was filling faster than he could drain it.

Why bother? Last year the gravel under the porch supports liquified and the porch sank significantly.

The blue tarp is on the wood pile.

The stream flows over the edge of the cliff back by where we store the canoe.