Sunday, June 20, 2004
We had a great Father's Day weekend. Yesterday, we went to the 2004 Dynacs Company Picnic. We had lots of fun and even won some prizes.
Today, I got a great father's day breakfast and also got some very nice cards from Neo and Mom. We did some yard work, cleaned house, and installed an old ceiling fan in the backyard porch. It still wobbles a bit, but I think it will be ok for a while until we replace it.
Neo played with his friend Cody from down the street. Pics are in the "2004 - 06" directory.
Also, we received our first golf ball through the window this weekend. Looks like I will get a course in winder-changin' next weekend.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Yesterday I installed a light fixture and outlet in my first floor attic. At least now I can see that my ductwork is bad and I can see how bad my attic looks :)
I also worked a bit more on the "house temperatures" project page. The graph that you see is now completely dynamic. So, whenever you go to the page, it will show you the current temperatures and the current graph. The only other thing I plan to do is have it generate graphs over specific ranges, such as the past 24 hours, the past 7 days, and the past month.
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Neo had a great visit with our neighbors yesterday. Neo played with Cody and had a blast. Jim and I set up a small home network in his house and set up a machine upstairs with a wireless connection. We hit a few bumps in the road, but we got everything working. Jim also let us borrow one of his old Playstations for Neo to use and his wife gave us some DELICIOUS pumpkin bread. Thanks guys!
Also, this morning I updated my "house temperature project" page with details about the design, construction, software, etc. You can see it here.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
I started a fun project yesterday. Since my attic needs some ventilation, I thought it would be neat to see how much the new ventilation helps to lower the temperature of the attic. So, I decided to set up some sensors so that I can see the temperature before and after the new ventilation and see if there is any substantial difference. You can see the project details (under construction) and the current temperatures on my house temperatures project page.
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
More pictures of Gracie are up. Thanks Mrs. Pam for sending them in! You can check them out in Gracie's directory in the pictures section.
Also, I found some more space station pictures from some operations that we performed with the arm in March. I have posted those to the website as well here (in the "misc" directory).
Sunday, June 06, 2004
What a great visit with Emily, Brent, and Kam! Neo and Kam had a blast playing together.
Yesterday, Emily and Christian went shopping. Brent and I played poker last night with a group of guys that I work with and we didn't do too shabby.
Today, we ate some BBQ and said our farewells. We really enjoyed their visit. There are some pictures of Neo and Kameron playing in their directory in the pictures section.
Also, we got our first glimpse of Gracie! How precious! She now has her own directory in the pictures section, so keep checking for more pictures!
Friday, June 04, 2004
Mr. Troy, Brent, Emily, and Kameron all made it in safely to our house yesterday. Mr. Troy, unfortunately, had to leave this morning to attend a class and then will be on his way back home to Lafayette (and his new grand-daughter!!).
Which brings me to my next point - Gracie is here! If anyone has some pictures of her and the new parents, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know, and I will arrange with you to transfer them.
Kameron and Neo are having a blast together. We got a couple of good pictures like this one. We will continue to take more over the weekend, and as always, all of them can be found in the pictures section of the website under "Neo" and "Kameron".