Saturday, July 31, 2004
Blake, Chelsea, and Gracie made it in yesterday for the weekend! I will be sure to post some pictures of their visit.
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Our new ridge vent got installed today. See here for more info. I am guessing that this will lower my average attic temperature by about 10 degrees, but we will see. I would like to lower it another 10 degrees, but I'm not sure how. Maybe installing a radiant barrier...
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Last week, Maw Maw "B" sent Neo a little care package. Pictures of him opening it are here. Also there is a video (and pictures) of Neo talking on the phone with Aunt Em.
Friday, July 16, 2004
Fish didn't make it. Sam, however, is still doing fine. Neo feeds him every morning, and every afternoon when he gets home from school.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
We went to Wal-Mar and got an aquarium starter kit for "Fish". We decorated it with rocks, and plants, and it looks pretty neat.
Well, turns out "Fish" is quite the acrobat and was able to jump out of an aquarium - a really small hole in the lid of an aquarium.
We went to Wal-Mart today and got two cheap goldfish to test out the water in the aquarium. Their names?? "Fish" and "Sam". Sam looks lively, but Fish... well... he hasn't got much pep. We'll see how they do over the night.
Monday, July 12, 2004
"Fish", (which is what Neo has named his fish) may have some life in him yet. He survived his first two nights and even ate a piece of worm that I put in his bowl. I will keep you guys updated on his condition.
So, does anyone have any old fish stuff??? Tank, rocks, plants, food, filters, etc???
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Neo and I went fishing this afternoon. This park is close to the house and they have a large pond there. We couldn't find anywhere to buy bait, so we decided to dig for some worms at home. We found about 20 worms in about 5 minutes! We only fished for about an hour and Neo caught the only fish. It was a tiny bass, and we took it home and put him in a bowl. We'll see if he survives the night.
Friday, July 09, 2004
I updated my house temperatures page (yet again). Now it shows the high and low for the past 24 hours and also record highs and lows. Also, I have updated my progress on obtaining attic ventilation at the bottom of the page.
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Finally, I have finished with my floor plan drawing. Here it is. Be aware however that the dimensions are not that accurate even though they appear to be - this is just a rough layout.
Monday, July 05, 2004
July 4th in Dallas was great. Neo and Ethan got to play together and had a great time. We were treated to some great food and a nice fireworks show. Thanks guys for a wonderful weekend. Pictures of the event are here in the Events section (including a cute little clip of Neo and Ethan playing in the water).
Also, Vince and I made some progress on our ability to plot our GPS waypoints onto a map. Here is a picture that shows the layout of the property we went to visit last weekend. My dad also drew up plans for another camp. As soon as I get the high res versions, I will post them on the website.
Friday, July 02, 2004
Ok. I'm slacking. I haven't updated the website in a while.
Last weekend, Vince and I went to see some property for sale in Toledo Bend. Pictures from the trip are here. The property is nice, but it isn't quite as big as we want. Also, there are some other pieces of land going through the middle of it that are not for sale and the price per acre is high. We may look into some other plots of land for sale in the area because we really like the area and being so close to Toledo Bend.
Here is a pdf that shows the layout of the land that we looked at. Also, this is a pdf of some 51 acre tracts we are looking at. It is kind of hard to make out on there, but here is a satellite image of the area. There are some other images and maps here in the pictures section. We are also looking at a large 130 acre tract in the same area, but I don't have any satellite photos of it yet.
Lastly, we just had an exciting EVA on the station. Some pictures off the T.V. are here.
In other news, it looks like we will be going to Dallas for the weekend. Check back for pictures!