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The Great Old Pumpkin

Lovecraft? Meet Linus.
Linus? Meet Lovecraft.

More Snow. Feh.

View from my office window:
2:00PM

2:30PM

3:00PM

Weekend Work

At long last, I attacked the rotted-out siding above the porch. Colin came over to help out, and we knocked this out in about two hours or so (not counting much running around collecting nails, tarpaper, and tools).
Actually, once things got going, the actual installation was easy, and it looks good:

I see now [...]

Snoo!

Sunday morning, woke up around 7AM, and looked blearily outside. What the *!?%?
Yup, snowing.
Not sticking, but it was coming down. Found out this morning one of my colleagues (who lives at a much higher elevation) got 3 inches of accumulation. Ah, the wonderful season of “fwinter.”

Yes! Yes! A thousand times Yes!

Must-see clip.
Via a whole lotta nothing.

Recent Projects

After work last Wednesday, I was frustrated after having a particularly unproductive day, so I went and built a lawn waste composter in about 20 minutes. That felt GOOD! It’s big, too — roughly 8 feet by 4 feet (used all but 2 feet or so of a 25-foot roll of PVC netting), [...]

Vowell Sounds

Currently reading The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell.
Why did it take me until now to really dive into her written work? Especially since I’ve been a huge fan of her radio work on This American Life ever since we heard the bit about her gunsmith father and his cannon while driving to Michigan [...]

Heat and Cold

Thank jeebus I locked in heating oil costs at $2.14/gallon in June. And to think I was tweaked because I missed out on the $2.09 rate by 12 hours (thanks, London bombers). With temperatures knocking at the mid-30s at night coming up rather soon, I’m calling in the pros to tighten up parts [...]

Obama '08

Yes We Did

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