Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bugging Out

When we cleaned out Keith's in May I vacuumed up the dried remnants of a bug infestation around the windows inside the upstairs bedrooms. Well it seems they're back.
I assume they are hatching out from underneath the shingle siding. It seems to be just this East facing wall which catches the morning sun.
I'm not sure just what the little boogers are. It might be fun to surf the internet and find out.

Update: Well that didn't take long. They appear to be "Box Elder Bugs", also known as "Garage Beetles" and "Stink Bugs", although the name Stink Bugs has been applied to many different bugs.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Warm Beer

Found Keith's place without power this week. Seemed to have been out a while, there was no water pressure at all and the fridge was warm. After checking a few things I found the power meter (which is a newer style with digital display) had no display. I called PGE and while chatting with them found the cause at the power pole. The high voltage connection to the transformer... well... fell out. It's just a little old it seems. The transformer supplies only Keith's house so nobody else had reported a power outage.
It wasn't a busy day for power crews, so these guys were out within an hour.
All put back together, and the beer is saved!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Douglas Adams Day

October 10, 2010
Oct 10, '10

101010 in binary,
which is ...
42 in decimal

the answer to the great question of
the meaning of
"Life, the Universe, and Everything."

42 in base 13 is ...
54 in decimal,
and therefore is equal to ...
the actual "great question":
"what do you get when you multiply six by nine?"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just Some Pictures

Where the barn was. The new grass coming up through the old hay mulch. ( pic from a couple of weeks ago).
Where the hay barn, cattle shed, and old fiberglass shed used to be.
The pond at its lowest, late August. The creek still had puddles all the way down it, but no visibly running water.