Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
**Motorola ic902 - Probably the best of the (poor) choices with Nextel for a camera phone.
**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn

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Reason #1 to like warm days

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Can bust out the Chucks instead of winter boots!

27th Feb 2009, 16:53   comments (0)

Recovery step 1

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Ice storm recovery step 1 - new windows being installed today!
23rd Jan 2009, 16:28   comments (4)

So, who has fallen victim to the lure?

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Animal Crossing: City Folk is pretty cool. Not as markedly different
from Wild World as I think a lot of folks had hoped for but still,
pretty cool stuff. Anyone on my flist here have it and want to
exchange codes? One neat thing you can do with it is take screen
shots in game and save them to an SD card, which opens up the
possibility for moblogging within the game!
30th Dec 2008, 23:44   comments (3)

Ice Storm 2008, the ugly part

The ice storm won. Getting woken up at 3 AM by a huge tree coming
down in your backyard and hitting your house, I really don't
recommend it. The damage (pics not necessarily in this order)

The old oak tree next door, fallen (we think it might not have been
healthy, see the lack of root structure).
The garage, where it landed, crushed.
All 3 windows in the back of the house, along with all of the siding,
mangled by the top of the oak tree - and yes we realize if it had
been a little taller we'd have REALLY been screwed.
Some roof damage, also caused by the top of the oak tree (no photo).
Don's ham radio antennas, destroyed, see also top of that oak tree
(no photo).
Various other parts of trees down all over the property - and the
entire region (see the V-split tree in front of the barn? We've got
it braced now - the smaller half was bent way over and we feared it
would fail and hit the neighbors house. Hopefully it will recover).
Lots of Don's tools are permanently entombed in the mud under the
garage (no photo).

7 days with no power, 4 of which we had my parents and their Gracie
the Golden Retriever here - they then went to stay with a friend who
lives within driving distance of Dad's job. We just today finally
have our cable and tv and phone back, and the storm was on the 11th.

House insurance is going to cover a great deal of what needs to be
repaired/replaced, thank God. We are even going to get new carpet
for the back bedroom (remember the hideous orange carpet?) where the
boarded up window shattered and send glass everywhere. Seems old
glass of that sort is known to shatter in such a way as to be
impossible to get out of the carpets, and it's a health hazard. So
that will be paid for. And a new garage and windows and siding and
roof repairs, perhaps a new roof.

And we got off light compared to a lot of folks.
30th Dec 2008, 00:06   comments (7)

I'm baaaack....

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Here is round 1 of photos from the Great Ice Storm of 2008. It was
supposed to be a "minor icing event" acording to the National Weather
Service. Can you say "dropped the ball" boys and girls?

4 inches of ice, looks pretty doesn't it? Wait for the next round of
29th Dec 2008, 23:31   comments (3)

Our Xmas present...

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...From us to us, a shiney new diesel generator. It's yellow, amazingly quiet, and has the stones to power us for weeks if need be. Father winter can sod right off.
23rd Dec 2008, 01:36   comments (1)

He ain't that dumb!

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Major winter storm number 2 is upon us. This time we are having a disgusting amount of snow. Bandit is being the sensible one here. Given that they are predicting this to continue right through tomorow, I may just join him! Latest estimate for us to get cable, and therefore internet and phone back is December 29. Good thing we have the cell phones! Good thing also that the power is still back, it's still being pretty hinky for a lot of people.
20th Dec 2008, 21:38   comments (5)

Re:bright light

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Hope this goes ...
Whoever invented the tripod flashlight was clever. Don't know if it made the international news but we have had a massive ice storm here in New England. We are on day 4 now with no electric but we have water and heat thanks to the generator. My parents are staying here as it may be a week or more before they have utilities. we had a massive tree fall here and crush our garage, it also damaged the house but not severely. we've got hundreds of photos of the damage and i will moblog some when we have internet back, but that may not be until a few weeks out.
15th Dec 2008, 15:53   comments (5)