Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Making that Darn Grass Grow

The seed hasn't even been in a week, but already we are starting to see fine blades of grass peek through the straw.



It hasn't been easy getting this far. We only had 0.08 inches of rain in September. So far in October we've had none (please don't let it blow past us tomorrow night).



This morning DH was moving sprinklers around trying to get it done before noon and before it hit 80 for the day, when I suggested we set it up on the drive. Well, we did, and he put a rock on one side to hold it in place. It was working just fine and then .. well the video says it all. That is my fine cackle you hear!

video

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lost in Translation

The internet is a wonderful thing. Yesterday I received an email from Poland. And no, it was not spam. This was forwarded through a service that matches family trees. The family this gentleman was researching is one of my DH's lines. I had to copy and paste his email into a nifty online Polish translator which didn't do a great job of translating what he said and what I wanted to say, but I think he understood me.

This morning, the first email in my box was from him and it included image files of a family chart of this line of my DH. Very cool. I forwarded the email to a Polish friend, hoping she can translate it better than the online translator. The charts I can read fortunately.

I spent an hour this morning trying to word a thank you note to the researcher. I flipped it back and forth between English and Polish. I hope it didn't lose anything in the translation.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Generational - My Family


Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at pYzam.com

This reminds me of Simon in the land of Chalk Drawings which my kids watched on Nickelodeon when they were young. I was all set to add the beard to DH, when I remembered he doesn't have one any more! YD and I are upset we don't seem to have boobs. Thanks MAW!