I read a blog post the other day which made a simple diary suggestion: write one sentence about each day. You will be surprised to see how it adds up. I'm not sure I can keep to one sentence, though. In keeping with the short & simple goal, here's a haiku. Slow day ambulanceComfy couch,Continue reading “Rate the Day”
I’ve searched high and low for this information, and I couldn’t find it online. After I figured it out myself, I thought I should share. A recent annoyance with our cars has been the lack of AUX-in jacks for my iPod/iPhone. I’ve experimented with RF modulators, and I hate them. None of the ones I’veContinue reading “How to hack an AUX input into a Delco tape deck for $10”
Cute kid little sickSweet cat / my faith is restoredBalance now Meow! —(sent from my iPhone)
Baby born upstairsMy patient dies in ERCircle of life sucks Not the greatest of days.—(sent from my iPhone)
Inspired by a photo in Garden Rail magazine, and by this car at Clark’s Trading Post: From Clark’s Trading Post RR Days 2008 I’ve whipped together a pair of light passenger cars for the railway. The basis is the Hartland Locomotive Works ore tipper: I kept the frames but discarded the tipper and replaced itContinue reading “Cheap & cheerful passenger cars (edited 1/18/9)”
Last week we headed out to Nashville, IN for Iain and Amber’s wedding. It was a great trip, a nice wedding, and an excuse for Ericka and I to do some of the unusual traveling we enjoy. We took the Amtrak Regional Service BOS to DC, which provided the opportunity for this photo: From NotesContinue reading “Wedding”
Like I need more to occupy my time. . . Yesterday Anita, Cricket and I hiked Mt. Willard. It was a nice day, but a bit hazy. At the top, we stumbled onto a Letterbox. This is basically like a geocache, but without the high-tech. It seems the hobby has been around the UK sinceContinue reading “New Hobbies”
Stayed here for a couple nights away for our anniversary. We hiked down Canon Mtn via the Kinsman Ridge trail and got really beat up. The trail was in horrid shape; I don’t know if it’s from the recent bad weather or just hard use. I guess there’s a reason they recommend you hike UPContinue reading “Inn at Ellis River”
. . .so little time to blog about it. In the past 9 days I’ve attended a parade with the Mack, been to the Swan Boats with Beth, been to the farm, run a speeder excursion, and worked 3 24s. Not to mention considering moving to NH. And back to work for another 24 tomorrow.
Here’s one last video from the week’s activities. This was shot at one of the paved crossings along the Mountain Division last Thursday, and at the turnaround spot by the Portland Water District fence.