Sunday, September 29, 2013

Squirrel feed

I put out some of the lesser-developed sunflower heads as treats for the squirrels.  Also treats for the cats.

If it weren't for that blasted glass, the cats would be on that squirrel in a second.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sentinels of the Multiverse

Matt's a fan.  A stay-up-until-4am-fan.

Sole Support

Matt & I joined Roger's Roamers and walked for Parkinson's Awareness.  Roger is standing in front, with the blue jacket.  It was a crazy weather day, but a fun walk.
A close-up of the sign.
Lily, one of the walkers.
Laurie dyes the shirts so we can all find each other.
Waiting for our photo op.
Quick self-portrait.
Laurie is the general in charge.
Less blurry self-portrait.
Matt is excited to walk.
Informative signs along the route.
The walk began and ended in Oaks Park.  I was surprised to see that someone has a home on the edge of Oaks Park, overlooking the Willamette.
More walk.
A cold and rainy day is a great time to visit Oaks Park.  No lines.
More walking
And more.

Holding the sign.
When we got back, someone had helpfully put the tent down, so the wind didn't blow it away.
Sean and Matt still found room.
The return of the hearty walkers.
Last photo of the day.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunflower Harvest

Those sunflowers just leaned right over the fence.  But I should probably pull them before the rains get them.
Here's a harvest:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Potato portioning

How many potatoes do I need, really? This year I decided to be proactive.  I counted the number of weeks between now and the end of February, when the remaining potatoes become too sprouty to use.  Then, I divided the potatoes up.  Each bag holds two pounds of potatoes and is clearly marked with the variety.  I have set aside my lot and the rest I can hand out to friends, my fellow potato grower and random passers-by.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Potato harvest

Potatoes were harvested at the satellite location today.  Here's the lineup:
And here's a closeup of Rose Finn Fingerlings.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


That poor pepper plant I got from Burpee actually persisted in growing and gave me some peppers.  It was the little pepper plant that could.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


We've progressed from Thunderstone Advance, to Thunderstone in our our quest to play all of our board games in reverse alphabetical order.
The stand-in camera can't take a non-blurry picture, so I will report to you that the box says 45 minutes play time.

This is not true.  It was a few hours.  And Matt won.

Room in Order

Now that we have reinstalled the shelves with better anchors and Matt has put his things away, here's a four-corner view of the room:

Matt, in his natural habitat.
Soon this will be a full-sized bed.
Standing desk and shelves.
A nice view of the upper shelves.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Hello world!  Matt now has a smartphone!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The use of proper anchors is important.

So it turns out that my initial anchor choice was not up to the rigors of Matt's library.  Who knew?
We used instead a new anchor invention which were quite easy to install and hold a ton.  Not really.  But a lot more than the previous anchors.