Archive for August, 2011

Hurricane Irene in NC

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

This morning, Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout on the North Carolina coast as a Cat 1 hurricane. We’re about 180 miles (290 KM) inland from Cape Lookout and so Irene was not a big threat to us. Still, we stocked up on food, gas for the grill and gasoline for the chainsaw. Just in […]


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Today, at 1:51 PM I was in the bathroom getting ready to take a shower after a long run this morning and an hour of horseback riding, when the damn house started shaking. “Wow – that’s an earthquake” I thought. I was right – it was a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia that was felt all […]

Reinventing the toilet

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Cartoon theme songs

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Saturday morning cartoons … Enjoy! Super Chicken: Mighty Mouse Batman Spiderman, The Jetsons, Felix, and Woody Woodpecker below the fold …

Mowing weeds

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Saturday I rented an 11hp “Billy Goat” brush mower from Best Rent All and spent about 5 hours this weekend mowing in and around the pasture. The horses are pretty picky eaters and the pasture is not well seeded, so there are areas where weeds and tree saplings are choking any grass that may want […]