The Ciel Show

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I colored my hair a little...

it's one of those rinse-away-after-several-shampoo things. (Non-commital, that's me...) So there is a touch of blondishness to the grey parts. So far, no one here has noticed. At least not in any noticeable way. I mean, no slack-jawed OMG looks, no fumbling for something normal to say. That's good, means it probably hasn't gone grass green. Yet. Oh, about the books mentioned in the previous post... I spent 4-5 hours on that project this morning, saved, and went away and came back... and the new... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Making books

Now and then the online book-maker sites offer a sale, and I take them up on the opportunity. I am putting together one, a big one, that focuses on the geologic sights of the American West, from visits to the much-known parks, and some of the less-known ones, and the scenery along the roads. Trouble is, it keeps growing... I guess there will be a second volume one day. Meanwhile, I am busy researching some of the specific information about the layers and the geologic record. Hmm... Maybe I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The dishes...

These are the two satellite dishes on the house, referring back to the next previous post about the problem of rural internet access. It seems that access to the internet generally is not out of the question, but I would have to give up my online game.:( Maybe, though, that is not actually a bad thing. Sign in to see full entry.

Log house exterior shots

In the previous set of shots, you saw the back of the house that faces the driveway. Here is the other side, facing the 10 acres of woods. Here are some of the woods viewed from the deck closer into the little patch at the back... The tall swing... Davy found the place acceptible Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cable vs Dish: a technical question

So--this house I am looking at has two satellite dishes--the small ones, not the huge papa-san, SETI type dish antennas--and no cable. How does that work with internet? Would we be able to get high-speed connectivity? I would ask the dish companies, but then--they know what I want to hear, and how to make what they have to say sound like what I want to hear, whether it is exactly true or not. Therefore, I come to you, the Blogit folk who know these things and live with them. What's technically... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the log house

This is what it looks like from the back, where the cars park. The left door leads to the laundry room, the right leads into the kitchen. Looking from the dining area towards the small family room, past the steps from the living room, you can see the two sets of french doors onto the deck that runs across the whole front of the house. At the top of the stairs is the hall bathroom. Master bedroom is to the right... I will post the upstairs shots next time... As I go through the shots I got, I can... Sign in to see full entry.

loading the pictures now...

I have a number of shots of the interior of the log house, and will show you some of them shortly. I might also show them around to other realtors, and see if any of them are interested in hiring me freelance to take good shots of their houses for sale. The ones I see in the real estate books are usually totally unsatisfactory, and so are most of those I have seen online. I can do better for them, I am sure! This guy thinks that the photos that go in the multi-listings are generally never going... Sign in to see full entry.

A house?

Could be we have found one--a log house, two storeys with kitchen/dining and family room down, and 4 bedrooms up. It has some peculiarities... bit it also has a bit over 10 acres attached to it in an area zoned for 5-acre minimum lots. The 10 are all covered in trees and undergrowth. There is a wide lawn surrounding the house. A country lawn, full of dandylions, not a smooth turf by any means. There is a spacious deck off the woods-facing side of the house, with french doors opening from living... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Three small ribbons at the County Fair

Hopkin Greenfrog and Sunset Kayaker each got 2nd place reds, and the Broken Angel a white third. No firsts this year. You can see the first and last by links a couple of posts down from here--still don't have one for you of the kayak guy. As ever, the judges have their own personal ways of seeing, and couldn't resist giving the same things at slightly different angles recognition that might have more fairly gone to some other shots. Not necessarily mine--there were some great pictures that... Sign in to see full entry.


It is a good time to be up and active, purely heavenly, at 67 F in the morning... as it was at 4:30 this morning, when I got up, baked some corn in the oven (in the husk at 450 for about 40 minutes) and did a couple of loads of laundry. I went back to finish sleeping as the sky was getting bright, around 6, and got another 4 hours sleep. 10 AM now, thereabouts... It will be nice probably until around noon. Yesterday it was already around 90 by this time. The thermometer at the bank down the road... Sign in to see full entry.

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