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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Making Book:First edition!

My book of the Cape Palliser, NZ fur seals arrived from MyPublisher today--I am very pleased with it! It looks very nice, a dark blue linen cover with a cut-out window over the first picture, and 33 pages of the winsome creatures and their shoreside habitat. Now working with both Kodakgallery and MyPublisher to produce these, and right now, I am liking the MP one a little better. Has anyone else used these sites to create photobooks? They both offer very similar options for small, medium, large... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Video: "I Still Miss Someone"

my friend, Joel's version of Johnny and Roseanne Cash's song Ha! Thank you, TAPS! Sign in to see full entry.

I've just made a link...

to my videos album on photobucket, in my Adventuring travelblogue. I hope you will go and click on it, and besides the buffalo, which was the original point of posting, please check out my friend on the guitar. This is my alcoholic friend showing why, in spite of heartache and hassle, I love him. It was filmed in a rather spontaneous moment, when he had been months away from playing anything. It has taken me years to get him recorded at all, even in this very down-home manner, with my digital... Sign in to see full entry.

Trader Joe's opens today!

For years I have wondered why there was not a Trader Joe's closer than 40 miles... Now there is, and its a big one, about 5 miles from here. I am more than a little pleased! If you have never been to a Trader Joe's, you might think it is one of those trendy, pricey imported food stores. But in fact, it is a whole-foods and imported food store, and has some of the best prices on ineresting cheeses outside a warehouse--about half what supermarkets usually charge for the same ones. And they have... Sign in to see full entry.

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.

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