October 09, 2004

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times

You've got to pause once in a while to appreciate the simple things. Other than that, this post has no real point except maybe to change the color of today's number over on the right-hand calendar thingo.

I was up way late last night, chatting with Spork, Stephen and Flibbertigibbet during the debate. Later on Alaska Dave signed on and we talked a while longer. While the debate was happening, I've been going through a merest sliver of what Pixy's been up to, as my wife's PC hard drive went kaput this week. I swapped it out yesterday, and have been reformatting and restoring since. It's mostly back up and running, and we managed to save the most critical files. Yay!

So this morning I got up before dawn and finish up the PC work, then roused the youngster dog (Trix) for a walk. We strolled the neighborhoods for almost an hour, just enjoying the crisp air and light fog. Saw lots of geese honking their way overhead, just starting to gaggle up. When we got back, I took the old man Sam for a quick walk too, then started diving into the day's chores.

I've got one of Denita's heavenly bread puddings in the oven, and I've promised Liz a batch of macaroons too. Between that and breakfast, I think I can have it all done by noon, and then spend the rest of the day working on rockets.

I've put together plans on modifying my existing rockets to use the new hybrid motors (nitrous - woohoo!), so that's one thing on my to-do list. Another is to start construction on my newest rocket.

This one is going to be my Level 2 certification bird - 4" diameter, around 7 feet tall, and powered by a hybrid motor that'll kick her with around 60lbs of thrust and burn for 5.5 seconds. Doesn't sound like much, but picture how far something can travel at well over a hundred miles an hour in that short time.

I've been collecting parts for quite a while, and it's time. Maiden flight will be next spring at the latest, before Christmas is very possible.

Like I said, no real point, but it sure is a beautiful day and I'm going to head out into the back yard and enjoy some more of it.

Posted by Ted at October 9, 2004 10:31 AM
Category: Links

Sure was a beautiful day. Took the bike for a ride this morning then slapped together that recipe I mentioned last night. Yum! Did a crossword puzzle with little Stinky head-butting my writing hand constantly...

Hey, Mister, where ya goin' in such a hurry?
Don't ya think it's time you realized
there's a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
and they're right before your eyes!

You jus' gotta STOP
and smell the roses
You gotta count your many blessings ev-e-ry day
Yer gonna find the way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
if you don't stop and smell the roses along the way.
--Mac Davis

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 9, 2004 08:37 PM

Oh man, I just can't wait for it to start getting cooler here in Texas so I can make some bread pudding again without turning the house into a stifling-hot oven...

I'm glad you like my recipe! :-) I've been working on a gingerbread variant, by the way...*evil grin*


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 9, 2004 10:53 PM

Hmmm, the bread pudding link brings up a trackback listing.
And Denita's site doesn't have a search button.
I want bread pudding!!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 10, 2004 01:37 PM

Whoops! Link fixed. (and she does too have a search buttone). ;)

Posted by: Ted at October 10, 2004 02:40 PM
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