Showing posts from October, 2008

Happy Sukkot!

We got our first Sukkah up this year! We got a kit and it went very smoothly...until the heavy wind and rain storm the first night of Sukkot :-/ That's a lesson in "just barely enough isn't enough." Hardware store had 6' and 8' boards to use for the roof structure... I wanted 6.5' so I went with the 6' ... which left no room for shaking in the wind. We rebuilt with the 8' the next day. Here's the time-lapse of our Sukkah building! Messy Yard: Prepped Yard: Hard at work: Roofless, but standing: Roofed: Roof collapsed and soaked after first night it was used. :[

Bird Flu?

Ok , bad joke... On 10/4 my son happened to be in the living room and called out "there's a bird in the fireplace!" ... I came over and heard the chirping and saw some flapping myself. (Get it now? Fireplace...flu ...told you it was a bad joke) Not much to tell except it was so dark that we could only really see it well in the flash pictures. When we opened the cover, it just hid behind the fake logs, so my wife Tricia started dismantling (hey, another pun!) the log stack. She eventually got hold of it so we could release it out in the front yard. My uneducated guess says it's a thrasher... a confused one.