Life is for the Living
"God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages." Jacques Deval
High Speed Photography
I built a home made air gun and got some neat high speed photography shots. Here's the gallery.
Kayak and Stop Motion Photography
Yesterday, Emily and I went on a picnic and then today we went and picked berries in the morning at Meadowbrook Orchards.
Emily is Back!
Emily got back Sunday night. It was great to see her and she's been sharing all sorts of neat stories. Here is a blog with some of her adventures.
Emily's first day back was not a good day for our cars. We knew Emily's car had a problem since when I tried to run it while she was gone it smoked a lot. The smoking was caused by a slipping belt. After reading about this on the internet I had decided it was most likely a problem with the AC pump and had hoped we could bypass the air conditioning with a shorter belt since she didn't use the air conditioning. My estimated cost for this was $200 including labor. It turned out that it was the alternator that had died which was an expensive part. Also since I hadn't been able to drive the car for two months the brakes seized and all four disk brakes needed replacing. Total cost was almost $1500 :(
Then at night I drove my car to a parking lot to pick up a cable for my computer. Came back to my car and it wouldn't start. It just clicked when I turned the key. At this point I started laughing because I just didn't know what else to do. After thinking about it for awhile I decided it might be the battery and had Emily drive me to a store (with her newly fixed car) to get one. Thankfully this fixed the problem. I guess my battery must have had a catastrophic failure during the five minutes I was in the store since had been working fine. Even though the battery cost $75 it felt like a bargain compared to what had happened with Emily's car earlier in the day.
Today should be a better car day.