David Knights' Weblog

September 29, 2019

I learned something new today

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Spiders can fly using electricity.

June 12, 2014

Makes you wonder

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I wonder what this is about.

January 8, 2014

A good idea

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I’ve always thought this would be a good idea.  Glad to see someone working on it.

October 18, 2009

When government starts….

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enacting laws about what kind of lightbulbs you can use, then its time to send the legislators home because they’ve clearly got nothing useful left to do.  More here.

October 6, 2009

A great story

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This is a great story.  I hope we see more stories like it in the future.  Even in this country there is room for people to act like this young man did.

May 19, 2009


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This is just plain funny. I am all for energy conservation, but these self professed “Greens” are just over the top. If I were a taxpayer in this jurisdiction I’d be pretty darn mad at the waste.

February 1, 2009

and God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.”

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 8:36 pm
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After 4 1/2 days without power, we finally got it back at 12:30 p.m. today.  Now, if we don’t get the massive snowfall they have been predicting for Monday, I can begin the long process of cleaning up the mess.  I’ll just be glad to spend the night in my own bed, with heat and light.  I’ll post some more photos later.

January 30, 2009

No power, day 3.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:16 am
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Just a quick update. No power yet. House was 46F inside last night.  Skippy brought over a kerosene heater and got part of the inside up to 64F this morning.  No water due to a pinhole leak under the kitchen sink.  All in all, it could be worse, but it could also be better!

January 29, 2009

Still hurtin’

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 9:39 am
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24hrs without power or heat.  House is 54 inside this morning and falling. Candles make a lousy heat source.  No thaw today.  Lucky to hit 30 degrees. No sun.

Yard looks bad in the light of day.  Hope my big trees survive.

My back yard

My back yard

My poor trees

My poor trees

September 16, 2008

In the dark

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:09 am
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Its been a rough few days at the model manse.  The storms that passed thru Louisville on Sunday not only took down a number of big limbs from the stately maple trees on the grounds of the manse, they also took the lights, the air conditioning, the heat…pretty much everything that made modern life so easy.  You can read more here.

As you can imagine, no modeling was accomplished for the last few days.  However, I did get some magazines read by flashlight.  I guess that is modeling the way our ancestors did it.   The good news is that thanks to the wonderful workers at LG & E, we have power again as of late this morning.  We are hoping it stays on.  Cross your fingers.

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