David Knights' Weblog

August 17, 2010

A miracle

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:33 am
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It may be a miracle that more people didn’t die in this crash.  I’ll be interested to see what the crash investigation reveals.

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February 17, 2010

Let it snow

Filed under: Family,General,Kentucky — dknights @ 4:20 pm
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This past weekend we had a lot of snow here.  I spent a lot of time shoveling snow and little time modeling.  As I live in the south, it should be the reverse.

Here is the view from my front porch on Monday.

Snow

The blizzard of '10

Here is the view in the back yard.

More snow

The snowy south

The modelchild got to sled yesterday and seemed to enjoy it.

Snow bunny

Snow Bunny

February 20, 2009

Notes from a long weekend

Filed under: Family,General,Modeling — dknights @ 1:00 am
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These are just some random notes from this past long weekend. The fact that it has taken me this long to post this tells you how busy I have been.

1. I’ve never had President’s Day as a work holiday until now….and I still went into work for a few hours.

2. Man, I am sore from spending two straight weekends cleaning up branches.  (see the photo below)

The clean back yard.

CLena back yard

CLena back yard

The giant stick pile.  The big wood has already been hauled to the neighbor’s woodpile.

Stick pile

Stick pile

 

3. The drug Boniva, sounds like a boner pill, not a treatment for weak bones.

4. This is one of my favorite movie scenes…ever.  I’ve added it to my list of movies I have to watch.

5. I am bummed I won’t be at the Columbus show.

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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