We just got back from a vacation in Pigeon Forge Tennessee where I got to ride a very fun rollercoaster. Watch the video above.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Last Saturday Needles and I was setting in the living room and all of a sudden we hear what sounded like a bomb go off. Too quick for a earthquake so I went outside to see if a low flying jet may have flown past. That's when Needle noticed the neighbors house was being burned and the geniuses started the fire with gasoline. They started out with a little bit of the house in a hole and was supposed to add portions of the remaining house into the already burning portion a little at a time. Well it did go as planned. Apparently when pulling the dozer bucket from the already burning part to grab more of the house yet to be burn they transferred a flame that set all of the existing house a blaze. The local fire department responded and a couple of trees caught fire and there was heat damage to a neighbors house. The blaze was so hot we could feel it on our back patio and we were a go 80 yards from the inferno. Anyway here is some clips of the excitement.
As you read before I had some ups and downs with the Syma X5C drone with one flying away and a another flying into the tree but I have now got several hours of drone flying under my belt and have progress to get a little more advanced machine. After a few weeks of investigation and not really wanting to commit to a Phantom, I decided to go a little more affordable route. Gearbest was having a sale so I purchased a Hubsan H501S. It has several nice features that will allow me to fly without constant input and fighting the wind. It also has a higher transmitter frequency so it has a lot more range than the Syma. About a week ago I took it down to the farm for its maiden flight with a lot of open field and very little wind for my first time flying the new drone. If you would want to watch a few clips from that flight I will attach the video below.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Have a great day.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Well May has zipped by quicker than expected. On May 5th we planted the garden, four different kind of tomatoes; Celebrity, Charger, Jet Star and Super Sweet 100s. We have planted all before except for the Charger. We got our bush beans in the ground on May 19th and about half have come up. We have already did a replant on several of those recently. Cucumbers have broken ground but one hill had to be replanted, peppers are looking nice and the zucchini are doing OK but the yellow squash hasn't made an appearance yet. Our Alaskan vacation with my parents went off without a hitch, thank goodness. I think I worried myself almost to an ulcer prior to going and unfortunately during the trip I was a little less relaxed than usual. Our quick trip there an back afforded me a addition week away from work but when we came back Needles picked up a had cold and so she was sick most of the week and I ended up getting it the last half of the week so the week off wasn't very productive at all, to say the least. If you would like to read about our trip head over to my vacation blog, the link is in the right gutter. We had a lot of fun and got to see some amazing thing on our trip. I am just thankful that Needles and I got to travel with my parents and share Alaska's great beauty with them. Have a great day. The picture above is Mendenhall Glacier from Auke Bay.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Last weekend I spent most of Saturday getting a lot of jobs done in preparation for the spring and summer. I serviced the lawn mower and patched a couple of holes in the garage that have been bothering me for years. I also turned over the garden for the first time and mounted my new weather station on the antenna just in time for a thunderstorm. Things on Needles soaping schedule has started to ramp up also with soap sales at the local 4H center and has another soap sale coming up in just a few weeks. In May we have a vacation planned with another trip that we are eyeing in Oct. Everything seems to be coming all at once. I just hope that our trip goes off without a hitch since my parents will be accompanying us. I just hope they enjoy it.