Oct 302006

I just found out from my mom that a tree fell on my parents’ house in the wind yesterday. It was part of a big tree from the neighbors yard. When we visited in September I looked at the same tree and though that it looked like it wasn’t going to last too long.

She said it put a hole in her roof and cracked a wall. She’s waiting for the insurance company to call now. My dad had to calm the dog down. It’s a good thing my brother owns a tree service company.

 Posted by at 3:08 PM
Oct 292006

A federal jury in Philadelphia awarded $24 million million to two people who were burned by electric wires when the climbed on top of a parked train car.  The jury said it could have been prevented if there were signs warning about the wires.

I just think something’s not quite right of someone can climb on top on top of a parked train and not realize they’re doing something stupid before they get shocked.  Then they go and sue and actually win?

 Posted by at 1:21 PM
Oct 272006

Today it has been looking like it’s going to snow all day. It feels like it too. It should be a fun day tomorrow to watch the storm strengthen and move away.

We’re under a high wind watch for winds gusting up to 50mph tomorrow night. Maybe that will be enough to make a large branch fall from the tree in our back yard. That was broken during a thunderstorm last summer. I wish I had the anemometer on my Davis Vantage pro 2 weather station set up but I’m not really able or willing to do that myself
If we’re really lucky it’ll fall on the neighbors.� That would do the whole world a favor since then we wouldn’t have to wait for Darwinism.

 Posted by at 9:58 PM
Oct 262006

Yesterday we did a short hike to do cache maintenance at Governor Dick which is near Mount Gretna PA. It felt great to get some fresh air. It’s not that long But it’s a nice walk in the woods.
I really wanted to go up in the tower to see the colors of the leaves but they’re mostly off the trees and I’d completely forgotten about it until we were back down the hill. Molly and I always enjoy going up there.

For some strange reason every thing looked blurry to me yesterday too. It just seemed like my good eye couldn’t focus on anything. The other eye is always basically worthless.

 Posted by at 6:38 PM