Sunday, November 23, 2008
TJ had a comment about Eagles fans and Chris Berman told Philly fans "don't be stupid."
This is one week after the NFL Sunday Countdown crew questioned the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff for their performance, which has been mediocre to say the best.
To the staff of NFL Sunday Countdown: don't be stupid. If the Philly fans can execute better than their Eagles I hope they give the ESPN staff a nice warm welcome on Dec 15. If you don't like being criticized for not executing your [multi] million dollar job responsibilities then take your dress and go somewhere else.
Since '99 with Andy Reid the Philadelphia Eagles have gone 5-11, 11-5, 11-5, 12-4, 12-4, 13-3, 6-10, 10-6, 8-8, and now are 5-4-1.
Superbowl wins: 0
If this is the best the Eagles can do I feel sorry for all of you.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Outstanding views in this park
note; two panoramic pics are included with the photos / maps. These photos are too small in flickr and are misplaced on all maps, they should be located more towards the north east side of st mary's lake.
google map (with pictures)
google earth (with pictures)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
length: 5.3 miles (round trip)
time: 3:09 (round trip)
avg speed: 2.0 mph
elevation gain: from 3805ft to 5240ft gaining 1435ft
comments: easy hike, drank from stream.
google maps (with photos)
google earth (.kmz file with photos)
gps (.gpx file)
Monday, July 14, 2008
length: 3.7 miles (from trail head to fire lookout)
time: 3:34:24 (up) 1:10:38 (at the top) 1:43:33 (back)
difficulty: moderate / moderately difficult
avg speed: 1.o mph (up) 2.0 mph (down)
elevation gain: from 6783ft to 9368ft gaining 3585ft
directions: south of Stevensville to (either west on St Mary's Rd or west on Indian Prairie Loop then North on St Mary's Rd) then west on Lookout Trail
comments: this had me gasping a bit, stops became more frequent as the trail went on, the last leg of the hike seems to be a bit more strenuous than the rest of the trail.
photos; panoramio or flickr
google earth (.kmz file)
gps (.gpx file)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
A trip to Evaro MT, just inside the Flathead Indian Reservation sits the Gray Wolf Peak Casino, outside of which are two rather large firework stands. This year we obtained the following;
From left to right;
- String O' Pearls - six five break shells and six six break shells
- Quest - 12 ball shells and 6 artillery shells
- Fear No Evil - six five break shells
- Assorted sparklers, fountains, and tubes
- Graphic Images (top right) - 500 gram cake with 5 simultaneous 4 shot and 5 shot finale consisting of green palms, blue stars and silver brocade
We set off one 'String O' Pearls' last night, the rest will be taken to a 4th of July party where it looks like this will be at most a third of the fireworks displayed.
Happy 4th of July.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
two shots while walking up the trail to the cavern;
The entrance to the caverns;
Monday, June 16, 2008
Our visit to Glacier National Park took us 16 miles in the West Glacier entrance to Avalanche Campground. With 50 camp sites the campground is definitely on the edge of the wild.
While there were no signs of bears the deer had no problem with the campers.
After camping at Avalanche Campground, we took a hike along Avalanche Creek, a rough yet spectacular clear blue creek runs along an 'easy' hike up towards Avalanche Lake. The hike is approximately 2 miles each way and a gain of 500ft in elevation.
Along the hike many surrounding mountains still had snow which was melting and causing runoff resulting in huge falls, this is a small one;
Upon reaching the lake we found crystal clear water surrounded by mountains.
Later that day, a little lunch at McDonald Lake;
Friday, June 6, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Above you see arrows pointing to my picture and my credit. I found it a bit odd as my name is nowhere near the picture and there is no indication of why my name is there, not that I'm complaining.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Below is a picture of the location of the manifold, the two pipes running to the house connect to the manifold and then the actual loops are connected to this manifold. The manifold was placed behind the hedge so that the loops could be laid in the back yard where there are no underground sprinklers.
Below a look at one of the three trenches dug to lay the loop, the three trenches are all just a bit under 200' long each.
Below is a closeup of the pipe (loop) that is laid in these three trenches, this loop pulls about 4 degrees out of the ground and carries it into the house via a water / chemical mix running through these pipes;
and here is a shot taken from the back of our property showing the extent of the earth that was moved for this part of the project;
Sunday, March 16, 2008
After teaching him how to nail the hardwood floor, I showed him how to select the correct piece of wood (quality of finish, warping, and the correct length [so that breaks are staggered]) and how to pound it into place.
He was then doing the job all by himself, yes, the pictures you are viewing are actual shots of him in action (using the sports mode of my camera) laying approximately 12 11' 6" long rows of Bellawood rustic maple 3/4" hardwood flooring with a pneumatic floor nailer.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
... family skiing from the top of the Continental Divide.
... unbelievable powder ...
... an excellent family facility that has been helping folks enjoy themselves for over 60 years
Sunday, February 24, 2008
(Click for larger view)
(spare the comments about the paint job)
3 days later
The above was done mostly with a drywall [hand] saw, but partially with a circular saw. The circular saw did a GREAT job but kicked up so much dust. If you notice the top left of the picture you will notice a fan which shoots air into our open foyer and therefor the living room, dining room, kitchen, and upstairs [bedrooms], the house was full of dust, my son thought there was a fire. This cut out takes care of almost half of the trunkline, the rest being separated from the living area, will be done with the circular saw.
A couple problems encountered when cutting out the drywall;
Where the trunkline is to cut through the wall, its load bearing, also theres a pesky electrical wire. Luckily there is a wall 3ft in one direction and about 5ft in another direction which will help support the load when I take down a stud in the wall. The trunkline will have to move a bit to get around the wire though.
There are lights in the ceiling so what did you expect? Apparently I wasn't thinking so I expected nothing. This will have to be cut and rerouted, hopefully without cutting down anymore drywall.