In no particular order, stuff that has been keeping me off the Innertubes for the past week or so:
JediBoy graduated Grade 8 last week, so we are officially done with elementary school. It was a nice evening with the just the right sense of occasion about it, notwithstanding the predaliction for the larger girls to wear the shorter dresses. I have to believe clothes shops are employing fun-house mirrors these days. Back to the point: The Boy carried himself well and quietly walked off with an armful of awards. We really-and-truly couldn't be prouder of that guy.
My In-Laws - from Voidlands north of Sudbury - were invited guests for the JediBoy festivities, so we've had company. I enjoy hanging out with my father-in-law, but it's always a challenge keeping him busy. On this visit, he had some bathroom renovation work lined up at my sister-in-law's which meant, of course, so did I. He's disappeared back to the north country and I have a vanity still to be installed. I am Karma's bitch.
My fountain idea continues to twist and morph and I have yet to actually do anything. It started off as a simple idea to mount a couple of Grecian-style pots on the edge of the pond and have them spew a gentle trickle into the pond. Then I decided that maybe I could mount some coloured LED bulbs inside the urn - maybe even in-line with the water! From there, I imagined creating a Mickey Mouse topiary that would be holding a magic fountain pot! Alas, I can no longer find the right topiary frame and so I think I'm back to my original idea. On a postive note, I've learned a ton about topiaries and I'm thinking that making one would be a cool project on its own. And I've got this neat idea to make a 'leapfrog fountain' using solenoid valves and the principles of laminar flow and..... *sigh* Never happen.
Carnival of Monsters won't let me post any comments. It's probably for the best - some might say.
Anathem has been started. I shall say no more until there is more to say.
There are rumblings of another Geek Meet in July. I'm down for that (as the kids say). As far as I know, my only no-fly-zones are July 11, 12, and 18.
Oh, and it looks like I have a bird feeder to fix.