Well, its been three years since I bothered to update the old site.
Here it is! 🙂
We have discovered Minecraft! It is a real nice change from Halo for the kids, let me tell ya! Instead of sniping some guys head off, we build and create things. The worst thing is Pig-Zombies, Skeletons and Spiders…and these look like they are from a 1979 Atari 2600 console.
Its really like Lego’s gone wild, and it is fun! Here is a link to its website: Minecraft.net
We rent a server so that we can play in a world together, and have room for more people, so if your interested click on the Minecraft page above to get more info!
Watch out for them Creepers!
(for those familiar with the game, I can add Bukkit, and some plugins, but for now the kids seem happy with trying to get to the end, and making/trying new things!)
Using a digital camera, I sat and took pictures, while the kids moved their “subjects”. Short videos, but it was our first try, and it came out well.
Used Windows Movie Maker. Had to go to Tools/Options?advanced to modify the time for each pictures and transition to the minimum allowed. Then hit publish and post to YouTube! Pretty easy!
Been a while since a post!
Some recent events include my Brother-in-Law, Commander Mark E. Johnson taking over as the Commanding Officer of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 “Wolfpack”.
Also, yesterday Andrew was baptized at FBCW! Woohoo! Proud Dad…
Well, it still raining here in Roswell, GA (north of Atlanta) and we expect rain for another week. Ugh… Last night we had from 10-18 inches of rain!!! The weather folk say this is now set the record for a 100 year flood. I guess it what we need :-0 based on the 100 year drought 2 years ago.
Anyway, I posted some pics. It shows our little drainage creek flooding the lower half of our backyard, and also the road that is about 4 houses down (which that same creek runs under) and how it got washed out. Poor house in one of those pictures had his car in the garage, and the whole garage was flooded to the top…argh!
Its not a good situation, school is out “because of rain” tomorrow (bet folks up north never heard that!), but really there are so many roads washed out like this one, it is very dangerous to drive on any backroad right now.
Anyway,, figured I’d give yall a peek at the south during Monsoon Season (we really don’t have a monsoon season, but it sure feels like it!) YouTube video from our subdivision during the flood…
|From 100 Year Flood|
|From 100 Year Flood|
Wow! Its been a while since I last posted. Summer will do that. Been busy with a lot of things, but one project we got done was changing the fireplace area. We used to have the older dark wood look, that some may say either had an 80’s appeal, or were more suited for a hunting lodge or gentlemans club. (needless to say, as an 80’s reject and a man, I liked it!! In any case, instead, I built cabinets into the bookshelves for more storage, we painted them, and updated the fireplace with stone. We think it came out real nice! Pics below…
After reading through that “Dangerous Book for Boys”, of course I had to build a treehouse for my kids. The design on 1 tree is pretty good, so I went ahead with it (keep in mind it will cost you a few hundred in materials, and a few weekends) Below are some of the pics! Its coming along real well. Its about 7 feet high on the close side, and about 13 or more on the far side, as the ground slope downward. It’s already been infested, as you can see from the second picture!