Images from Camera Downloaded

There should be new galleries up in a few days.  I just downloaded 534 images from the camera and after initial elimination am down to 194.  That’s only 43% of the original which is a good first round reduction.

Black Hills Porter in the Carboy

Always check the clock before you begin brewing. Last night I started a new batch of Black Hills Porter and didn’t realize that the time was about 9:45 when I popped the yeast pack. I didn’t get to bed until 2am and I pitched the yeast when it was to hot without realizing it.

The top of the carboy felt really good and so I pitched the yeast. Afterwards I felt the bottom of the carboy and it was quite hot. Just over 100 degrees I’d guess. This afternoon things are going well on the fermentation, but it’s not nearly as quick as it should be going.

Update: On 12/31 the beer was racked to a secondary carboy as most visual action inside the carboy has ceased.

New Tagless Site in the works

I’ve got a new site in the works.  It’s almost complete and once it’s done will allow me to post narratives along with the images contained in Tagless Galleries.  It’s testing now and should be up in another week or two.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn what my thoughts and plans were as well as some of the challenges that I’ve had to deal with, then this service will be for you.

Pool light repair pictures uploaded

Water Running out the lightThe pictures from fixing the pool light are now online in the Pool Light Fix Gallery. One more reason to be careful with the advice you get from so called professionals in the field. All said the project cost me about 150 in concrete, rentals, and tools. The quote to have it repaired was $950. The time was significant on this project. I cut into the concrete Friday at 5pm and worked till 9pm Friday, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday to have the hole filled with dirt. After a few days to dry out and settle, I poured the concrete Wednesday morning.

A break from the Winter

We finally got a break from the ultra cold weather that Medford has been experiencing this weekend.  Sunday the temperature made it to 46 and today was 48.  With Sun out yesterday I cracked the pool ice just to see what was there.  I had tried to step on it the other day and it still wasn’t quite strong enough.  It was around two inches thick.  Check out the pictures of the pool ice.