Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
All 4 samples together here - L to R: the first one is brownish, the second is khaki/cream (basically the same as the laminate we have now), the third is blackish, and the fourth is greyish. They all have lots of colors mixed in when you see them in person.
These are our top 2 choices - the middle 2 from the first picture. We're leaning toward the darker one because the contrast really brings out the wall and cabinet color. But it sure is hard to decide off a 4x4 sample!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Occasionally we give Kip fresh fruits and veggies as a treat. It's always a guessing game as to what he will or will not eat. So far we've discovered that he likes apples, bananas, and grapes. He does not like pears, carrots, and celery. Today we tried a cherry tomato...
Sunday, August 24, 2008
In the meantime, I have finished a second project and started a third. The second project only took 8 days - I'd say I scaled back after the first one. I have another 'major' piece in mind, but I'd like to complete a couple of smaller ones before I tackle it.
The second project:
The third project:
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Although the aquarium was super crowded, we got to see some pretty cool exhibits.
(We also saw the 'Atlanta Rat Tail' exhibit.)
The World of Coke museum was super cool. It has an actual bottling factory inside, and you get to taste Coke products from all over the world -- Japanese Coke tastes really weird! It has also a huge gift shop with every type of Coke merchandise you can imagine.
(Coke memorabilia -- the one just to the right of my head is the oldest piece of memorabilia, it's a Christmas bell and was produced in 1903. The painting is a Norman Rockwell and is worth $2.2 million.)
The traffic in Atlanta was terrible, so we traveled on back roads as much as possible. We saw some interesting sights.
(An "aviation" neighborhood -- there was a grass landing strip and each house had a hangar and/or an airplane parked in the yard.)
(We also found a hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint for some good Texas BBQ and southern-style fried catfish -- neither of which can we get in NC.)
All in all, it was a great trip!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
(At the tunnel to the infield, we had to sign a track release, but once inside we were impressed by how open and accessible the track was.)
(Suiting up in a fire-proof racing suit.)
(Getting in the car.)
(Attaching the HANS device to protect head and neck in case "the wall jumps out in front of the car".)
(One last check of the engine.)
(And he's off!)
(This was a group warm-up lap.)
(He's starting to pick up speed in this one. I stopped videoing after he got up to full speed -- because it was a 10 second clip of a blurry little blob speeding by the screen.)