Click HERE to see the before pictures if you missed them.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
This is a picture of Petrified wood. It is a type of fossil. It consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment. Mineral-rich water flowing through the sediment deposits minerals in the plant's cells and as the plant's lignin and cellulose decay away, a stone mold forms in its place. The wood is preserved due to a lack of oxygen.
Elements such as manganese, iron and copper in the water/mud during the petrification process give petrified wood a variety of color ranges. Pure quartz crystals are colorless, but when contaminants are added to the process the crystals take on a yellow, red or other tint.
Following is a list of contaminating elements and related color hues:
carbon - black cobalt -green/blue chromium - green/blue copper - green/blue iron oxides - red, brown, yellow manganese - pink/orange manganese oxides - black
Petrified wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail, down to the microscopic level. Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features.
Have a great weekend.
Friday, April 27, 2007
They are also getting a new roof put on their house. When the roofers were working today they had to take the satellite receiver off of the roof. When they put it back up it wasn't in the same spot so it wasn't pointing in the right direction to pick up the signal. So I worked on the dish for a while until the TV came back on. They almost had to miss the Mets game and pay $70.00 to have Direct TV come out and fix it.
While all this was going on, Laurie got to spend some time with Baby J. Her mommy decided to give her a bath while we were there, and Aunt Laurie just happened to have the camera. Baby J. sure loves to splash!!!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
We put the dough on two 12" pizza pans. We cook the dough a little bit before we add the toppings. Just until it is golden brown.
Then we add the toppings. We put the pizzas on top of tin cans so they aren't too close to the fire.
This is Chris's pizza. It has pepperoni, mushrooms and hot pepper rings.
Give it a try and let us know how you like it.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I have started on the demo and will try to update you once a week.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This is really exciting stuff here. Walmart is changing our dress code. We have to wear brown pants (any shade) and a navy blue shirt, so I bought 4 new shirts. I also bought a new pair of PJ's and a pair of jeans.
Yes, I went all the way to Erie to buy soap!! Let me explain. We both really like Lever 2000, but Walmart stopped carrying it for some reason. Since we were in Target I decided to see if they carry it. They do, so I bought a couple bottles. I also picked up two Bath towels!
I bought this for my small climbing rose bush. I think it will look good next to the deck. If you haven't been to my moms blog, I will tell you that we went to Erie for my Dr. appt. We left home at 8:15 a.m. and got home at 7:00 p.m. Now you know why I didn't have time to blog.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
I also bought this doll today. The chair she is sitting on is from the craft show in the winter, and I thought she would look cute sitting in it. Mom thought she would to, so she had to come home with me. I hope you had a nice weekend. It was a great day for a drive. The sun was out and the sky was blue.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
These are the steps leading to the top of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. It is an eight-mile climb from the crossroads in Wilmington. The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway ascends to the summit of the fifth highest mountain in the Adirondacks. The last five miles are the most spectacular as the road winds upward through a changing forest and an alpine summit environment. At the summit parking area, you can take a short hike to the very top or hop on the in-mountain elevator for a truly amazing 360-degree view of the surrounding wilderness.
This is a picture of the Whiteface Mountain Summit Weather Observatory. It houses the equipment of the states Atmospheric Science Research Center.
Click HERE for more information on Whiteface Mountain.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Click HERE to see the garden all cleaned up and ready for this spring.
or so we thought:(
Here is a picture from today! They dug across the street and into our yard. We are glad we got the rocks from around the edge and most of the flowers out when we did. We lost a lot of the flowers that hadn't started sprouting yet. Do we rebuild when they are all done working? Or do we let them plant grass?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
We found out today that the sewer will be going right through one of our gardens, and we found out why. We found out that there is a house up the road from us that has a sump pump that drains into the road. The neighbors between them and us have been complaining about ice build up in the end of their driveways during the winter. So they are putting in the sewers to fix the problem. Since the city doesn't want to cut down the half dead tree in the above picture, (who knows why???) they are crossing over to our property and then crossing back once they get past the tree.
So Chris and I spent a couple hours tonight digging out plants and bulbs from the front garden. We also found out that the garden is partially on city property. They will start to dig on our side tomorrow. From what we were told, they are putting a catch basin right in part of the garden.
I am just sick about having to take out all of the plants. It is probably a good thing that I will be at work during the day while they are working.