Archive for February, 2010

When we moved in to our new house, our new gravel driveway made shoveling a big chore. My big push shovel dug right in to the rocks and stuck fast. So I got creative and came up with a good solution for less than $30. I got two replacement lawnmower wheels, a threaded rod for the axle, and some copper pipe supports. Now I have a wheeled-shovel that glides right over the gravel. I adjusted the height so that there’s about an inch of clearance between the blade and the ground. Sure it leaves an inch of snow on the driveway, but that’s much better than struggling with rocks and spreading gravel all over the grass. Here’s some pics.

Andrew’s first song

Posted: February 8, 2010 in baby, Music
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Just a quick note. My son sang his first song yesterday. He was babbling like he usually does. But then we paid attention. He was only say “do do do.” but he definitely sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” He got the right number of beats, his timing was right, and he even gave mostly the right pitch to the notes. This is pretty exciting as I have some musical talent. It’s nice to know my genes contributed something to the mix.