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Knowlesville      

The Internet Ramblings of Matt & Lori Knowles

January 2006

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Sun, Jan. 1, 2006 - Survivor

Survivor

This barn wasn't doing too good before the storms hit, and I'm amazed it is still standing. I figured I'd better get some pictures of it before it completely falls down.

Mon, Jan. 2, 2006 - Checking Out The Damage

Checking Out The Damage

Artie came out with me to the front yard to check out the damage left from the flood. He didn't like walking in the mud, which made it pretty hard to get around the front yard. This weekend I'll start seeing what I can recover. The paths are going to be the worst, they're under about 3 inches of silt and since they're gravel, it's going to be hard to separate the gravel from the mud. Right now it's hard to tell what plants just died from it being winter and what plants we've really lost. I guess we'll find out in spring.

Tue, Jan. 3, 2006 - Silver Anniversary

Silver Anniversary

25 years ago today I spent a very special day in church with a very special lady. To celebrate that fact, I presented her with this silver (ok, silver plate) antique coffee urn. We had a nice dinner up in Eureka, first time I had been out of Ferndale in about 10 days. Felt pretty good getting away for awhile.

Wed, Jan. 4, 2006 - Meg's Christmas Toy

Meg's Christmas Toy

Something unusual today, it didn't rain. Felt pretty nice and we even had the sun out for awhile. We got Linda's package, and my stocking included some cat toys. Meg and Artie took an instant liking to them, but Meg was clearly the catnip junkie of the group. She got pretty crazy all night. We have her in detox now and she is expected to recover and live a normal life.

Thu, Jan. 5, 2006 - Waddington Sunrise

Waddington Sunrise

Yesterday we had an awesome sunrise, but I didn't have any cameras at home and I was too tired to go to the office and get them. So last night I brought them home just in case we had a repeat. Which we did, and this time I was ready, waiting for it on Waddington. This is the same spot that I took the sunset picture last week, just looking the opposite direction. There were a lot of ducks coming and going in this new "pond". That's one thing I've really noticed this week, there is a lot more waterfowl in town lately.

Sat, Jan. 28, 2006 - iPod Video

iPod Video

The latest Apple iPods are pretty cool in not only can they play your music, but they can display your photos and videos as well. My iPod has about 400 CDs burned on to it, and about 600 of my favorite photos and it still has room for lots more. Not sure what Derek's doing with his since his has twice the capacity of mine, but then he has a cute kid and a videocam so I'm sure he'll make use of the extra space. Today's photo is from a series I've been working on that has pictures within pictures. Added to my list of very hard to photograph items is your basic CD. It's really cool how they refract the light, but it's pretty hard to get the camera to capture it. I was originally going to mount 100's of CDs to the wall, but Mabel suggested just doing it in Photoshop which was a lot easier.

Sun, Jan. 29, 2006 - Honey-do List

Honey-do List

Still on the iPod theme, today was spent at home working down the items on my honey-do list. One was to get some music in our parlor. Since it's looking very nice in there now, we didn't want to ruin it with all the stereo and TV equipment. But we still wanted to be able to listen to music in there. iPod to the rescue! I dug up our 1981 vintage amplifier and a couple of small speakers and hid them in the antique radio cabinet we have. A modern iPod, playing through a 25 year old amp, sitting inside a 75 year old cabinet. Now I just need to find some recording of some old radio shows and the illusion will be complete.