Archive for October, 2012

Plant translation

Posted on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 8:55 am

In 3D, translation is the term used for moving meshes in cartesian space (x, y, z).  And that is the big event of the weekend, moving plants from outdoors into the greenhouse. A cold front with lots of breeze is dictating that everything heads indoors, the most sensitive (well, all the trees, as organization dictates the process) before last night (46°F), and everything else before tonight (36°F).  Pictures will be taken this morning to document the progress.  Resumption of the moving will probably take place this afternoon, once it warms a bit.  BIG thanks to Donnie for help with the trees.


Helen is back from her third chemo session.  She stays in bed most of the time, which is to be expected for the next week  or two as she bottoms out and starts to rebuild.  A run to Houston next Wednesday for biopsy.  The rest will take place in Austin this time around.  She is tolerating this round better than the previous two, but it’s still rough on her.


Fais Do-Do is pretty much a non-event.  Halloween weekend, cold front, Richard Dobson in Houston, all sorts of competition, not to mention we aren’t ready for a party.  (Greenhouse, mowing and grass burs, winterizing barn, etc. all make it a NOT READY for a big crowd event.)  So all in all, I’ll party if people show, but we don’t really expect a crowd.  And if people show, we may put them work moving plants between the fun things.


Personally, I’m tired. Getting the greenhouse ready to accept plants took most of a week among other chores.  A run to Houston to bring Helen home on Thursday, followed by the weekly jam.  Then moving plants.  And another day of moving plants today.  Life is good, but it is sometimes taxing.  I look forward to lots of days off, but that is dreaming.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, pause

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 8:23 am

Back to Houston again today, after a trip two days ago.  Helen’s marrow biopsy showed positive on blasts, so she’s going back in the hospital again for another round of chemo.  She’s not happy about going for a third round, as the second seemed to be rougher on her than the leukemia.  For me, it means of sitting still for twelve days, ending in Fais Do-Do.  No small feat in and of itself, as there is a lot of work to be done before it happens.  But I don’t expect a large crowd. The one thing about this episode’s timing is that it might allow Helen to be home for TRD.


Fog outside, which I want to go away in the next hour.  It’s not real bad here, but this is seldom the worst spot for it.  Had all I wanted of fog last week between Smithville and La Grange.

Pair of Faucets

Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Pair of faucets, chrome, outdoors, barren plain, modo, alpha layered png.


Miles and miles

Posted on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:50 am

Been to Houston and back three times so far this month, and I’m due another run Monday morning, early, into the rising sun.  Sigh.  Helen is showing a rist in blasts on her last blood test, and she goes in for another bone biopsy.  But at least she is enjoying the weekend at home.  She had fun at this last week’s jam, the first she’s attended in a while.


Pecans are starting to fall from the trees.  Raked up the culls that fell early to make it easier to pick up the fresh ones that fall.  And there are still grass burs to pick and bag mow.  And there is still the move of potted plants into the greenhouse for the winter. Not to forget watering the potted plants……  Busy, busy.  And tired.


Fais do-do is two weeks away.  Argh!  I need a work crew.  Rain in the forecast for tonight.


Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 8:06 am

Just now getting back up to speed after last week.  There was a big birthday party in the barn for Doug on Thursday night at the jam.  Then I had to make a turn around to Houston after four hours sleep on Friday.  Saturday and Sunday were pretty much comatose.


I did manage to catalog all the year’s photos (~3500) in iView, then upload about 150 of them to the online gallery at the Bottomland site.


Today, I go up to Elgin to help Lyse with scanning.


Tomorrow I get back to pulling grass burs.  I tried yesterday, but the soil was too muddy.


The bandwidth on the internet connection is running me up a wall.  It is making me a bit on the fussy side, as are a few other issues I have vowed not to discuss, as they don’t deserve airing.  But I’m managing to keep a positive outlook, somehow.