Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hannah made me lunch

The other day as I was making packing my lunch for work. Hannah came in and said, "Here daddy, I have your lunch." It came complete with a cooling rack and everything.

I said, "Ok, thank you, please put it in my bag for me." And she did. So when I got to work, I had this delicious sandwich for lunch.

She takes such good care of me. Or at least I'm sure she will when I'm old.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Rokkaku kite

The smaller versions are actually for kite fighting. But if you build them big and change up the bridle they are quite stable.

I wasn't able to hook a camera to it on this day. Sadly it was just too windy for a kite this big. It gave me a workout just holding it. The next day of course there was zero wind.

I was just happy that it would fly, and that the day was so awesome, and that we got out of the house, and that the girls enjoyed the day.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The kite is done

It actually is bigger than it looks here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kite spars

Getting the kites spars ready. The kite being 8 ft tall needs three separate sections to make up the spine of the kite. I have a graphite ferrule that I cut from a longer rod, that I've glued into a couple of the spars.

Epoxy, that stuff's crazy strong.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

My kite

It's big.

It takes up the entire living room floor.

You can see my mother-in-law's knees on the couch, for scale. I've finished sewing the pieces together, and adding reinforcement for the spars. I still have to sew on the pockets and a few other details.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ham Radio

I got my ham radio license a while back. My call sign is KC2UJK. Tonight was my first night talking on the radio. Kinda fun. I'm amazed how clear I could hear and talk to people miles away. I was only talking to these guys around the city, but I wouldn't have been able to do that with a regular walkie-talkie. I was using a Yaesu FT-60 HT with a repeater.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Jane bringing home the flowers

We are trying hard to make sure we don't focus on the new baby so much that we forget about Hannah and Jane.

I took Jane to the florist and bought her and Hannah a flower each. Jane was a sight to see carrying flowers taller than she was. Of course she didn't want to look at it, she wanted to play with it. The flower barely made it through the day. There were little white pedals all over the house. Hannah was a little more conservative with hers, and kept it mostly in a vase.

Another day Hannah was up real early. I didn't want to wake everyone up so we went to Dunkin' Donuts and had a dount each for breakfast. When we got home she was bouncing off the walls from the sugar high.