Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Well final exams are here: Tuesday - Thursday. My grades are actually finalized for my Academic Earth Science, History is tomorrow. Finals - so fast! And now students move on to the next semester. There is always Solomonic opportunity as you assess borderline grades...

In any case, onward toward the second semester and a bit closer to the CST.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


After nearly a two weeks of trying to get our dog back on its feet - we failed. Farewell old friend. :(...

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Our beautiful Aussie is sick :( .... She has been going down-hill, she now has pneumonia. We are giving her antibiotics and tonight we started IV fluids as per our vet's directions. We were warned by the vet already - she is 17 years old and she might not have the strength to pull it off. We will do what we can. She is totally listless, can't hardly stand up - but she still has some spark in her eye so maybe... just maybe.
Here she is in her "younger" days:

Thursday, January 01, 2009


A strange growth was noticed yesterday on two succulent plants we have in front of the house... very strange looking rubbery substance that looks like sparkling clear ice! Here is the picture:

I have contacted several organizations to help me identify it. The primary source has been: