Entries Categorized as 'Home and Garden'

pH of Common Household Items

Author: , October 29th, 2010

1.0 battery acid (sulfuric acid) 1.8-2.0 limes 2.2-2.4 lemon juice 2.2 vinegar (acetic acid) 2.8-3.4 fruit jellies 2.9-3.3 apple juice, cola 3.0-3.5 strawberries 3.7 orange juice 4.0-4.5 tomatoes 5.6 unpolluted rain 5.8-6.4 peas 6.0-6.5 corn 6.1-6.4 butter 6.4 cow’s milk 6.5-7.5 human saliva 6.5-7.0 maple syrup 7.0 distilled water 7.3-7.5 human blood 7.6-8.0 egg whites […]

Superb Saturday Sunshine

Author: , October 2nd, 2010

Spectacular weather – 43° and just beautiful. Getting outside ASAP to clean up after the storm, and get ready for the 2pm arrival of our guests.

Today is THE Day!

Author: , July 30th, 2010

Our new central air conditioner is being installed right now! And we LUCKED OUT with today’s weather. Just 79 degrees and low humidity! As of 1pm, they are really moving well, and it seems to be a very good job so far.

Still Busy

Author: , July 28th, 2010

Today James is here working on the deck and the garage. Yesterday I visited a friend in New Paltz, NY. NYS troopers are now using laser for speed detection. Good thing I was not speeding (much ;-))! Things are still going well with the YouCake™ project. Launching soon!

So Busy

Author: , July 26th, 2010

I have been so busy that there was not sufficient time to post anything over the weekend. Had a wonderful brunch at Elements yesterday. Had Croque Madame, which was excellent! Our yard has been scrubbed clean by Vega Landscaping. Excellent job, guys! We will be celebrating my parent’s 45th wedding anniversary on August 3rd at […]

Wild Wednesday

Author: , July 21st, 2010

Today was SO busy. First the daily 9am call, then a visit to KBR Trading, then a visit from Rick of Franklin Air, at which point I made a down-payment on a new central air conditioning system, then a long call with Carolyn to make a sales plan, then finally getting to spend some time […]

Friday night with my love

Author: , July 9th, 2010

Had a very very very busy day. Was working on many things, and had many interruptions. There was a food delivery, UPS & Fedex deliveries, the cleaning lady, James working on the basement, phone calls, emails, text messages, AIM conversations, etc. I did manage to churn out quite a bit of code in spite of […]

Record Breaking Temperatures!

Author: , July 7th, 2010

Another day predicted to be around 100°. I hope it ends soon. Our house a/c is not keeping up. Woken at 7am by the cat yowling. Not happy. Some things from yesterday: Mama Cat stopped by for dinner – had not seen her in quite a while; and James painted the bathroom ceiling – looks […]

Glorious Weather

Author: , June 30th, 2010

Woke at 6:15 this morning still upset from the funeral. Got dressed and went to sit on the deck so I would not disturb Naomi while she slept. The weather is just fantastic. Temperatures this morning in the 60′s, topping out at 80 with very low humidity. Could not ask for better during summer. After […]

A Number of Small Steps

Author: , June 28th, 2010

Things accomplished today: Install the faux rocks over the pipe ends on the back lawn. Have entire front yard cleaned and scrubbed by the landscapers Got two of the three lanterns in the front yard working again, third one removed for restoration. Reorganized hanging tools under my desk. Solved a bug or two in YouCake. […]