April 21st, 2003

newavi

morning.



(Edward in the background ... into the kleenex!!)

Ok... I really need a shave. But it's a fourth-day-in-a-row off work... I really kinda wanna be a slug today. :D

Last night was... too short. Kids dragged my sorry self from bed at 8:00 and I made moaning noises on the sofa till about 8:45 then it was pancake city. These guys are really likeing "real" maple syrop... personally... ick on pancakes... I prefer the fake stuff. So I beat them. ... yeah... ok, not. George is busy playing "Pandoras Box" (puzzle game on computer) and Edward is constructing (which will mean a large mess but mostly just cut up paper and straws). One quick check around to make sure they're not about to self distruct over anything and it's hit-the-showers time for me.

Oh... here comes Ed... gotta jet.

wearing
~ er.. big red sweat shirt, blue sweat pants...
~ but that'll all change in about 15 minutes...
planning
~ shower... in 10 minutes...
~ to work on the kite (box kite... no tail... gonna take picutes)
~ put screens back in the windows... and clean the screens I forgot to take out last fall!
wishing
~ that my friend... sweet jean... ldygwynedd is finding some peace in her world. It's been a trying time for this good woman and good friend... and I hope her world has the support it takes to make it through a time like this.
~ that my uber pal Christina (wheelwhirled) continues to do well... lot's of easter family visits drawn to her by the "power of that new baby smell!"
~ that a little good health creeps up on Wes (that would be pixiecup's little man) before everybody gets sick!!
~ a few warm thoughts over to breekola... and I hope you get a better answer for mom (dude, get off the compute...have you looked at her lately?)
~ that thatthingido has a great day off!!! (miss you sugar)
~ hmmm... and I need to do a birthday note... yes... indeed...

Ok... dad-like duties call... see ya.
blond1

project kite boy.

Kite stuff....

Ok, if you're in a rush... picture one... and picture 6...
If you're bored... fill yer boots.
[ :: click the thumbs for a larger pic... but they're not that big... :: ]


Note the little scrap of paper in the middle of the bench... that would be the high tech spacial drawing that I'm working from... :D (ar ar ar)


: Ok, start laying out the frame...


: a little more....


: mmk, that's the frame... now string.


: Kinda looks cool hanging there...


: awright... not done but the first panel is on...

I'll get some pics when it's all said and done. :D
newavi

...

well... done for now.

There's still two panels to put on... the lowever outside "fins".


It's all tissue paper... all tight except on the fins... so they take on a bit of a concave shape.
I have some doubts as the "flyability" factor but I've watched the guy that explained this too me fly many a'box kite so... fingers crossed.

oh, and I have an icepack on my left foot... no idea how or what but I did something* to inside-curve of my ankle.

Back to work tomorrow... and I'll be waiting for a dry... windy day!! (hopefully before the golf season starts at the golf course behind us... Great place to fly kites!!

* "something" in this case is a really owwwww kind of something.

See ya.