Monthly Archives: August 2011

It’s almost time for school to start again, and that means teaching early morning seminary again.  Of course, it’s not going to be as early this year.  In fact, I won’t be teaching until 7AM this year.

For some strange reason, Hutto ISD decided that the high school would start at 9AM, half an hour later than last year.  Someone told me that by doing so, it will prevent the buses from idling for long periods of time with expected savings of over $50,000 per year.  Whatever.  I still won’t get any more sleep than last year.  My schedule just shifts to doing family devotionals before seminary instead of after.

I’m restoring a 1959 Lowrey Heritage Organ in my spare time.  I finally moved it inside from my garage, where it’s been for nearly a year.  It’s too hot to work on in the garage.  Now I can work on it at my convenience.  It’s 99% functional, with only 1 key not working.  The problem is cleaning the contacts.  This organ is completely analog, which means that if the contacts are dirty, the sound can be inconsistent or squirrely.  It’s been extremely tedious work, but the heavily oxidized and corroded contacts are coming clean.  The tough part is re-assembly after cleanup.  If I do one stop or so per day, I’ll be done in no time, though!

I’ll be sure to post pictures and perhaps even video after it’s all done.

Panoramic Rainbow

Panoramic Rainbow

I took this picture with the Microsoft Photosynth iPhone app.  It’s stitched together from multiple smaller shots.  It turned out rather well.  You don’t often see complete rainbows this strong.  This was the 3rd or 5th of July.

Photos from our trip

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Here’s a selection of photos from our trip!