Thursday, August 26, 2010

In the Last Week...

It has been a crazy week. I got back from my sister's (she loved her bag) on Friday night and turned around to go to Ash River on Sat. (30 miles so. of Int. Falls) For those of you who don't know, my husband is working on a new science project up there. Dont ask me to explain it. It is called the NOvA project, and it has something to do with neutrinos. After 16 years with him, I still dont get it. No, he is not a scientist, more of an engineer type, who is in charge of making things happen. They will put an experiment in here, and I will update pictures now and then. It will change a lot. This is to be a closed building, So Pictures will get harder to take. They were just starting to put some of the ceiling in.

Here is what is happening... LOTS of concrete. I love concrete. I wish this was my house. I could have one SERIOUS sewing room! Although, heating it would be deadly to the pocketbook! I want to go here in a tornado, or for a bomb shelter....each one of those little cubby holes in the wall holds a tension bolt, (some have been cover with mortar already) which is screwed down to a 40 foot pipe drilled into the rock and cememted (?) in. That building is going NOWHERE. And it is around 60 feet in the ground. I love watching projects, heavy machinery, and the people who operate them. Sometimes you swear they are so good, they could pick up a pin with those cranes or backhoes.
Me, on floor level. 
Anyway, then on the way home we stopped to check out a small lake on the Echo Trail. Short hike, but this happened:
Ouch. Porcupine. Poor baby. Not too many, thankfully, but we were an hour and a half away from town, but it was an emergency visit to the vet. $185 later, she was fine. Luckily the other dogs didnt even see it, so we got off easy, if you ask me.
Anyway, we are STARTING to think about our move up there, what we have to buy, what we will take and leave here. Whether to rent this out, or just have a house sitter. We should have just about everything we need. No wonder we have so much junk, we have enough for 2 houses!

I am STILL thinking about posting pics of QUILTS. Soon? hopefully...

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! Bill and his neutrinos. That project looks amazing even though I don't understand it either. Good thing someone does.
    Poor puppy. Glad she is ok. Ouch!