Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We woke to a warm misty morning, rolled out of bed and started the day with a brisk walk. The mist burned off to reveal a sunny day with temperatures reaching 65°F. We could do nothing but hop our bikes. We did allow time to make a few pies and then joined the Panosky's, neighbors on Hangman Hill, and their families for one of Mark and Jen's famous dinners. The rest of the weekend plans include bathroom renovations at Spruce Street and a harvest dinner with root veggies from the garden. Come on by for polenta dome and roasted veggies on Saturday night if you can.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Science in San Diego

We both travelled to San Digeo for the annual AAPS (American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists). Sheri participated in a high school out reach program at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park to teach students about career opportunities in Pharmaceutical Sciences (, scroll down). The extra time on the weekend permitted some time to explore Balboa Park where the Science Center, Zoo, museums and theaters are located. It is lovely and highly recommended as a destination. You can see a few photos at the link: San Diego is a lovely city, the weather fantastic and a great place to hang out with or without science geeks.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Spruce Street Dumpster Project

Great progress was made at Spruce Street the weekend of Nov 3-4 thanks to one very LARGE dumpster and the help from our friends Eric and Joann. While the rain and wind from Noel pelted against the little house on Spruce Street on Saturday, we removed old carpets, dry wall, 1940's gas summer stove, tiles and more. You can see more photos of the result taken the following sunny Sunday.

Pumpkin Carving

Once again a group of friends of scientific persuasion disprove the myth that scientists are not creative. Just look at those pumpkins! A challenge to incorporate at least one "prop" into the carvings added to the fun this year. Our guests graciously humored our request and the result was a great group of 'kins. A group of hungry carvers enjoyed one of our large garden pumpkins that was converted to tureen/curry soup. Don't try this one at home kids.