3DMG Props – Complete!

I know there have not been any more updates about building these, but it’s because we had a tight deadline and were working hard. But I’m happy to say that as of yesterday evening, the 3DMG props are finished! Below the fold are some (not very good) photos of the finished project. I’ll get some […]

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Macy’s vs. JC Penney

We took the girls down to Skateville in Burnsville last night and then had a few hours to kill. We started by going to dinner at Saigon Palace on West Burnsville Parkway. It’s a small place in a strip mall, but the Pho was good as was the noodle salad. I would return. After that […]

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Bought a new car!

Well, new to us anyway. Just got done buying a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX with the VR6 motor in it. It was owned by someone who worked in a body shop, so the body is in pretty darned good shape. It’s starting to get some more rust bubbles, but in general it’s good. 164,000 miles […]

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Camping and Camper photos

We took our popup camper for it’s shake down cruise last weekend with a camping trip in Bil and Nanc’s side yard. Bil, Nanc and the boys went to Nanc’s parent’s cabin, so it was just us and the animals for the weekend. Bill and Nanc live on a hobby farm near Stillwater and have […]

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A Camping We Will Go…

We took the plunge on Saturday and bought a popup camper. It’s a 1992 vintage Jayco that’s in pretty good shape. We drove it out to Bil’s house to store it and practice setting it up. It goes up and down pretty easily. It pulls pretty well too. It will be nice to sleep off […]

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Robots!

Wow, it’s been a while since I updated this blog. I’ve been pretty busy. The thing that is taking most of my time is that I a mentor for the the Southwest High School FIRST Robotics Team! FIRST (Foundation for the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a foundation started in 1989 by […]

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Was Grandpa a Bootlegger?

You can find out now. GetGrandpasFBIFile.com is a website that will help you fill out the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) forms to send to the FBI to request the files they might have on your (deceased) grandparent. (Or other relative I suppose.) Kind of interesting. I might just have to do this for my […]

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