Sorry I don’t have a matinee for you today as I have on recent Saturdays. It seems that my camera takes movies in a format that makes them large files. Some of these have been too large to upload to the Yahoo video service (or the YouTube one). I do, however, have a bit of software on order that will smoothly compress my zaftig videos and make them more manageable.
The shot above is of the shelter tarp as seen from the vantage of one of the comfy chairs beneath it. The dark band running north/south is a seam in the fabric. The line running east/west is the ridge line on which the tarp rests. The last time I rebuilt the tarp shelter, I made sure that I could tighten the ridge line more easily, thus allowing me to snug up the arrangement to keep the tarp taut and so better able to withstand the weather. Given all of the snow and ice that has fallen from the sky in recent weeks, I hope my plan has worked. (It’s been more than a month since I was last at Roundrock!)
Three of our four children (two with spouses) have scattered with the winds. Our daughter and her excellent husband are back in their cozy home in Oregon. Our youngest son and his lovely wife are in their cozy apartment on the wind swept plains of western Kansas. His twin brother is returning today from Florida where he attended the Orange Bowl (it’s some sort of sporting event). Only #1 Son is still with us, and that’s fine. The turmoil in Kenya seems to have grown worse rather than better, so his return there has been put off again.
We have shelter here for as long as he needs it.
- The Missouri Natural Events Calendar is blank for today.
Today is Missouri History:
- In 1917, Sarah Jane Mayfield is born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She is later known by the name of Jane Wyman.