General

What was old is made new again

Many years ago Rob showed me his favorite baby picture of him doing a facepalm before facepalms were cool.  It was adorable and he proudly displayed in on our frig for quite a while.  Well, one day an overzealous cleaning lady sprayed it with some cleaner and ruined it.  Or so we thought…  When it happened I tucked the picture away in a box and basically forgot about it.  Well, many years later, while digging through said box, I found it.  As a surprise to Rob who thought it had gotten thrown away, I decided to see if I could fix it in Photoshop.  It was a challenge but ultimately I think it came out pretty good:

Rob's Facepalm - Before

Rob's Facepalm - After

Anyone out there have any photos they would like restored?  I really had a lot of fun with this one.  :)

Snow

We don’t normally get much snow here in GA but mother nature decided to throw us a curveball yesterday.  We got a little over 3 inches and boy is it pretty. :)   To see a larger picture of the one below click here.

Here kitty-kitty… sniff sniff…err, nevermind.

While Rob was checking to see if Smokey had come to visit he noticed a new visitor to the buffet… a wee little skunk.  An Eastern Spotted Skunk to be exact.  I snagged some pictures being very careful not to spook it into stinking up the porch.  Clearly the entire animal kingdom has been informed of our crunchy bowl handouts.

skunk

No soup for you!!

In an effort to feed Smokey the stray we were leaving a bowl full of crunchies on the porch all night.  Well, after a few nights of that the word apparently got out and every raccoon in our neighborhood got the memo.  I left the motion capture going on the webcam one night and woke up to the scene below the next morning.  Needless to say we now bring the bowl in at night.  :)   I’m not sure what we’ll do in the spring when the bears come around…

Tonka Truck

Woo hoo! After 7 years we finally broke down and got a new ride – a Toyota FJ Cruiser.  See, two weeks ago we got a couple of inches of snow here in the mountains and our poor little 2WD truck couldn’t make it through our hilly neighborhood.  It spent a week sitting a mile away at the entrance while we waited on snow and ice to melt.  We had to rely on our neighbors 4WD Hummer or our UTV to get to it.  One morning we actually walked a mile in freezing 20° yuckiness while dragging our laptops to get to the damn thing. (Up hill – both ways!)  I think it’s safe to say we won’t have that problem anymore :)   Kinda looks like a Tonka Truck, doesn’t it?  Ya know, the big metal ones from back in the 70′s?

(Click on the thumbnails below for a larger view)

I think it’s time to go find us some mud! :)