Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ma'am, do you know how fast you were driving?

It used to be, reading our van's speedometer was a simple two-step process.

First, take the average of the numbers the needle is wavering between. If it's bouncing between 35 and 45, the number is 40. If it's bouncing between 45 and 65, the number is 55.

Second, take the number from Step 1 and apply the following formula:

If the number is between 0 and 30, the number is your speed (or close enough).

If the number is between 35 and 55, subtract 5 to get your approximate speed.

If the number is between 60 and 75, subtract 7 or 8 to get your approximate speed.

If the number is over 75, subtract 10 or more to get your approximate speed.

We developed the formula with a GPS device, and while cumbersome at first, we got used to it. Now, however, we have to adapt to a new system.

If your actual speed is 0-30, the speedometer reads "0".

If your actual speed is 35-55, the speedometer reads "0".

If your actual speed is 60-75, the speedometer reads "0".

I presume that you could drive 93 mph and the speedometer would still read zero, but I haven't tried it. At least, I think I haven't.

I think I liked the old system better.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Samuel pics

Well, I've taken a little vacation from blogging, but will hopefully get back into the swing of things. I don't have a lot of time at the moment, but wanted to post these pictures.

house of cards


Samuel experimenting with architecture.


stretched out sleeper


He was so tired that he slept like this for over an hour before we finally carried him to bed. As I mentioned the last time I posted a weird sleeping Samuel pic, if there was an award for sleeping in odd positions, he'd have it in the bag.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

catching up...

Apologies for the lack of blogging... been a difficult week here.

Do go and check out dh's post in the Catholic Carnival which is up at Deo Omnis Gloria.

And, the Carnival of Homeschooling is up at Principled Discovery.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Carnivals and links

Carnival of Homeschooling is here at Why Homeschool!

Unschooling Voices is here at A Day In Our Lives!

Catholic Carnival is here at Living Catholicism!

You may also want to offer my husband sympathy for his painted-in beer. (And check out our new basement colors while you're at it.)

Finally, check out this website. I don't know why I find this so hilariously funny, but I do. And what is with that guy's mom?