Archive for June, 2012

Evacuation order in our neighborhood lifted!

29 June 2012 at 11:46 pm
by Jonah

We got to go back home tonight! The plants were doing fine, and the apartment didn’t smell smokey at all.

If you can read this…

26 June 2012 at 7:06 pm
by Berck

Then my apartment hasn’t burned down yet. This blog is hosted in my apartment, so it’s a good check whether it’s still standing or not.

We’ve evacuated and there’s houses on fire just a couple miles from our apartment. We’re safe with the Professor at the Brenners in Black Forest.


24 June 2012 at 12:05 pm
by Jonah

So there’s a fire heading toward our apartment.  Yesterday, we were in a voluntary evacuation area (which has since been lifted).

It’s a lot bigger now.  We’ve been keeping up here with the details.  Here’s the evacuation area.  They’ve evacuated Green Mountain Falls, Crystola, and all of Manitou Springs, as well as some neighborhoods close to our home.

We had dinner plans last night, and we didn’t want to return to a mandatory evacuation and not be able to get back to our apartment with our kitten Professor von Neumann trapped inside without any food.  So we packed up an overnight bag and took the kitten to my mom and dad’s house in Black Forest and spent the night.





I bought a camera!

21 June 2012 at 9:55 pm
by Berck

I’m very excited. While I love my F3, I haven’t used it much since I’ve gotten married. This is mostly because I don’t have a darkroom and I’m unimpressed with the crappy job most photo labs do with film, and the cannon point-and-shoot has always been handy.

Digital SLR’s have finally gotten good enough from a usability standpoint that I don’t mind using one, and they’ve finally gotten cheap enough that I can afford one. And I have a job with a real paycheck. While I suppose I do love to buy stuff, I’m particularly excited about this camera. One of the great things about this one is that my collection of early 1980’s Nikon manual focus lenses work with it!

First test photos…

Baileys Visit

15 June 2012 at 9:40 pm
by Jonah