Sunday, April 22, 2007

Another Super Sunday...no bowl...

Ben and I got to work on the FEGHA Project again early this morning, attaching doorknobs, looking for homesites, and affixing the doors once suitable sites had been found (Remember:Location, Location, Location).


I like taking delayed-action pictures, so below you will find a gratuitous "team-effort" shot, although we did work well as a team on this project...


What you may not know is that placing a Fairy Door is the easy part in inviting the magical creatures to come and live with you...luckily, the hard part is taken care of by the Fairy, Elf, or Gnome Family that comes to live with you (much like with Habitat for Humanity, where people have to help build their future home)...once the door is in place, the enchanted beasties build the home behind it, and will live there forever...

One of the FEGHA Homes will be located within Gail's hot-tub (all of us can use it, but I'd be lying if I called it "ours")...


Another one will be built into a beautiful white pine near the rabbit and quail barn (pay no attention to the fancy composter of pallets behind the tree, I'll fix that when this year's quail herd/pod/posse arrives)...


The last door that we placed today went on the side of a huge rock in our driveway that Ben loves (he picked this and the other FEGHA homesites)...we discussed it, and hope that a gnome family comes to this one, as they are better suited to the hard work of excavating a home out of a glacial erratic...


After the Fairy Door project was taken care of, Ben played on the computer for awhile, he is all about the Orisinal and Poisson Rouge edu-websites these days, favoring them above the Noggin or the Nick jr. sites he typically enjoys...I like these sites...they are fun and interactive and learning oriented, rather than the passive entertainment that TV tends to offer...


We had a picnic lunch out of the deck...bologna sandwiches all around before heading out for the afternoon...


I headed out to hide a couple more geocaches for an upcoming CITO (Cache-In, Trash-Out) event that our local group holds every year to clean up as a way of giving back around Earth Day...between hiding the new caches, we stopped off at 2 of Ben's favorite playgrounds...he had, of course, a great time...


I like the picture above because it turned out very interesting-looking and captured Ben's "playground happy" perfectly (I'm praising Gail here, not myself, she took the playground pics)...I like the picture below because it shows one of the cool things that Ben does in every playground that we visit...he gives most elements a "run-through" (not all, some intimidate him, and he promises to do those "next time"...), and then tries them out in a way that wouldn't occur to me...just to see if it's also fun...


While I went out to place the last of 4 geocaches that I hid this weekend, Gail and Ben went to our meeting place, the playground in Gabriels, to wile away the time until I arrived there...he had fun...


I mention geocaching and GPS frquently in this blog, you can find out about geocaching by following the link at the beginning of this sentence, and I found a great little video explaining GPS technology, which I am attaching at the end of this blog entry (just below)...click to play the short video...

1 comment:

gran said...

Who is that man at the end of the blog today...it doesn't look like Jamie. Also this morning when I was talking on the phone with Gail, a picture was taken of Ben and Gail said I'd see Ben saying "hi" to me today...but guess it didn't survive the edit. Oh well... As always, thanks for sharing.