Today we had my mom Valerie and stepdad Rob over for Thanksgiving dinner. Justice, though not eating, sat with us so it was the whole family. It’s been a few years since we’ve done that. It was a really good meal. Mom and Rob brought pumpkin pies and a nice salad. Melanie made the turkey, stuffing and peas. I made two versions of mashed potatoes and the gravy. It was a huge meal and it was delicious!!! We didn’t think to take any photos, unfortunately. It was a hot day so the house was very warm – we’ve turned off the AC for the winter. Even now at near midnight I’m sweating sitting in the basement which is normally quite cool. The combination of a hot day with a looooong oven session for the turkey is probably why it’s so hot. We had a very nice visit. I’m thankful for my beautiful family.
Recently Rob posted something provocative on Facebook about sex ethics. I found the discussion to be interesting, informative and quite insightful on the part of almost everyone who participated. I’m grateful to all my friends and their diverse views.
Over this weekend, I’ve completed work on an insta-project: to create a fender for my road bike so that I can ride it in wet weather. I used my Solidoodle 2 (ancient) 3d printer. here are some photos and some files if anyone wants to work on making their own. You can click on the photos to see the full-size photograph if you want to see the details.
The construction is fairly simple: there are five pieces glued together. From left to right in the photo I have called these pieces “Tail”, “Extender” x2, “Adapter” and “Anchor”. Here are the OpenSCAD files that show the design of each piece:
Here is the latest on my kanban board. Note: the only thing that has changed ( not good ) is the new project I did which is in the done column.