I enabled comments but only for two days each post. I’ll leave it up like that for a while and see how the spammers do.
December 7, 2013
December 3, 2013
I had 146 spams today so comments are offline for a bit.
November 29, 2013
How was everybody’s Thanksgiving, for those, of course, who celebrate it? I did the usual in-laws thing, although I admit that Thanksgiving is probably my least favorite holiday. Never much liked it as a kid because all we did was boring stuff with the relatives and I always had to sit at the “kids’ table” until I was like 16. So, no, sitting around eating a bunch of mostly bland food isn’t my idea of a happy time. Oddly, last year in Egypt was the best Thanksgiving fare I’ve ever had: pretty much the normal menu, but nice and spicy all around. YUM.
Actually, some of my favorite Thanksgivings were the ones I was in grad school and didn’t do a thing except maybe go in to my office to work a bit and then go home and watch football. ALONE. Quiet campus, quiet streets to walk home on. Very nice and peaceful.
I’m just doing a couple of posts today, one on the bit of fieldwork I did last week and then a special one to leave at the top for today. I’m spending most of the day at the Apple Cup. Not that I really care who wins, but it should be fun.
November 25, 2013
Posting will be light for the next few days. Tomorrow I’m in the field — a survey of a soon to be logged area up in the foothills of the Cascades — and then the holiday, etc. Will try to take some glam shots of the project area and the huge abundance of artifacts we will undoubtedly find.
November 3, 2013
Had a wind storm in these parts yesterday (Saturday) and wasn’t able to post anything. Power was okay, but the cable (Comcast) was out all over this area.
ON A COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY, OF COURSE.
October 16, 2013
As a heads up, I may be turning off comments for a short while. The spammers have been getting irritating of late. None of them are really getting through, but it’s becoming a bit tiresome to be constantly deleting the damn things.
October 14, 2013
Site’s been down — or at least not letting me post — for a couple of days. Seems to be back up.
September 22, 2013
The ArchaeoSister is back on the east coast and I have settled back into something resembling normality. Will start posting again tomorrow (Monday). We did various touristy things, but also did the Olympic Peninsula loop, including Hurricane Ridge and the Quinalt rain forest. Very relaxing and semi-adventurous. Will possibly post a few more pics later, but there wasn’t a lot of archaeology-related things going on.
September 16, 2013
Will be back over the weekend or next week.
September 3, 2013
Still going. . . . .it’s like the Project That Never Ends. All of the drywalling is done, now it’s a matter of patching up little holes and sanding and priming and painting. And working and taking care of the other household stuff that needs doing. I’m getting kind of frustrated simply because it’s gone on so long and I’m sick of dealing with it and sick of all the basement and garage junk sitting all over the house.
Did I mention the Manor also got robbed? Yes, the thieving miscreants climbed in a second floor window on the patio roof (which I thought could barely hold a cat let alone a human). Got a few pocketable items — couple iPods, some watches, etc. — so it wasn’t too big of a loss. Still, this is the second time! First in this house, second all together. Same thing, just a smash-and-grab thing.
Hopefully after this week things will settle down a bit.