Saturday, June 16, 2012

Alternative Software

I've mentioned this site in the past, but think it's time to have another look.  Click here for a listing of alternative programs best suited for certain functions.  A lot of them are free and most of them perform their functions quite well.  So, if you're looking for that right software or a replacement for software you're just not pleased with - try out this site.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baby Quail

We haven't seen many baby quail this year - lot's of couples, though.  Today, Donna went to the shed for laundry and frightened a mother and some babies.  The mother continued on, distraught, without her chicks.  While the chicks were confused, I was able to take a few pictures.  Since the family was in obvious turmoil, we quickly moved indoors to let them regroup.  Here's a blowup of one of the chicks.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


A couple of weeks ago we had our windows replaced with the double-pane variety.  You know, the ones almost everyone has in their house.  We had forgotten the true benefits of these windows.  It is QUIET inside (can hardly wait for the diesel trucks to arrive, now!) and the air conditioner doesn't run all the time.  And, as a side benefit, we expect the DUST to be lessened.  They are wonderful.  Mesa Window and Tinting were the installers, and they did a great job.  As a matter of course they add tinting to their window installs.  It's interesting to note that only after the windows were installed did the company tell us the tinting voids the manufacturer's warranty!!  Mesa provides their own 2-year warranty; they claim that in all their installations, only once has a window cracked.  So, not to worry.  (click on the picture to view a few more shots of the installation)

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