Howdy blog fans! I was using iWeb for the talus-and-heavner.com web pages, including the built in blogs. I really liked the Mac-way except for the fact that I was tied to one single computer. I realize now that I could copy the Sites and the /Library/Applications/iWebSomethingerotherFolder around, but I didn’t, and that hard drive died. So I want something all out on a server somwhere else (at http://dreamhost.com/ and if you tell ’em that firstname.lastname@example.org sent you, I’ll get a little kick back from your web hosting escapades.) At any rate, we’re giving WordPress at dreamhost a shot (Tom and Laura at Spacenuts seem to like it). And now Carrie or Matt (or anyone else who asks) can add a blog entry. We’ll see how this adventure goes. And we’ll probably keep using iWeb for the main web stuff, but WordPress for the blog. If you want to find the old blog archives for pre July stuff, it is still around.
For the grandparents (and anyone else who thinks there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine!). We’ve got three small Torsten video clips available.
Torsten has been enjoying being Nemo for over a month–and finally Halloween arrived! Torsten enjoyed his first symphony with Carrie (Matt was on travel)–it was a Halloween symphony and Torsten was one of the costume finalists! Pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and all of the regularly Halloween fun was great! Many pictures and friends are in the spooky Halloween Slide show.
Tortsen and Carrie had a great visit to Houston. (Matt was in North Carolina at the North American Symposium on Bat Research–an excellent conference, but Matt missed out seeing the family!) Torsten loved visiting with grandparents despite the vicious mosquitos. Catching up with former Juneau-ites Carrie, Adam, and Megan was a great part of the visit as well. Check out the whole slideshow.
We did manage to spend time in Juneau. It was a very rainy fall (we hit 60” of rain for the year by Oct 1). Lots of playing inside as well as keeping busy with work, teaching, tile painting, Torsten thoroughly enjoyed dancing to the accordion at a Sons of Norway gathering.
Torsten and Carrie went on down to Tracy Arm with Rob, Erica, Sammy, and Izzy. Whales are big, ice is cold, glaciers are cool (especially calving sea water glaciers). Matt was doing his civic duty (jury duty). Check out the photo highlights.
We had a great week on Prince of Wales Island–full of bats at night and exploring the Island (and entertaining Torsten) during the day. Check out the whole trip at http://talus-and-heavner.com/200607POW/
Dave, Abbey, Matt, Carrie, and Torsten all met up for the Juneau 4th Parade. After the great parade we went up and walked the dogs on Perseverance Trail. What great times!
(The old blog entry has more photos.)