“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.” – John Benfield

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lady Bug is Home

We took delivery of our T@B trailer last Thursday. After getting her home and spending some time outfitting her, we've decided to name her "Lady Bug". More info will be on the dedicated T@B web site.

Tags:  t@bbing
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 04/14/2014 at 09:45 AM
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

New “Fancy Gallery” Entry - Everglades

I've added a new entry to the Fancy Gallery. You can see all entries by clicking on the link in the sidebar to the right. Or, see the most recent entry here.

Tags:  naturephotostravelother-wildlifegallery
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know!Travel • by Rick on 04/06/2014 at 05:44 AM
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Sunday, March 09, 2014


In case you missed it, we've added a new blog to our site. Our T@Bventures blog will chronicle our experiences with a new T@B travel trailer we've just ordered. Take a look!

Tags:  t@bbing
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know!TravelSite Announcements • by Rick on 03/09/2014 at 11:29 AM
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Friday, September 06, 2013

Decadence Defined

Tonight it was in the low 60s. We swam. The heater had maintained a pool temperature of about 83° and it felt like a bathtub. Not too may lengths, but enough to get exercise. I built a fire in the fire pit and it created a nice warm fire while we did laps. The water was so warm it had a layer of steam above it and occasional steam cloud funnels that looked like miniature tornados. No cicadas. I think they may be done for the year.But, we did have a nice tumbler of whiskey. It is supposed to get warmer for the next week and that will be nice--a final week of "summer" before we end up moving into "fall". Renn Faire tomorrow.

Tags:  at-homepool
Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 09/06/2013 at 07:15 PM
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Robbie the Robot

As you probably know, we have a pool. And, pools require maintenance. Opening and closing. Chemicals. Cleaning.

When we first moved into the house in NJ, we bought a pool cleaning robot from AquaBot, and nicknamed it "Robbie". Each weekend we throw Robbie in the pool to clean up grunge from the bottom. It is amazing how many leaves and worms, along with sand, dirt and bugs can accumulate on the pool bottom in a week. Robbie does a "random walk" around the pool diligently vacuuming up this stuff. He occasionally gets stuck on the ladder (he really loves the ladder), or on pool-bottom drain. And, he seems to spend more time cleaning the sides of the pool than the bottom. He ingests his own power cord sometimes. But, mostly he works unsupervised for six or seven hours and produces a clean, sparkling pool.

I decided to use the time-lapse camera that Lynne gave me for Christmas last year, and make a movie of Robbie cleaning the pool last Saturday. This movie filled the memory in the camera, but Robbie was about done by then anyway. Enjoy!

(PS: The pool heater should get installed next week!)

Tags:  videoat-homepool
Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 08/12/2013 at 07:18 AM
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