Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day #7

We're still snowed in. The snow stopped yesterday, so everyone that survived the storm came out of their caves today. School and work were cancelled for both of us, so it was a nice day to just enjoy the snow. The snow fort is as done as it ever will be. All in all it took me about 12 hours of work, most of which took place during the worst of the blizzard.

My friend Sam showed me some good walls in our complex to jump off into the snow. While he was doing a "back-flop" from almost 20 feet up, I settled for the 10 footer. After my first jump I realized that I was holding my nose. I guess my subconscious was praying for a water landing.

Megan is leaving for Indianapolis tomorrow and school is cancelled once again. So far, Hopkins owes me $1,222.50 in tuition for the 5 days.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow fort (castle) update

So... I really made some progress on the snow fort today. I figured out a really good method to lay the blocks so the walls are strong. On the front side, the walls are about 5 1/2 to 6 feet tall. On the back side, its 7 1/2 to 8 feet. Tomorrow I'm cutting the doorways bigger so you can walk inside instead of crawl. We'll post some better pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

El Fin!

James finished his fort last night after dark. He loves it. All night he kept looking out the window and saying that he wanted to be playing in it. He even suggested that we camp in the fort. This did not happen. However, this morning we went outside to dig our cars out of the snow and to take some pictures. The fort is HUGE and growing. It's about 10 feet across. It's sides are currently about five feet high all the way around. There are two arched doorways (one on each side). It looks as if a few more hours will be spend today building up the sides. Needless to say, James is extremely pleased with himself

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." Doug Larson

There was record snow fall in Baltimore this weekend. 
We decided to make a little fort!

The beginnings.

I made a wonderful snow angel on Blanche's hood.

James working away.

 Here I am digging the tunnel to get into the fort. 

James coming through the tunnel.

The fort isn't even completed in this picture but it was starting to get dark and I had to take one before it was too dark to see. It looked pretty darn good if you ask me.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Guess I Should Learn Some Spanish

This Fall the Fuller Family might be relocating to Guatemala. James has to participate in an internship for his Master's Program and has been accepted to work with the CDC in either Guatemala City or quetzaltenango. We haven't decided yet whether we will stick with this internship or go with a different one (we are still looking), but hopefully we will know relatively soon. Whatever we decide, it looks like we'll be moving from Baltimore by August.