Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Ball Point Pens !!
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity.
To combat this problem, Congress approved a program and NASA scientists spent a decade and over $165 million developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil...
This was in the sun although it didn't last long, it WAS heavenly! Felt so good not to have a heavy coat on! Hubby and I even sat on the deck for a while. Still need boots because of all the mud. The run still has a lot of snow in it but I hurt my hand and can't shovel it out. It will just have to melt by itself. The pen is all cleared and that is more important.
The snow is packing down quickly and even the horses are roaming about:
Charlie has spring fever and keeps checking out the nest boxes for the girls.
He's in for a big surprise though, it's going to go down in the low teens tonight!
Monday, March 20, 2017
.... icicles around!
BUT, The temperature did almost get up to 40 yesterday! Yay!
Still have lots and lots of snow, though.
The gang is thrilled to get out:
Hubby cleaning ice out of the gutters:
I filled up their treat ball - they weren't to enthusiastic about it...
It was soooo good to feel the warmth of the sun - we haven't seen much of it lately!