Sunday, December 26, 2010

Santa, Christmas, and Snow!

A week or so before Christmas, Odin got to meet Santa at the NC Art Museum. He wasn't too sure what to think of him...
On Christmas Eve, we had Granpa Dave and Grandma Alla along with Uncle Jeff for dinner. Odin had a gift for Uncle Jeff's dog, Mynx, that he was very excited to give her and help her unwrap!
On Christmas morning Odin unwrapped a chainsaw from Grandma Cathy and WOW, it is by far his favorite! He was cutting non-stop. Can you tell he is a forester's son??
Later Christmas day we went to a local park to let Odin run around, but he mostly cut all the bushes with his chainsaw.
One of his other favorites is a scooter. You can't see it in the picture, but there are 2 wheels in the back for stability.Late on Christmas day it started snowing. By this morning we had about 8 inches of snow!
Trying to make a snowman...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tree Decorating

We had fun decorating the tree! Odin loves to turn on the Christmas tree lights.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Solar and Xmas Tree

We recently had 10 Solar Panels installed on our south-facing roof. Here's a pic of me on the roof with the supporting rails and the micro-inverters that change the DC power from the sun to the AC power we use in our house.
The 10 panels installed!! The system is a 2.2 KWh system, we sell the electricity right back to the power company. Should have complete pay-back of the system in 6.5 years (and we still own the system). The panels are under warranty for 25 years.
We went to the farmers market today and picked out a nice Fraser fir Christmas Tree! Odin was a big help sweeping up all the needles that dropped in the garage. More pics to come after we get it in the house.