Thursday, June 28, 2007

Electricity Outage Almost Sabotaged My Potluck

If you haven’t already heard, Dallas Fort Worth has made national news. Top stories are North Texas Under Water. Fortunately, all I’ve dealt with is heavy rain while commuting.

I say that’s all I’ve dealt with, but last night I was excited to make a dish for today’s potluck. Right before I started to make it, the electricity went out. 20 minutes later and right after the 10 o’clock news I finally completed it.

The rain doesn’t really bother me, but when the electricity goes off I do get frustrated. All this week rain is still in the forecast, which makes me assume we will have a wet Fourth of July.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Done Deal

The house sold. It’s a done deal and I’m very happy. From here Trey and I will continue to move forward. Big plans and goals are ahead for the Anderson’s.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Remember My Tomato Plant?

Last week when I made a trip to our old house I plucked some tomatoes. Last time I posted a picture of this plant it was barely stubbing the soil. Looks good huh? Talk about homegrown.

One thing I planned on doing this spring was plant a little garden. I only got to plant tomatoes and by then Trey and I had made up our minds to move to Fort Worth. So, my dream garden will be on hold until we buy a new house. It's all right because I can wait.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Even Though I'm Excited, I'll Still Miss Home

This past weekend I had to make a trip to Abilene to take care of some last minute housekeeping. While I was there, I managed to take the last photo I will ever take of that house. We've done so much to that house and I know the new owners will love it as much as we did/do.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Margaritas and Mexican Food

In a matter of days Trey and I will officially sell our house! Selling this house is huge for us. I’m really excited about our financial future and I know Trey is too.

To celebrate I opted for champagne, but Trey is not a drinker. So, I proposed sparkling cider for us and then later Margaritas and Mexican food. Yes, I like Margaritas. Is that surprising?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Trey Zone

Trey has his own blog now, properly titled Trey Zone.

You should check it out. He hasn't had a chance to put all the bells and whistles on it yet, but he has big plans for it.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I Didn't Marry a Football Player

I didn't marry a football player, but for some reason my husband thinks it's totally awesome to have three quaters of his wardrobe dedicated to football jerseys. It's kinda cute, but don't tell him I said that. I don't want to feed the habit.

He's all hyped because he just got a new one in the mail yesterday. I bet he can't wait to wear it. Oh, boy.

Trey reminds me of those husbands you see on tv sitcoms that are really into football, but the thing is he's not acting, he's really like that. Too funny.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Calcium Does The Trick

I've been thinking, I feel more comfortable with long hair. This whole shoulder length bit is fun and fresh especially with the summer, but come on...There's nothing better than nice thick, pretty, long hair on a girl. Right? Well, this brunette is growing her locks out again.

My secret to long hair fast is Calcium with vitamin D. It does the trick every time.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Problem Solved

Okay I figured it out!

My search is over. I found the perfect combination of two different software programs to produce exactly what I need. I love the idea of CleVR, but it just isn't doing the trick for me. I found something else that works better, but I'm still sticking to AutoPano as my stitching software.

Thank God, I figured it out!

Off To A Good Start

I haven't purchased this stitching software, therefore it has the watermark plastered on my VT.

Overall, I'm not too happy with this result, but it's the best thus far. The stitching software is great, it's just this display that sucks. All I see is horizontal lines.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Trinity Trails

Trey and I found this great trail near our apartment. I've been wanting to go for sometime, but we always have something going on.

This Sunday, instead of grabbing the bible's in the morning to head to church we grabbed the bikes and headed for the trail.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Busting My Brain

Creating a Virtual Tour. Yes, I have volunteered to do this. In a few months I will be making a virtual tour for a new nursing building our department has added. I've been busting my brain looking for the right software.

Here I created a simple panoramic. The trick is taking this picture and adding the motion to create the feel of a 360 world.

This project has really taken me out of my comfort zone and I appreciate the challenge. If you've ever done a Virtual tour and know a great software program share the secret.

I found this one program, Stitcher Express out of the 20 plus that I've either downloaded or researched. It’s the best so far, but I'm realizing it has its limitations. I have to first use one software called Auto Stitch that blends all the separate pictures into one and then run it through Stitcher Express to create the moving tour. Doing this is no problem, but the major limitation I find is that I also want to include the ceiling and floor. For example the picture above has a whole set of photos I shot of the ceiling and floor that are not included. Blending all those photos together are extremely challenging. Even manually running them through photoshop makes for a frustrating day.

I will figure it out. It might take a few more days, but I’m determined.

If I have a chance, I’ll load the quicktime virtual tour I’ve created from this panoramic.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Morning Commuter: Part II of II

Since I do commute every weekday morning, I'm constantly looking for things to keep me occupied while driving. Part I of this post inclined I would subscribe to an audio book club, but since then I've changed my mind. I am a woman, so this should be no surprise. Someone mentioned the public library and so I looked into it. I went a few days ago and walked out with two audio books and a few cd's: Jonny Lang, Liz Phair, and Yellowcard. I'm definitely going back to check out more audio books and cd's. They have a pretty good selection of Radiohead, all of which I think I own, but it’s still cool that they even have ‘em.

My primary interest, as far as reading material goes, is in classic literature....Harper Lee, Jack Kerouac, J.D. Salinger, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Burroughs, etc. I’ve always wanted to read a Separate Peace so I snatched that one. It’s currently playing in my car. Thus far it’s been slow, but hopefully it’ll pick-up.

As for the cd’s, I’m really into the Jonny Lang album. Good blues and soul music. It just makes me want to dance.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sundance Square

Friday night I planned date night. I've been wanting to go to downtown Fort Worth specifically, Sundance Square. SS is an area that is alive at night. This picture doesn't really give the area justice. The place where everyone just around the corner and beyond.

There is so much to do in this city and I get excited and I want to do it all and then I have to remind myself, "You live here." I will get around to doing everything I want eventually.