Saturday, February 19, 2011
Quiet, For Now
Benjamin is already waiting to come back inside. No sun to roll in, so what's the point in lingering outdoors? Last night's storm gave us whistling wind, and things that went bump in the night. Now it's cold, and the yard looks dashed about and battered. I can hear the chickens, so I guess they managed alright.
Come in Benji... help me get this breakfast going.
Robotics was an all day event yesterday. In the metal shop by eight, and working until nine last night. As long a day as that was, the fun continued here at the Bird House. I heard there was scrapbooking going on after hours too. Go Marketing! I met Alex, Eli, and Geoff in the metal shop because they had so much stuff to bring home, then they got back to work on the mini-bot and deployment mechanism. Even over the rain, the howling wind, and crashing yard bits, I heard them working until midnight. Those Midnight Mechanics were pretty savvy about their team name! Late nights are inevitable it seems.
And here. This. This looks familiar! It would not be a FIRST 2102 Team Paradox build season if there weren't robots on our dining table!
(Heather, I will be re-reading your post about de-cluttering. Often. I hope I learn something.)
Ah, our life.
I see Geoff opened his birthday presents.
And Alex is still producing art for the SDA Gallery he and Suki are exclusively showing in.
Glitter glue and crayons... those belong to Maria, and William. They have been coloring and decorating butterflies. Max put away his Abarat books.
But mostly it's robots. Robots, robots, robots.
Good thing it's a big kitchen. There's space enough for me to make a hot breakfast, something hearty before they take off for another full day of building and testing, before spending the day with fellow robo-enthusiasts: Team San Diego.
They need their sleep... so I have been keeping things quiet. I think these will make a wonderful, gentle wake-up call.
Mmmmmmm... they're smelling so good!
Rise and Shine! Time to get our gears rolling!