of these was the satellite dish -- which had a baby!
different idea of art than most folks...
the snowman "phoning home" on a beautiful winter day
is the Technology Specialist for our stake at church, and the primary
purpose of the 10' dish was to receive the signal from the
church satellite system so that he could record the high-quality
digital program streams directly to the computer's hard drive, where he
could edit them and produce DVD's for distibution to the chapels, etc.
As a bonus, we get to record and watch outstanding
programming from BYU-TV.
The smaller 7.5'
dish was installed first, as a learning exercise (so hopefully by the
time we got to the big dish we'd know what we were doing), to provide a
backup in case the big one failed, and to let us view whatever other
free programming we can pick up from C-Band satellites, without
disturbing the alignment of the big dish.
able to acquire all of the major components (dishes, poles, new
commercial-grade coax, analog receivers/dish movers) at no cost -- just
a lot of work to remove the dishes & poles!)
The other project we're embarking on is
the conversion of most of our garage into an apartment!
with studs laying across them to dry
Next to the
bathtub is the wall that used to be our garage door!
the past year we've considered building an apartment in our garage for
a variety of reasons. After obtaining almost everything
build and furnish it short of the lumber and drywall for free, we
decided to go for it!
Our Dining Room filled with garage/apartment
stuff -- Now you know why we didn't have
Thanksgiving at our house this year!