Archive for April, 2011

Kite Video

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Broken Kite

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

As part of selling the house, we had a roofer come to inspect some minor damage today. Before he went on the roof, I handed him my camera and asked him to take photos for us so we could see for ourselves. Here he shows us Daniel’s kite, which died several days ago. I like the photo; it shows the neighborhood at an angle we never see.

And not to mourn Daniel’s kite too much. We have two new ones that are just fine.

Jogging, Twitter and Posting on the New Server

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

So, this is what I do when I have some free time in the morning – jog! You’ll have noticed if you look at the right column on the blog, where I run my twitter feed. I haven’t really had a good idea of what I might use twitter for in the future, but for the moment it’s allowing me to track my jogging accurately.

Moving Servers

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

This site and other ones that I run may be down over the next day or so. Pardon our dust!

Robert Burch 1919(?) to 2011

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Letter from Bob Birch to Dad ("Pardso") on the occasion of Dad's 75th birthday, September 11, 1998.

Kite Flying

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Gabi flies the dragon kite

We’ve resurrected an old hobby and started flying kites again. We don’t have to go far — just the cul-de-sac in front of our house. The desert in the inland parts of California heat up in the springtime, making air rise. The cooler air from the ocean is sucked in from the west. Temecula is at a sweet-point between the two, and we have reliable, strong afternoon breezes. Note: Temecula is only about fifteen miles from the coast as the bird flies. Driving will take you an hour due to intervening terrain.

Camilla and the kite

Aaron and the kite


29680 Nightcrest Circle

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The primary home for the Steussy Ranch is on the market! 4BR, 2.5 bath, 1900 sq. feet, built in 1988, three car garage, 1/4 acre lot in a cul-de-sac. $235,000. Complete with 1920’s piano, Verizon FIOS internet, gazebo and big back yard.

Click here for details. And if you have kids, check out the neighborhood from my flying helicopter/drone here.

The Ranch will be announcing our new location soon.