Since we're winding down our school year, (have I mentioned how happy I am about that lately?) I have a bit more free time. Which is a good thing, since I had to place a call to DSHS...
... meaning a stink-wad of time on hold. And I don't have a speaker-phone. So this was my MacGyver solution to 47 minutes of wait-time. What you see is an el cheapo voice changer Gunnar requested for his birthday last year (year before?), with the microphone sitting on the tiny speaker of my cordless phone. You can, of course, just make your voice louder, or you can change the setting to Alien. Or Monster. (It's a laugh a minute at the Grasshopper house.)
Since we were dealing with the government, I set it to Monster. Left it on the table. Made lunch. Ate lunch. Cleaned up the dishes and played some solitaire before a live body came on the phone. And told me she couldn't possibly answer my question. And gave me another 800 number to call.
These are the times that
That was not the happy part of the day. The happy part of the day involved a great deal of purging and organizing. Woo-hoo!
I didn't get any pics yet, so I'll post more tomorrow (when I can take them in daylight). In the meantime, here's a teaser...
... see the boy? He can stay. The thing he's holding? Not so much.
That is a salt dough model of the ocean floor that we made back in 2008. Not bad, yah?
That's a volcano erupting, at the top right. A river runs from a lake to the sea, top left. After the shallow continental shelf the sea-floor slopes down to a deep trench, then back up to the abyssal plain, with black smokers 'erupting', showing sea-floor spreading, and lastly an underwater mountain range.
But a picture is so much easier to keep than the real thing!
And there's more... tomorrow.