The boys are old enough now that they are left on their own recognisance and we do not expect to see either before midnight. It is a perfect Halloween night. A full moon, dark storm clouds moving very quickly across the sky and rain threatening. This pumpkin carved by Maya completes the picture perfectly.
Maya has become quite a little soccer beast. In this photo she executes a flying full volley. She leaps in the air and clears the ball over three attackers. Brothers take note, it won’t be too much longer before your little sister can take you to school. Maya played the full match and her team settled for a tie against Sudbury.
I would be hard pressed to remember a more intense day at work in my last ten years on the job. My team and I had to track down potential problems with our newly released product. We received a batch of 30 units at 10AM from Santa Barbara and had to test, sort, diagnose, and repair them all by 3:30PM so they could be shipped to Europe where they are being distributed to the press for review. It took ten of us every second of the day and in the end we were able to ship 26 units which met our quality standards. The teamwork was amazing and reminded me of my Truevision days. I trimmed woofer gaskets and transported boxes from the 6th to 7th floor for shipping.
We use an electric containment fence for Nala so that she can stay outside as much as she wants to. She has literally worn a path along the perimeter which she patrols relentlessly and at very high speeds. Part of this path goes through one of our gardens and we have learned not to plant anything along her race track. When she reaches one of several observation points she pauses to survey her domain.
My team worked around the clock and into the evening today to find this workmanship defect in one of our new products that failed in the field. The device labeled 4703 is a resistor so small you could fit 50 on the face of a dime. The left hand side was not properly soldered to the pad below it and caused the unit to fail. My only contirbution to the effort was in capturing the photographic record for the failure analysis that will go back to our contract manufacturer in China.