Sunday, October 03, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Interesting facts, experiences and opinions from the road:
- Aircraft flown in order since 2/22. Boeing 737, 747, 777, Airbus 320, Boeing 777 and 767.
- Upper Deck Business Class on the 747 makes flying a different experience
- Never fly the low cost carries in India or China unless you are a midget
- People line up differently in different countries. India has been the worst so far. There is no allowance for personal space
- Terminal 5 at Heathrow is amazing in it's design and architecture.
- There were more people at the Chennai International at 3am on Sunday than at San Jose International at 5pm on Friday
Thee should be a place to exercise on flights longer than 2.5 hours.
Posted by Leslie Miley at 3/17/2010 10:04:00 AM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Hoofing it is taking on a new meaning. Having traveled to Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Chennai, and Pune the past 12 days it was humorous to see these little guys outside the hotel in Chennai:
I was able to sneak in some sight seeing on 2/28 and visit Mahabalipuram:
The pictures do not do the place justice. Also the traffic getting to some of these sights makes rush hour on the 405 Freeway in L.A. look likea Formula 1 race.
And here was the sign greeting my last stop in sightseeing:
Posted by Leslie Miley at 3/05/2010 05:32:00 AM
Friday, February 26, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
As blogged about on July 11th, 2009, El Nino is here and getting stronger. This photo shows the difference in sea surface height(which corresponds to sea surface temperature)
There are 3 storms lined up for a direct hit on California and Saturday may be the last time a clear day like this shows up for quite a while. Let's hope the road work and erosion control works as planned.
Posted by Leslie Miley at 1/16/2010 04:49:00 PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Spending a few quiet days in Paso for the holiday break and 7 decides to run into rocks. These are the before and after pics. The vet in Paso rocks. Big props to Dr. Deb and the whole staff at Paso Vet for Pets. They not only saw 7 on short notice but stapled her nose, gave her antibiotics and medication for her heart murmur for $120.00. To put in perspective, a big city vet would have charged that just for the office visit.
Posted by Leslie Miley at 12/30/2009 12:04:00 PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Harvest weekend has come and gone. The leaves are turning
the tarantulas are using iPhones to stay connected
and as always the sunsets are wonderful
Even with the temprature in the high 80's and humidity in the 70's, the house stayed cool and comfortable.
Posted by Leslie Miley at 10/19/2009 08:59:00 AM
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I am in NYC this week. Remembering events of 8 years ago. On that day 8 years ago, over 3000 people were killed by extremists. Unchecked and unchallenged extremism leads to extreme actions. Fortunately, hope and optimism challenge and frequently defeat extremism.
Hopefully the extremists who yell 'You Lie', spread false rumors about "Death Panels and want to maintain the status quo are challenged and put in check.
Joe Wilson and Sarah Palin can:
Posted by Leslie Miley at 9/11/2009 09:11:00 PM
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Posted by Leslie Miley at 8/17/2009 07:46:00 AM
Saturday, August 01, 2009
The majority of the landscaping is complete. The design is fairly close to what was designed.
Here is the almost finished product:
for the visually astute, there is a visitor from a previous blog posting in the picture above...
in the lower left corner in the picture above, is the snake from my April 19th, 2009 post.
Here is a closer look:
This snake is not camera shy...
Posted by Leslie Miley at 8/01/2009 11:20:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
how much thought went into certain aspects of this house. From the light covered 'cool roof' that reflects a majority of the solar gain and keeps the house cool:
The drought resistant plants and ground cover that keeps the ground cool:
and forgoing rain gutters to allow for run off to water the landscaping during the winter.
In addition to the Low E, reflective windows:
the interior has stained concrete flooring that keeps the house cool, high ceilings to allow for heat to rise and clerestory windows that open to let the heat out at night:
These design features keep the house comparatively cool during the summer. On average the house stays 25F-30F degrees cooler than the outside temp in the summer. When it was 109F+ this weekend, the house stayed 79 degrees.
7/18: Outside 105/Inside 83
7/19: Outside 109/Inside 79
7/20: Outside 112/Inside 80
Overall, the design of the house is meeting or exceeding the expected summer performance.
Let's talk about winter performance in 12/09.
Posted by Leslie Miley at 7/19/2009 11:46:00 PM