Early release from school, kids are home safe and sound; Harvey and I are watching the winter wonderland from the window. Waiting for the snow to die down to start some sledding and snowman building! Counting on a snow day tomorrow! #snowmageddon2014 (at Carlson Court)
Dear NASA, Happy Birthday! To Celebrate, We’re Shutting You Down. Love, Congress
55 years ago today, NASA was founded. Now, to celebrate, Congress has shut it down (along with the rest of the federal government). Just 549 of NASA’s 18,000+ employees are able to go to work, and those only because their jobs are so critical that there’s no choice (like keeping our astronauts alive on the ISS, little things like that).
Contrary to previous reports, though, the Curiosity rover will not be totally shut off during the shutdown, but JPL’s status will be reviewed on a week by week basis and NASA’s temporary closure means that not much Mars science is going to get done, or really any space science for that matter.
First LEGO League Team Vitamin Z (#7009) is based in Lake Oswego, OR and is made up of seven 4th and 5th graders from the Lake Oswego School District. Two of the team members participated on an FLL team last year and the remaining 5…
Thank heavens, there’s at least one place where I’m still taller than the big son: in the baby girl’s mind!! Not sure if it’s cute or sad (certainly telling), that she drew phones in both her parents’ hands…#myfamily #artist