inventions

Spider-cam

Yesterday, coming in the back gate with Little A, I put my hand over the gate to unlatch it and discovered the hard way that the latch was covered with spider webs. Again. Me (wiping webs off my hands): Aaaagh! Yuck! I keep clearing the spider webs off, but the damn spider keeps rebuilding them. […]

The perfect weapon

Little A, in the washroom at the local park, while drying his hands under the hot air dryer and gazing contemplatively at the trash can next to it: “You know, if I could just divert this air flow over *there*, I could make the perfect weapon…” Me: “Really? How would you do that?” Little A: […]

Cat defense system

In other news, I have engaged Little A in the project of planning a Cat Defense System for the garden (because the one of my cats who insists on going outside keeps mistaking it for a litterbox). His ideas involve a homemade motion sensor, which he apparently intends to have his uncle Scott help him […]