Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bosch Dishwasher Repair

What is going on here?

Why are the dishwasher racks out of the machine?

T & V guard their dishes.

A few weeks ago we smelled "electrical" when
running the dishwasher, so I flipped the breaker
and pulled the washer out and inspected things.

I didn't find anything, so we have been running it only when we
are in the house,... there have been no "electrical" smells.

The other day the machine just stopped,... DARN!
We didn't want to go shopping for a new machine,
this Bosch was expensive,... Lesley went online and
found that the main cause for Bosch's to stop like this

is burned out connections where the main electric line
attaches to the machines wiring,...

With Vladi's assistance I opened it up and,...

Yup, the connection had burned off, frying the wire-nuts and all.

That wasn't good!

I rewired the connections, and secured the wire-nutted
connections by wrapping them with electrical tape.

V you better not be marking me,...

After flipping the power back on,
All worked normally,... The racks went back
in and the boys dishes continued washing.

Uschi waited for the cycle to finish so he
would have clean dishes for dinner.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Uschi's Royal Wedding

In honor of the royal wedding we recorded all
six hours and later in the day settled in with
Guinness beer and cake to watch the show.
(Yes we apparently have that kind of time.)

What we didn't count on was Uschi's excitement...

Singing steadily while the guests are arriving at Westminster Abbey.

Its the Queen's car arriving in the background,
and King Uschi in the foreground.

We're watching the wedding party arrive,
Uschi thinks we're watching him.

Katherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to be, (pre-marriage)
arrives at the church, and Uschi-Swirl the Marble of the Marsh
is trying to get our attention.

Look at me, Look at me, Look at me!

Luckily Uschi fell sound asleep so we could
enjoy the rest of the proceedings.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Picnic Table

Lesley and her two "smoothies"
were enjoying the picnic table.

Uschi watched me,... way across the yard.
(300mm lens)

Petties for Vladi,...

Uooie scans for voles.

(smoothies = non-ticky, smooth fur)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chasing Spots

White-Spots flushed Brown-Spots out of a shrub,...

T zooomed with V in pursuit.

Headed into some tall grass.

V bounded when T tucked his ears back,...

T had a gap back onto the "lawn",...

But V was determined,...
(as always)

Oh-oh, T made the classic mistake of stopping during a chase,...
Vladi ran right into him,... then

The two continued on,...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Playing In The Grass

Lesley and U were playing in the grass,...

When all of a sudden,...

Uschi awkwardly accelerated,...

Then abruptly changed direction,...


Then hit the brakes,... posed,... and flicked his tail.

(Like when Ferdinand was stung by a bee)

I've got your tail,...

HEY !!!,....


Wooooo Hooooooo


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Monday, April 25, 2011

Spotted Bed Piggie

Tanji has taken to sleeping with us every night.
He sleeps on Lesley's feet, no matter how much he
is "encouraged" to move to the middle of the bed.

What are you saying?

I'm cute,...

I'm going to get those spots,...

Wait, why did you stop?

That is much better,...

Okay then, I guess I will just have to pet myself.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Aerial Vladi

Vladi sensed movement,...

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,...

Launch sequence activated,...


Uh-oh, that doesn't look good.

(As usual, V didn't get his vole)

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