Thursday, April 10, 2008

10th year charm





Spring has sprung in Arizona, along with allergy season. We almost look forward to the heat so the pollen will die out.
The tenth year of pinewoood derby cars was a charm. Michael won the whole deal in speed. He was thrilled.
We spent a lovely conference weekend up at Madera with the Bowers (our neighbor's cabin property). Carlos used the satelite chip on his work computer to get conference over the internet and so we had conference and the beautiful outdoors to enjoy all weekend.

5 comments:

tamiz said...

Nice! You must share your winning secrets!

Lingards said...

The wedge shape is the best. The weight should be centered in middle back of the bottom. We drill holes on the bottom and pour melted lead in to the 5.0 weight. I think they also polish the axels, put one of the wheels slightly off the ground so it runs on the friction of only three wheels and add graphite for a smooth spin.

Andy4eric said...

Congrats Michael! We need to get together soon. Let me know what works for you! love ya

Johnna Jayne said...

Yea Mikey! Seriously, my nose is absolutely raw today and it's all because of allergies. When is this going to be OVER?! I don't remember having allergies this bad the past couple years. Has it been worse for you guys too?

Lingards said...

It has been a terrible year for allergies. UGH