Sunday, December 23rd

Dias Christmas part 1


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Back row, left to right: Kate, Me, Chloe, Doug, Claire, Aaron, Chris, Joe
Front row, left to right: Mum, James, Michelle, Rachel, Hillary
gigantic version here.

We also made a gingerbread house with the young ones, and smashed it after dinner.
Paul on 12.23.07 @ 11:17 PM EST [link]


Wednesday, December 19th

Mr. W



Paul on 12.19.07 @ 11:05 AM EST [link]


Monday, December 17th

Snow storm


Well, I can honestly say that I didn't expect Kate and I to be using our snow shoes in Oakville... but in the middle of yesterday's storm it was an effective mode of transportation to Doug and Claire's for Brunch.
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Paul on 12.17.07 @ 02:50 PM EST [link]


Monday, December 3rd

Graham-McQuillan Christmas


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Back row left to right: Joey, Colin, Jo-Ann, Andrzej, Kate, Paul
Front row left to right: Solenne, Uncle Andrew, Aunt Margaret, Mom and Dad

New additions this year are Solenne and Kate... and since Solenne was born last December, and Kate and I only got married in February, I guess that gives Solenne seniority.

click here for gigantic version
Paul on 12.03.07 @ 02:51 PM EST [link]


Minimum theremin



here's something I've been working on for quite some time... Many years ago my cousin Jo-Ann asked if it was possible to build a
theremin... Ever since then I've been looking for ways to build one for a reasonable price. This year I found a kit you could purchase for $100 called the Minimum theremin. This seemed a little steep, and with a little searching I found plans for it and a parts list here. This year for Christmas I was given Andrzej (jo-Ann's husband) to get a gift for, so I thought it was a good chance to give this a try. I ordered the parts from Digi-key and set about soldering it together. I was living in a hotel room at the time, so I had to make sure I put everything away each day just in case the cleaning staff thought I was building a bomb. Anyway, it all came together and last weekend we had our Graham-McQuillan Christmas where I gave it to Andrzej. Here are some pictures of the finished instrument:




Paul on 12.03.07 @ 02:41 PM EST [link]




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