Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I bet you never saw this coming...

I played student to Chris' teacher this weekend. In an effort to be a good wife and try to understand some of what he does i made a "Flemonitor" as Mitchell calls it (thermometer). This was a project that his students were doing in class today that he wanted me to try. He was Tricky McTrickster about it...laying out all the parts and getting set up and then telling me that we were going to make it. By then it was just too late to argue. I made it start to finish from all those itty bitty pieces you see there....and used a really hot, stinky soldering(did i even spell that right) iron. I have never touched one before in my life. I will admit that completing it and it working was satisfying on some level, and the iron thing was fun but i don't think i need to use one again. Does this put me on the Chris path to nerd-dom now?
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8 comments:

Chris said...

...and you as well, if not better than the majority of my students. Of course you did get a little more one-on-one attention, but you did well just the same. Thank you for letting me test it on you.

Colleen said...

I'm impressed!

The Tripp Family said...

looks like fun. I love soldering. it's fun to make blobs out of the solder (when we were little, Jon and I used to do that and make it into jewelry for our mom - not the safest jewelry I suppose, but it was the thought that counted)

aswewalk said...

I love your flemonitor!!

My hubby was flaggerbasted (I made up my own fun word!) when I was telling him, "The pellet stove repairman kept telling me the combustion blower was going up...Whatever that is." He kept giving me examples of what the guy meant, and it totally went over my head. Guess I'll be hiring out for science classes in a few years. Lol.

MaryMary said...

If you can solder woman, you can make those fabulous necklaces with fancy schmancy words and letters between glass slides solderded together, that I pay ridiculous amounts of moolah for. How's that for a run on sentence?

Good job!

Grammie/Mom said...

You did it!!! It looks very impressive.

Laura for the Baillies said...

VERY impressed! nice work :)

Frank/Sue said...

It sure is nice to see you being so interested in Chris' work. Great job.

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