Our frustrating and fun work at LRRD.

Our frustrating and fun work at LRRD.

Two Emriver models arrived via Fedex frieght 48 hours after shipping, clients surprised. Good work, LRRD. We worked on a device codenamed “Geo-bong,” and added a couple of destroyed pumps to the pump graveyard. More Emriver design modification, shown here....

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Warren and the talented welder Nick brought us a truckload of Emriver boxes today. These guys don’t need publicity, so I’m omitting web-searchable names. Here you see Cara, Jesse, Nick, and Warren. Warren has a big, amazing metals shop in St. Louis that...

Hot grad students in ergonomic Em4 hot tubs.  Not.

Hot grad students in ergonomic Em4 hot tubs. Not.

The building was filled with smoke as I arrived this morning. Jesse was fixing our Goodwill 1970’s office chairs with his wire welder. Without gloves, I see. We worked on em4 ergonomics, here with a 1:5 model. Probably a reservoir low and big enough to...

Engineering, flu, and a shrine.

Engineering, flu, and a shrine.

Cara’s got the awful flu bug, her poor husband and child have it bad, and Kate’s still kind of got it. We’re in bad shape with this virus. And the ice and unending gray skies don’t help. Kate and I built this shrine on our mantle in hopes of...

Carbondale locked in ice, more consulting work.

Carbondale locked in ice, more consulting work.

I sent off our ad for the back cover of the Journal of Geoscience Education today. We had perhaps a record number of Emriver inquiries today–our second ad in the J. of Soil and Water Conservation is out. But some of these came from a mailing we sent in November....