hello there guys & girls, i hope that you have a wonderfully restful holiday this weekend, end the year right, and begin the new year in an enjoyable and safe manner. personally i’m not exactly sure what i’ll be doing tonight. we’ve been invited by the austins to blow up the equivalent of a small tactical nuclear warhead in fireworks but i have a wife and child who seem to be getting a cold so i’m not sure if the explosions will come to pass or not.
what i do know is what i will be doing today and tomorrow with my kids – i’m going to build a “potato cannon”. my sister-in-law gave me a book called “backyard ballistics” that is all about the fun little experiments i used to do as a child. while i was reading it i realized that my boys have never known the joy of a “spud gun“. that can simply not be allowed. so last night i went and bought the necessary material for building a basic one. we will build the beast today, then let the pvc cement dry overnight, and finally shoot the puppy off tomorrow.