This years queen raising failureBeekeeping
Revolves around the weather turning to complete crap for the week I needed to move hives, graft and prep. Then the queen I picked deciding not to lay at all in the jenter set. Tried grafting by hand will see how it goes. Oh and lost the clear plastic jenter tool somewhere in the living room during it all.

Into the WildBooks

Into the Wild by Erin Hunter.
Fantasy: 272 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Warriors.

Read because Ceci found a Warriors roleplaying game at the end of the 3rd series it looks like im running. Its about feral cats in the woods.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

Starlink missionAstronomy
A wonderfully clear night. Caught site of the rocket at 1:40 behind the trees. Really red tonight. Started the camera a bit too early, only get 15 seconds of shot and it finished before it cleared the trees. Also was aimed right at the church lights. Deleted the photo since it was so bad. Was able to follow it to around 5 minutes but it was to faint to pick up with the camera.

House of AssassinsBooks

House of Assassins by Larry Correia.
Fantasy: 408 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Saga of the Forgotten Warrior.

I dont understand why the previous book is a prequal not the first volume. Story continues following Ashok as he saves the prophet from wizards and demons.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

Mission of HonorBooks

Mission of Honor by David Weber.
Sci-Fi: Military: 600 pages.
Volume 12 in the series Honorverse: Honor Harrington.

War with the Sollies. Manticore has magic tech to get victories that are just impossible.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

At All CostsBooks

At All Costs by David Weber.
Sci-Fi: Military: 855 pages.
Volume 11 in the series Honorverse: Honor Harrington.

If you thought the tech had gotten ridiculous before you were not prepared at all for Apollo. Magic missiles from beyond the range an enemy can respond, controlled at FTL speeds which never miss.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

I was very bad on inputting books this year. Put in a stack of about 30 today going back to last dec.

The Consuming FireBooks

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi.
Sci-Fi: Space Opera: 316 pages.
Volume 2 in the series Collapsing Empire.

Things continue to fall apart. The Emperox shows she isnt weak. We find out where the Interdependancy came from.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

War of HonorBooks

War of Honor by David Weber.
Sci-Fi: Military: 869 pages.
Volume 10 in the series Honorverse: Honor Harrington.

The High Ridge government is incompetent. The send Honor to Silesia again, and another war starts.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

DVRComputer/Web pages
Rebuilt (after destroying by trying to update) the mythtv box. Got it to a state where it records and changes channels, does backups. The remote still does not work. Lots of problems with lircd. The entire config setup changed and no one (Iguana) updated their documentation.