The Independent Variable - Matt Haugland

Friday, May 29, 2009


It's now official! I signed the contract yesterday. Construction is scheduled to begin in July and finish around the middle of January. The floor plan is still being drawn up, but I may post it here when it's finished.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tower Takedown

I've had several meteorological towers on my land for the past 4-5 years. Recently, the owner of the tallest tower asked me to take it down so they could set it up on the OU campus for a field project.

It's not too hard for one person to take down a 50 foot tower. But doing it without damaging the tower, yourself, or the instruments at the top of it... that's a challenge! I don't even remember how I was able to get it to hang upside-down from a tree, but it worked! The tower and I escaped with only minor scratches.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Crazy Lady

As many of you know, a very disturbed person (possibly a paranoid schizophrenic) in another state has been harassing a friend of mine and his wife, family, friends, and church (including me). I posted the whole story here so my friends & family would be aware of the situation in case she tried to harass them too.

She seems to feed on attention, even negative attention, so I removed the story from my blog [if you'd like to read it, email me]. I'm not gonna supply her with any more attention. Besides, I have much more important things to discuss here, such as delivering sandwiches, God's college football skills, and the lack of twistie ties on bread packages in Britain.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

April 25 Storm Chase

Here are some pictures of a storm near Clinton, OK, looking west from Weatherford. It had a very low wall cloud, but only lasted for a few minutes.