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Sun
28
Feb '10

Hockey Sunday. Really.

The final day of the Olympics with the spectacularly crappy NBC coverage — at least they are playing the final Gold/Silver hockey game in real time. And what a game it was, though I was also reading the New Yorker at the same time. Wonderful came by to borrow the van (while I still have […]

Sat
27
Feb '10

More SOB News.

No News On The Mommy Van.

Let the madness stop! 7:30 in the morning on of the Colonels called — if SOB didn’t sell immediately, he’d be interested in it. Yikes. That would be a wild ride — Seattle to Kentucky in the late winter, hell, it is still snowing in Kentucky. I had a 10am appointment set up with a […]

Fri
26
Feb '10

Craigslist Madness.

I6 guess I should have posted the listing to the Faerie and Facebook Lists first, as one of my friends suddenly expressed interest in buying SOB to take to Burning Man in Nevada. Yikes, almost a dozen requests for more information and appointments to view. And one inquiry on the Mommy Van. Spend the day fielding […]

Thu
25
Feb '10

Spring Cleaning/Downsizing.

Well, it’s not quite spring, but with all the sun breaks the last couple of days, it’s time to start getting rid of the stuff that I don’t use on a regular basis. And lets start with the really LARGE items. First, SOB (Son of Bob). Here is the Craigslist listing: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/1618130848.htmlor the sales flyer […]

Wed
24
Feb '10

My Lunch With Brad Tilden

President Of Alaska Airlines.

Yes, I had lunch with Brad Tilden, and a room full of other Alaska Airlines MVP Gold members — maybe a hundred to hundred and fifity people, at least twenty were Alaska Air personnel.  Presentations — and then most of the time was a question and answer session. Some of the answers: Coming by early […]

Tue
23
Feb '10

Two Items For Tuesday.

Item number one. Now anyone can have an outdoor kitchen — though not as nice as mine, but much cheaper. Check out this two burner propane stove/oven combo for camping that I saw today at Costco. Not back for $149. Two burners and an oven! Nicer in some ways than the one I have in […]

Mon
22
Feb '10

Off The Road For A Bit.

Nice to wake up in my own bed, with no one around — I’m sure it will get boring after a couple of days by for now it’s great. Shopping, laundry, errands, work today. And for today’s oddity that was sent to me by my friend Jeanne: Early night for me tonight. [222.1 not bad […]

Sun
21
Feb '10

Tubing = No, Torch = Yes.

Must have been the hot tub yesterday. No desire to get out of bed on the last morning of our Olympic vacation. But I must — we need to check out at noon, which is what we did after our usual morning breakfast. The plan today was to go and spend an hour on the […]

Sat
20
Feb '10

Spring Olympics 2010 — Day Three.

That’s the joke going around up here… it isn’t the Winter Olympics, it’s the Spring Olympics. It has been sunny and warm everyday we have been here. LOVE the TV coverage up here. Real-time, no delay, and on FOUR channels. NBC should be ashamed. Needless to say, that was a lot of our day, though […]

Fri
19
Feb '10

Winter Olympics Day Two.

Bloody Marrys to start the day — no Eggs Benedict, just the standard scramble with potatoes and steak from last night, chopped and mixed with egg to create the sramble. Add a couple of mini-croissnats and you’ve got a nice 10am meal. Men’s Alphine3 skking is first up on the telle (we get four Olympics […]

Thu
18
Feb '10

Oh Canada.

Winter Olympics 2010

Whistler-Creekside, Bottom Of The Alpine Run.

I realized sending a piece of email today that I had given a pretty good play-by-play of the day. Shocking. NO wait at the border, either NEXUS or regular… met up with Ross at the first free Park and Ride… there was a ton of space (way out in Surrey)… checked in around 3:30, light […]

Wed
17
Feb '10

Back Home For 19 Hours.

A 5-story (lots of split levels) condo was what I had to myself this morning. Views of Discovery Bay from the master (layer 1), living/dining (layer 3), second bedroom (layer 5). Layer 2 is the entrance and laundry room, layer 4 is the second bath. Lots of stairs — not a good retirement home. Got […]

Tue
16
Feb '10

Return From Vampire Land.

Pancakes for breakfast before heading back to the jacket project… I’d be sunk without Linda on the project. As they say, WAY in over my head. Unfortunately at this point, there isn’t much that I could help with, it’s just the tedious part of creating a liner — sort of like reverse engineering. We (really […]

Mon
15
Feb '10

Time For The Twilight Zone.

The boys left fairly early in the morning… that would be Spencer and David — things to do at the house on their day off. As for me — 10:30 and I was out the door headed for Forks (hence the Twilight reference) with a stop at JoAnn’s Fabric for some leather needles for Linda’s […]

Sun
14
Feb '10

The Tide Starts To Go Out.

Another leisurely day — this one started with Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys. Good thing I only do this every couple of months as I’d weigh a ton. Here is a shot of the wild life: Our friend Mr. Otter. There is a pack (fleet? gaggle? pod?) of them that sleep on the dock next […]

Sat
13
Feb '10

Poker Weekend Day Two.

Breakfast started promptly at 11am with bloody marys and a scramble of eggs, pork sausage, and eggs, with some lovely bagels on the side. Then is was nap time. And then it was reading time: I’m feeling way relaxed. Of course, this was shot before the living room got totally rearranged so we could play […]

Fri
12
Feb '10

Poker Weekend Day One.

A nice king size bed in the master bedroom — didn’t even notice Curt on the other side of the bed. Sunsets and rainbows never look as good in the picture as they are in person. Wave two and three arrive today for the weekend. Wave two is Rich, Spencer and David, in time for […]

Thu
11
Feb '10

Incoming Waves.

Nice to be in my bed, if only for a night… and nice to not have an early morning. Dropped off the Seattle Opera renewal stuff at Wonderful’s place — not there, he’s already off to the bush, but the deadline is the end of next week and I’m not really around. It’s in is […]

Wed
10
Feb '10

Sailing Away.

Sort of nice to have the place back to myself, if only for part of a day. I’ll have company again soon enough at Discovery Bay later this week. It’s also a chance to eat all the leftovers and not worry about proper meals. I think this photo says it all about Victoria… The Clipper, the […]

Tue
9
Feb '10

Last Night In Vic.

A seriously slug-like day. Email, Solitaire, Read, Repeat with periodic food. Jill left at 3:30 for the 5pm ferry back to Seattle, the same one I will be on tomorrow. Dinner was cleaning up the rest of the stuff in the fridge…. sliced chicken breast over greens with blue cheese dressing, and a bratwurst (the […]