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Fri
31
May '13

Work, Then Off To Oly To see The President

Very light day at the print shop, but the owner (the local one) was there when I arrived – it was nice to spend half an hour chatting with him. It gave me a few new perspectives on our plan to see what they would think about turning it into a non-profit Foundation. Off work […]

Thu
30
May '13

Two Job Thursday.

Today is my split shift day… 10-2 at the print shop, 5:30-7:30 at the wine shop. Slow day at the print shop – 9 orders, a little busier at the wine shop. Home by 8 but didn’t eat dinner until nine, meaning for a long night. [206.8]

Wed
29
May '13

Over The Hump On Hump Day.

Got to work and there were 20 orders, we are over the HUMP – and with UW Graduation the 18th, we are on the downhill slope. Meanwhile, work on getting the Focus Wagon to have a real armrest is continuing. I have the new console in, but it seems I need yet another piece to […]

Tue
28
May '13

Meat Tubes On The Brain.

80 orders when I walked into the print shop this morning. I can print/package/ship about 10 orders an hour. I was VERY happy when Roxy walked in at 10:30. He usually works Nordstrom’s on Tuesday but with Memorial Day (i.e. Kiss A Vet Day), there were no delivers of goods on Monday, so he got […]

Mon
27
May '13

Morning In The Swamp

Unexpected Dinner Guests In The Evening.

The plan was to open a hot dog stand in the kitchen for the final lunch at the Longhouse Gathering. I just didn’t have the energy for it. I came home, got cleaned up and took a nap – leaving me with all sorts of hot dog supplies. Guess what was for an early dinner. […]

Sun
26
May '13

Sun Day (But Rainy) At The Shop

Sun Night In The Bog.

Dead first hour, then all hell broke loose – four figures by the end of the day and a special order for half the day’s take. Three stellar days in a row. And off to the bog I go after closing after 5 – last minute run of customers. Maybe we should do until six […]

Sat
25
May '13

Closing The Shop Today.

Well, the new center console arrived…. In a HUGE box. Between all the camping supplies, and the broken down boxes from the shop, the box was a tight fit in the back of the wagon. Good day at the shop – two four figure days in a row. And tomorrow we start the “Sunday Sippers” […]

Fri
24
May '13

End Of One Work Week,

Beginning Of Another.

Most working stiffs look forward to Friday – for me, it’s just the end of one work week and the beginning of another. At least I get to go car camping after work. The Radical Faeries are getting together for the annual Memorial Day Longhouse Gathering. Occasionally there is a late summer shindig as well, […]

Thu
23
May '13

Must Be Travel Planning Week.

It must be travel planning week for me. This is what happens every year when there are no good airplane deals during the summer – I start booking up Fall like a madman. Just booked early September at my timeshare in Cabo San Lucas. That would be Cabo Villa Resorts: Those are shots off their […]

Wed
22
May '13

Booked Me A MegaDo.

What’s a MegaDo? It’s what happens when mileage whores get together and charter a plane and arrange all sorts of travel geek events. Click here for the schedule of events: http://www.megado.com/schedule/ Here is what my late October mid-week will look like: The MegaDo starts in Toronto, so I’m using Alaska miles to get a First […]

Tue
21
May '13

Work, Then Dinner With The Boys

No picture of dinner with the boys (DancingBear and BreticusMaximus)… but picture this: Green Salad Cole Slaw Asparagus and Chicken Breast Pieces Swimming in Alfredo No starch for anybody tonight. White wine for DB, cocktails for BM, and red wine for UM. I think we have finally come to consensus on spending a week (well, […]

Mon
20
May '13

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Sun
19
May '13

Daddy Needs An Armrest.

Got to sleep in a little later today since I’m just 15 minutes from the office having spent the night at the Camlin. Not a bad day at the shop, though I could have come in several hours late with the dearth of customers in the first hours. Did have a little time to try […]

Sat
18
May '13

Work, Camlin, Opera.

With it being Mayfair in Madrona today, the wine tasting started at 1pm instead of 2pm… which for me is handy since it’s Opera night and I have a room booked at the Camlin. Means I get to check in at a little before 4 rather than a little before 5. This is the shot […]

Wed
15
May '13

Anyone Need A Seattle House.

Friends of mine are selling their house… and I’ll miss the Cabana and Pool: http://www.windermere.com/listing/WA/Seattle/4594-W-Cramer-St-98199/18170253 180 degree view of The Sound. The Chinese Courtyard at the front of the house. So, if you need 2+ acres in the middle of the city, and have $4.1 million to spare, it’s a great house. Technically it’s two […]

Tue
14
May '13

Curtains For The Wagon.

Back to work today – one week off, and then back to the craziness of the middle of the Graduation Announcement season. After work, it was onto work on the station wagon adding curtains. Apparently I did such a good job matching the color (blind guessing at Home Depot) to paint the curtain rails that […]

Mon
13
May '13

Five Hours Of Errands, And Then Enlightenment.

Up at ten: Breakfast Mail drop Drop off old Asus for brain transplant Home Depot for bug spray CampingWorld in Fife for curtain rods for the Focus Bank deposit Pecos Pit for BBQ Home Depot for forgotten items Les Schwab to get leaker fixed (must return) Safeway for groceries and gas Les Schwab to get […]

Sun
12
May '13

Swanda’s New Digs.

The usual of working Sunday, and a decent (for a Sunday) take at the till thanks to a rush at 4:30. The big news of the day is dinner at Swanda’s new digs up north. I don’t envy the “joys” of moving. It’s taken him a month to get everything put away – and the […]

Sat
11
May '13

Back To Work.

Into work at 1:30, out at 7 with my new car stereo that arrived while I was cruising. The new one has a smaller footprint so I get a little junk tray – great place for the remote. Only took2.5 hours to install it – lots of wires to crimp. And the plates arrived! A […]

Fri
10
May '13

Off The Boat, Onto The Train.

Up at 6, out of the cabin at 7:30, off the boat at 9:30, lunch with Hummingbird and BamBam at noon, onto the train at 5, home by 11:30. Long day. The Vancouver train station. An interesting train set, private. Wow. Can’t seem to find any information on it though. And I was awestruck at […]