In case you haven’t heard, we’ve adopted another rescued dog as a companion for Freya and I’ve got a few pictures to share with those of you who haven’t met him in person yet. His name is Robbie and he’s approximately 7 months old and still a puppy although he’s now up to 60+ lbs. The dog shelter listed him as a German Shepherd mix but we’ve been told by people at the dog training center we’ve been taking him to that he’s most likely a Chinook. This is a rare, American breed that was developed for use as a sled dog and Robbie fits the breed standard to a tee. Read the rest of this entry »
I know some of you think that Inga rarely leaves the house, but believe it or not, there was a time when Inga embarked on grand adventures to far away places. Fifteen years ago, Inga and I belonged to the University of Washington Spelunking Club and we went on week long caving expeditions in Montana and Washington. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve been doing some long overdue remodeling in the house. We hired Kevin, a good friend and superb contractor, to rip out the upstairs bathroom. As it needed a complete overhaul, Kevin gutted the room right down to the studs. Inga and I spent quite a bit of time working on the design of the new bathroom in order to get the most out of the space while employing Feng Shui principals to get the energy right. Read the rest of this entry »
If you read Pisces 2004, you know that I engaged that water energy in a big way by taking up SCUBA again after a 22 year hiatus. I have put myself through a basic SCUBA course and have aced all the written exams as I only needed to make minor adjustments here and there to my knowledge of the sport. The pool time was a blast and the old skills I described in Pisces came online the instant I got wet. There is something really cool about sitting on the bottom of the pool blowing bubbles! Read the rest of this entry »
I received this email from Tom, my Honda dealer:
I got news last week that Honda has reduced the cost of 2003 RC51s by $999. If you are still interested in owning one, I can see if any are still available. Let me know.
Thanks for checking but Inga has commandeered my annual bonus for remodeling our bathroom. So no RC51 for me in the near future!
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