Monday, January 23, 2012

Been a while since I posted...

It seems the fashion of the day has lent itself away from blogs... Facebook and Twitter are a much more connected and immediate mediums for thoughts of fancy. I'll try to continue this blog but with hopefully more introspective content than what's on the social networking sites...

So to resume posts, I'll say, "See ya, Denver." It's off to somewhere near Sunnyvale, CA for the next chapter. And to what specifically prompted this entry: Astronaut Class of 2013, here's my application. I think I may have skipped the class of 2009, since all my files are from the class of 2003 application. Sorry.

So who knows, perhaps Houston is in our future?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Just a thought...

It strikes me that many, many people confuse attention with approval. I turn my focus on you not because I necessarily want to see more, but because, simply, I'm astonished.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Reflecting this morning on how kind and generous my friends and family are - no way to capture in words... Special thanks to those who reached out from afar: Shannon and Traveler you are an inspiration! So I offer a bit of sacred text to express by gratitude,

"Don't stop this train,
Don't for a minute change the place you're in,"

I'm thankful for all the amazing gifts:

I'm thankful for the kind thoughtfulness:

I'm thankful for dirt:

I'm thankful for new flower beds:

And I'm especially thankful for the months and months of gift cards for the newest member of the family, a DeWalt 12" Compound Miter Saw:

Love to all..

Sunday, May 02, 2010

16 Tons, What Do you Get?

Okay, well it was only 13 tons. Thanks to Billy, Lisa, and Advil, we've finally finished the "Right of Way" strip of land next to our property. It('s) rocks! Here's some photos of the finished product... (sorry we don't have 'before' pictures, but just imagine a long strip of weeds).

And with fancy drip irrigation too!

Six Lilac bushes (white and purple) and three "Burning bushes" ready for Summer!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Shop Shaping Up

Some photos of the shop happening in our new garage... sponsored by Chase Rewards Points! Coming soon: Big tools!

A Tale of Two Tables...

With custom welding curtain...

And above-car storage for all that damn cedar wood!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ah, Springtime.

Here's the current view out our front door:

First day of Spring was when?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Final pieces of backyard...

Hoping someday soon we can have YOU over for a cocktail on our newly (finally) refurbished backyard. Look... right there! You're holding a drink and laughing at me!

And then the Gods of Winter ascended and christened our work with 18 inches of snow...