Gardening: Prepping for Veggies

The rains are mostly done, and we are coming out of hibernation, or the post move in & remodel coma. Before we take on important tasks like insulation & house painting, we need a bite to eat. Vegetable beds need to get started! The front yard has an underutilized corner …

Geeks, mountains and meteors

Statically, everyone else in Oregon was downhill from us. The Science Sleepover at Silcox Hut included 25 adults, mostly centered around the Nerd Nite crowd, 3 telescopes, 2 suburbans, and Mount Hood. And thousands of tiny rocks, below, and above. We gathered at Timberline Lodge, the flagship CCC structure that …

Dancing…or not

“Just close your eyes and trust me.” This is not a good phrase for someone to say to a gal they just …

A weekend at Oakridge

We don't know how to relax anymore. To solve this, we took a weekend off of house construction and business & social …

Stain

We created a large bookcase in the media room – it took us all weekend, and Scott had had the lumber cut, …

The Raw Ride

Let me tell you about my behavior at this year's big group ride for the city. Random adventures have been apparently focused …

Doug’s Bookshelves

Three houses ago, Doug built us some bookshelves. Actually, it was when we three were moving into the house in Madison, and …

Loppers and ladders

I have not seen so many beater pickups since high school football games in rural Wisconsin. Being as the new-to-us house had …

Flowers

I had the occurrence to compare ecosystems while walking under a tall, flowering purple bush with Amanda the other night. Jogging, really, …

The stove saga

We wanted a gas range. The new house came with electric. So we went shopping for your standard 30″ gas range, in …