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  • Blog Post: For want of a chainsaw, the trip was lost...

    About two or three weekends back, we took the Sequoia up toward the Glacier Peak Wilderness loaded with the family (wife, kids, me) and various pieces of what-if back country gear: important stuff like MREs, bonus water, rope and rappelling stuff, tire repair bits, etc. Of course, by now, you’ve figured...
  • Blog Post: For once, the forecast was accurate...

    Of course, in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not hard: all you have to do to be accurate is say “Water will fall from the sky.” Heh. It snowed over the weekend, but it all melted off and even though it was forecast for today, I was tempted to ride the bike in. Every day that I get to ride the motorcycle...
  • Blog Post: Bike update (January ‘09)

    When we moved from Redmond to Kirkland in December, it put me outside the “reasonable commute distance” for the Mongoose mountain bike... which may or may not have been all a part of my nefarious plan to “convince” Mrs. Reed to “permit” me to buy a motorcycle. Muwahahaha. Er-ehem. Nevermind. But upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Inquiring transplants want to know, too: Who ordered snow?

    When I was interviewing, everybody kept telling me how it *wink* almost never snows here. *wink* Uh-huh. Sure. Seen it twice already since we moved. Must be global warming. "Schools running late but not work." Steve Clayton: Geek In Disguise : Who ordered snow? Bought a Sequoia anyway, so there...
  • Blog Post: Souvenirs

    Bobbie was sure right about the best laid schemes and a' that. I certainly felt about mouse-sized towing a 5x8 trailer in my two-wheel drive minivan crawling through the Rocky Mountains this time! So much for blogging the move from Houston to Redmond in real time, though... I blame that on the streptococcal...
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