Monthly Archives: October 2008

Car maintenance

I know very little about cars. What I do know is that regular maintenance is important. Especially maintenance from a shop you can trust. I get my 5000 mile oil changes from a small shop whose owner is a friend…

Seen on the way to work

Yesterday: A pigeon crossing the road. In the crosswalk. With the proper “Walk” signal. ???? Today: Driving northbound on 4th Ave, I have a green light, but am still a ways back from the intersection. Suddenly, a white Subaru driving…

Tales of an upgrade weekend

When you’re doing a major software upgrade, there’s lots of work, and lots of waiting. Some of the folks who will be testing the upgrade chat while they wait: Iris made sure she came prepared: Others catch up on sleep:…

Working Weekend

This weekend is a big software upgrade at work. It’s all hands on deck in the IT department, from Friday night until Saturday or Sunday, and back again early Monday to support any upgrade-related issues that occur. We’ve stocked up…

Home Sweet Home

After over 9 hours on the road yesterday, I got home around 7pm. At which time I promptly unloaded the truck, dumped everything on the floor, and crashed in front of the TV for a few hours before going to…

Progress

Finally made it across the desolate, soul-sucking stretch of I-90 that is eastern Washington, where the most exciting sight is 14 miles of fenceline with crop names and the only thing to do is turn up the the stereo and…

Welcome to Idaho

Standing at the top of Lookout Pass, just inside the Idaho/Montana state line. At an elevation of just over 4600 feet, Lookout makes Snoqualmie Pass look like a bunny slope.

Leaving Montana

It’s a beautiful fall day, and I’m headed out of Missoula on the way back to Seattle.

Montana Standoff

Not a whole lot going on here in Montana, mostly we are just geeking out and shopping and hanging out between the baby’s naps. Today I was hanging out in the living room during yet another baby nap, and noticed…

Missoula

Finally arrived in Missoula. Holy cow that is a long drive. Now it’s time to find dinner and get connected to the Internet.