Monthly Archives: March 2014

Back in the workshop (finally)

Finally the weather is warm enough for long enough to get some time in the shop. The boys didn’t have school today, so I took a day off of work. This afternoon I cut the remaining tenons  and glued up … Continue reading

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Another Sunday….

The rain mostly stopped. The temperature outside is in the 50s. It almost feels like spring. I think the whole family is enjoying the warmer weather and being able to be outside. It is good to see the everyone enjoying … Continue reading

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A wet morning (or the non-preferred method of cleaning the chicken coop)

I like the rain. But enough already. The seasonal stream in the backyard has turned into a seasonal river in the backyard. At least the rain is slowing down for now. A quick walk around the yard (in the very … Continue reading

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More from the Ice Camp

Memories of the ICEX 2014: Light meals on the submarine. The supply officer hadn’t ordered enough food for the entire underway, so the meals were rationed. The supply officer wasn’t happy. The XO kept telling him to think of it … Continue reading

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Navy Terminates Ice Camp

I flew to the ice camp and spent time onboard the USS Hampton during ICEX 2014. Below is the official navy news release about the camp: From Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) — Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced … Continue reading

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Pictures from Alaska (and North)

Last weekend I flew to Anchorage, Alaska and then to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. From Prudhoe Bay we got on a small plane and flew about 150 miles north and landed on the ice. I spent the night on the camp. … Continue reading

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A blogging milestone (100K words written)

I started regularly blogging three years ago. Yes I know, I actually started this blog in November of 2010; but, I didn’t post anything between November 2010 and March 2011.  I have written 340+ posts in that time, and recently … Continue reading

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A little music for the night

Ben and Susanna took a few minutes tonight to play “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” together. Ben on his trumpet and Susanna on the piano. I’m impressed because I can’t play anything…

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Feeding the Chickens (when I’m away)

I’m mostly happy with the chicken coop I built last summer. The biggest problem is that I made the entire top a single hinged lid. It is heavy. With 6″ of snow on top of it is really really heavy. The … Continue reading

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Melodifestivalen 2014

Today was the final for Melodifestivalen 2014 – Sweden’s music competition for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Susanna is a huge fan of the contest. The time zone difference means that it is a 2pm show local time. We pushed … Continue reading

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