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January 29, 2009

Back to babysitting

After a bit of a break I'm back to babysitting. Sarah, Sam and I played in the sun on my back deck. She was inspired by the coop being under construction and built her own version out of the scraps. Beth, Emily and Rae walked in the park. I will slowly work up to watching both of them. It was a lot of fun to hang out with Sarah again.

Posted by Dave at 04:32 PM

January 26, 2009

Hills Ride #3

On Saturday I joined some friends for my second hills ride of the year and it did not disappoint. We climbed to Pittock Mansion, back to downtown, up to Washington Park, up Skyline, down Cornell, up the San Francisco-esque NW Brynwood Ln. It took me two breaks but I made it up that one in the granny gear of my mountain bike. We all watched in awe as a gentleman in his mid-fifties cruised by us at a steady pace, able to converse easily on a Bike Friday. Then we headed over to Forest Park and cruised down Saltzman and Leif Erickson through the thick snow flakes to arrive tired and happy at McMenamin's Blue Moon on NW 21st. The wood stove and a couple Terminator Stouts for me was the perfect recovery.

Posted by Dave at 04:21 PM

January 20, 2009

President Obama


Thanks to everyone who dropped in for waffles and mimosas to mark the occasion!

Posted by Dave at 10:51 AM

January 09, 2009


I changed out the chickens' bedding this morning to discover three little eggs! This is way ahead of when I thought they'd be laying. They are still in the bathtub in the basement which does not have a separate nest box. So I am going to get busy on the coop for the yard. In the meantime I turned off the heat lamp to maybe get them to think about not laying as much right now. I am excited to be getting fresh eggs though! Good job Celeste, Betty, Lucy and/or Laverne, not sure which ones are responsible.

Posted by Dave at 01:42 PM |

January 04, 2009

Piggy mittens for Sarah

The snow and short days have made for great knitting weather and these are the latest to come off the assembly line, a pair of piggy mittens for Sarah. I got the pattern off the awesome knitting site Ravelry.

Posted by Dave at 08:18 PM |