Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Big Day...

We're finally packed for the big hike (to Havasu Falls, if you're not following along). Despite much effort and significant money spent on acquiring the lightest and most efficient equipment for our needs, I cannot believe at how heavy our packs are. SonofAzlib and I are in the 35-38# range, and WifeofAzlib and the two DaughtersofAzlib are in the 30-33# neighborhood. We're each carrying 5 liters of water (a bit more than recommended) which weigh about 11 pounds, so the packs should get lighter as we go on, but even still, they're starting out heavier than I had wanted.

Pictures (de-identified, of course) will be posted on our return.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007...

[Wow. Is it already May of 2007?]

I had been flying my flag pretty much 24/7 (and certainly on holidays like this one) until sometime last year when a gust of wind bent the bracket that attaches the flag to the house. Like all household projects, replacing the bracket--and doing it right--will take me longer than it ought to. Understanding this, my excuse is that a bracket replacement simply hasn't made it to the top of the priority list.

That said, in my heart, my flag is flying proudly.

And in the vein of those sentiments, please stand and join me in singing...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dennis. I'll be standing right with ya', man.

Watch it all, but the relevant portion starts at 1:46.

h/t Patrick, who I am checking in on regularly now.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Still not dead...

OK, the wrought iron is painted (Finally!), and I've only got the exterior lights to clean and paint. In other words, the end of the giant paint project is approaching.

However, so is recurrent. I'm behind where I want to be in regards to getting the CD package finished, as well as in general studying....and that deadline is fixed. Daughter#3's graduation also approaches, with the hoopla she deserves, and family in town for the event. Finally, our trip to the Grand Canyon comes at the end of the month.

In other words...I'm still busy, and still not dead.

On a brief political note, I bring you this. George Tenet has apparantly written a book intended to resurrect his political hide. It will serve that purpose with those who already believe that "Bush Lied: People Died", but serious folks are seeing holes in Tenet's story right from page 1.