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Day 176 - Road Trip
Sunday, May 24, 2015      10 comments

We are making good time on our journey to Kentucky. We decided to push on to Sidney, Nebraska, for our overnight. We should arrive there a little after midnight local time. That should get us into Henderson, Kentucky, about 10pm tomorrow night. ... Read more
Day 175 - Water Toys
Saturday, May 23, 2015      8 comments

As if we didn't need any more things to do in advance of our vacation, we drove down to Sacramento and bought a boat! It had been pending for a... Read more
Day 174 - The Day Without The Internet
Saturday, May 23, 2015      8 comments

Mediacom, our internet provider, had a severe outage today. Both home and work are affected. I'm writing this on my phone at 10:20pm Pacific time, and it's still down. Amazing how dependent we have become! Sometimes it's good to unplug. I'll ha... Read more
Day 173 - Scattered Showers
Friday, May 22, 2015      11 comments

We had an amazing storm that rolled through this afternoon about 5pm. It missed Lower Lake (where my office is), and I didn't leave the office until 5:30! I saw the detritus from the storm on my drive home, including a mudslide and a slew of roc... Read more
Day 172 - Wednesday Adventures
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      9 comments

My boss Richard and I drove to Sacramento today to attend the Northern California Habitat for Humanity affiliates conference. It turned out to be so much more than I ever expected. It was so great to meet with other Habitat people in various pos... Read more
Day 171 - Tuesday Triumphs
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      8 comments

Thanks to everyone who posted such warm and loving comments about my potential client with the need for a wheelchair ramp. We typically install a portable ramp when we can, but there are restrictions due to city and county building codes as well... Read more
Day 170 - Monday Monday
Monday, May 18, 2015      13 comments

I really thought today would be rough considering all the wine I thought I'd be drinking over the weekend. Thankfully, that wasn't the case. I was alert and ready to go, even though Stella woke me up at 4:30 this morning (really, sweetie, you re... Read more
Day 169 - Wining Again
Monday, May 18, 2015      12 comments

It was another spectacular day touring the north shore of the lake - fewer wineries, but some of them had wonderful things to offer. It was a special treat visiting the Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast, where all the rooms are old converted t... Read more
Day 168 - Wining
Saturday, May 16, 2015      12 comments

What a fun day today! Our first experience with the Lake County Wine Adventure was a blast! We hit 10 wineries in all, and I was really good about my food and wine intake. We visited a couple wineries that we'd never been to, and one of them is ... Read more
Day 167 - The Streak Continues
Friday, May 15, 2015      16 comments

Getting the blog post done early today. I'm feeling so much better about life and work. I didn't think that the stress could get to me as much as it did, but having it gone is a huge relief! Thanks again for all the support and love. Stella... Read more
Day 166 - Breakthrough
Friday, May 15, 2015      15 comments

So my boss and I had what I would call a big blowout this afternoon. I ended up a little more emotional than I would have liked, but we got what we needed out, and managed to say nice things to each other, and I think the bad times are over. We ... Read more
Day 165 - FUNdraising
Wednesday, May 13, 2015      10 comments

Last night we got a call from our neighbors that a bunch of folks were going to the pizza parlor in Lower Lake (where my office is located) for a fundraiser for a local organization. Since the place is just a couple blocks from my office, we sai... Read more
Day 164 - Making It Count
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      13 comments

Yesterday was a rough day at work - I go through a period at some point after starting a new job where I start to think "what the heck am I doing here?" Yesterday was that day. Richard (my boss) has a tendency to call me into his office whenever... Read more
Day 163 - Recovering
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      10 comments

We had a wonderful brunch with my parents at the Riviera Hills Restaurant, which has a great view of the lake from a higher elevation, as you can see from yesterday's blog photo. Steve had made a reservation, but we didn't think we need to confi... Read more
Day 162 - Mother's Day Gratitude
Sunday, May 10, 2015      17 comments

Today's expression of gratitude is for my mom, and for all moms everywhere. I'm thankful that my Mom... ...read to me as a child, until I started reading the books to her. She instilled in me a lifelong desire for learning. ...taught m... Read more

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