Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Isaac Update: Hatches Battened

jozy_hunkered by wilabar14
Been a long day so far. Lots of wind gusts, some of which were in the 60s apparently. Some rain but nothing obnoxious just yet. I'm watching the pecan trees in our back yard with every gust to see if they show any hint of being interested in coming down. I'm no expert. Power is still on - was able to work all day. Jozy was hard at work as well, hunkered down and contemplating life most of the day. I think it will get a little bit worse in a bit but they are saying that we should expect more of what we have seen in the day, just throughout the entire night. The news tells me that Lafayette airport is open. Not sure how that is even remotely possible. Maybe it is open but no flights.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac Update: Priorities

It was a bit tough to focus on work today but I managed to do so. In the meantime, the porch was cleared, all random loose things that might fly around in tropical storm or hurricane force winds were packed up, and we are stocking up on water. It's not clear how bad it will get here. Looks like tropical storm and tons of rain. We're hoping our trees hold up. Jozy insists on going outside every 30 minutes to inspect the backyard. She is ready.

In the meantime, my wife is engaged in drafting her fantasy football team and asking me to call Starbucks to see if they will be open tomorrow. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Northwest Scenes: 14,411

We took a small detour to Mt. Rainier on the drive to Seattle from Portland today. With a 14,411 foot elevation, waterfalls, meadows of wild flowers and awe inspiring landscapes, the extra 2-3 hours in the car was well worth the drive.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Nowthwest Scenes: The 101

I was ready for the drive down the Oregon coast...or at least I thought I was. Little did I know it would exceed all expectations. Here are a few of the highlights.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Northwest Scenes: Rendezvous

Spending tonight in Astoria, OR on the banks of the Columbia River where it meets the ocean. Pretty spectacular.

Northwest Scenes: Sky

Northwest Scenes: Industry

Pike Place Market Doppelgänger

My wife respectfully submitted this Pike Place Market Doppelgänger for your consideration. Pretty sure I can tell the difference. Can you? Both apparently like pets...but don't be confused.

Northwest Scenes: Fans

Northwest Scenes: Emerald Sea

This is the scene at Pioneer Square prior to the Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy last night.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Seattle Skyline

Loving the northwest today. First day of our week out here with a 10am ferry ride. Beautiful.

San Diego Doppelgänger

Jozy Doppelgänger spotted out in San Diego. Hippy.